Owen qualified from Belfast in 1986. He returned to Coleraine in 1988 after practising in Londonderry. He was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1993, his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1995 and his Membership of General Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1996.

After 12 years being involved with undergraduate training in the Restorative Department of the School of Clinical Dentistry, he moved to become a postgraduate dental tutor from 1999-2009 with NIMDTA. It was here that he pioneered small group learning in primary Dental Care. He has been the regional tutor for the Faculty of General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons of England since 1998 and he currently lectures throughout UK and Ireland for companies such as 3M.


Owen is a member of the International Team of Implantology and is a member of the Product Research and Evaluation by Practitioners Panel at Birmingham University. This position enables him to be at the forefront of dental material research in a practice environment. Materials available include amalgam replacement white filling materials and metal free crowns and bridges.

He is the Clinical Director of the W7 referral polyclinic in Coleraine where he has an interest in all aspects of treatment with special emphasis in endodontics, implants and restorative dentistry. He takes referrals from practitioners throughout Ireland for routine, complex treatments and problem solving.

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Joanne Cregan

Dental Hygienist

Joanne graduated in 2000 from the School of Dental Hygiene in Belfast. After graduating she worked in a private practice in Belfast for a number of years where she gained a lot of experience treating a variety of patients, with a variety of needs including very nervous patients and children.


Joanne was also the secretary for the British Dental Hygienist Association Northern Ireland Branch. This responsibility involved organising lecture programmes for dental hygienists practising in Northern Ireland and liaising with lecturers and the association's governing body in London.


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Jennifer Macrory

Dental Hygienist

Jenni graduated from the School of dental hygiene in Belfast 2008.

She previously worked as a dental nurse for 10 years in private practice and is fully certificated in oral health education and radiography.

"I love working with children and adults and meeting new people on a daily basis which make my job fun and interesting.

I am looking forward to developing my professional and personal skills on a day to day basis and am fully behind the Waterside ethos of continual study."

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