Irish Dentistry Awards 2023 - This team has worked tirelessly over the last number of years to make your practice the best it can be and this recognition from our peers means the world to us! We will continue to do our best for you!
The recognition we received at the Irish Dentistry Awards 2022 was humbling and we are so very proud to be considered alongside practices of such a high calibre! We promise, Your Practice will keep on striving to be the best we can be for you!
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Located in the heart of Portadown, William Street Dental is within easy walking distance from both bus and train stations.
There is also free on street parking available as well as additional low cost parking on William Street if required.
We want to help you make the choice that’s right for you. At William Street Dental we strongly believe that by taking the time to perform a thorough assessment we create a pleasant and informed patient experience in a friendly environment where you can freely discuss any concerns you may have.
In 2010, James qualified from Queen's University Belfast with a Distinction in Practice of Dentistry. As an undergraduate he was awarded the Pitt-Ford Prize for excellence in Endodontology and achieved one of only four places on the Northern Ireland General Professional Training Scheme.
Since qualifying, James has worked at William Street Dental, honing his impressive skills and developing a keen interest in all areas of restorative dentistry. He has undergone further specialised restorative training in implant-retained prosthesis and comprehensive orthodontic treatments. Other qualifications include:
Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 2012
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education from Queen’s University, enabling him to teach undergraduates in the School of Dentistry, Belfast, 2016
Eduqual Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics completed in March 2020
James is also involved in dental politics and has lobbied on behalf of other dentists and sat on a number of committees within the British Dental Association including the NI Dental Practice Committee and was Northern Ireland’s representative on the National Young Dentist Committee.
Outside of dentistry, James enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Eimear and their sons Patrick and Tom. He also has a keen interest in golf and enjoys running.
Dental Surgeon, Special interest in Restorative and Implant Dentistry.
Pádraic is the co-owner of the practice, and leader of William St Dental’s Implant Team. Pádraic graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010, with distinctions in Conservation, and Practice of Dentistry. Since qualifying, he attained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, RCPS(Glasgow), and worked initially in mixed General Practice, before focussing on the placement and restoration of Dental Implants.
He has worked in specialist-led Implant referral practice, and is experienced in all aspects of Implant Dentistry, from single unit cases to full-arch fixed and removable prosthodontics, including bone grafting and sinus grafts. Following further post graduate study, he was awarded the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2021.
Pádraic also has a keen interest in continuing dental education. He is a board member of the College of General Dentistry, Northern Ireland Division, and most recently was convenor and Conference Director for the College’s biannual conference. In recognition of his post graduate study, he was recently awarded Associate Fellowship of the College.
Outside of Dentistry, Pádraic enjoys spending time with his wife Karen, and their three children, Matilda, Henry and Arthur.
Andrew Jones graduated with honours from the University of Sheffield in 2011, with a keen interest in treating anxious patients he undertook a number of conscious sedation and anxiety management courses culminating in completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation from Trinity College, Dublin in 2015, he also teaches sedation techniques to other dentists and dental nurses in the UK and Ireland.
Andrews main clinical focus is on implant dentistry having completed a Masters in Clinical Implantology (MSc) at the prestigious University of Central Lancashire. He enjoys all aspects of implant and surgical dentistry but in particular utilising the new digital technologies to really help communicate with and involve patients in their treatment planning and ensure excellent and predictable treatment outcomes.
Andrew lives in Portstewart with his wife Sophie and two young children and enjoys spending his free time on family travels and adventures.
Louise joined the practice as an associate Dentist in 2021 and has proved to be extremely popular with our patients. Louise's talents extend across a wide range of restorative dentistry and she has a particular interest in Paediatric Dentistry. This makes her a brilliant fit at William Street Dental where family dentistry is at the heart of everything we do. Her friendly, calming nature sets her apart and we are extremely proud to have her on the team!
Outside of dentistry, Louise enjoys running and is a skilled golfer who regularly plays in competitions throughout Ireland.
Sophie joined the team in 2022 and has already proven to be a huge asset. She has helped us manage our ever increasing workload and has already received outstanding feedback from our patients. In particular they have commented on her skill at putting patients at ease with her warm and friendly attitude.
Jordan qualified with First Class Honours in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in
2021. Dentistry has been a long passion of hers. In addition to carrying out Hygiene
treatments, Jordan’s Therapy skills allow her to carry out all types of restorations for
both Adult and Paediatric patients, including the placement of crowns and the
extraction of paediatric dentition. With a keen interest in Paediatric Dentistry and
ability to communicate effectively with anxious patients, Jordan’s scope of practice is
beneficial to our growing Family Dental Practice.
Having recently graduated, Jordan is keen to continue developing her skills with
particular attention to Aesthetic Dentistry which courses begin this year.
Away from work, Jordan is a qualified lash technician and enjoys spending time with her family.
Grace joined the William Street team as a trainee in 2006 and completed her NEBDN National Certificate in 2008 and is our longest serving dental care professional. She has played a key role in developing our practice policies and procedures and upholding our high standards.
As well as earning her NEBDN Witness training, which allows her to train other Dental Nurses, Grace has completed the Practice Management Programme, an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Endorsed Award and became our Practice Manager in October 2018.
Never one to rest on her laurels, Grace is currently enrolled in a course to gain a Level Five Certificate in Dental Practice Management and has plans to eventually complete a Diploma on the subject.
Aine joined William Street Dental in March 2018 and quickly proved herself to be an invaluable asset to our already outstanding team of healthcare professionals. Her friendly, approachable nature is appreciated by many of our patients especially those who suffer with dental anxiety.
Aine holds a NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing and the role of Senior Dental Nurse at the practice. She is enrolled in the BDA course in Dental Radiography for Dental Care Professionals and has aspirations to complete further training in nursing for implant surgery.
Michaela joined the William Street Dental team in 2020 and has excelled in her role as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently working towards a qualification in Dental Nursing at Southern Regional College. Her friendly and positive attitude is what makes her stand out and she is particularly talented at making our patients feel at ease when in surgery.
Leah joined the practice in 2022 and has very quickly become an integral part of our team. Her enthusiastic attitude and eagerness to learn new skills is what has helped her to excel in her new role. Leah's friendly and caring nature is already making her popular with our patients and we are delighted to have her here at William Street Dental.