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Here at Riveredge we understand that choosing a dental practice is a big decision. You need to be sure that you can completely trust your dental team to deliver first class results every time..

Take a look at our personal profiles to find out a bit more about us and our accredited qualifications.

If you are looking for a highly trained, vastly experienced and totally committed cosmetic dentistry team at the top of their game, why not give us a call?

General Dental Council Practitioner Number: 68018

Richard Dentist

The first full time dentist to join the Riveredge team in 15 years has to be up to the task, and we know we’ve found the right man for the job; take a bow Dr Richard Coates BDS.

Despite those boyish good looks, Richard is a hugely experienced dentist and with 25 years in private practice under his belt, he is more than equal to the task.

He has held positions throughout the north east, most recently spending 13 years at Wessington Way Dental Practice right here in Sunderland.

Richard is a talented general dentist with an interest in Endodontics and Implantology, but comes with the added bonus of holding long-term membership of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Richard is currently completing a post graduate diploma in Implantology at the University of Newcastle (and is loving the student lifestyle!)

He travels regularly to America to further his knowledge, so it goes without saying that Dr Richard Coates also has the cosmetic dentistry skills to be an ideal fit here at the north east’s top Cosmetic Dental team.

As Ken says; he’s not so much the “sorcerer’s apprentice” as a sorcerer in his own right.

“Coming to Riveredge has been an excellent move for me as it also gives me the opportunity to develop my career and work towards a Master’s degree.

It’s fantastic working at Riveredge with such a forward thinking, motivated and happy team. Working at Riveredge is giving me the opportunity to continue doing the dentistry I love and improve it further through expert mentoring and the chance to start a Masters degree. Dentistry changes by the month and our patients can feel confident that at Riveredge we will always be fully up to date with all things dentistry.

Dentistry is changing all the time, and I really enjoy keeping ahead of the game. Here at Riveredge I have the opportunity to continue doing the dentistry I love, but with the added opportunity of being able to further advance my skillsin the company of a wonderful, forward-thinking, phenomenally motivated and amazingly happy team. It really is fantastic working here at Riveredge”

Read Richard’s CV here »


Car: Ferrari 250 GT California

Film: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Song: Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (sad song) –Otis Redding

Food: Balti King Prawn

Holiday Destination: Lombok, Indonesia

Drink: Anything brewed by Belgian Monks

Hobby: Road Cycling, Scuba Diving, Snowboarding, Trumpet (enthusiastic but rubbish)