Dr Pickup qualified in 1997 and worked in hospital and general practice in Newcastle before joining the practice in 2002. He became a partner in 2006.
His areas of special interests are endodontics (root canal treatment) and conscious sedation to manage dental anxiety and phobia.
He has gained postgraduate diplomas in both subjects, and provides treatment on referral. He is also involved in the restoration of dental implants.
Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK), College of General Dentistry, British Dental Association, British Endodontic Society, American Association of Endodontists, Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry, British Society for Restorative Dentistry, British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis, British Society for Advanced Dentistry.