Meet The Team

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  • Dr Liam McGrath
    Principal Dentist GDC No.76322
    Dr Liam McGrath
    Principal Dentist GDC No.76322

    Dr. Liam McGrath BDS(1999)
    D Imp Dent RCSEd
    GDC No. 76322

    Dr. Liam McGrath

    In 1994 I moved from Omagh to Liverpool to study dentistry, and after a rigorous five year course graduated and got right to work in general practices. I went on to become a partner in an NHS practice before moving on to more advanced aesthetic dentistry such as veneers, crowns, smile makeovers and gum lifts.

    Dentists never stop studying, and during my further training I met some peers who introduced me to dental implants. I was immediately struck by the quality of the results achieved and the truly transformative effect it had on the lives of patients. I knew I had found the area I wanted to specialise in.

    I travelled the world learning from the very best in implant dentistry, first training in Manchester before doing courses in New York, Florida and Virginia and then ended my studies back across the pond in Europe. I absorbed everything I could from leading dentists such as Dennis Tarnow, Maurice Salama, Michael Pikos and Tidu Mankoo. If you’re reading this as a patient, those names probably mean nothing to you, but if you’re a dentist then you know what an honour it is to have trained with them.

    Once I was confident in my ability and expertise, I opened my own referral practice to focus solely on implant dentistry. I since have the honour to be one of the select few awarded the highly acclaimed Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. I’ve gone on to perform over 3000 implants on more than 2000 patients and offer advice, training and referral services for dentists across the UK. I am a Key Opinion Leader for Biomet 3i Implants for CT guided surgery and treating terminal dentitions with immediate fixed restorations.

    When I am not in the practice, my time is mostly spent with my wife and two sons. We enjoy spending our holidays in the Southern Alpes in France. We have had some fantastic summer and winter vacations there, the scenery is amazing and there are lots of activities to do.

  • Simon Cronshaw
    Dentist GDC No. 212495
    Simon Cronshaw
    Dentist GDC No. 212495

    Our highly experienced Dentists will listen to your concerns and advise what they think is clinically necessary for your individual needs. Our services include; General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry along with specialties such as Implants, Same Day Teeth, Complex Restorative Treatments, Full Smile Reconstructions, Gum Treatments, Periodontal Treatments and Orthodontic Treatments.


    In 2011 I gained my Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Leeds. In 2016 I decided to further my qualifications and study my  RCS Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, particularly a field I am interested in.

    In 2017 I took advantage of the opportunity  to move to Liverpool with my partner and recently joined McGrath Dental.

    I enjoy sports and was a keen rugby player for over 14 years. I now regularly train in a local Jujitsu martial arts club. I also enjoy cross country running and have competed in events up to half marathon distance for charity.  I have completed several national walking trails across the U.K. including Hadrian’s Wall, Cumbria Way and the Cleveland Way.

  • Emma McKay
    Dentist GDC No.101393
    Emma McKay
    Dentist GDC No.101393

    Our highly experienced Dentists will listen to your concerns and advise what they think is clinically necessary for your individual needs. Our services include; General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry along with specialties such as Implants, Same Day Teeth, Complex Restorative Treatments, Full Smile Reconstructions, Gum Treatments, Periodontal Treatments and Orthodontic Treatments.


    Originally from Liverpool, I started studying Dentistry at Liverpool University in 1999. After graduating I worked at a busy Liverpool NHS practice, before staring work on the Wirral in 2007. For 10 years I worked in a mixed practice, treating lots of families and some patients who were a little more nervous about dental treatment. I trained newly qualified dentists for 5 years, which I found very rewarding but have now decided to concentrate on cosmetic and implant dentistry. I also have an interest in non surgical facial aesthetics.

    I trained in implant placement in 2009 and plan to further my education with an MSC in implantology over the next few years.

    We have a recent addition to our family, our daughter Lara, who is our world! In my spare time I enjoy scuba diving, going for long walks with my Alaskan Malamute and supporting LFC, which can be very stressful!

     

  • Gina Tennant
    Dental Therapist GDC No.162008
    Gina Tennant
    Dental Therapist GDC No.162008

    Our Dental Therapists provide exemplary preventative and restorative dental care for all of our patients. Dental Therapists are qualified to perform all patient examinations, and restorative(fillings) and hygiene treatments.


    I am originally from Shropshire where I worked as a keen dental nurse for 7 years before progressing on to Dental Therapy at Liverpool Dental School.

    Since graduating I have spent time evolving my skills so I can offer the best care for my patients. I have attended advanced courses on; Cosmetic fillings, Whitening, Composite Edge Bonding, Mini Smile Makeovers along with courses focused on treating very anxious patients, these being; Dental Hypnotherapy and Sedation.

    When I am not treating teeth, I love to travel and have a keen interest in yoga. So much so that I am currently undergoing my yoga teacher training

  • Danielle Davies
    Dental Therapist GDC No.6312
    Danielle Davies
    Dental Therapist GDC No.6312

    Our Dental Therapists provide exemplary preventative and restorative dental care for all of our patients. Dental Therapists are qualified to perform all patient examinations, and restorative (fillings) and hygiene treatments.


    Before studying to become a Dental Therapist I was a dental nurse in an NHS practice for 5 years. I qualified in 2003 at University of Manchester Turner Dental School where I studied for three years to gain my bachelor of science degree. From then onwards I have worked in both private and NHS dental practices.

    I have furthered my skills gaining extra qualifications in; Tooth Whitening, Facial Aesthetics, Bio Clear Restorations, Cosmetic fillings, Composite Edge Bonding  and Periodontal Master Class.

    I enjoy going to the gym and running, when I am not spending quality time with my family.

  • Andrea Holmes
    CQC Registered Practice Manager/ Registered Dental Nurse GDC No.141130
    Andrea Holmes
    CQC Registered Practice Manager/ Registered Dental Nurse GDC No.141130

    Our Practice Manager is here to ensure smooth running of the practice by supporting the whole team. This role encourages the practice to work towards the highest standards of care and emphases the importance of compliance and health & safety procedures to meet Care Quality Commission Standards. We welcome all variations of feedback as this is our opportunity to hear what your thoughts are so we can continue to work in a professional manner, however if you believe we can improve our services we would appreciate your input.


    Before becoming a practice manager, I had been a dental nurse for 8 years working in corporate dentistry. I was then promoted to a multi site practice manager 20 years ago!! That time has flown by so quickly!!

    Dentistry has allowed me to gain in depth knowledge on compliance and health & safety. I strive to ensure that any practice I work in is working toward the highest standard of care that we can achieve. In 2015  I gained my ILM certificate in leadership and management, and  NVQ level 3 advanced level apprenticeship in management and business administration.

    I started at McGrath Dental in 2016 and have never looked back, I am responsible for the smooth running of the practice where patient care is paramount.

    When I am not working, I have a number of hobbies, one being crystal healing to help bring out all the positive energies, I also enjoy walking with my partner.

  • Aimee Le Poidevin
    Registered Dental Nurse GDC No.154478
    Aimee Le Poidevin
    Registered Dental Nurse GDC No.154478

    Our Dental Nurses are an essential part of the team. Not only will they support the Dentists/Dental Therapists when working within the surgeries; they are there to provide comfort to you-our patients. Please feel free to ask them any questions you may have.


    I have been a Dental Nurse for over 10 years now (wow that has gone fast!). Most of my career has been spent working within NHS dental practices. However, I felt the need for a change:

    In May 2016 I joined McGrath Dental, I am really enjoying my experiences here particularly in implant surgery!

    In my spare time I enjoy making memories with my husband and three children. I also like going for runs and keeping fit.

  • Nichol Edwards
    Registered Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator GDC No. 238609
    Nichol Edwards
    Registered Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator GDC No. 238609

    Our Dental Nurses are an essential part of the team. Not only will they support the Dentists/Dental Therapists when working within the surgeries; they are there to provide comfort to you-our patients. Please feel free to ask them any questions you may have.

    Our Treatment Coordinators are here to support you through your treatment plan journey; by listening to your preferences and any concerns you may have. They will discuss your treatment plan options tailored to your individual needs; this way you are able to take on board all possible treatment plans specifically for you, they will help answer any queries and also discuss your finance options. Your Treatment Coordinator is there to support you and be your point of contact throughout your visits.


    I gained my NEBDN Dental Nursing qualification in 2011 whilst working in the Royal Air Force. I found this as a great opportunity to travel, however I decided to settle back on the Wirral. Since joining McGrath Dental, I have progressed to the role of Treatment Coordinator and I am responsible for coordinating Liam’s implant ordering and in-house practice procedures. This role allows me to engage further with staff and patients, I am really enjoying this role!

    Since becoming a dental nurse, I have also qualified in SAAD Conscious Sedation and I am currently studying my Dental Radiography post qualification.

    During my spare time, I love travelling as my partner works abroad and we have lots of opportunities to show my daughter Georgia the world. When at home we enjoy baking and spending time as a family. We also love walking adventures with our latest addition- Lola (our Chowpei dog).

  • Kate O’Neill
    Registered Dental Nurse/Receptionist GDC No. 124156
    Kate O’Neill
    Registered Dental Nurse/Receptionist GDC No. 124156

    Our Receptionist is the face of our practice, she will welcome you with a smile. It is imperative to us that you are comfortable whilst waiting for your appointments. Any queries and future appointments can be booked via reception, we will also send you an email as confirmation along with an appointment card to help you remember when your next visit will be. If you are able to spare five minutes before leaving the practice, it would be much appreciated if you were able to complete one of our feedback forms located on the reception desk.

    Our Dental Nurses are an essential part of the team. Not only will they support the Dentists/Dental Therapists when working within the surgeries; they are there to provide comfort to you-our patients. Please feel free to ask them any questions you may have.


    Before joining dentistry, I worked in administration. Following this, in 2005 I began my dental nursing career at Liverpool Dental Hospital. Since qualifying I have worked within a very busy private and NHS practice.

    Although I am still a registered dental nurse, I have decided to change my career path and focus more within administrations again. I have worked hard for my dental nursing qualification, therefore wouldn’t like to give it up completely.

    I am recently married and would have to say that my family (particularly my 2 year old daughter Scarlett) are my most prized possession; including our two dogs Harley and Skyla.

  • Amanda Cass
    Business Development Manager/Registered Dental Nurse GDC No. 218764
    Amanda Cass
    Business Development Manager/Registered Dental Nurse GDC No. 218764

    Our Business Development Manager is the newest role to the practice. We see this role as an opportunity to not only build professional relationships with other Dental practices but also to promote the exemplary services we offer to patients, potential new patients, the public and fellow dental professionals. Training and Development of the team is an important part of this role by providing support to all staff allowing them to become successful in their aspirations.

    Our Dental Nurses are an essential part of the team. Not only will they support the Dentists/Dental Therapists when working within the surgeries; they are there to provide comfort to you-our patients. Please feel free to ask them any questions you may have.


    In 2010 I began my Dental Nursing career whilst studying at Liverpool Dental Hospital. I am always keen to expand on my dental knowledge, I have successfully gained two post qualifications; Oral Health Education and Dental Radiography.

    Before joining McGrath Dental, I took a break from the dental world and supported healthcare students across the North West. I found this a very rewarding job, but knew that I would always return to the dentistry world.

    I joined McGrath Dental in 2016 and progressed to a Treatment Coordinator role. I am now looking forward to the new challenges ahead as Business Development Manager; engaging with external stakeholders and helping to develop our referral process alongside supporting and developing our team.

    Outside of work, my time is spent with my family mainly either in the park or at Chester Zoo! My little boy likes to keep me on my toes but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  • Joedy Harwood
    Trainee Dental Nurse
    Joedy Harwood
    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Our Trainee Dental Nurses are also valuable members of the team, we thrive in supporting all members of our team to develop within their roles. Our trainees attend college once a week to gain their theoretical part of their qualification in addition to the practical experiences they gain whilst working within the practice. Just as our registered dental nurses, they are here to monitor your well-being and support our Dentists/Dental Therapists.


    I joined McGrath Dental as a trainee dental nurse when the practice first opened in Nov 2015. I am due to complete my NVQ level 3 Dental Nursing qualification at the end of September 2017. Once I am qualified, I’m really looking forward to developing my role and gaining more experience with complex treatments.

    I fell into my Dental Nursing role by a ‘happy accident’ as prior to this role I worked as a career for children with special needs.

    When I’m not working I enjoy weekends away with friends and long bike rides in new places.

  • Rebecca McGarry
    Trainee Dental Nurse
    Rebecca McGarry
    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Our Trainee Dental Nurses are also valuable members of the team, we thrive in supporting all members of our team to develop within their roles. Our trainees attend college once a week to gain their theoretical part of their qualification in addition to the practical experiences they gain whilst working within the practice. Just as our registered dental nurses, they are here to monitor your well-being and support our Dentists/Dental Therapists.


    I am currently studying my NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing at Wirral Metropolitan College. Before starting my dental career I gained a degree in Forensic Anthropology, I found the dental aspect of my degree very interesting which has led me to where I am now. In the future I aspire to become a Dentist!

    I enjoy road trips out on my motorbike, my favourite place to go is Llandudno via the scenic route!

  • Nicola Lennon
    Registered Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator, GDC No. 210495
    Nicola Lennon
    Registered Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator, GDC No. 210495

    Dental Nurses- Our Dental Nurses are an essential part of the team. Not only will they support the Dentists/Dental Therapists when working within the surgeries; they are there to provide comfort to you-our patients. Please feel free to ask them any questions you may have.

    Our Treatment Coordinators are here to support you through your treatment plan journey; by listening to your preferences and any concerns you may have. They will discuss your treatment plan options tailored to your individual needs; this way you are able to take on board all possible treatment plans specifically for you, they will help answer any queries and also discuss your finance options. Your Treatment Coordinator is there to support you and be your point of contact throughout your visits.

  • Laura Knapman
    Registered Dental Nurse GDC No. 213550
    Laura Knapman
    Registered Dental Nurse GDC No. 213550

    Our Dental Nurses are an essential part of the team. Not only will they support the Dentists/Dental Therapists when working within the surgeries; they are there to provide comfort to you-our patients. Please feel free to ask them any questions you may have.


    In 2009 I was ready for a career change, a family friend pointed me in the direction of working for Liam. I qualified in 2011 as a level 3 NVQ Dental Nurse at Wirral Metropolitan College, I have also taken on board a keen interest in expanding my role and responsibilities. Since 2014 I manage the book keeping and have continued this since McGrath Dental opened in 2015.

    When not working, I am busy looking after my two children. If possible I like to go to the gym and socialise with friends and family.

  • Diane Tremarco
    Marketing Manager
    Diane Tremarco
    Marketing Manager