The 18th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards took place on Thursday 23rd February at the Europa Hotel, bringing together the sector’s finest. This year, renowned broadcaster, Pamela Ballantine, took on presenting duties, humorously guiding proceedings and entertaining the 340-strong crowd.
Amongst the nominees was the fresh-faced Galgorm Dental, a practice that was established as a brand new practice in August 2015. Aiming to supply all the different elements patients seek in a dentist has led to impressive subsequent results – over two thousand registered patients and six members of staff. In addition to this they can now add the accolade of Northern Ireland’s Dental Practice of the Year.
“We are absolutely delighted to have won as this particular award is focused heavily on standard of patient care and quality of treatment we provide. To be recognised as the best practice in Northern Ireland is fantastic and we have to thank our incredible team who are the life and soul of Galgorm Dental.” says Alan Crockett, Chris Gocher and Dougie Thom.
On the night the practice was recognised as having demonstrated exceptional growth over the last 12 months as they have developed towards a busy mixed practice in the Ballymena area. The commitment of the entire team towards high quality patient – centred care was clear as was the emphasis of communication of their patients.
Together with a combined 60 years of experience between them, Dougie Thom (the Scotsman), Chris Gocher (the Englishman) and Alan Crockett (the Irishman) have a passion for dentistry and pride themselves on customer satisfaction. They have developed an entirely modern approach to dental care by redefining the ‘patient journey’ putting Galgorm Dental at the forefront of modern dentistry.
Galgorm Dental has an idyllic location at Galgorm Castle, complimentary at the door parking, open 8am – 8pm, plush interiors, televisions on the ceiling for you to catch up on Coronation Street while you get your treatment, a full range of family treatments available from NHS to cosmetic implants and 0% finance available.
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Main Photo: Dental Practice of the Year winning team, Galgorm Dental (Ballymena) with Chris Guy (Straumann), and Dr Gerry McKenna (QUB)