Meet the Belfast team
Ian Crutchley - Principal dentist/Clinical director
BDS, MFGDP, DRDP, GDC No: 62643
Ian qualified from Queen's University Belfast in 1987 after which he continued his further education by gaining a Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons, his MFGDP (Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice) in 1996. Further to that he went on to gain his Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the University of London in 2007. This Diploma was in the field of Implants, and Ian places and restores all the implants in the practice.
Ian started out his dental career as an associate in Downpatrick in 1989 before becoming the practice principal shortly thereafter. He then joined forces with Mark Lindsay in 1993 to start Downe in the Mouth Dental Surgery, and over the last 21 years the practice has grown considerable in size with a loyal patient list. Recently Ian became the sole principal dentist of the practice and continues to bring a high standard of quality dentistry that our patients have grown to expect from an award-winning practice.
In January 2012 Ian began a new course to further his orthodontic skills. This course is a three-year Mini-Residency being given by world-renowned specialist orthodontist Dr. Derek Mahony. Ian has committed to an intense 3 year course, involving a minimum of four 3-day courses each year, regular examinations, case presentations, assignments, and at the end of the course he hopes to gain a further qualification in this field.
In his spare time Ian enjoys nothing more than having friends over for dinner and cooking for them. Some of Ian's patients have even been invited to his home for dinner, as many become friends, not just patients. One of the highlights of the last few years for him was spending a day cooking at Raymond Blanc's restaurant 'Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons' and he often comments that if he hadn't taken up dentistry he would have loved to have been a chef.
Natalie - Treatment Care Co-Ordinator
RDN OHE, GDC No: 111831
Natalie joined our team in 2011, she has been working in dentistry for 20 years and seen many positive changes throughout her career. Natalie works closely with Mr Crutchley in both Belfast and the Downpatrick practice. Natalie gained her nursing qualification in nursing in 2003 and further qualification in oral health education in 2007. Natalie has taken on the role of Treatment Co-Ordinator offering a new service to both practices.
Natalie loves working with the patients to help them achieve results they can be proud of, her favourite part of the job is seeing the look on patients faces when they see the final results.
Jan - Practice Manager
Jan started her career in dentistry many years ago qualifying as a dental nurse, she worked hard and soon gained the position of practice manager. Jan has been expertly looking after us since 2005. Jan has a wealth of experience in dentistry and creates a warm, welcoming environment for existing and new patients alike.
When Jan is not busy sorting us all out she is a very keen gardener and has aspirations of becoming self-sufficient, starting off with some chickens.
Kim - Receptionist.
Kim joined us in 2008 and has been an asset to the practice. Kim is a qualified beauty therapist and uses her knowledge to advise patients on cosmetics treatments that are currently available in the practice. Kim has an excellent rapport with our more anxious patients and is always ready to lend a sympathetic ear when needed.
Kim is very interested in alternative therapies, recently studying Reiki Healing.
Janet McIlroy - Hygienist
RDH, QUB GDC No; 5730
Janet qualified as a dental hygienist from School of Dentistry Belfast in 2000. Janet has recently joined our hygiene team at Fifteen Dental and brings over 15 years experience in dental health and hygiene.
Janet is highly motivated and believes excellent oral hygiene is the foundation to all dental health and strives to work with patients to help them achieve this.
Janet is married with 3 daughters and when not in work cleaning teeth is being kept busy with producing and showing ponies.