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At Shore Road Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
BDS Edinburgh 1993, MFGDP 1998 RCS eng
GDC No. 68905
Susan graduated with Honours from the University of Edinburgh having been awarded the McGregor Gold Medal for the most distinguished dental graduate 1993. After completing a year’s Vocational Training in Fife she returned to Northern Ireland and took up an associate post with Shore Road Dental Practice in August 1994. She was awarded a membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) by the RCS England in 1998.
Susan has always been involved with teaching and mentoring and postgraduate education and training in QUB School of Dentistry and the Northern Ireland Vocational Training Scheme. She examined for MFGDP (UK) and MJDF (UK) for 16 years therefore keeping up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry.After a long tenure as Director of the Northern Ireland branch of the Faculty of of General Dental Practioners she is currently the Northern Irelan representative on the board of FGDP (UK).This is the academic home of General Dental Practice which seeks to improve the standard of care delivered to patients through standard setting, publications, postgraduate training and assessment, education and research. Susan is also active in the Northern Ireland branch of the British Dental Association working with fellow dental professionals liasing with the DHSSPSNI regarding the provision of dental care in Northern Ireland.
Susan is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry and has been working within implant dentistry since 2003. Implants are now considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth and she has completed many postgraduate training courses to enable both the placement and restoration of implants in the practice. She is currently involved with groups to help mentor women in the field of implant dentistry and accepts implant referrals from fellow practioners. Susan is married with 3 children.
BDS Edinburgh 1987, MFGDP RCS (Eng) 2004
GDC No. 62355
Christine graduated from the Edinburgh University in 1987 beginning her dental career at McCarters dental practice in Armagh. In 1997 she moved to Holywood to join Barry Mark, Susan Nelson and the team
at Shore Road as an associate.
Following further study she was awarded membership of the FGDP from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006. In 2010 Christine achieved Denplan Excel accreditation demonstrating a commitment to provide best practice and excellence in patient care.
Christine enjoys her work and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and in treating anxious patients helping them to feel at ease in her surgery. Christine is married with 2 children and her favourite family times are spent walking in Donegal with her spaniel Roobarb. She also loves to sing with her choir - the Contact Singers.
BDS Belfast 2009, MJDF RCS Eng. (2012)
GDC No. 176541
Terri graduated from Queens University Belfast in July 2009. After completing one years vocational training at Shore Road Dental Practice she was appointed as an Associate Dentist and has since remained a valuable member of the dental team offering treatment on a NHS ,Private and Denplan basis.
The practice is delighted with her commitment in striving to provide quality care to our patients. In 2010 Terri became Denplan Excel accredited, certified to demonstrate her continued commitment to quality improvement and is an additional mark of quality to all member dentists. In 2012 Terri was awarded her MJDF from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This has broadened both her clinical knowledge and skills in the practice of Dentistry.
She is currently a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (NI) Division and performs an active role on the local board also assisting as a tutor with the local study group set up for future candidates. Terri has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and enjoys working with children. Terri is married with two children.
BDS Belfast 2014 MJDF RCS Eng. 2016
GDC No. 250951
Hannah graduated with distinction from Queen's University Belfast in July 2014 and joined the practice as a Vocational Dental Practitioner. Hannah settled in so well that in August 2015 she became a full time associate dentist treating patients on a NHS, Private and Denplan basis. Hannah was quick to complete her MJDF qualification in 2016 which was awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons England. She is now a committee member of the Faculty of General Dental Practioners NI division in which she has roles at the local study club and in events planning.
Hannah is a lovely friendly, conscientious dentist who has a great ability to put those who are nervous at ease. Whether you are a regular attender or someone who hasn't been in years Hannah will help get your mouth back on track. Hannah has a keen passion for preventative dentistry which is all about helping you keep your teeth for longer. She has a keen interest in restorative, cosmetic and paediatric dentistry. Hannah has completed her training with Invisalign clear brace system which allows patients to achieve lovely straight teeth without the metal work! Please ask reception for details on a consultation.
In Hannah's spare time she loves to keep active and has been known to partake in 5km mud runs just for fun! Her hobbies also include cooking, entertaining for friends and city breaks.
BDS (Manc)2009, MFDS RCS (Edin) 2011, Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry (Concurrent)
GDC No. 177968
Louise, originally from Belfast, graduated from the University of Manchester Dental School in 2009 before travelling to Scotland for further postgraduate training. In Edinburgh, she worked in many disciplines including maxillofacial surgery, paediatric dentistry and general practice.
In 2011 after being awarded membership of the Royal college of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Louise went travelling to South America. In Peru, she worked as a volunteer dentist on the Amazon Hope boat, providing dental care for people of remote villages along the Amazon River.
Louise then returned to Scotland and took up an SHO post in the department of Restorative Dentistry in the Edinburgh Dental Institute, gaining experience in periodontal surgery and TMJ disorders before entering general practice.
Louise convinced her Scottish husband to move across the water to live in Belfast, he enjoys it and now they have two young sons to keep them busy.
In 2019 Louise began her postgraduate certificate course in Restorative Dentistry in Belfast and should be completing it in 2021
Louise joined the Shore Road team in 2019 Initially just as maternity cover but enjoyed it so much she stayed on and is accepting new patients, NHS, private and Denplan. Louise enjoys all aspects of dentistry including extractions and root canal therapy but particularly happy to help patients with dental anxiety to overcomes their fears.
Dip.Dent.Hygiene Birmingham 2004
GDC No. 6483
Deborah Wilson worked as a Dental Nurse in England before completing her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at the University of Birmingham in 2004. She joined us when she returned from England in 2006.
Deborah works on a part time basis and fills the rest of her time with her daughter who is a keen dancer.
Nat cert NEBDSA 1989 Belfast
GDC No. 121993
Sue has worked in Shore Road since 1997 and has more than 35 years experience. Sue gained her sedation qualification in 2007.
Sue enjoys all aspects of dental nursing and is an enthusiastic member of the team.
Nat cert NEBDN 2005 Belfast
GDC No. 121988
Emma is lead nurse and has worked in the practice since 1996. She gained her qualification in 2005.
Emma enjoys all aspects of dental nursing with a special interest in implantology. Emma is also a qualified first aider.
Nat cert NEBDN 2009 Belfast
GDC No. 188178
Maggie has worked as a Dental Nurse in Shore Road since 2005 and gained her qualification in 2009.
Maggie is cross infection lead and is responsible for making sure we all follow correct procedures to ensure the safety of patients and the team.
Nat cert NEBDN 2005 Belfast
GDC No. 123478
Victoria achieved her qualification and joined the professional register in 2005.
She has been part of the clinical team in Shore Road since 2006 assisting all of our dentists in surgery as well as taking on a new role with our Orthodontist, Stephen in 2016. Victoria is also a qualified first aider.
In September 2019 Victoria achieved the BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography, qualifying her to take radiographs unsupervised.
The qualification is approved by the BSDMFR and the Society and College of Radiographers.
Nat cert NEBDN 2009 Belfast
GDC No. 195560
Lorraine has worked in Shore Road for over 10 years.
She started work as a Dental Nurse when she was 16 for 11 years and then came back to dental nursing in 2007 gaining her qualification in 2009. Lorraine is one of our trained fire marshals.
Helen has worked in the practice for over 40 years first as a qualified nurse then as receptionist offering a friendly welcome and a wealth of experience to all our patients.
Margaret has been a receptionist at the practice for 30 years helping to ensure the efficient and professional administration of the practice. She is one of our trained fire marshals.
Rebecca worked as a General Practitioner Receptionist before joining the Reception team at Shore Road in early 2018. She is a very active mum to 3 young children and spends her spare time going on lots of adventures with them
Claire joined the team at Shore Road in January 2019. Having worked in the financial sector and providing customer care for over 15 years she brings an organised, friendly and empathetic approach to our patients ensuring they receive the highest standard of care.
Nat cert NEBDSA 1984
GDC No. 121990
Karen has been with the practice for seventeen years and has both clinical and administration experience.
She gained her qualification at the School of Dentistry RVH , Belfast and is GDC registered. Karen is responsible for ensuring the practice is compliant with current regulations and continues to provide quality care for our patients.
Portman Dental Care Awards
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