Meet the team

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.

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Liam 2019

Dr. Liam McGrath

Dentist
BDS (Lpool) 1999 D Imp Dent RCS Ed
GDC No. 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.

Gareth 2019

Dr. Gareth Hargreaves

Dentist
BDS, PG Cert Endodontics, BSc
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.

Emma Mc Kay 2019

Dr Emma McKay

Dentist 
BDS (Lpool) 2005
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 Matt Parsons

Dentist 
BDS (Lpool) 2013
GDC No. 244074

Matt grew up in Bebington and went to Wirral Grammar School. He qualified from Liverpool Dental School in 2013, and began to work at a practice in North Wales, where he has looked after a large group of both NHS and dental plan patients for the past 6 years. He has gradually scaled back his work in North Wales, and now will be splitting his week between Whitby Dental and a practice in Liverpool. He likes to take a ‘minimum intervention’ approach to dentistry – this means focusing on prevention of dental issues, and when issues do arise treating them appropriately whilst doing the minimum amount of damage to healthy tooth structure. Outside of work, Matt enjoys travelling, having covered most of South America, Australia, New Zealand and a good chunk of Asia so far. Matt is a keen golfer also, playing at Prenton Golf Club.

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 implants. 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.

Gina 2019

Gina Tennant

Dental Therapist 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Lpool) 2012
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2007
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 am currently undergoing my yoga teacher training.

Danielle 2019

Danielle Davis

Dental Therapist 
BSc Oral Health Science (Manc) 2003
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.

Emma Poole 2019

Emma Poole

CQC Practice Manager

Before becoming a practice manager, I had been a dental nurse for 18 years working in corporate dentistry. I was then promoted and have been within practice management for the past 5 years.

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.

I started at McGrath Dental in 2018, I am currently practice managing two sites being responsible for the smooth running of the practices where patient care is paramount and providing support to my colleagues.  I work collaboratively with our Business Development Manager and the wider Portman Dental Care team to ensure smooth practice operations and support colleagues, always keeping patient care at heart.

When I am not working, I enjoy family time with my fiance, our children and grandchildren.

Amanda 2019

Amanda Cass

Business Development Manager 
GDC no. 218764

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 dentistry.

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 husband and son on adventurous family days out!

Aimee 2019

Aimee Le Poidevin

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 154478

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, in 2016 I felt the need for a change and joined McGrath Dental. I am really enjoying my experiences here, particularly in implant surgery! I am currently studying for my post qualification in dental radiography.

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

Nicola Lennon

Treatment Coordinator / Registered Dental Nurse
GDC NO. 210495

In 2011 I qualified as a level 3 NVQ Dental Nurse at Wirral Metropolitan College. Furthering my dental education is important to me, since qualifying I have studied a post qualification in Dental Radiography and currently I am part qualified in sedation. I am hoping to further my knowledge and gain my full qualification in the near future.

I have specialised in Oral Surgery, working at a local practice for seven years, I find this area of work very interesting!

I joined McGrath Dental in February 2017 as a Treatment Coordinator/ Dental Nurse, I enjoy the challenges the role brings along with getting to know the patients and follow them through their treatment journey.

Outside the practice I enjoy spending time with my husband and little girl. We are all looking forward to welcoming our newest addition to the family in September 2019.

Laura 2019

Laura Knapman

Dental Nurse 
GDC NO. 213550

In 2009 I was ready for a career change and 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, particularly regarding dental implants.

Currently I am studying my first post qualification in Dental radiography. When not working, I am busy looking after my two children. If possible I like to go to the gym and socialise.

Becky 2019

Rebecca McGarry

Dental Nurse 
GDC NO. 281322

In 2018 I gained 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. Most recently I have completed additional Dental Implant training and for the future I aspire to become a Dentist!

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

Tasha 2019

Natasha Davies

Dental Nurse 
GDC NO. 115165

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2007 and since then I have worked in both NHS and private practices. I took a break from dentistry for five years and worked within hospitality. I really enjoyed this time but I soon realised being a Dental nurse is my passion. I am hoping to further my dental knowledge and gain further qualifications to support my role in areas such as radiography and dental implants.

When I am not working I am a busy mum of two boys and together we enjoy the outdoor life making memories. Also when possible I enjoy going to the gym and socialising with friends and family.

Sarah 2019

Sarah Collins

Treatment Coordinator / Registered Dental Nurse 
GDC NO. 147377

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1989 and since then have worked in a combination of NHS and private dental practices. I have completed Business and Treatment Coordinating qualifications and I am currently the Lead nurse for the practice in addition to Treatment Coordinator. I am really enjoying the challenges within my role.

During my spare time I like to relax and escape to my caravan in North Wales with my family.

Tyler 2019

Tyler Calveley

Dental Nurse 
GDC No. 281478

I have recently gained my Level 3 Dental Nursing qualification at Wirral Metropolitan College. I joined McGrath Dental in February 2018 and have really enjoyed all learning opportunities. I have already completed additional implant training since qualifying. I have aspired to become a Dental Assistant ever since I was a teenager; I just find all aspects of dentistry very interesting.

I am looking forward to furthering my skills and experiences and then may apply to study Dental Therapy at university.

In my spare time, I like to socialise with friends and family and I also love reading books and sports.

Kate 2019

Kate Mitchell

Dental Nurse & Receptionist
GDC No. 124156

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 in 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 on administration again. I have worked hard for my dental nursing qualification, therefore wouldn’t like to give it up completely.

I would have to say that my family (particularly my daughter Scarlett and son Jett) are my most prized possession; including our two dogs Harley and Skyla.

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