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Our Team

Here at Abercorn Dental Care ‘our team’ is what makes us so unique;

We are highly experienced and qualified, to ensure your patient experience is memorable, individual, and comfortable.

We just love what we do and all the team regularly improve our professional development and skills beyond what is expected.

Dr Andy Davies is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist- view profile

Principal Dentist & Clinical Director
BDS MJDF RCS Eng MFDS RCSP Glas Dip PDC RCSI PGDip Cons Sed PGCert Clin Ed
GDC No. 243973

Dr Andy is fortunate to have been in the Dental environment from the age of 16. His roles have included dental assistant, decontamination manager and practice manager.

Andy has worked in both NHS and Private practice across the province and acquired Abercorn Dental Care in 2019. Andy takes a very relaxed, friendly and professional approach to his treatments and always strives to make your visit a very comfortable and memorable one.

Andy’s experience, dedication and passion to Dentistry has resulted in his highly regarded reputation. Andy holds 5 postgraduate degrees from the prestigious Queens University Belfast, Newcastle University and the 3 Royal College of Surgeons in – Ireland (Dublin), England (London) and Scotland (Glasgow)

He brings individuality and creativity  to every patient, every day in his care. He provides many specialised dental treatments and appliances and more information can be found on the treatment pages.

For more information on his vast achievements and dedication to his career to date – please follow his Qualifications Link above.

Outside of the practice, Andy and wife Rachel are busy with their 4 children and like to travel with them as often as is possible. Andy also does a lot of work with a local charity where he works weekly in helping others in times of need.

Dr Lauren McAlinden

Associate Dentist - BDS Dip PDC RCSI GDC No. 283893

Dr Lauren graduated from Queens University Belfast with distinctions in orthodontics and practice of dentistry.

She has since gained the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry from the royal college of Surgeons Ireland.

Lauren enjoys carrying out a variety of different procedures from extractions, dentures, crowns to carrying out routine examinations and enhancing prevention.

Lauren has a natural ability for working with children and anxious patients.

She is a qualified injector.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling and discovering new places and immersing herself in new cultures. Also running and has a passion for cooking

Dr Naoise Sweeney

Associate Dentist - BDS MFDS RCS (Glas)GDC No. 250826
Naoise qualified from the University of Liverpool.
After a year in general practice, she became a senior house officer in a maxillofacial surgery unit in North Wales dealing with head and neck cancer patients, emergency trauma in A&E and minor oral and skin surgery. In this position she gained a postgraduate qualification and became a member of the Royal college of surgeons, Glasgow.
Following this Naoise worked in community practice treating patients with special needs, complex medical histories and anxious adults and children.
The training was invaluable when she returned to general practice in 2016. Once she’d settled into practice life, Naoise carried out a composite bonding course and is keen to keep learning new cosmetic techniques to give you a reason to smile.
Naoise’s passion is oral surgery, in particular taking out teeth, and she hopes to carry out further training within this field of dentistry in the coming years
Outside of surgery Naoise  loves making memories with her family and really enjoys cooking – and tasting just as much, long walks and traveling.

Megan McVeigh

Dental Hygienist - DDH

Megan qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Megan has extensive experience in a wide range of clinical settings providing hygiene maintenance and periodontal treatment for all patient types. Megan is passionate about promoting oral health along with educating patients on preventative care and positive lifestyle changes.

Outside of Abercorn she enjoys running, spending time with her family ad socialising with her friends.

Jenny Foot

Practice Manager GDC No. 151562

Jenny is the Practice Manager. She brings 24 years of experience to us and is responsible for the day to day running of the practice.

She ensures that Abercorn meets legal, health and safety and all other regulatory guidelines. Jenny has a unique combination of management skills, administrative skills and customer service skills that we all love.

She enjoys going to the gym, walking her dogs and loves getting away in her caravan with her family and friends.

John Downey

Dental Technician - RDTGDC No. 118792

John is our very experienced and specialist dental technician who designs and creates restorative dental equipment and appliances which are custom made for patients at Abercorn Dental Care.

He corrects irregularities in our patients dentitions using removeable dental prosthesis. Johns work is one of a kind and we are very lucky to have him.

Rachel Davies

Administration Manager - Dip PS

Rachel oversees the business side of the practice and is key in our practice’s growth and the offering of new treatments. She will ensure that our range of materials, equipment and products are of the highest standard.

You will also find her on the reception desk and phone lines

Outside of work Rachel is kept busy with her and Andys 4 children.

Lynne McGaw

Senior Dental Nurse - RDN Cert SedationGDC No. 110226

Lynne brings 24 years of dental nursing experience. She is qualified in dental nursing having gained The National Examining Board for dental nurses certificate in dental nursing in 2000 and The National Examining Board for dental nurses certificate in Conscious Sedation for dental nursing in 2016. She has a warming personality which all of our patients adore.

Christine Malcomson

Senior Dental Nurse - RDN Cert Sedation GDC No. 129175

Christine brings 22 years of dental nursing experience. She is qualified in dental nursing having gained The National Examining Board for dental nurses certificate in dental nursing in 2007 and The National Examining Board for dental nurses certificate in Conscious Sedation for dental nursing in 2016. In her spare time Christine enjoys working out at the gym and likes to go on day trips with her 2 children. She has an infectious laugh which you will most probably hear at the practice.

Melissa McGuffin

Dental Nurse - RDNGDC No. 276332

Melissa brings 7 years of dental nursing experience.

She is qualified in dental nursing having gained The National Examining Board for dental nurses certificate in dental nursing in 2018.

She is a keen hockey player and is vice caption with her local team.

Shauna McIvor

Dental Nurse - RDNGDC No. 307854

Shauna brings 4 years of dental nursing experience.

She is qualified in dental nursing having gained The National Examining Board for dental nurses certificate in dental nursing in 2022.

In her spare time she enjoys doing nails on her family and friends and walking her two big dogs through the mountains of Mourne at the weekends

 

Lynne Foot

Trainee Dental Nurse

Lynne is currently studying for The National Examining Board for dental nurses certificate in dental nursing.

In her spare time she enjoys a good walk and to get stuck into a good book.

Coral Whiteside

Lead Receptionist

Coral greets our patients at the practice, assists our patients, schedules appointments and is your point of call on the phone line.

Coral loves going on family days out with Aaron and Archer. She also enjoys climbing mountains, going to the gym when she gets time.

Coral looks to cook and is excited about getting married in the Summer 2023

Fiona Welshman

Receptionist

Fiona greets our patients at the practice, assists our patients, schedules appointments and is your point of call on the phone line.

She enjoys quality family time with her husband Davy and her four amazing daughters. She is an animal lover, owning 2 huskies and 2 cats.

In her spare time she enjoys sports and reading a good novel

Emma Trainor

Marketing & Social Media. BSc

Emma graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business and Management from Liverpool John Moores University.

Outside of work Emma loves to travel, especially going on city breaks, going to the gym and spending quality time with family and friends.

Dental professionals must be registered with the GDC and meet high standards.
Find us on the register: www.gdc-uk.org

All Abercorn Dental Care Staff comply with Continued Professional Development requirements and fully adhere to the GDC standards for Dental Professionals. 

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