A LEADING Ponteland dentist and clinician has been shortlisted as a finalist at a national awards ceremony.

Gulshan Dhanoya, a dentist at Honour Health in Ponteland, is the only dentist in the North-East to be recognised by the industry for her exceptional skills in teeth whitening.

The Aesthetic Dentistry Awards is one of the most prestigious occasions in the dental calendar, recognising the very best in aesthetic dentistry on a national scale.

Gulshan has been shortlisted along with nine other dentists across the UK and Ireland, with several candidates hailing from long-established aesthetic practices in London’s Harley Street.

The Ponteland-based dentist studied dentistry in Valencia, Spain, and returned to the UK two years ago to work at Honour Health – a renowned aesthetic dental and skin clinic.

She has since completed her examination for the membership of the Joint Dental Faculties and has attended an aesthetics masterclass at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, where she is also studying for a masters degree in restorative dentistry.

Gulshan said: “I’m delighted to be selected by the aesthetic dental industry as a finalist for my work in teeth whitening.

“It’s a real privilege to be shortlisted so early on in my career, and I’m so happy to be in the company of such high achieving dentists from across the UK and Ireland.

“I’m really looking forward to representing the region at the awards ceremony next month.”

Honour Health was also a finalist in the Best Practice category at the Dentistry Awards 2018.

The winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in the Landmark Hotel in London on March 22, 2019.

The Honour Health Group has practices in Ponteland, Jesmond and Stanley, offering a wide range of aesthetic dental treatments including teeth whitening, Invisalign, dental implants and veneers.