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MEET OUR TEAM

We Understand The Importance of Building Trust and Confidence

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028 7126 6000

At Quayside Dental and Implant Centre we treat all our patients with the highest standard of care.

We take the time to build a real relationship with you and do our very best to make sure you get the service, quality and results you desire - and deserve.

Take a moment and get to know the members of our skilled and friendly team.

MEET OUR TEAM

PETER HUGHES - DENTIST

BDS (QUB) Dip Impl Dent RCS (Eng)

GDC No 66682

Peter enjoys working with people and going the extra mile to improve their smile and self-confidence.

He believes the greatest satisfaction as a dentist comes through helping patients understand what’s possible and working with them to achieve their aims. Whether it’s a simple filling or restoring their smile, he always involves patients in decisions about their treatment so they feel relaxed and empowered about the choices they make.

To enhance his knowledge with the latest advances in dentistry, Peter has been to Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Verona, as well as completing an intensive year course in the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London.

Peter has a special interest in dental implants and in 2012 he was awarded his qualification in Dental Implants at the Royal College of Surgeons London. In his spare time, Peter enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen golfer.


KERRIE - DENTIST

BDS(QUB) DRD UCL(ENG) MScClinPerioUCLAN(ENG)

GDC No 82229

Kerrie joined the Quayside team in 2003 having graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a distinction in the practice of dentistry.

In 2013 Kerrie achieved a Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice with Distinction, and in 2016 she achieved her Masters in Clinical Periodontology, yet again with Distinction. At Quayside Kerrie carries out a wide range of restorative and surgical treatments, including Implants.

In August 2018 Kerrie attended the ITI education week in Bern, Switzerland, where she was taught by world renowned specialists in dental implants and has since been an active member of the ITI and the British Society of Periodontology in order to keep up to date with the latest developments in periodontology and implant dentistry.

She is committed to lifelong learning and continues to attend numerous training courses and conferences. Kerrie takes pride in providing the highest standard of aesthetic dentistry and also offers facial treatments to her patients at Quayside.

She has a gentle, friendly manner and takes the time to get to know her patient’s goals, ensuring they are delighted with the end result - a healthy beautiful smile.

Kerrie is married and has two boys. In her spare time, she enjoys training for triathlons.


MARY - DENTIST

BDS (QUB)

GDC No 113355

Mary graduated from Queen’s University Belfast and joined Quayside Dental practice in 2007. She is passionate about her clinical development and keeps up to date on the latest techniques through several post-graduate courses with the UK and Chicago.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a keen desire to help people by improving their confidence and transforming their smile. To offer her patients more cosmetic alternatives she recently completed training courses and is a registered practitioner and provider of cosmetic orthodontic treatment to straighten and align teeth.

Mary is committed to providing high-quality dental care in a relaxed, friendly, professional manner, instantly putting her patients at ease.

Outside of dentistry, Mary loves to spend her time with her young family. She is a qualified Step Dance Teacher (TCRG) and likes to help at her sister's Irish Dance school.


DIANA - DENTIST

BDS (PUJ) MSc Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry (UMAN)

GDC No 228513

Diana is a hugely experienced dentist graduating from Pontifical Xavierian University, Bogota in1996, originally from Colombia she moved to the Northwest after meeting an Irish man. Diana joined the practice in 2017, Colombia’s loss is our gain!

Diana completed a Restorative Masters with Distinction in May 2015 at Manchester University. Since then, to keep her knowledge abreast, she has undertaken several training courses in aesthetics, occlusion and is currently completing her second year Masters in endodontics (root canal treatments).

Diana is an outstanding dentist and prides herself on attention to detail. She provides a gentle approach and spends a lot of time on her patient’s treatments to achieve the best aesthetic and functional result.

She is a fanatical Irish rugby fan and attends as many matches as she can. She also enjoys dancing, salsa and all the Latin-American rhythms.


HYGIENISTS

Our mission is to ensure your oral health is of the highest standard and ready for any upcoming dental treatment.
Once completed we will help you to monitor and uphold your periodontal health in our maintenance program, by seeing you regularly.
We firmly believe in treating the person as opposed to just a set of teeth and understand the importance of building trust and confidence with our patients.

LEONA

GDC No 6308
Leona qualified in 2003 as a Dental Hygienist and joined our team in April 2010. In June 2017 she broadened her horizons by becoming qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist.

The patient’s experience is very important to Leona and she is passionate about making every visit as relaxing as possible.

AMANDA

GDC No 215488
Amanda joined the team in May 2016 and qualified in July 2011 as a Dental Hygienist.

Her calming manner ensures a relaxing environment and she teaches patients the oral hygiene techniques they need to obtain and maintain a healthy mouth.

JOANNE

GDC No 196774
Joanne qualified as a Dental Therapist in June 2014 and joined the Quayside team in October 2016. Her friendly and gentle manner will help you reach and maintain your oral health goals.

AOIBHEANN

GDC No 246758
Aoibheann qualified in April 2017 as a Dental Therapist and joined our team in January 2019. Her enthusiasm is infectious, motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health. Outside of treating patients, Aoibheann lectures dental nursing at NWRC.

IMPLANT COORDINATOR

REBECCA

GDC No 110123
Rebecca is our Implant Coordinator and is the initial point of contact for all our implant patients. She is here to ensure that all patients are fully informed and have all their questions answered. Rebecca joined the practice in January 2003 and received her Dental Nurse Qualification in May 2005 registered with the GDC. She then gained a further qualification in Dental Sedation Nursing in 2011.

Email: implantcoordinator@quaysidedental.com
(for all Implant related queries)

SEDATIONIST

LAURA

GDC No 154686
Laura is our qualified sedationist and she administers light sedation for our Implant patients to ensure that they are comfortable and relaxed throughout their Implant treatment.

Laura is also a qualified dentist who works in oral surgery when not with Quayside.

PRACTICE MANAGER

PAMELA

GDC No 110124
Pamela joined our practice in July 2003 and is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. She is our Practice Manager and, due to her wealth of experience, has a great knowledge of customer care, administration and management.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

WENDY

Wendy joined our team in Feb 2012. She previously worked with a large retail chain for several years and has brought immense knowledge and attributes to our team.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

LAURA

Laura joined the practice in November 2003 and received her Dental Nurse Qualification in May 2005 and is registered with the GDC. With many years of chair-side experience, Laura brings a friendly manner to her role in reception, helping assist with any patient queries or concerns.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

AISHLING

GDC No 147541
Aishling joined our team in January 2018 and is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. Aishling is our stock control nurse and keeps the practice up to date with the best quality and most modern materials available for our patients.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

HANNAH

Hannah joined the team in April 2018 after working for several years within different sectors of customer care. This experience has given her unique qualities that she adapts to her daily administrative responsibilities.



DENTAL NURSES

NICOLA

GDC No 175641
Nicola joined the practice in March 2008 and is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. In October 2014, she gained her certificate in Advance Impression Taking and in March 2017 her certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing. Nicola is a very enthusiastic nurse who enjoys following patients’ treatment journeys within the practice.

CATHERINE

GDC No 246923
Catherine joined the practice in January 2017 and is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. In 2018 she gained her certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing. Catherine is our very motivated cross-infection control nurse and implements any adjustments of protocols within the practice set out by the RQIA.

SAMANTHA

GDC No 249842
Samantha joined the practice in August 2016 and is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. Samantha is our Lead Implant Nurse and has a keen interest in Implant procedures. In March 2017, she furthered her skills by gaining her qualification in Dental Sedation Nursing.

BLAITHIN

GDC No 282537
Blaithin joined the team in January 2019 and is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. Keen to expand her skills, Blaithin gained her Dental Nursing sedation on June 20. Blaithin is responsible for the practice’s Instagram page, keeping our followers up to date with all the happenings here at Quayside.

REBEKAH

GDC No 263557
Rebekah joined the team in January 2019. She is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. Rebekah is a keen learner and in September 2020 gained her certificate in Dental Nursing sedation.

ABBIE

GDC No - 293100
Abbie joined the team in April 2019. She has always known that she wanted to pursue a career in patient care. Having joined the team, she has found a great passion for dental nursing and enjoys assisting with complex treatment plans. Abbie is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC.

TAMMY

GDC No 287575
Tammy joined the team in March 2019 as an administrative assistant covering maternity leave and is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. In February 2020 she became a permanent member of our team. With her adaptability and experience, Tammy works between surgery and reception.

AOIFE

GDC No 282542
Aoife joined the team in January 2020 and is a fully qualified dental nurse registered with the GDC. As one of the newest members of our team, we are looking forward to watching her develop and progress in her dental career.

STERILISATION OPERATIVES

FIONA

Fiona is responsible for the day to day running of our sterilisation room. Prior to this role, Fiona was a dental nurse in both general dental and orthodontic practices for 26 years.

She exercises the qualities and passion for decontamination and sterilisation daily to ensure all our instruments and equipment are processed efficiently adhering to the recommended guidelines set out in HTM01 -05.