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Robert Nichols

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), PgDip Dental Implantology, MSc Endodontology

GDC Reg 61732
A member of the British Endodontic Society, the International Team for Implantology and the Association of Dental Implantology UK

Rob is committed to developing a centre of excellence for private dental care at Cottingham Dental Practice. His experience and knowledge of different techniques and approaches inform his methods. He helps his patients access the best solutions to maintain their own teeth, before exploring the potential benefits of implants and dentures if needed.

Rob graduated in dentistry from the University of Manchester (1986), and is the first dentist in East Yorkshire to have a Masters degree in Endodontology from the University of Chester (2013) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology from the University of Central Lancashire (2015). He enjoys delivering workshops and lectures to dental colleagues in the Hull area.

"I love to see the positive effects that a successful course of treatment can have on a patient's life. I seem to be one of the few dentists I know with combined interests in endodontics and implants. My approach is about the balance of predictable and cost-effective solutions."

When he isn't working, Rob is happily rebuilding and restoring a TR 6 two-seater sports car, and also volunteers as a fireman on the North York Moors Railway.

María Martín Vázquez

Lic Odont (Degree in Dentistry)

GDC Reg 256249

Maria took her dental degree in Spain at the University of Santiago de Compostela, graduating in 2014. She moved to the UK the following year, and worked as a dental associate in Hull for five years before joining Cottingham Dental Practice. She is studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, which includes certificates in restorative dentistry, aesthetic dentistry and operative dentistry.

The experience of having extensive dental work done when she was a child taught Maria the positive impact that a dentist can have on a patient’s life. This led her to choose dentistry over medicine when deciding on her career.

“Dentistry is multi-faceted. I enjoy helping people and becoming part of their lives in a positive way. Working at Cottingham Dental Practice is a great opportunity for me to put everything I have learnt into practice, working alongside Rob, Claire and the rest of the team. I believe that private dentistry is good value for money, giving the dentist and patient more time to provide more thorough treatments, with access to a greater range of equipment and materials.”

Maria’s interests outside work are centred on the arts, gardening, interior design and decoration.

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