Meet the team

At Smiles Dental Care our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


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Fiona Doherty

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Edin) 1987
GDC No. 62183

Fiona has wide ranging experience having completed locum roles in Ireland, England and even Swaziland in South Africa! She has worked in fully private practices in London as well as led the team of dentists at a Boots Dental Practice in London. Fiona was also the in-house dentist at Marks & Spencers Head Office in London.

You will find Fiona has a relaxing and highly professional style and her considerable experience means she can advise on and provide the whole range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry available today.

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Rita McCollam

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Dun) 1997
GDC No. 73369

After graduating, Rita worked in a very busy, progressive practice in the north east of England, before returning home to Northern Ireland in 1998. For the past 10 years, Rita has been working in Ballymena. Almost 8 of those years have been spent as a partner in Smiles Dental Care.

Rita has gained considerable knowledge and experience in many areas of dentistry through comprehensive post graduate training over the past 15 years.

When not running around a busy dental practice, Rita spends her time running the roads and entering the occasional marathon!

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Sarah Jill Morrow

Dental Practitioner
BDS (QUB) 2017
GDC No. 271325

Known as Jill, Jill qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 2017, she carried out her VT year in Kilkeel, before moving to Larne to work in a busy NHS practice.

She joined the Smiles team in September 2019, and is enjoying working within the team at the practice.

In her spare time, Jill likes to sing and is part of the Belfast Operatic Company, she also to spend her free time travelling.

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Eimear Toner

Dental Practitioner
BDS Newcastle 2012
GDC No. 229811

Eimear has joined us a Private Locum Dentist having previously worked in a private practice in Cambridge providing general dentistry along with Invisalign, composite bonding, minor oral surgery and facial aesthetics.

Eimear is a hard-working and caring dentist who is committed to achieving and maintaining high standards of care for patients while striving to make dental treatment as relaxing and pleasant as possible.

In her spare time Eimear is a keen cyclist and fitness enthusiast. She also enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

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Melissa Boyd

Dental Practitioner
BDS Manchester 2017
GDC No. 270879

Melissa has joined us an NHS and Private Locum Dentist having previously worked for 5 years in NHS practices in England. Melissa has a keen interest in minimally invasive dentistry, providing mini smile makeovers using Invisalign and composite bonding.

Melissa is a confident and caring dentist who is committed to achieving and maintaining high standards of care for patients.

In her spare time Melissa likes to bake and spend time with her new puppy.

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Lead Dental Nurse
NEBDN Diploma Dental Nursing 2005
BDA Qualification in Radiography 2009
Trained in impression taking
Trained in sedation
GDC No. 120361

Kate joined the practice in November 2018, she has been a dental nurse since 2005.

Kate is very committed to her job and loves getting to know all the patients. She has a keen interest in surgicals and loves working in a team.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her cat Lulu.

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Dental Nurse
NEBDN Dip. Dental Nursing (2008)
GDC No. 175477

Danielle has been working as a Dental Nurse since April 2005 and joined the Smiles Dentalcare team in March 2017.

Danielle enjoys all aspects of nursing and loves being part of such a great team.

In her spare time, Danielle likes to travel and spends her time with her friends and family.

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Dental nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2022
GDC No. 305428

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Dental nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2022
GDC No. 305459

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Trainee dental nurse

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Trainee dental nurse

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Lead Receptionist

Sarah started her career working in Harry Corry's Head Office before joining the Smiles team in 2014.

Sarah is one of the more experienced members of the Smiles team.

Her hard work ethic fits in perfect with her role within the Practice. In her freetime she spends all of her time with her two sons and daughter who keep her on her toes!

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