At McGrath Dental 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.

Dr. Liam McGrath

Lead Clinician

BDS, D Imp Dent RCSEd

GDC Number: 76322

In 1994 I moved from Omagh in Northern Ireland to Liverpool to study dentistry. After a rigorous five year course I graduated and started my career working in general dentistry. I then 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, it really was an honour 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 have had the honour to become 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 4000 implants on more than 3000 patients and work collaboratively with dentists across the UK offering support, advice, training and referral services for single implants to CT guided surgery, treating terminal dentition's with immediate fixed restorations. 

    Liam 2019

    Dr Emma McKay

    BDS (LPOOL) 2005, MJDF, PG Cert in Implantology 
    GDC NO.101393

    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 busy mixed practice, treating lots of families and some patients who were a little more nervous about dental treatment. I was involved in training newly qualified dentists for 5 years, which I found very rewarding but have now decided to concentrate on dental implants, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. I also have an interest in non-surgical facial aesthetics and skincare.

    I trained in implant placement in 2009 with Cermal Ucer and have gone on to place more and more implants over the years, with cases becoming increasingly complex and accepting referrals from practices across the North West.

    I live my partner Chris and our daughter Lara, who is becoming increasingly cheeky! In my spare time I enjoy scuba diving, going for long walks with my Alaskan Malamute and supporting LFC, which can be very stressful!

      Dr. Gareth Hargreaves

      GDC NO. 211246

      In 2011 I gained my BSc Dentistry qualification at Manchester University, since then I have developed a specialist interest in Endodontics with additional interests in Orthodontics and Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry. Since graduation, I have gained experience and developed my knowledge at multiple practices throughout the North West including Chester, Crewe, Lymm and the Wirral.

      I have successfully gained a PG certificate in Endodontics at the University of Chester; it is imperative for me to ensure my clinical skills and knowledge are current, enabling me to continue using modern techniques and complete more complex cases. I accept referrals for re-treatment cases if the initial root canal has failed or if a patient has moderately complex tooth anatomy.

      I am a fully qualified Invisalign provider and highly experienced in many forms of short-term orthodontic treatments. I have also trained to provide Inman Aligners, Clearsmile braces, C-Fast, Powerprox and many other short-term teeth straightening techniques and systems.

      I have previously volunteered in Cambodia, working in mobile community dental clinics for the One-2-One World Organisation and providing general dentistry care to the residents of deprived villages.

      I enjoy all kinds of sport, particularly Rugby League and I am a keen Wigan Warriors fan, attending as many games as possible. Walking and exploring with my family is another favourite, particularly in the Lake District. My foreign travels include a deep love for Italy where I once taught English, so I like to try and visit every year to keep my Italian fluent.


        Gina Tennant

        GDC NO. 162008

        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 have recently completed my yoga teacher training.

          Danielle Davis

          GDC NO. 6312

          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.


            Steve Bradburn

            Clinical Dental Technician
            GDC NO. 116710

            I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2000; since then I have been a prosthetics technician, I cannot believe it has been almost 20 years! I have particular interests in prosthetic reconstructions and implantology. This includes the "All on 4" and "Same Day Teeth" implant procedure, I have also gained experience in other working procedures within the UK and overseas. I regularly lecture for dental professionals across the UK on my chosen topic of "All on 4" and continue to work very closely with the UK's leading Dentists.

            Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire as a Clinical Dental Technician where I obtained a diploma in Clinical Dental Technology, this has enabled me to offer consultations and treat patients directly. This helps me to build a rapport with patients and contributes to creating the illusion of natural teeth with bespoke dentures of the upmost accuracy and finesse. 

            I have attended many courses nationwide to develop my wider knowledge of dentures and implant system techniques, to ensure I deliver the best possible treatment for my patients. I was also a runner up in The Aesthetic Dental Awards 2013 for Multiple Implant Case.

            Away from the practice Steve likes to spend his free time with his two daughters, Olivia and Niamh, and his wife Rachel. Steve’s wife is also a dental technician and works as a ceramist. He has a keen interest in Squash, Gym and walking around the local trails in the Peak District.

              Stephen Cooley 

              GDC NO. 62749

              Steve qualified from Sheffield University Dental Hospital in 1997 and started work in a busy general practice.

              Being an independent type, I bought my own practice after two years in Leeds and began to develop my interest in restorative care and dental phobia.

              I developed academic itchy feet after a few years and completed a course on restorative dental care and children’s dental care at Bristol university. This course opened my eyes to a wider range of dental care options and motivated me to develop a specialist referral centre in my next practice in Oxfordshire. 

              I particularly enjoy providing restorative and periodontal care and feel it is important for patients to have a clear understanding of their dental problems, treatment options and how to prevent future dental failure.

              I have spent the last 20 years treating nervous and dental phobic patients. I find that the first step is the hardest for a patient when they are nervous or embarrassed about their teeth. It is often easier for the patient to come in for an informal chat before they commit to a dental examination. This breaks the ice and allows the patient to tell me their aims and concerns. This can be arranged with one of our friendly treatment coordinators.

              Outside of work I enjoy walking and cycling. North Wales is an ideal place to do both and we are fortunate to have this on our door step.

              I also enjoy reading and travel and reading.

                Dr Alex Farrow-Hamblen

                Dental Surgeon and Denplan dentist

                BDS BSc (UCLan)

                GDC NO. 290681

                Originally from Teesside, Alex began his undergraduate training at the University of Leeds in 2013, successfully gaining a BSc First Class Hons Degree in Human Physiology (2016) before beginning his rigorous dental training at the University of Central Lancashire’s School of Medicine & Dentistry. Training for four years at Carlisle Dental Education Centre, Alex provided the full scope of general dentistry to patients in an NHS capacity, graduating in 2020 with a First Class - now working as an NHS & Private Dentist supporting patients in Chester & the Wirral.

                Alex has published several articles and international journal features on topics such as clinical professionalism, patient-centred care & dentures; having a particular interest in effective patient communication, dental phobia, restoring the terminal dentition & treatment-planning for those patients with additional or complex medical & social needs. Alex is also trained in the use of Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) in a dental setting, simple removable orthodontics (removable braces) and is working towards further qualifications in the restoration of simple dental implants & complex exodontia (surgical extractions).

                Away from dentistry, Alex supports Middlesbrough Football Club. He has recently applied for a post at the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games; hoping to join the voluntary medical & dental team providing urgent medical care, dental / oro-facial trauma care & oral health education for the duration of the Summer games in support of athletes, dignitaries & spectators.

                  Dr Alex Farrow Hamblen Mcgrath Dental 2023

                  Meet our team

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                    Portman Dental Care Awards

                    Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
                    Award Logo 2018
                    Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
                    The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
                    Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
                    Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care