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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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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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.

Jane O’Dowd

BDS Dundee 2005 MFDS RCSED

GDC No: 85387

I qualified from the University of Dundee in 2005. I continued to work in practice and teaching in the dental hospital in Scotland until I returned home August 2015. I worked in Belfast until I joined Abby Dental Clinic.

I have a particular interest in restorative dentistry, endodontics and facial aesthetics. I have also trained in short term orthodontics (six month smiles). I endeavour to continue to develop my skills and keep abreast of current best practice. I strive to provide a relaxed and caring approach to your dental care.

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.

Rachel McClintock

Dental Nurse

Hello, My name is Rachel McClintock. I am a qualified, registered dental nurse and I have been working at Abbey Dental Clinic since September 2017. I previously worked for a dental practice in Ballymena and I qualified in 2012. When I'm not at work I love spending time with my family and friends. I am also a member of the Ballymena Running Club.

Lauren Trainee dental nurse

Lauren Coulson

Trainee Dental Nurse


Hi my name is Lauren. I started working at Abbey Dental Clinic in October 2016 as a trainee dental nurse on work placement from Belfast Metropolitan College. After my year of placement I then came to work full time at Abbey Dental Clinic. In the future, I plan to complete my radiography, oral hygiene and sedation qualifications. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Ursula Molloy



I qualified from Leeds University; Dental Institute with dual qualifications in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in 2012. Since returning home I have worked mainly in independent dental practices. During my training I had the privilege of working with, and learning from, many of the very best specialists in periodontics and restorative dentistry. I am passionate about increasing my knowledge and skills as much as I can.

I recently got married to my now husband Michael, in my spare time I enjoy walking and relaxing with family and friends.

Lauren Trainee dental nurse

Vivienne O’Neill


GDC No: 148053

I have over thirty years' experience as a dental nurse. During that time, as well as the normal registration, I have gained qualifications in the understanding and application of Radiography. I also have many years' experience with implant treatments, I particularly enjoy being involved with surgical procedures and a get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing our patients leave with the confidence gained from an improved smile.

Outside of the surgery I play a key role in the Trackskills Motor Racing Team, within which my partner Donal and my daughter Eorann both race. Race days are somewhat frantic but always exciting.

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.

Rowena Fair

GDC No: 222443

Hi, Im Rowena. I qualified from Newcastle University and completed my training year in Scotland. I started working at Abbey Dental Clinic in September 2017. I enjoy all aspects of family dentistry and I particularly like treating children. I keep up further study and I am currently waiting to qualify in adult orthodontics.

Outside dentistry, I am an active member of a running club, I sit on the committee for the club and volunteer every week at my local parkrun.

Lauren Trainee dental nurse

Carly McCormick


Hi, my name is Carly and I started working in Abbey Dental Clinic in May 2017.1 first trained on the job to be a dental nurse in 2014 when I was living in Australia and have recently returned to dentistry as this is a job I love and I now mainly work reception. Abbey has a really friendly team and with being one of the newest members I feel I have quickly fitted in and really enjoy working in such a friendly environment. Outside of work I love to travel with my partner Simon, watching movies and spending time with my friends and family.

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