Meet The Team

Laura Jones

Lead Dental Practitioner
Studied at Queen’s University Belfast. Registered 1989
GDC No: 64414

Laura is the senior dentist in the team having qualified from Queen’s University in 1989. She has been with the practice for 20 years after living and working in central London for a number of years.
Laura Jones

Louise Macaulay

Dental Practitioner
BDS MFDS (RCS Edin) qualified 2009 Manchester
GDC No: 177968

Louise joined our team in February of 2015. She is from Belfast and has strong family ties to Cushendall, she had her wedding reception in 2014. Louise followed in her late father’s footsteps into dentistry, gaining her degree from Manchester University in 2009. She achieved a further qualification MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2011.
Louise Macaulay

Robert Craig

Dental Practitioner with special interest in Dental Implants
BDS, BELFAST – REGISTERED 1988
GDC NO: 63417

Robert is a most welcome addition to our team here in Broughshane Street. For many years we have been referring our patients needing dental implants to Robert at his practice in Magherafelt but we are delighted that he now comes to Ballymena several days per month to carry out his treatment here increasing the convenience factor for our patients.
Robert Craig

Rebecca Cunningham

Dental Practitioner
BDS BELFAST – REGISTERED 2013
GDC NO: 243897

Rebecca is a recent addition to our team joining us in September 2016 and has a smile that couldn’t fail to be contagious! Originally from Cookstown and graduating from Queen’s University in 2013, she now travels to Ballymena from Belfast.
Rebecca Cunningham

Jennifer MacRory

Dental Hygienist
RDH , Registered 2008.
GDC No: 153094

Jenny has been part of our team for many years, starting her career as a dental nurse. Jenny left us in 2006 in order to undertake the full time training required to become a dental hygienist. On qualifying in 2008, Jenny returned to our practice part time in her new job role.
Jennifer MacRory

Karen Palfrey

Dental Hygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene, Belfast 2002.
GDC No: 6044

Karen joined our team at the end of 2012. At that time she had just returned home to live in her home village of Ahoghill after several years of living and treating patients in the south east of England. She is an experience hygienist and with her sunny, bubbly disposition, she has quickly become popular with our patients.
Karen Palfrey

Claire Berrisford

Dental Hygienist
RDH
DIP DENTAL HYGIENE, BELFAST
RERGISTRED 2012
GDC NO: 164178

Claire is a welcomed addition to our hygiene team. She has studied dental hygiene in Belfast qualifying in 2012 as a mature student. Prior to this she started her dental career as a dental nurse, studying and working in London before moving to Scotland. In Glasgow, Claire worked in the dental hospital and as a community dental nurse. She has accumulated a wealth of experience and we are delighted to have her as part of our team.
Claire Berrisford

Edwin Macpherson

Clinical Dental Technician
GDC No: 121426

Ed has a deep seated connection with Jones Dental Care. He has carried out the prosthetic lab work for Jones’ for many years and before him, his dad was the dental technician used by the practice, long before Laura herself was a dentist.
Edwin Macpherson

Samara Macpherson

Practice Manager
LLB

Samara is our Practice Manager and joined the team shortly after obtaining her Law Degree at Queen’s University in Belfast. She has also completed a diploma in dental practice management and is well qualified and experienced for her role in our team.
Samara Macpherson

Suzanne McCullough

Dental Nurse
NEBDN 2002
GDC No.: 114984

Suzanne joined us early in 2013 with 13 years’ experience in dental nursing. She has quickly become an invaluable member of our team and is enjoying the hustle and bustle of our busy practice.
Suzanne McCullough

Rachel Palmer

Dental Nurse
RDN
GDC No: 216615

Rachel joined the practice in June 2014 as a newlywed. She has six years’ experience as a dental nurse and since starting here at Jones Dental Care, she has been busy. As well as working alongside Laura, Rachel has taken courses in photography, dental impression taking and dental radiography.
Rachel Palmer

Esther Fleck

Dental Nurse
RDN
GDC No: 234507

Esther joined the practice in September 2014 and took no time in settling right in. She is from a farming family in Lurgan and with a houseful of siblings, so it’s no surprise that she is very chatty and personable. Esther has over five years’ experience in dental nursing...
Esther Fleck

Elizabeth Bell

Registered Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2012
GDC No: 235686

Elizabeth is a member of our reception team and she brings a wealth of experience to the role. Previously having worked in both general dental and specialist dental settings, she is  knowledgeable, friendly and empathetic towards our patients
Elizabeth Bell

Danielle Wilson

Registered Dental Nurse
National Certificate NEBDN 2010
GDC No: 207859 

Danielle is a member of our nursing team. She loves what she does and it shows. Her sunny, upbeat nature can help put even the most anxious patients at their ease! 
Danielle Wilson

Mary Helen Van Loggerenberg

Receptionist and Trained Dental Nurse
RDN
GDC No: 147538

Mary Helen is our Senior Receptionist and Treatment Co-ordinator as well as being a qualified dental nurse. Her bubbly personality means she is perfect for the front desk and is very popular with patients. She always takes the time with folk to hear their news and ease any concerns they have about their dental treatment.
Mary Helen Van Loggerenberg

Ayesha Kirkpatrick

Dental Nurse
RDN
GDC No: 265920

Ayesha is one of the newest additions to the team and started with us in November of  last year. Ayesha is a very valuable addition to the team and with excellent administration skills, is often found helping out at the reception desk when needed.
Ayesha Kirkpatrick

Alison Rae

Receptionist and Trained Dental Nurse
Compliance Facilitator
RDN
GDC No: 146864

Alison, or Ali as she is known, is a key member of our team. She spends much of her time at the front desk beside Mary-Helen but is also an experienced dental nurse with key responsibilities within the team. Ali recently took on the role as Compliance Facilitator for Northern Ireland within the Portman group...
Alison Rae