It’s a bittersweet week for us here at Mullan Gallagher Dental Care.
This week we have to say goodbye to one of our Associates, Nuala. After more than two years serving our patients, Nuala has made the decision to return to her home turf of Co. Derry to be nearer to her loved ones and pursue her career in a local practice there. Whilst we are very happy for Nuala and know it is the right thing for her we can’t help but feel a tinge of sadness that she won’t be with us any longer. We will miss her kind gentle nature, her wicked sense of humour and her selflessness when she puts herself out time and again to help her patients – often not having a lunch break or dropping into house bound patients on her way home from work because they rely on her. She has left a big impression not just on us here in the practice but with our patients who I know will miss her as much as we will. We wish you every success in your new venture Nuala!
As one door closes another one opens however, and we are delighted to announce a replacement for Nuala and another part time associate dentist to join our team.
Daniel Flanagan will be joining us to replace Nuala in October. Originally from Crossgar Co.Down, he graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014. In 2016 he was accepted as a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS RCSP). He is always looking to further his knowledge of dentistry through postgraduate courses. In January 2017 he attended courses in short term orthodontics to provide patients with a straighter and more aesthetic smile.
He enjoys all aspects of general practice and particularly enjoys communicating with patients, advising how to improve their oral health and ensuring he provides the best possible treatment in a comfortable and relaxing manner.
In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching Gaelic football, soccer and golf, keeping fit and reading. We very much look forward to welcoming Daniel to the team.
In addition we are soon to welcome Curtis Herron to our team of dentists. Curtis Herron BDS (QUB) qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 2015 with distinction and has since spent time working in both Northern Ireland and England. Curtis has also spent time as a volunteer dentist in Cambodia, delivering relief of dental pain treatment to a deprived local community in 2014.
He is currently undertaking his Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgeons qualification, which provides entry for further specialist training over the coming years. One of Curtis’ areas of interest is aesthetic dentistry and enjoys taking clinical photographs of his work to add to his portfolio but also uses the pictures to aid informing his patients. Curtis prides himself on being friendly and pleasant which helps create a relaxed atmosphere for his patients. These traits lend themselves well to his successful treatment of dentally anxious patients. We are delighted to be welcomeingCurtis to Mullan Gallagher Dental Care in August.