Evan MacDougall

Principle Dentist/ Director (GDC no 70577)

I am very proud that there has been a MacDougall providing NHS dentistry since its induction in 1948- starting with my grandfather, Dr Evan MacDougall, followed by my uncle Mr Peter MacDougall and now me. And yes, I was named after my grandfather.

I was born in Edinburgh but my childhood was spent in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I returned to Scotland during my teens and was schooled in Edinburgh prior to my dental training in Newcastle. I have lived here for over 30 years now, making me more of a Geordie than anything else. Although, after all my travels, I’ve been told by many that my resulting accent now sounds Irish ( I don’t know why and apologies to my Irish patients).

My interest lies in running a family practice that provides a core dental service centred on care, a practice also capable in delivering high end cosmetic and aesthetic general dentistry that suits the needs of the people in our area. I strongly believe people should have a voice and choice in what dentistry should be available to them.  I keep my eye on dental developments across the pond (Atlantic), probably a throw back to my Canada days where I received excellent care myself.

Education

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery Newcastle 1990-1995

Availability

Evan is available every week day

BEHIND THE SMILE

We asked Evan some questions to find out more about the man behind the smile. Away from his professional life, what are the things he holds dear?

If you were able to invite three people (fictional or non fictional), (present or past) to your dinner table who would they be and why?

Nikola Tesla not just because of his genius understanding of electricity which changed all our lives, but the determination through adversity for a “free” clean fuel for all. I believe he had so much more to say.
Leonardo DaVinci to understand whether there were actually hidden meanings behind his art and to show him that most of his visions have come true.
Nostradamus, I would love to hear what he has to say about the future of our world

If you weren’t a dentist, what would you want to do as a career?

A pilot

If you were to share one piece of dental advice, what would it be?

Only floss the teeth you want to keep

What is your favourite charity?

RNLI