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Lesley Talbot - Nurse - Diamond Dental Clinic Cookstown

Lesley Talbot

With over 12 years experience as a dental nurse, Lesley has been Head Nurse in Diamond Dental Clinic since opening in 2009. Gaining her NEBDN qualification in 2005; followed by her Oral Health Education qualification in 2009, Lesley also has the role of Infection Control Lead within the practice.

Always cheerful and with her helpful approach, Lesley enjoys interacting with the public and helping patients, especially anxious and nervous patients grow in confidence with each visit to the practice.

Samantha Steele - Nurse - Diamond Dental Clinic Cookstown

Samantha Steele

Samantha has over 19 years worth of experience as a dental nurse, joining the team at Diamond Dental Clinic in 2009. She gained her NEBDN qualification in 2004. As a local to the Cookstown area, Samantha has built up a strong affiliation with patients and is always a familiar welcoming face. As well as carrying out her daily nursing duties, Samantha also helps to ensure the smooth running of the practice.

Lisa Canavan - Receptionist - Diamond Dental Clinic Cookstown

Lisa Canavan

Lisa has been part of our team since doors opened in 2009. Originally a dental nurse within the practice, Lisa gained her NEBDN qualification in 2010. An upbeat, warm, welcoming character, Lisa has also shown her versatility within the team and now works as part of our reception staff. With both her experience on the desk and as a dental nurse, Lisa’s qualities enhance our excellent team.

Shauna Bates

Shauna joined Diamond Dental Clinic in November 2016. With many years of experience in the retail industry, she has developed great interpersonal skills, which she brings to the practice. Shauna recently Qualified for her Dental Nursing exam in January 2019 and has enjoyed pursuing her career with us ever since.

Sinéad Hughes

Sinéad joined Diamond Dental Clinic in October 2017.
After gaining her NEBDN qualification in 2012, she moved to London in 2013, where she worked for 4 years, furthering herself in dentistry, becoming a dual site practice manager.
Since moving back home, Sinéad worked at Oldtown Dental practice, before joining the team at Diamond Dental Clinic.
She has versatility, working both as a dental nurse and as a receptionist within the practice and is excited to further herself now within Diamond Dental Clinic.

Nicola Millar

Nicola joined Diamond Dental Clinic in October 2017. Working as a dental nurse for three years previously, Nicola gained her NEBDN qualification in early 2017. She is passionate about interacting with patients and making them feel comfortable within the dental practice, helping alleviate any fears they may have.

Lois Glendinning

Lois joined the team in March 2019. Lois previously had experience working in the customer service industry for 4 years. From this she developed a great knowledge of the local community and gained many skills and qualities along the way. She is a walking, talking “ray of sunshine” and is extremely keen to pass her upcoming Dental Nursing exam this November.

Laura Hayden