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Ballynahinch Practice Info

The practice which was formerly Ballynahinch Dental Care, and Dr David Nelson's practice before that, has seen extensive renovation work over the past year to bring it in line with the exacting standards of Lawson Dental. Our primary dentist, Dr Aine McManus, accepts new NHS patients and continuing the care of existing patients.

Lawson Dental strives to provide comprehensive family dental care. Our philosophy is to provide patients with the care they want at a price they can afford. NHS treatment underpins our aims of health care provision, yet our team is also very experienced in cosmetic treatments and tooth whitening for those that request it.

Commitment to Education, Patient care and maintaining the highest standards makes Lawson Dental the practice of choice for patients in Banbridge, Comber & Ballynahinch areas. All the practices are currently registering new NHS patients and aim to see emergency patients on the day they contact the surgery.

11 Main Street, Ballynahinch
Co Down, BT24 8DN

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028 9756 2676

The Team

Dr Flora Lawson (BDS)
Associate Dentist. GDC 277623

The first of the next generation of Lawson’s in the practice’s 30th year.
Flora graduated from QUB with distinction. Since qualifying she has been working in a mixed NHS and private dental practice in Crossgar.
Flora has carried out facial aesthetic training with the renowned Dr Bob Khanna and now is providing a range of facial aesthetic treatment including anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers.
Flora is passionate about providing high quality, minimally invasive dentistry and will be practicing across our practices.

Dr Aine McMannus
Dentist. GDC 265220

Aine graduated from Cardiff University Wales in July 2016.

She completed her dental foundation year in the Banbridge practice.

Aine has successfully completed her MJDF, postgraduate qualification from Royal College of Surgeons, England in order to keep up with the latest dental advancements.

Aine has a particular interest in treating nervous and anxious patients.She also enjoys cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening and she has undergone training in facial cosmetics including anti-wrinkle treatments.

Aine now works between both the Banbridge and Ballynahinch practice. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, socialising with family and friends.

Janine Burns
Dental Hygenist. GDC 178569

Janine qualified from Queens University, Belfast in 2009 as a Dental Hygienist.Previous to this Janine worked as a Dental Nurse for 15 years  working in Community and Hospital environments.Janine loves spending time with her family and friends, keen on running, going to the gym and when time allows heads out with her caravan to relax.

Claire Andrews
GDC 106419

Claire puts patient care and service as a top priority. She gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2006 and has since completed adequate knowledge in radiography and IOSH safety course. Claire enjoys all aspects of dentistry and particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Outside work Claire enjoys hill walking and cycling.

Emma Ferguson

Emma joined the dental team in July 2021. She enjoys all aspects of her job particularly oral surgery and dealing with nervous children. 

Outside of work Emma enjoys going to the gym and travelling to different countries.

Christine Cosgrove
GDC 294590

Christine joined the team in June 2021 as a qualified dental nurse. She was awarded her National diploma in dental nursing in January 2021. Christine enjoys all aspects of her job. This includes dental nursing and some reception duties, as well as helping out with decontamination duties.

Outside work Christine enjoys spending time with her 3 horses and show jumping. She also enjoys photography and going outdoors and exploring and seeing new places.

Heather Murphy
GDC 107257

Heather joined the team in October 2021. She has worked as a dental nurse for 22 years.  She gained her National Certificate 20 years ago. She enjoys all aspects of dental nursing but endodontics and dealing with nervous patients are her real passion.

Outside work Heather enjoys real life crime books, caring for her animals and helps out in her local charity shop.

Alana Newell
Dental Nurse. GDC 265060

Alana joined the practice in 2014 and achieved a National Diploma in Dental nursing in 2015.

Alana enjoys working in surgery and helping with decontamination duties.

Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym and shopping.

Gayle Bustard
Dental Nurse. GDC 157230

Gayle has been dental nursing for 14 years she gained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2005.

She has worked alongside Dental Implant Specialists but prefers working in a General Dental practice (where she gets to look after a wide variety of patients every day) and also has a keen interest in oral hygiene.

Gayle also is a very keen cake baker – the irony!  They taste amazing and look even better!

Megan McVeigh
Dental Nurse. GDC 268314

Megan joined the team in 2014 and got her diploma in dental nursing in 2016.
Megan enjoys working with children and nervous patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys running and travelling.

Do you have emergency?

If you have a dental emergency please contact us on any of the practice numbers below. We will provide you with up to date emergency contact numbers for immediate assistance.