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Ballymena Specialist Dental Clinic

Pentagon House, 19 George Street, Ballymena, BT45 5AP View on map

Today - 8:30am to 5:00pm See all opening hours

Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

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A warm welcome to Ballymena Specialist Dental Clinic

At Ballymena Specialist Dental Clinic, we offer a range of NHS and private dental treatments and services on a referral basis, including oral surgery, dental implants and dental sedation.

We also accept self-referrals for dental implant treatment, which means you don’t need to be referred to us by another dentist for implants.

About Ballymena Specialist Dental Clinic

The majority of our patients are referred to us by other dentists and we currently have over 300 dentists who refer to us across County Antrim, the rest of Northern Ireland and even Eire. So you can rest assured your patients are in safe hands.

We’re the sister clinic of Fortwilliam Specialist Dental Clinic in Belfast. They offer similar services to us, although we have our own dentists and specialists at the practice who are experienced in oral surgery and periodontics.

We’re also proud finalists of the Irish Dentistry Awards 2020, where we were shortlisted for ’Best Referral Practice’, ‘Best Treatment of Nervous Patients’ and ‘Best Team’.

Our dental referral services

We offer a range of treatments and services for referred patients, including oral surgery, dental implants, root canal treatment, gum treatment and dentures.

Our practice has two fully equipped surgeries, as well as a dedicated imaging suite, which includes a CBCT scanner and intraoral scanning. We can also take panoral radiographs.

If you’d like to know more about our referral services, we’d be happy to show you around the practice and introduce you to the team. Information for referring dentists

We understand that referring a patient to another dentist is a big decision. That’s why we only offer treatment options relevant to your referral request.

What’s more, our referral process is simple and straightforward. We’ll keep you informed at all times, from the moment your patient enters our practice, right through to when we return them to your care. We’ll also promptly send you all the necessary paperwork.

Dental implants in Ballymena

We’ve been providing dental implants as a solution for replacing missing teeth for 20 years. As well as treating patients from the local area, people have travelled from Eire and wider parts of Northern Ireland to restore their smile at our clinic.

We accept self-referrals for dental implant treatment, so if it’s something you think you might benefit from, please do get in touch. We can arrange an initial consultation to assess your case, explain how implants are fitted and recommend a bespoke treatment plan.

Sedation available for nervous patients

If you’re nervous about dental treatment, our qualified nurses can provide intravenous and oral sedation to make your experience more comfortable. We also have dedicated recovery rooms where you can relax following your treatment, while you wait for the effects to wear off. If you’re particularly nervous about visiting us, please get in touch. We’ll be more than happy to talk you through your options.

How to find Ballymena Specialist Dental Clinic

Our practice is in a quaint grey stone Victorian building with a gabled roof. We’re on the corner of George Street, clearly visible from the mini roundabout outside the Adair Arms Hotel. Ballymena Train Station is an eight-minute walk away and we’re a one-minute walk away from a bus stop that leads to all main routes.

If you’re driving to us, there’s free on-street parking outside the practice and further down George Street. We’re also wheelchair friendly.

What makes us different?

  • Emergency appointments Emergency appointments
  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi
  • Free on-street parking Free on-street parking
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • Over 20 years' local experience Over 20 years' local experience
  • Nervous? Ask us about sedation Nervous? Ask us about sedation
  • Over 20 years' placing dental implants Over 20 years' placing dental implants
  • We treat TMJ disorders We treat TMJ disorders
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals

Ballymena Specialist Dental Clinic
Opening hours*

Monday8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday8:30am - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

*Opening hours may vary due to COVID-19 and public holidays. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

What makes Ballymena Specialist Dental Clinic different?

Find out what makes our practice unique.

  • Dentists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Joanne Mawhinney

Joanne is a specialist in periodontics and accepts private referrals for periodontal treatment.

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Kelly McCambridge

Kelly joined the practice in 2008 and accepts NHS and private referrals for oral surgery.

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Laura McLaughlin

Laura qualified in Belfast. She accepts NHS and private referrals for oral surgery and dental implants.

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Mark Tarpey

Mark qualified in Belfast. He accepts private referrals for dental implants.

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Anne-Marie Kelly

Anne-Marie is our lead dental nurse with a background in teaching and mentoring dental nurses.

Jolisa Drummond

Jolisa qualified as a dental nurse in 1997. She’s currently studying towards an implant nursing qualification.

Shirley Sheard

Shirley qualified as a dental nurse in 1981. She has a background in teaching and mentoring fellow dental nurses.

Jacqueline Laverty

Jacqueline has a background in dental nursing. She has experience in community dentistry and has mentored and taught other dental nurses at college level.

Jenna Lindsay

Jenna has been based at our sister practice, Fortwilliam Specialist Dental Clinic in Belfast, for over 10 years. She has a background in dental nursing and as a practice coordinator.

Kara McGhee

Kara has worked at our clinic for many years. She’s welcoming, friendly and provides patients with help and reassurance throughout their experience at the practice.

Branded treatments and services

Whitening can be an important part of a smile makeover. We always check the suitability of your teeth, as it may not be recommended for some patients with high sensitivity. It’s important to know that we may not be able to treat all of your teeth: whitening can’t alter the colour of fillings, crowns, veneers, for example. Your dentist can explain and suggest any options open to you.

We do understand that some people really struggle with dental treatment. But we have lots of ways to help put you at ease. Please just tell us how you feel and what worries you, and then we can work together to decide on the right approach.

Generally we recommend twice yearly check-ups every six months. However, this varies on a case by case basis. Your Bupa Dental Care dentist will talk to you about when and how often we need to see you.

No, Bupa Dental Care practices are open to everyone. If you do have Bupa dental insurance, at selected practices we can guide you through your claim.

First, please check that our practice offers the services you’re looking for, then simply use the referral form on our contact page. Do feel free to give us a call and tell us what you’re looking for.

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Adult braces (Invisalign)

Virtually invisible, removable aligners that gradually straighten the teeth.

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Adult braces (cosmetic teeth straightening)

An orthodontic technique designed to discreetly straighten the front teeth only.

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Adult braces (orthodontics)

A traditional fixed teeth straightening treatment for adults.

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Adult braces (per arch)

Teeth straightening treatment for adults, which aligns either the upper or lower set of teeth.

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Adult check-up

An appointment for a dentist to assess a patient's oral health, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's check-up (age 5-16)

An appointment for a dentist to assess the oral health of a child aged 5-16, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's check-up (under 5)

An appointment for a dentist to assess the oral health of a child under 5, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's examination (age 5-16)

The first dental examination a child will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health (including two small X-rays, if clinically indicated).

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Children's examination (under 5)

The first dental examination a child under 5 will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health (including two small X-rays, if clinically indicated).

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Complex X-ray

A panoramic image taken of the entire mouth, including the teeth, gums and jaw.

Dental bridge (3 unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses two crowns and a false tooth to fill an existing gap.

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Dental bridge ceramic bonded (per unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses ceramic material to anchor false teeth into the mouth.

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Dental bridge porcelain bonded (per unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses porcelain material to anchor false teeth into the mouth.

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Dental implant

A long-term solution for replacing missing teeth, by surgically fusing a crown or denture into the jawbone.

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Dental sedation for nervous patients

A treatment which helps extremely nervous patients to have treatment, by using a sedative to put them into a deeply relaxed state.

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Dentures (Full acrylic)

A removable set of acrylic false teeth, which replace all of the upper or lower teeth.

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Emergency appointment

An urgent appointment to relieve dental pain, or treat unexpected dental injuries.

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Hygienist appointment

A session with a dental hygienist to thoroughly assess a patient's oral hygiene and offer oral health advice.

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Hygienist appointment (with dentist)

A session with a dentist to give your teeth a simple clean and polish.

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Mouthguard for teeth grinding (bruxism)

An appliance typically worn in the mouth overnight, to prevent teeth grinding.

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Partial upper or lower denture (acrylic)

Removable acrylic false teeth which replace one or a few missing teeth.

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Root canal (back teeth)

A procedure used to treat an infection at the centre of a back tooth.

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Root canal (front teeth)

A procedure used to treat an infection at the centre of a front tooth.

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Simple X-ray

A digital image taken of the inside of the mouth, to help dentists diagnose any underlying problems with the teeth.

Surgical tooth extraction

The removal of a tooth which cannot easily be taken out by a dentist. This treatment is performed by a dental surgeon.

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Teeth whitening (at home kit)

A cosmetic treatment carried out at home, which bleaches the teeth to make them lighter and remove stains.

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Teeth whitening (in practice)

A cosmetic treatment carried out in practice, which bleaches the teeth to make them lighter and remove stains.

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Tooth crown metal (back teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of metal, which is placed onto the back teeth to protect the tooth from further damage.

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Tooth crown porcelain bonded (back teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of porcelain material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the back tooth.

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Tooth crown porcelain bonded (front teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of porcelain material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the front tooth.

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Tooth extraction

The removal of a tooth from the mouth which can't be repaired.

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Tooth filling silver (large)

A treatment used to fill cavities in large teeth, where decay is replaced with amalgam to restore damage.

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Tooth filling silver (small)

A treatment used to fill cavities in small teeth, where decay is replaced with amalgam to restore damage.

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Tooth filling white (large)

A treatment used to fill cavities in large teeth, where decay is replaced with a tooth coloured material to restore damage.

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Tooth filling white (small)

A treatment used to fill cavities in small teeth, where decay is replaced with a tooth coloured material to restore damage.

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Tooth crown ceramic

An artificial 'cap', made of ceramic material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the tooth.

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Composite anterior filling (1 surface)

A tooth coloured filling on the front teeth, used to repair decay, cracks or fractures of the teeth.

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New patient examination

The first dental examination a patient will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health. (Two small X-rays included unless the patient has had them taken in the last 6 months, or they provide a previous set from another dentist).

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New patient examination

The first dental examination a patient will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health.

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Children's examination (age 5-16)

The first dental examination a child will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health.

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Children's examination (under 5)

The first dental examination a child under 5 will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health.

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COVID-19 safety tariff (per private appointment)

The health, wellbeing and safety of our patients, their families and our people is our priority and always will be.

That’s why, following the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve taken the essential decision to put extra safety measures in place right across our practice, so you can continue to visit our dentists with the reassurance that you are secure and protected.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has always been worn by our clinical teams in the practice, but the new safety measures mean that our clinicians will now be wearing enhanced PPE to minimise the risk of cross contamination during treatment.

To ensure that each patient has the protection they need we have to apply a separate tariff for the enhanced PPE that is required for each dental treatment. The tariff will vary by treatment type – please contact your local practice for more information.

This is a temporary measure - we are committed to keeping costs to a minimum and hope to reduce this further as the cost for PPE reduces, or the need for enhanced safety measures decreases or are no longer needed.

Thank you for your understanding.

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