About us

Yew Tree Dental practice opened its purpose built state of the art dental surgery on the 17th December 2009.

Here at Yew Tree in Newry our goal is to welcome every patient into the Yew Tree family Practice and ensure that you receive the very best in modern dentistry available today.

Dr Michelle Maney BDS QUB Principal

Michelle graduated in 2002 from Queens University with distinction.
“My philosophy for complete dental care was to create a centre for excellence, where only the very highest standards in modern dentistry are provided for our patients. To provide the most advanced treatments, the most beautiful and natural smiles and to have the most highly trained and caring team of people around me. Our aim will always be to deliver pain-free dentistry, in a comfortable, warm and friendly environment and to build caring relationships and trust with our clients that lasts a lifetime. Come and visit us today and allow us to show you the real difference wonderful dentistry can make in your life.”

Dr Christopher Hagan BDS QUB

Christopher graduated from Queens University with distinction. Chris joined the team in August 2014. Chris has a wide range of interests within dentistry, particularly providing restorative and preventative care. Chris is involved in continual professional development, ensuring Yew Tree offers the most up to date, pain free treatments.

Dr Yvonne Shannon BDS QUB

Yvonne graduated from Queens University in 1997. She is a highly caring and experienced dental surgeon. Yvonne particularly enjoys endodontics, and is enthusiastic about promoting a preventative approach to dental care.

Dr Kathryn Charleton BDS QUB

Kathryn graduated from Queens University in 2015. She highly motivated, dedicated and committed to providing the best possible care. Flourishing in the treatment of anxious patients by using a friendly demeanour her calm gentle approach with patients puts even the most nervous at ease.

Dr Catherine McCourt BDS Glasgow

Catherine graduated from Glasgow University in 2009. she is very passionate about the quality of dentistry Yew Tree offers and patients can sense this by her chair side manner. Catherine is constantly undergoing training to keep her knowledge, technical skill and professional ability at the cutting edge of modern dentistry.

Lee-ann Brady Practice Manage

Leeann has been working with Yew Tree since 2010. Lee-Ann enjoys the day-to-day challenges the role brings and keeping up-to-date with current legislation.Leeann works closely alongside the nursing staff and is actively involved in training and mentoring the team. 

Andrea Brannigan Dental Nurs

Andrea has been working with Yew Tree since August 2012, an integral part of the team, She always provides each patient with a caring and understanding attitude, ready to listen to their needs and requirements.

Naomi Clarke Dental Nurse

Naomi has over 20 years nursing experience both in Northern Ireland and Australia. Naomi is registered with the General Dental Council and continues to participate in her continuous professional development. Naomi excels in her role as senior dental nurse and enjoys nothing more than putting a smile on a nervous patient’s face through her cheerful demeanour and friendliness.

Carla Smyth Dental Nurse

Rachael brings with her several years nursing experience, she is experienced in assisting in general and advanced cosmetic dental procedures. She has a natural empathy with her patients and enjoys nothing more than putting a nervous patients mind at ease.

Siobhan Hughes  Dental Nurse

Siobhan has been working as a dental nurse since 2020, Siobhan loves being a member of a team where patients care is the number one goal. Siobhan has acquired various skills in the different sectors of the dental industry, such as implant, oral surgery and orthodontics.

Tara Carr Dental Nurse

Tara started working with Yew Tree dental practice in July 2015. Tara qualified as a dental nurse in 2007 and prides herself in making a difference when patients are receiving their treatment.

Denise Casey Dental Nurse

Denise is a fully qualified dental nurse. Who prides herself in putting the patient first at all and has been know on a number of occasions to go above and beyond the patient’s expectations. Denise ensures that our patients have a comfortable and relaxing experience as possible.

Claire Johnston Dental Nurse

Claire joined our Practice in September 2017. Claire brings with her several years dental nursing experience and particularly enjoys treating nervous patients and kids.

Shauna Kearney Trainee Dental Nurse

Siobhan joined the practice in 2023, she enjoys making people feel at ease.Shauna feels it’s a privilege that she is able to be a part of helping people to look after their teeth and helping them to realise the importance of good dental health.

Appointment Scheduling

We understand that you have a busy schedule and recognise the need to provide an efficient service. We will make every effort to see you at your scheduled appointment time.
There will be no charge for changing your appointment provided that we are given at least 24 hours notice.
We will charge for missed appointments or late cancellations. This allows us to run efficiently and keep our fees at a reasonable level for you.

Text messaging

If you have provided us with a mobile number we will text you to remind you of your appointment.