About the practice


David Vaughan Dental Care is a small, family run, independent practice in Pallion, Sunderland. We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional caring, friendly and relaxed environment for all of your family's dental healthcare needs.

We have excellent local parking facilities and easy access for patients in wheelchairs and with walking difficulties. 

An extensive range of treatments is provided, including orthodontics (teeth straightening).

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Committed to excellence and providing quality dental care to the community

Having been established in Pallion since 1984, we feel part of the community within which we serve. The practice is modern, up-to-date and comfortable, ensuring that patients feel at ease as soon as they walk through the door. Our team offer a wide range of dental services for patients of all ages, and we do this through the best available dental technology and techniques. At David Vaughan Dental Care we believe in helping patients to enjoy long term dental and oral health.

Experienced dental professionals

David qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1979. Whilst he was originally from Manchester he is now a committed North Easterner. After qualifying, David worked in Sunderland before buying the current practice from Mr Jurowski in 1984. David has also held orthodontic positions at Sunderland General Hospital and has been a trainer for the vocational dentist scheme four times. David continues to keep his skills bang up-to-date by attending professional training and development regularly.

David is very proud that 6 of his patients have gone on to be qualified dentists and even prouder that his youngest son Paul has even qualified as dentist recently

 Our team

David and his clinical staff are registered with the General Dental Council - our registration details can be viewed on the GDC website.

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Kay Pounder

Dental Hygienist
GDC no. 113858

Hi my name is Kay and I am the hygienist here at David Vaughan Dental Care.

I strive to provide excellent preventative dentistry to my patients, I look after the patient’s gingival health and empower my patients to achieve excellent oral health. I love working with staff and patients here at David Vaughan Dental Care. Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family.

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Deborah Prince

Dental Hygienist
gDC no 114449

Hi my name is Deborah, I am an experienced dental hygienist who qualified ten years ago at Newcastle University. Although I enjoy all aspects of my job I get most satisfaction from seeing my patients leave the surgery very happy with their experience in my care. I have a sympathetic ear in which I enjoy calming and treating patients who are exceptionally nervous and I always try to obtain the best results for each patient. I enjoy sports and I am a big snooker fan, although I cannot play myself. Outside of work I am a huge animal lover and help out at my sister’s dog walking business. As well as having my own dogs Ralphy, Ruby and my hamster Alan.


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Karen Russell

Dental Nurse & Receptionist
GDC no. 248566

Hi my name is Karen and I have been working here at David Vaughan Dental Care since October 2014.

I first qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 and I love getting to know all of our patients and I like to try my best to make all patients feel at ease.

In my spare time I love to watch the waves at the beach and spend time with my family and friends.