You smile. I smile

We offer a range of different services to suit you and the family

New NHS Patients, Private Treatments, Routine & Cosmetic Dentistry Crowns, Veneers, Bridgework, Dentures & Dental Implants

We welcome patients to MA Irwin Dental, where we are committed to the delivery of a quality professional clinical service, and treat patients as individuals, encouraging them to seek advice and discuss their needs. The dentists and nurses appreciate the consequence and importance of oral and dental health, dental care and personal appearance, and are happy to take the time to discuss any dental related matter so that patients' requirements are properly addressed.

There is a special welcome to children, even those who are very young, to allow them the opportunity to adopt a favourable routine as regards their dental care, and to avail of preventative treatment which will benefit their dental health in the long term.

The surgery is equipped to facilitate those who have a disability. Please inform the receptionist when making an appointment if there are any particular arrangements the team could implement to guarantee your visit goes smoothly and is an agreeable experience.

The team recognise the existence of reservations, fears and phobias amongst some patients and can take steps to ease the treatment process, such as using inhalation sedation, often referred to as 'laughing gas'. Avoidance of corrective and preventative dental treatment due to a dread of the dentist will likely exacerbate the problem and result in poor dental hygiene. While patients are encouraged to discuss any such fears with the dentist at any stage, the receptionist can make a specific appointment for a consultation to address your concerns.

Some medical conditions are pertinent to diagnosis and treatment, and patients may therefore be required to complete a medical questionnaire or discuss medical details. The team at MA Irwin Dental prioritise discretion and are committed to confidentiality in all matters.

A list of our services

Available to patients are a variety of services that will contribute to good health and a favourable and complimentary appearance. Facilities and equipment such as the dedicated decontamination room and the 3D digital low radiation scanning x-ray machine allow us to achieve and maintain high standards and provide a complete and effective service. Some treatments are routine in nature while others are those that

patients will choose to undergo as additional and supplementary treatments. Patients are encouraged to consult with the dentist on any treatment that might benefit their dental health or personal appearance. The dentist will detail and clarify the options and help them to make choices that are suitable and appropriate.

The dentist will clarfiy the costs of treatment prior to any work being carried out and can discuss with you various options before agreeing with you the treatment that is most appropriate. Depending on personal circumstances, some patients are entitled to full or partial exemption of costs.

The receptionist can explain the details and will process the paperwork to allow patients to avail of their entitlement. Fees not covered by the NHS should be paid to the receptionst by cheque or cash, or arrangements can be made for a payment plan to meet your needs and budget.

General Treatments

  • Check-ups
  • Bite guards
  • Gum shields
  • Fissure sealants for children
  • Anti-snoring
  • Gum treatment (scale & polish)

Restorative & Preventative Treatment

  • Fillings including white mercury free fillings
  • Dentures
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Implants

Cosmetic Treatment

  • Veneers
  • Tooth whitening
  • Smile make-overs
  • Full mouth rehabilitation

Other Treatments

  • Advice & consultations
  • Sedation (twilight sleep)
  • Oral cancer screening

Our Friendly staff

For consistency and to promote good relations, patients ordinarily continue with the same dentist throughout their treatment.

Meet the team

Michael Irwin BDS (QUB) opened MA Irwin Dental in 1995 taking over the practice at Ferbro Buildings, formerly owned by Patrick McKenna. Michael trained at Queen's University, Belfast, undergoes continual professional development, and is trained in implant dentistry. He is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry, and working with patients who have developed a fear of attending the dentist.
Rian McBride BDS trained at University of Dundee which was ranked No.1 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2015, and joined MA Irwin Dental in 2012.

The team is completed by Kate, the manager and receptionist, who looks after appointments, payments and completion of paperwork; and the nurses Jessica and Rachel who assist the dentists with their work.

Ethos & Aims

The ethos at MA Irwin Dental is one of courtesy and competence, within an atmosphere of caring and respect. We treat everyone as we would like to be treated ourselves and welcome all patients to the surgery, offering assurances that every effort will be made to ensure your visit is a pleasant and painless one.

We aim to

provide excellent dental health care in a professional and confidential environment

facilitate our patients as regards their convenience, needs and comfort

deliver a service that is proficient and competent

encourage patients to exercise choice as regards their personal dental health

achieve a high level of satisfaction amongst our patients

recognise the ethical and legal foundations of dental practice.

To this end, we

practice safe and hygienic techniques using the latest equipment, observing current guidelines and regulations

undergo regular training to maintain and develop sound clinical skills

equip the surgery with the facilities and equipment to ensure accurate timely clinical diagnosis and treatment, and safeguard from infection the patients and team alike

offer a wide range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic services, and investigate and research new techniques as they become available

invite feedback to allow us to monitor our performance and ensure that we are meeting the requirements of our patients.

Customer feedback

With quality dental health and patient satisfaction included in our primary aims, We welcome feedback

both favourable and unfavourable - and encourage our patients to let us know how we are doing. You can tell us in person, write to us or email us.

Should you wish to make a complaint, the complaints procedure is available from the receptionist. However we would encourage you to allow us the opportunity to firstly address your concerns by contacting any member of the team.

Get In Touch

Surgery hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with mid-day closure between 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.

The phones are ordinarily answered during the mid-day closure. Holiday periods can be confirmed by telephoning the surgery before or during the holiday period.

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028 9083 3650
Out of hours emergency
028 2566 3520
General Enquiry
Address Location
5 Hightown Road, Glengormley
Co Antrim BT36 7TZ

In an emergency situation outside of normal surgery hours or during holiday periods, arrangements have been made for patients to receive advice and be treated at Dalriada Urgent Care, 20 Larne Road Link. Ballymena. BT42 3GA (028) 25663520

The emergency number is also available by phoning the MA Irwin Dental surgery outside surgery hours. Please do not go directly to the Dalriada Centre before contacting them by phone. Depending on the circumstances they may give advice only or offer to provide treatment which is chargeable at current NHS rates.