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Belfast Team


Stuart Lutton

Dr Stuart Lutton, BDS MJDF MSc Implant Dentistry 

Dental Implant Surgeon

GDC no: 77775

Stuart qualified from Sheffield University in 2000 and has practised in Edinburgh and Belfast since then.

Stuart has a particular focus on dental implants and specifically the ground-breaking full arch dental implant procedure (often referred to as ‘All on 4’ or ‘Same Day Teeth’). He was awarded a Masters degree in Implantology in 2012 under the personal tutelage of Professor Edward Lynch - one of the most highly respected names in UK dentistry and head of dentistry at the University of Warwick.

In 2016 Stuart opened a new practice in Belfast. His practice is limited to implant dentistry and he now splits his time between the state-of-the-art clinics in Edinburgh and Belfast.

Stuart is a member of the UK ADI Association of Dental Implantology; he has a close professional link with the leading national and international implant surgeons. Away from the practice, Stuart is married to Yasmin and has a young family that keeps him busy outside work.

Mark Tarpey

Dr. Mark Tarpey

Dental Implant Surgeon

GDC no: 85940

Mark qualified from Queens University Belfast in 2005, where he was awarded the John Malone medal for best performance in Conservative Dentistry in his final year exams.

Since then, he has worked in the Belfast area providing general dental care, but with a special interest in implant dentistry.

Mark studied throughout the UK and Europe to further his knowledge and skills in the field of implant dentistry and aims to incorporate the most up-to-date techniques and technologies to ensure his patients are provided with the best possible care.

Mark has been registered and in good standing with the GDC since 2005 and is a member of the UK Association of Dental Implantology. He joined the New Life Teeth team in March 2017 and is delighted to be able to provide implant-based solutions for patients.

Most of his spare time is spent with family. Mark is married to Fiona, and they have two children, Ana and Ronan.

As a member of the Royal Lifesaving Society, Mark has represented Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Lifesaving Games in 2006. He enjoys playing football and golf, and in the last few years has developed an interest in growing his own fruit and vegetables.

Jonathan Corkey

Dr. Jonathan Corkey


GDC no. 257733

Jonathan qualified from Queens University Belfast in 2015. Since then he has been pursuing further post graduate training which included a year spent in the Maxillofacial Dept of the Ulster Hospital Belfast in which he gained experience in a wide range of surgical skills and complex patient management.

He has a keen interest in both aesthetic restorative dentistry as well as implant treatments and is currently working towards the prestigous Diploma in Implant Dentistry awarded by the FGDP.

Jonathan also has experience with sedation and is able to provide solutions for those who have particular anxiety about dental treatment or are having more demanding procedures.

When not working Jonathan enjoys the great outdoors and likes travelling to ski, kayak and snorkel when he can.

Michael Rowland

Dr. Michael Rowland


GDC no. 243972

Michael graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Distinction in Conservative Dentistry. He is currently undertaking a Masters in Dental Implantology with the Institute of Clinical Excellence in Manchester. On completion, he will have one of the highest qualifications available in the field of Dental Implants.

Michael has a passion for cosmetic dentistry including teeth straightening and smile makeovers. He is both an Invisalign provider and a senior provider of Six Month Smiles.

Gaining patients’ trust and confidence is ultimately very important to Michael, and he takes time to discuss all treatment options ensuring his patients are well informed to make the right choice. For more anxious patients Michael will work with them gradually to build their confidence, and can provide Conscious sedation to make procedures more comfortable.

Dr Samaan Vahid-Assr

Dr Samaan James Vahid-Assr


GDC no. 279637

Having studied between Liverpool and Riga, Samaan has obtained degrees’ in both dentistry & biomedical sciences.
He has a special interest in cosmetic & restorative dentistry having completed the world-renowned, Dr Chris Orr, Cosmetic & Aesthetic Restorative dentistry course in London.

As a certified Invisalign provider, Samaan uses the clear aligner system to straighten adult teeth and supplement minimally invasive smile makeovers.

Outside of dentistry Samaan enjoys CrossFit, travelling and spending time with family & friends.

Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson

Dental Nurse

GDC no. 240577

Lisa has experience of working in a busy NHS practice as well as in the clinic. She gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in May 2012 from Portadown Southern Regional College. Lisa particularly enjoys the surgical end of dentistry.

In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends and family and going to the gym.

Claire Torrie

Claire Torrie

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 145521

Claire enjoys helping patients with dental anxiety, through conscious sedation techniques. She qualified as a sedation Nurse in March 2017.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising, spending time with family and friends and is a keen cyclist.

Susan Hunniford

Susan Hunniford

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 270202

Susan has completed a sedation course and has experience of working in a busy NHS practice. She gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2017 from Portadown Southern Regional College.

In her spare time, she enjoys running and has recently completed a half marathon. She also loves baking and cake decorating.

Natasha Buchanan

Natasha Buchanan

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 276877

Natasha has completed a sedation course and is very interested in the surgery side of dentistry. She gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2018 from Portadown Southern Regional College.

In her spare time, Natasha enjoys makeup artistry and spending time with her friends and family.

Guaci Martel

Guaci Martel

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 265907

Guaci is originally from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.

Guaci has many years of experience working in the dental field as a dental nurse and in the front desk personnel. Her passion for this field gives her the ability to administer high quality dental care. Her kind and caring personality will make your dental visit a very pleasant experience.

In her spare time, Guaci loves to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys travelling particularly going back to see her family in Spain.

Jolene Dobbs

Jolene Dobbs

Dental Nurse/Patient Co-ordinator

GDC No: 271190

Jolene has worked in both Private & NHS Dental clinics across Belfast including a Dental Laboratory.

Having gained her Dental nursing qualification in 2017 at the Belfast Metropolitan College, she is keen to get more courses under her belt in the near future. With over 20 years experience working alongside the public, Jolene strives to bring the best continuity of care to patients.

In her spare time she likes to keep fit with running and the gym. She also loves spending quality time with family, friends and her pets.

Cathy Robinson

Cathy Robinson BDS (QUB) 1999

Dental Hygienist

GDC No: 76503

Cathy qualified with distinction in 1999, from Queens University Belfast. She then spent a decade working in private general dental practice in Dorset, England where she was able to build an impressive skill-set portfolio as well as integrate new dental technologies into her repertoire. She returned to Northern Ireland in 2009 to continue delivering high quality dental care closer to home.

Cathy’s particular interests in dentistry are periodontal therapy (the management of gum disease), minimally invasive dentistry (bleaching and bonding) and ICON™️ treatment (white spot treatment to mask unsightly blemishes on teeth). In 2018 she completed the Certificate in Sports Dentistry course run by the Eastman Dental Institute, London and offers her professional services to sports players throughout the Province.

Cathy is pleased offer our patients relaxed and empathetic treatment, and is principally involved in the maintenance of excellent gum health for our implant patients, via New Life Teeth’s implant warranty programme.

She has a daughter in further education, and an impressive array of pedigree cats. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, catching up with friends and breeding Maine Coon cats.


Conor Gregory

Conor Gregory, RDT

Dental Technician

GDC no. 247772

Conor recently qualified from the School of Dentistry in Dental Technology.

He enjoys working in the field of prosthetics and orthodontic technology.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing for his G.A.C team and keeping active.

David Caulfield

David Caulfield

Dental Technician

GDC no: 147713

David is a GDC registered technician specialising in removable partial dentures. He has 13 years experience of working in a dental laboratory.

Outside of the lab he enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 young children and mini schnauzer “Alfie.” They love to spend their weekends exploring the country with their touring caravan.

Clair Mclean

Clair Mclean

Dental Works Processor & Lab Coordinator

Clair has over 20 years’ experience as a Dental Ceramist. Following her role as Manager in her father’s laboratory, Clair went on to manage her own lab. She has a special interest in aesthetic cases and enjoys consulting personally with patients to discuss their expectations.

Clair is an accredited Counsellor and in her spare time, works in the voluntary sector to provide counselling to the community, which she has done for over 10 years.


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

GDC no. 207537

Practice Manager & Patient Coordinator

Sarah has worked in the dental industry for a number years, working in NHS as well as private clinics.

Sarah enjoys helping patients through their dental treatment journey and enjoys her role at New Life Teeth.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog 'Boris’. She is also a keen netball player and plays for the Seven Towers Netball Team.

Yasmin Lutton

Yasmin Lutton

Finance Manager

Yasmin is our finance manager and has worked in management in the financial and education sectors.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Kylie Wilson

Kylie Wilson

Patient Coordinator

Kylie graduated from UUJ in Politics & Criminology. She has a young daughter called Naoise and a background in sales and hospitality with a keen interest in dentistry. Kylie loves working with people.

In her spare time, she enjoys the gym, travelling, and weekends away with friends.

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