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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.

Karl Finlay

GDC No- 258073

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Dentist

Karl joined the Practice in January 2018. He graduated from QUB in 2015. He started work in Saintfield before moving back to Belfast to be closer to home. Karl enjoys all aspects of dentistry but particularly enjoys challenging cases and strives to expand his skills in order to provide all forms of treatment for his patients.

He believes in everyone getting every available option explained to them in a way that allows them to feel fully informed about their treatment. Karl enjoys many sports but particularly loves rugby. He enjoys balancing work and home life, and would travel far and wide for his wife.

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.

Trish McComb

 

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Practice Manager

Trish joined the Practice in February 2016 and is thoroughly enjoying the role. The thing she most enjoys is being able to combine a wide range of skills whilst still getting to interact with the most important people – the patients. She gained her experience in Practice Management within the Health Service over the past 15 years.

At Cherryvalley Dental Care we have a fantastic team and we strive to provide an excellent patient centred service. When not at work she enjoys weekends away and long walks to keep fit.

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.

Pamela McNickle

GDC No - 183438

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Nurse

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.

Sophie Diver

GDC No -258120

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Nurse

Sophie gained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing in January 2015 after studying at Belfast Metropolitan College. She joined the practice in December 2015 as a permanent member of staff after working in various practices on a temporary basis.

Sophie would eventually like to pursue a career in practice management.

Outside of work Sophie has a keen interest in keep fit and is a member of her local gym. She also enjoys equestrian activities and rides at intermediate level..

Lucy Shaw


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Nurse

Lucy studied at Belfast Metropolitan College,Titanic Quarter. She joined the Practice in October 2017.

She enjoys spending time with friends in her spare time.

Monika Zieba Ciesla

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Nurse

Monika studies at Belfast Metropolitan College,Titanic Quarter. She came to Northern Ireland in November 2017 for a new experience and joined the Practice in February 2018. She enjoys travel and seeing the sights of Northern Ireland in her spare time.

Chloe Upritchard

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Nurse

Chloe studied at Belfast Metropolitan College,Titanic Quarter. She joined the Practice in May 2018. She enjoys socialising with friends in her spare time.

Vicki McQuilken

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Receptionist

Vicki joined the Practice in November 2017.

Having spent 11 years as a dental nurse specialising is Health Promotion, she has gained a wealth of experience. In her spare time she likes cooking, going to the gym and Pilate's classes.