Brian Altonbrian alton dentist

Dentist
GDC no. 49987, QUB 1976
I graduated fro m Queens University Belfast in 1976 and later gained the MFGDP (UK) Diploma. I am married to Elaine and have 4 children, my son John is currently in 4th year at Newcastle Dental School.

I undertake most types of dental procedures including cosmetic dentistry and tooth whitening. My special interest is with orthodontics and have carried out the orthodontics in the practice for the last 30 years.

In my spare time I enjoy sailing, walking and skiing.

Stephen Beststephen best dentist

Dentist
GDC no. 05990, QUB 1977
A past pupil of Methodist College Belfast, I qualified from Queens University, Belfast in 1977 and gained my membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College, London of Surgeons in 1990. I have a special interest in the treatment of gum disease.

I am married to Heather and have 4 sons and 2 grandsons.

I am a past president and chairman of the Belfast Round Table. I am also a UEFA ‘B’ soccer coach and am president of Carnmoney Colts FC.

Mark Kirkmark kirk dentist

Dentist
GDC no. 62385, QUB 1987
I graduated from Queens University Belfast in 1987 and have been with the practice since then. I enjoy all aspects of my work especially cosmetic dentistry. I find it very rewarding to see people’s reactions after their smile has been transformed.

Any free time I have I spend with my family. I am married to Fiona and have 2 children Katie and Conall.

Before my dental career I was an international athlete and competed for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I am still involved in athletics today and coach a group of athletes based in Belfast.

Katie Gordonkatie gordon dentist

Associate Dentist
GDC no. 103827, QUB 2006
I qualified from Queens University Belfast and have worked at Monkstown Dental since 2007.

I have been married for 2 years and enjoy keeping fit and running. In 2008 I completed the Krakow marathon in Poland and hope to take part in more marathons in the future.

Jonny Todd mark kirk dentist

Associate Dentist,
 Leeds 2000, GDC NO 77729
Qualified from the Leeds Dental Institute in 2000, subsequently obtained membership of the joint dental faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons, undertook postgraduate training in Forensic Dentistry at Cardiff University in 2006 and spent valuable time working in the Oral Surgery Department of Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.
After travelling extensively to work and learn from some of the leading figures in dentistry today, I am now glad to be home and plan to settle down for the long term, my overall philosophy is to treat my patients as I would want myself or any member of my family to be treated, using modern materials, techniques and equipment to preserve their teeth for life.

Lisa Pattonkatie gordon dentist

Associate Dentist
Glasgow 2010 GDC NO 191077

I graduated from Glasgow in 2010 and have been working in Monkstown since May 2014.
I love my job, interacting with people and providing them with the smile they have always wanted.

Always striving to enhance my professional development I  completed my MJDF qualification in 2012 and I'm about to undertake an extensive cosmetic and restorative course in London.

Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit and love weekends in the North Coast. In the last 12 months I ran my first half marathon and had an amazing experience doing charity work in Africa. I hope to do more of the same in the not too distant future!

Rhonda Harrisonrhonda harrison hygienist

Hygienist
Dentist, GDC no.3571
I qualified from Edinburgh University In 1988 and began my career  working for a local health board and in Private practice in Northern  Ireland before a move to Germany.
In Germany I was able to gain invaluable experience working alongside  a Specialist in Gum disease treatment.

After my stint in Germany I work in London for four years undertaking  further training allowing me to travel as far as New York. In 2006 my husband, two children and I returned home. I love to read,  ski and socialize in my spare time but am an active member of the  BSDHT allowing me to attend courses each year keeping me up to date  with new developments within the profession.

Lorraine Huytonlorraine huyton hygienst

Hygienist
Dentist, GDC no. 6500
I qualified as a dental hygienist from Queens university in 2004.I also completed certificate in oral health in 2003, and a tooth whitening course in 2009.i joined monkstown tean in 2009. My aim it to maintain high level of oral health for each patient,by providing up to date preventative advice, and varuious gum treatments

My interests include reading,pilates,running and socialising with friends

Linda Fletcherlinda fletcher practice manager

Practice Manager
I started here in 1975 and am very proud of the way the practice has improved and expanded through the years. I was educated at Ballyclare High School.

My interests include reading, gardening & animal welfare. I am married to Jim and have 2 grown up children & 2 grandchildren.

Fredadental nurse

Dental Nurse
I have been working in the practice with Mark since 2007. I enjoy all aspects of my work but especially cosmetic dentistry. I find it very rewarding to see peoples smiles transformed.

Outside work I have 2 grown up children Alan and Natalie. I enjoy socialising, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Nicolanicola dental nurse

Dental Nurse
Hi I'm Nicola and I started working with the team at Monkstown Dental in 2002. I am a registered dental nurse but split my time between reception and the surgery.

My part time hours in the practice allow me to balance my career with being Mummy to my two boys, which I really love.

Lesalesa dental nurse

Dental Nurse
I work with Brian Alton. I’ve worked at Monkstown Dental since 2007. I enjoy working as a dental nurse and I get on really well with the patients.

In my spare time I go to the gym and I like shopping. I have a son called Cameron.

Karenkaren dental nurse

Dental Nurse
I have worked at this practice from 1994. I am a qualified and registered dental nurse. I work 2 days a week.

I enjoy working with all my colleagues who have become friends, as have the patients.


Judithjudith dental nurse

Dental Nurse
I joined the practice in 2008 as Katie Gordon’s dental nurse. I enjoy the busy environment and meeting many different people.

My hobbies include walking, swimming and shopping.

EmmaEmma

Dental Nurse

I have been a dental nurse for nine years and have worked at Monkstown Dental since January 2012 working alongside Katie Gordon.

I've been married for nearly two years and I enjoy zumba classes and travelling.

Natalianatalia dental nurse

Dental Nurse
I am a qualified dental nurse and have been nursing from May 2008. I have recently joined Monkstown Dental.

I am keen on fashion and enjoy socialising with my friends.

Juliejulie dental nurse

Dental Nurse
I have been working as a Dental Nurse and Receptionist for the last 24 years! I love working with the team at Monkstown Dental.

I love to go travelling, eating out with friends and spending quality time with my daughter.

JoanneJoanne

Dental Nurse

I am a qualified and registered dental nurse. I work alongside Emma Cunningham and I enjoy working in a busy environment.

Most of my spare time is spent with my daughter Kirsten. I enjoy travelling, walking and socialising with family & friends.

HannahHannah

Dental Nurse

I usually work as part of the welcome team but you may also find me working in surgery as I’m a qualified and registered dental nurse.

Before my career in the dental field I worked within the beauty industry as I’m a qualified beautician.

Any spare time I have goes towards planning my wedding to Mark and moving into the new house we’ve just bought together. If I have any time left after that I love going on day trips with my mum and socialising with friends and family.

Emer

team Emer Dental nurse

Hello my name is Emer.

I'm a qualified dental nurse and joined the Monkstown team in February 2015. Iv been very lucky to meet some amazing people right from the beginning of my dental journey.

I love to travel. When im not in work you'll usually find me at the airport! In March 2014 I got the opportunity to join a dental team treating kids in Ethiopia.

It was an eye opening experience and one il never forget. I'd love to continue this kind of work in the future.

Aimeejulie dental nurse

Dental Nurse
I am a qualified Dental Nurse and have been nursing since 2008. I joined Monkstown Dental in 2015, everyone has been so welcoming. You can find me on reception and in surgery also.

I'm from Scotland originally but have lived in Belfast for the past 2 years. I love living here and being with my boyfriend and new friends, I do miss my family but the visits are great.
My origins may explain my love of battered pizza and cups of tea !!