Our friendly team at Abbey Dental


Abbey Dental Clinic

We want you to feel welcome and relaxed at Abbey Dental Clinic.

We keep up to date with the most modern techniques and materials. If you haven’t had a check up for a while or you have a problem that you have been putting off, then we will help you smile again.

As well as routine dental treatments we also offer cosmetic dental treatments to improve and enhance your smile.

Whether you simply want a brighter smile and your teeth whitened or you would like a full smile Makeover then we have a friendly and approachable team who would love to sit down and have a chat with you.

You should leave our practice smiling.

Meet our team

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Qualified Dental Nurses & Dentists

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Membership & Independent Treatment

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We always Welcome New Patients


Interest FREE Finance

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Emergency Cover & Insurance for Membership Patients
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hygiene clinic at  Abbey Dental


Skin Care Treatments

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Anti-Snoring Devices

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Laser Tooth Whitening


Dental Hygienist/ Therapist Available

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RA Sedation

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Pain Relief Provided

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Short Waiting Times


Late Nights & Sat Mornings

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New Modern Practice


Emergency Cover & Insurance for Membership Patients
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View all our treatments


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Grainne McCloskey

B.A., B. Dent. Sc

GDC No: 76511

I qualified from Trinity College Dublin in June 1999 and entered straight into general practice. After 3 years, the opportunity arose for me to work alongside Mr Arthur Greenwood in Whiteabbey and a year later I became the principal dentist. Since then I have endeavoured to increase my own knowledge by attending Nobel Biocare implant training courses (2003 and 2007), advanced surgical courses including sinus lift procedures ( 2005) and the bicon implant course ( Boston 2004).

I have also trained for the Clearstep invisible braces ( April 2007). I am currently studying for the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry through the Royal College of Surgeons in London, and then will continue onto the masters course.

I have strived to increase the patient experience within the practice and to increase the service and maintain a happy, friendly and relaxed environment. We are currently reinventing ourselves in a number of ways. I see these changes as vital to enhancing the ethos of the practice which is very exciting to me.

Aisling Lalor

B.A., B. Dent. Sc

GDC No: 81325

I qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2000 and then completed a year of Vocational Training in Dublin, acquiring skills in general practice and in treating children; including some special needs patients. I then worked in Australia before coming to Northern Ireland where I've gained invaluable experience from fellow colleagues in a number of practices, both NHS and private.

I regularly undertake continuing professional development courses, both nationally and internationally given by world renowned clinicians. I completed an Advanced Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dental course in 2012, by Dr Chris Orr in his training academy in London.

This enables me to offer the most up to date treatments for my patients, especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. I do smile design, tooth whitening, veneers, crowns and smile make overs. Have a look at the photo gallery. Most of all I enjoy caring for my patients and gaining their trust by providing good quality dental treatment in a relaxed, gentle and friendly environment.

Conall O’Doherty

BDS Belfast 2009

GDC No: 176508

Since I graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2009, I have developed a keen interest in preventative dentistry. I worked in a mixed NHS/Private practice before joining Abbey Dental Clinic in June 2015. I have always enjoyed improving patient’s smiles and have strived to train further in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

In 2012/2013 I spent a year training part-time on Dr Chris Orr’s advanced aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry course in London, where I learned how best to improve smiles in a patient-centred and natural way. I have further complemented this with training in the restoration of dental implants, and in 2015 began providing patients with straighter front teeth using Inman aligners and clearSmile clear aligners. In the spring of 2016 I trained in the use of our new chairside scanner, allowing us to provide crowns and inlays without the need for impressions and with a much faster turnaround time. It is sometimes possible to have your crown fitted at the same visit!

I also provide anti-snoring devices for patients with simple snoring or mild sleep apnoea helping everyone to get a better night’s sleep.

Mark Tarpey

BDS (QUB) 2005

GDC No: 85940

I qualified from Queens University Belfast in 2005, where I was awarded the John Malone medal for best performance in Conservative Dentistry in my final year exams. Since then, I have worked in the Belfast area providing general dental care for all patients, but with an interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry.

I aim to incorporate the most up-to-date techniques and technologies for my patients and have studied throughout the UK and Europe to further my knowledge of all areas of dentistry and ensure my patients are provided with the best possible care.

I joined Abbey Dental Clinic in December 2016 and look forward to providing quality dental care for all my patients, young and old.

Karla Fellowes

DCP / Receptionist

GDC No: 231946

Hi, my name is Karla and I started working here in 2008. I am a fully qualified and registered Dental Nurse but most of my time is spent working on reception. I enjoy both aspects of my job and love working in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Outside work I enjoy shopping, spending time with my husband Gary and daughters Lexie and Olivia, as well as socialising with friends.

Connie Armstrong


GDC No: 148473

Hey, My name is Connie Armstrong. I'm a qualified Dental Nurse and registered with the GDC. I started working for Grainne in June 2005. I love my job and also everyone I work with. My main role is assisting the Dentist but I also cover reception occasionally.

Outside work I love shopping, socialising and I like to travel as much as I can. I love the sun, my family, friends and life itself.

Julie Axon

DCP / Receptionist RAD

GDC No: 150701

Hi, my name is Julie. I am a qualified registered dental nurse & I have worked for Grainne from 2007. I also hold a post dental nursing qualification in radiography. I am mainly on reception now but still cover in surgery when needed. I love both aspects of my job and working in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere at Abbey Dental Clinic.

In my spare time I look after my 3 kids and spend time socializing with family and friends.

Arlene Wilson


GDC No: 110501

Hi, my name is Arlene. I am a qualified registered dental nurse. I have worked in the practice for over 35 years. I currently hold post dental nursing qualifications in conscious sedation,radiography and oral hygiene.

My main role is working in the surgery and I enjoy working in the relaxed friendly atmosphere at Abbey Dental Clinic.

In my spare time I like to bake, shop and spend time with my family and friends.

Emily Kirkpatrick


GDC No: 263027

Hi, my name is Emily. I started working as a trainee dental nurse in May 2013. I absolutely love my new position and all areas of my work.

All my colleagues are wonderful and I enjoy working with each of them. I have been trained in surgery by the dental nurses and dentists. I became a fully qualified dental nurse in 2014.

In my spare time I enjoy shopping, travelling and socialising with friends and family.

Kim Harrison

DCP / Receptionist

My name is Kim and I started working in Abbey Dental Clinic in May 2013. I have loved it from the start and everyone was really welcoming. It's a fun, busy and modern place to work. I graduated in 2012 with a degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management, therefore my background is in hospitality, however in 2016 I became a fully qualified dental nurse.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the cinema, shopping and spending time with my friends and family.

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