The Waterside practice has been under the clinical leadership of Owen Thompson since 1991, during which time we have quickly grown to become one of the leading practices in Northern Ireland.
Our dental and hygiene teams take referrals from many other dental practices for advanced treatments and dental care of a specialist nature.
Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 5:30pm
7:30am - 1:30pm
Closed for lunch 1:00pm to 2:00pm
One of the largest private dental healthcare practices in the area.
The only practice in the area with a full time Dental Hygienist team.
Accredited with the Investors in People standard in 2008.
Fully computerised surgeries with digital radiography to reduce radiation.
We offer a full range of healthcare and cosmetic solutions.
Early morning appointments available.
Recently refurbished interior with disabled facilities.
Text messages to remind you of your appointment.
BDS FDSRCPS MFGDP(UK) MGDSRCPS FICD MSc. BA(Hons)
GDC No. 61272
Owen Thompson qualified in 1986 from Queens University Belfast. He moved back to Coleraine in 1988 where he has worked in Waterside. Between 1988 and 2000, Owen undertook extensive postgraduate programmes resulting in the attainment of his FDSRCPS. MFGDP(UK) and MGDSRCPS, by examination, between 1993 and 1996. During this time Owen was a postgraduate clinical tutor for the Faculty of General Dental Practice and he continued this role for the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency between 2000 and 2010. More recently Owen completed his Masters in Clinical Leadership from Glasgow University Business School, in 2010.
Owen continues to teach final year dental students in the Dental School in Belfast and enjoys mentoring graduate dentists starting out on their career pathway. He regularly lectures the Northern Ireland dental graduates on career development and restorative/implant treatment planning.
Owen has an interest in replacing amalgam filling with white composite fillings and is involved with practice-based research projects in collaboration with Birmingham Dental School trialling new white filling materials and metal free cosmetic crowns. He has published in many national and international journals, on the long-term success of these materials. As a recognition of his contribution to dentistry and his teaching commitments, Owen was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Dentists in 2010.
BDS FDS RCS (Eng) FICD
BDS FDS RCS (Eng) FICD
Jenni qualified from Queens University, Belfast in 1989 and undertook her post graduate training in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery as Senior House Officer in Northern Ireland and Registrar grade in Guildford, Surrey. She returned to Northern Ireland in 1993 to take up a locum consultant post in Altnagelvin Area Hospital. She opened a specialist Oral Surgery practice in Derry in 1995; moving to Coleraine in 1995 to join her husband, Owen, at Waterside Dental, whilst raising their then, young family, alongside a part time Staff Grade post in Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald. Since 1996 Jenni has worked part-time as an Oral Surgeon in the Northern Trust, based at Antrim Area Hospital where she works with the Maxillo-Facial team from the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald and with the Northern Trust Specialist Care Dentistry team.
She was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1993 and was invited as a Fellow to the International College of Dentists in 2015. She is a member of British Association of Oral Surgeons.
Jenni takes referrals from practitioners throughout Ireland for all aspects of Oral Surgery and surgical placement of dental implants.
BDS (hons) QUB MFDS RCS (Glasg)
Michael qualified from Queens University Belfast with honours, where he was awarded the Thangamuthu Prize.
Through further studies he has obtained membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow. He has completed postgraduate training in Dental Implants. Michael enjoys all aspects of dentistry and helping anxious patients have a more relaxed visit.
He is currently working towards a Masters of Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in prosthodontics from the prestigious Kings College London dental school.
BDS MSc MFGDP(UK) MFDS RCS Eng MICG PG Cert Med Ed
Alex Jess qualified from the University of Dundee. His path to become a Restorative Dentist included Maxillofacial Senior House Officer rotations, obtaining a residential based Masters in Conservative Dentistry from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute UCL. He was awarded the 2010 3M ESPE Postgraduate Prize for excellence in clinical and academic achievement. 2010-2021 he worked as part of a consultant led team as a postgraduate trainer, lecturer and Secondary Tier Practitioner providing Oral surgery, sedation and advanced restorative care for complex trauma cases. He currently works in private practice on referral for complex restorative cases, endodontics, hard/soft tissue surgery and implants. Additionally, he retains a keen interest in training provision and team development as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Queens University Belfast and examiner for the MFDS RCS Eng.
GDC No. 153094
Jenni graduated from the School of dental hygiene in Belfast 2008.
She previously worked as a dental nurse for 10 years in private practice and is fully certified in oral health education and radiography.
"I love working with children and adults and meeting new people on a daily basis which make my job fun and interesting.
I am looking forward to developing my professional and personal skills on a day to day basis and am fully behind the Waterside ethos of continual study."
GDC No. 280098
Sarath qualified as a Dentist from J.S.S University, India in 2016 and joined the UK General
Dental Council register in 2020 with his keen interest in periodontology. Sarath worked as a
Dental therapist in England before he joined Waterside Dental in 2021. He strives to remain up
to date with the latest research and technologies in dental hygiene.
Sarath loves meeting new people and never fails to put his patients at ease.
Apart from work he loves playing cricket and football.
Dental Radiography 2009
GDC No. 156948
GDC No. 178931