• Ashley Skates

    Associate Dentist BDS (Belfast) 2004 |GDC Reg No. 83603

    I qualified from Queens University Belfast in 2004 with Distinction. I then completed my vocational training with a village community in North Wales. Having spent an additional two years with NHS/Private practice in Wales a man brought me back to my roots and I started working on the Belmont road in 2008. I have a particular interest in family dentistry, preventative care and providing a dental environment that is friendly and welcoming to patients. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your patients smile with confidence

  • Janice Roulston

    Associate Dentist BDS (Belfast) 1987 | GDC Reg No. 62395

    I qualified from Queens University Belfast in July 1987. I have worked at Belmont Road almost continuously since 1990. In 1998 I completed a diploma in Health + Social Services Management at the University of Ulster. Outside of work I have interests in music and choral singing.

  • Eoghan McBride

    Associate Dentist BDS (Belfast) 2012 | GDC Reg No. 227795

    Hello, my name is Eoghan. I graduated from Queens University in Belfast in 2012. I have worked in Liverpool for a few years, loved it despite being a Man United Fan. I moved back to Northern Ireland at the end of 2015 and am glad to be back where my accent is understood.

  • Kathryn McAlister

    Associate Dentist BDS (Belfast) 2009 | GDC Reg No. 176505

    Hi my name is Kathryn, I graduated from Queens University in 2009 and since then have worked in private and NHS practice. I enjoy all aspects of family dentistry and look forward to further dental qualifications.

  • Lorraine Jones

    Associate Dentist BDS (Edinburgh) 1988 | GDC Reg No. 63357

    I qualified in Edinburgh 1988 and carried out vocational training there.  I’ve worked in Northern Ireland since 1990 in Ballymoney and since 1991 in Belfast Practices – 16 years in Rosetta and 9 years at Belmont Road.  I am married to Alastair, no children but I enjoy being an auntie.  I also enjoy being outdoors and keep busy walking, running, biking, swimming and skiing.

  • Jennifer Haley

    Associate Dentist BDS (Edinburgh) 1989 | GDC Reg No. 64438

    My name is Jennifer Haley. I graduated with a BDS from Edinburgh University in 1989 and since then have worked in General Practice in Scotland and Northern Ireland. I have been an Associate Dentist at Belmont Road for the past 18 years.

  • Gillian Gibson

    Associate Dentist BDS (Birmingham) 1996 | GDC Reg No. 71936

    I graduated from Birmingham University in 1996. After completing vocational training in Northampton, I lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia for two years gaining valuable experience in the dental hospital there. On return to the UK I worked in a busy inner city practice in London before returning to Northern Ireland. I’ve been at the Belmont Road practice since 2005 and love the variety of General Dental Practice. When not at work I enjoy a busy family life with my husband and three children.

  • Grainne McCormack

    Associate Dentist BDS (Belfast) 1988 | GDC Reg No. 63429

    Hello, I am Grainne and I qualified a long time ago in 1988 from Queens University Belfast. I spent 20 years in England, where I ran various dental practices with my husband. Following this we had a three-year break in France, where I worked as a dentist in the sunny south. In 2010 we moved back to Belfast, where I have been in practice since. Over the years I have developed a strong interest in cosmetic dentistry, involving adult orthodontics, smile make-overs and generally any treatment which involves giving our patients a wonderful smile. I have three children who keep me busy. I love playing tennis (badly!), going to the gym and everything to do with good food and wine.

  • Rachel Cairns

    Associate Dentist BDS (Belfast) 2004 | GDC Reg No. 83882

    Following graduation from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2004 I completed VT in Antrim.  I was then fortunate to work and travel in New Zealand for a year which allowed me to develop my skills.  I have been enjoying practicing on the Belmont Road since 2009, where I have a particular interest in family dentistry and building relationships with my patients.  I am excited to continue developing my skills in cosmetic dentistry and to grow with our great team at Belmont Road.  In my spare time I like to exercise and spend time with family and friends.


  • Valerie Hobson

    Dental Hygienist Dip Dent Hygiene (Belfast) 2000 | GDC Reg No. 5725

    Hi, my name is Val.  I graduated as a hygienist from Queens University Belfast with the highest final mark in the U.K. and attained the Oral B prize for patient management.  After graduation, I participated in research into the link between periodontal disease and heart disease.  I also worked within the community dental service with special needs patients.  My spare time is taken up by animal rescue and looking after my fabulous rescue dog “Buddy”.

Dental Nurses

  • Joanne Chambers

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 149907

    Hello, my name is Joanne Chambers.  I have been a dental nurse /receptionist for 13 years.  I enjoy my work and dealing with the general public.

  • Katrina Graden

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 149918

    Hi, I am Katrina.  I have been a dental nurse/receptionist for 19 years at Belmont Road which I really enjoy.  I am married and have three little boys that keep me very busy.

  • Jessica Graham

    Dental Nurse NEBDN 2015 | GDC Reg No. 259506

    My name is Jessica.  I have been nursing for the past 4 years.  I previously gained some experience dental nursing in Australia, before joining the Belmont Road Practice in May 2016.  I most enjoy assisting in root canal treatments.

  • Joanne Graham

    Dental Nurse NEBDN 2008 | GDC Reg No. 161410

    Hi my name is Joanne.  I have been a dental nurse for over 10 years.  I traveled Australia for 2 years working for a dental nursing agency.

  • Carla Loughins

    Dental Nurse NEBDN 2009 | GDC Reg No. 183260

    Hi, my name is Carla.  I qualified as a dental nurse in 2009.  I worked full time until 2012 then I had a 3 year gap to bring up my daughter Heidi. I am now working part time from March 2016 with the rest of my time being spent at home with Heidi.

  • Joy Mcilwrath-Holmes

    Dental Nurse NEBDN 1996 | GDC Reg No. 149929

    Hi my name is Joy and I have been a dental nurse for 23 years.

    I started working here 21 years ago and qualified in 1996.  I am

    married with a son and we have a Labrador called Buster who keeps

    us active!  I enjoy singing and playing the piano.

  • Jacqui Mitchell

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 149909

    Hi, I am Jacqui.  I have been a dental nurse for 28 years and I absolutely love my job.  I am married and have a daughter and I love spending time with my family.

  • Karen O’Neill

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 149916

    Hi, my name is Karen and I have been working here since 1991 making me the longest standing nurse in the practice.  I am married and I have 3 children.  We love to travel.

  • Carrie Stewart

    Dental Nurse NEBDN 2011 | GDC Reg No. 215064

    Hi, my name is Carrie Stewart.  I have been a dental nurse for 9 years.  I enjoy assisting during prosthetic treatments the most .

    During my spare time I am kept very busy with my little boy Lucas.

  • Erin Rahilly

    Dental Nurse NEBDN 2015 | GDC REg No. 259835

    Hi my name is Erin.  I qualified as a dental nurse in 2015.  At work, I most enjoy assisting when the dentist is preparing a tooth for a crown and helping out with reception duties when needed.

  • Emma Rice

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Hi, my name is Emma and started dental nursing in June 2015.  In my spare time I like to walk my dog Cooper who is very energetic.

  • Megan Bell

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Hi, my name is Megan.  I started dental nursing in 2014.

    In my free time I like walking my  French bulldog who is called Bruiser and taking part in water activities with my fiancé.

  • Kyra Skinner

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Hi, my name is Kyra, I have been a dental nurse for a year and a half.  I have recently passed my dental nurse exams.  I really enjoy my job and helping nervous patients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Practice staff

  • Beryl Magowan

    Practice Manager NEBDN 2004 , NEBDN Sedation 2009 | GDC Reg No. 112129

    Hi, my name is Beryl .  I am originally from South Africa where I trained as a general nurse.  In 2002 I moved to Northern Ireland with my family and qualified as a dental Nurse in 2004.  I also gained my NEBDN sedation certificate in 2009 and am currently the Practice Manager.

  • Shirley Orr

    Practice Co-ordinator GDC Reg No. 149933

    I have worked as a dental receptionist/nurse for over 23 years, 21 of which has been here at Belmont Road.  For the last year, I have been working on the administration side of the practice.  This has been very challenging but enjoyable.  My weekends are spent with my family.  We enjoy touring in our caravan and visiting different places each month.

  • Jenny Elwood


    Hiya, my name is Jenny.  I have been a receptionist at Belmont Road for 8 years.  I enjoy doing my job and dealing with the general public.

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