New Dental Surgery helps fill the gap in Newry

August 24, 2010

On Wednesday Councillor Mick Murphy, Mayor of Newry and Mourne, performed the official opening of a new dental surgery in Newry.

Oasis Dental Surgery at Monaghan Court Business Park is a joint venture from Oasis Dental Care, provider of UK dental services, and the Health and Social Care Board to provide thousands of additional appointment places for local HSC (NHS) patients. The new practice has recruited two dentists, three dental nurses and a receptionist. Lead dentist, Alex Gota, who qualified in 1993, has recently moved to Co. Down and is looking forward to treating patients in Newry.

Alex will be joined by Dentist, Isabel Lozano, Practice Manager, Meadhbh Bustard and Lead Dental Nurse, Vicky Sloan.  Vicky will be supported by our other qualified nurse Diane Hume and our trainee dental nurse Teri Short.  Welcoming patients will be Lead Receptionist Geraldine Davenport who has both dental nursing and receptionist experience.

Mark Kinneen, Northern Ireland Area Manager at Oasis Dental Care, said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen to be part of this significant boost to the oral health of the people of Northern Ireland and we look forward to working in partnership with patients and the wider community.

“Oasis has successfully established a reputation of providing dental care of the highest quality and we are very pleased to bring this to health service patients in Newry. Through the new practice we will deliver high quality dentistry to local patients through our state-of-the-art surgeries and our highly trained dentists and support staff.”

The Health Minister, Michael McGimpsey, awarded a £17 million health service dentistry contract to Oasis Dental Care in May 2009 to provide 38 additional health service dentists in access hotspots across Northern Ireland, providing dental care for an additional 57,000 health service patients.

Under this scheme, Oasis has now opened all 38 surgeries across 14 practices in Northern Ireland: Enniskillen, Londonderry, Strabane, Omagh, Dungannon, Cookstown, Glengormley, Carrickfergus, Bangor, Holywood, Lisburn, Newry, Banbridge and Dundonald.

Anyone wishing to register for treatment should contact the Oasis practice in Newry by email , Tel: 028 30 251559 for further info or call in to – The Armadown Dental practice, Monaghan Court Business Park, Newry, Co. Down, BT35 6BH.