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ABOUT US

The practice was established in the 1960s, the current owners from 2005. With significant modernisation and investment we can offer the practice we have now.

We aim to continue this investment for the benefit of our patients. All our dentists adhere to the GDC Standards for dental professionals, as do our dental nurses who are qualified and professionally registered. We strongly believe in further enhancing our skills to maintain our high standards with continuing professional training for all our dentists and nurses.

All staff are provided with financial support and appropriate time off for this training. We passed assessment in 2008 to become members of the prestigious British Dental Association’s Good Practice Scheme. This means all our team members work together to fulfil over 100 issues in modern good dental practice.

We have been awarded with the Investors in People accreditation and are currently a certified training practice for newly qualified dentists.  


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OUR TEAM

Mark Haycock

GDC No - 70798

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Dentist

Mark qualified from QUB in 1995. He worked in general practice for 10 years in Portadown before Kelly and he took over Cherryvalley Dental Care, building it up from a single surgery into the modern practice it is now.

He believes in excellent customer service for the pratice’s patients, and a good work-life balance for the dental team. He encourages continuing education of all the dental team members and actively strives to learn new and modern ways to provide quality care and new treatments. Mark likes good food, travelling, scuba diving and spending as much time with his family as possible.

Claire Bailey

GDC NO -153045

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Dentist

Claire graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2008 and has been with the practice ever since. She has developed a long standing relationship with the practice and patients.

She is interested in general dentistry, likes to keep up to date with the latest techniques by attending courses and training events. She finds it rewarding to help nervous patients overcome their fears and feel confident in returning for regular treatment.

Claire had a keen interest in running and keeping fit and had completed a couple of marathons to date.

Aidan O'Reilly

GDC No - 113339

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Dentist

Aidan qualified from Queens University Belfast in 2007. He worked in Scotland before spending 5 years in general practice in Lisburn. Aidan joined the team in 2013 following our extension.

Aidan enjoys family dentistry, getting to know his patients and putting them at ease for treatment. Outside dentistry Aidan enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He has an interest in Men's Gymnastics and has judged at several Commonwealth Games.

Catriona Mullan

GDC No- 209077

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Dentist

Catriona qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 2011. She worked in the Scottish highlands before returning home to N Ireland and working in Cherryvalley Dental Care.

As well as a passion for minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, Catriona is also keenly involved in facial aesthetic treatments such as anti- wrinkle injections and dermal fillers- she is currently pursuing this further by undertaking training and study in advanced dermal fillers techniques. Catriona has developed her interest in orthodontics by becoming a certified Inman aligner dentist. As a dentist she is committed to lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Outside of work, Catriona considers herself a movie buff and also likes live music and going to gigs with her husband.

Michelle McIlwaine

GDC No - 142777

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Nurse

Michelle qualified with her NEBDN exam in 2008, but has been with Cherryvalley from 2005, making this her 10th year at Cherryvalley.

Michelle enjoys all aspects of dentistry but mostly enjoys the creative side of the job, like crowns and dentures.  Michelle is currently working toward her certificate in Oral Health Education.

Michelle enjoys spending time at the beach with her 3 young children and 2 dogs.  The busy mum of 3 girls also enjoys caravanning, camping, kayaking, arts and crafts, drawing and socialising in her spare time. 

Claire Montgomery

GDC No - 188185

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Nurse

Claire gained her National Certificate in Dental nursing in 2009.  She joined the practice in 2008 and since then has been keen to broaden her knowledge in Dentistry.  She recently gained her qualification in Dental radiography.

She enjoys socialising with friends.

Naomi Costley

GDC No -

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Nurse

Naomi is the newest member of the team.  Qualified in 2015, she trained at Belfast Metropolitan College.  Naomi was previously a placement student at Cherryvalley Dental Care.

Naomi has a keen interest in travel and has recently visited China.


Kelly Haycock

 

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Business Manager

Kelly has supported Mark and the practice by working from home whilst looking after their family of two lively boys- John and Calum and chocolate Labrador Jigsaw. She now feels it’s time to take a more active role in the day-to-day business needs, although Mark knows this dare not interfere with her gym classes!

Kelly has a background of training in health and beauty as well as administration in both the private and public sectors. Now Kelly spends all her working time supporting Mark and working hard to improve the practice.

Pamela Growcott

GDC No - 183438

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Nurse/Receptionist

Pamela qualified as a nurse in 2009. She has been working in Cherryvalley from 2012.

Pamela hopes to begin studying for her Oral Health Qualification in Sept.

Megan Mcllwaine

GDC No -237326

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Nurse/Receptionist

Megan joined the team at Cherryvalley in 2010 as a receptionist. In 2011 she achieved her City and Guilds level 2 in customer service. From this she developed a great interest in dental nursing and passed her NEBDN national diploma in dental nursing in 2012.

Megan loves all aspects of her job but particularly loves assisting with cosmetic dentistry and helping patient feel at ease. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.