Meet the team

At Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.

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Michael Cahill

Dr Michael Cahill

Lead Clinician
BDS (Bristol) 1985
GDC No. 60466

I am proud to be the Lead Clinician at the Award Winning Cahill Dental Care Centre. I qualified with Honours from Bristol Dental School in 1985, and have been at the same practice in Bolton since 1989. I have been married to Fiona since 1987, and we have 2 grown up sons, George and Henry.

I July of 2015 the practice became part of Portman Dental Care. Portman is a privately owned group of practices, which is currently the fastest growing group in Britain. This has allowed the practice to grow and develop whilst maintaining its excellent reputation for customer care.

I am a general dentist, but I have a special interest in cosmetics, and have been a full member of the BACD for many years. Along with everyone at the practice I am dedicated to treating nervous patients painlessly and comfortably.

I have been carrying out Inhalation Sedation (IHS) for a couple of years now, having trained with the excellent Richard and Chris Charon. I find this an invaluable tool to be able to offor our nervous patients, and it has allowed many people to have treatment that they would have found impossible to tolerate otherwise. It is suitable for all ages, from pre-school children to the elderly, and is a very safe, effective and simple way to reduce or alleviate anxiety in the dental chair.

A titrated dose of oxygen and nitous oxide is given through a comfortable nose piece, which is maintained throughout the dental procedure. Once the procedure is completed 100% oxygen is given for several minutes, and after a short period the patient is able to continue with their usual daily routine with no adverse problems. For adults an accompanying chaperone is not required, and they can even drive after 20-30 minutes.

Amit Mistry

Dr Amit Mistry

Dentist
BDS (Manc) 2001, MFDS RCS (Eng) 2003
GDC No. 79207

Offering a complete range of implant dentistry from single tooth implant replacement to more advanced replacement of all teeth, Dr Mistry can also provide surgical only placements, so that the referring dentist can restore the implants themselves or alternatively complete the case from the start so the patient will leave with their new implant retained teeth.

Dr Mistry also provides surgical procedures to assist in the placing of implants such as sinus lifts and bone grafts. Sedation can be provided to make the surgical stages of the treatment more comfortable.

Having taught at highly recognised institutions such as Manchester University, Dr Mistry can also train dentists so that restoring simple implant cases can be done at the dentists own surgery efficiently and economically.

Having qualified from the University of Manchester in 2001, Dr Mistry has undergone further training from the outset to improve the quality of his dentistry. Having done General Professional Training in the northwest deanery in 2002 to improve his appreciation of all the specialist areas of dentistry at Manchester Dental Hospital and Blackburn Royal Infirmary, attaining his Royal College of Surgeons Membership in 2003 from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Mistry further enhanced his surgical training at Blackburn Royal Infirmary, which is renowned for the quality of it academic and teaching staff in Oral and Maxillofacial surgey, training as a junior surgeon and stepping up to senior grade surgeon level having responsibility from training and supervising junior surgeons and being 2nd on call. Through undergoing such advanced training, Dr Mistry gained experience of surgical implant placements on extremely compromised cases such as cancer reconstructions and reconstruction of road traffic accident victims. This routinely required advanced surgical procedures such as sinus lifts and bone grafts.

Dr Mistry has since been on the academic teaching staff at Manchester Dental Hospital assisting the training of undergraduate dental students in oral surgery and IV sedation and is also lead clinician for oral surgery in Halton and St Helens PCT accepting referrals for a variety of oral surgery procedures around the local area.

Dr Mistry has undergone extensive post-graduate training and education in the field of dental implantology, from the very basic levels of training to advanced surgical and restorative cases. This includes zygomatic implants, surgical grafting of bone and plastic surgery of the gums, and also to replacement of all the teeth on the same day using implants, to attain the very best possible and predictable implant solutions.

Dr Mistry is the lead tutor for the year long implant training programme at Tipton Training and the advanced year 2 complex implant training course.

Dr Mistry accepts referrals for:

- Dental implants including single implants and full arch implants
- Sedation
- Sinus lifts
- Block grafts
- All on four
- Zygomatic implants

Nihad Vaid

Dr Nihad Vaid

Dentist
BDS (Manc) 2007, MFDS, MSc Endodontics
GDC No. 113414

Dr Vaid completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Manchester in 2007. Following a year completing foundation training in Liverpool, Dr Vaid enrolled onto the MSc program, in Endodontics, at the University of Central Lancashire.

From 2011 onwards Dr Vaid has been treating complex Endodontic clinical cases in practices across the North West.

Dr Vaid has also spent some time at the Leeds Dental Institute carrying out complex dental treatment as part of a multi-disciplinary team. In addition, Dr Vaid is carrying out some research as part of a Masters degree at the Leeds Dental Institute.

Dr Vaid has a passion for endodontics and attends courses both nationally and internationally to learn from some of the leading experts in the world and is a keen member of both the British Endodontic Society and European Society of Endondontology.

Away from dentistry Dr Vaid has an interest in health and nutrition and squash and plays in the North West Division.

Adrian Bennett

Adrian Bennett

Dentist
BDS (Bristol) 2000, MSc (Orthodontics), MPhil, MJDF RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 77667

Adrian qualified from the University of Bristol in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery winning awards in Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and Oral Medicine. He was awarded a Master of Philosophy degree (MPhil) in 2004 from the University of Manchester for research into tooth coloured filling materials.

In 2010 he was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng)

In 2015 he has been awarded a Masters Degree (MSc) with Distinction, in Orthodontics from the University of Warwick.

He has a Special Interest in Orthodontics and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and has worked almost exclusively with the Damon Braces system for over ten years. Adrian accepts referrals for children and adults and is able to treat complex cases e.g. Impacted canines, functional appliances and cases requiring additional restorative and/ or implants etc.

Adrian is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and supervises MSc students.

Adrian is also Director of the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s Faculty of General Dental Practice’s NW-division.

Gareth Elgan Rees

Dr Gareth John Elgan Rees

Dentist
BDS (Liverpool) 2014
GDC No. 250819

Elgan was born and raised in Lymm. He graduated from Liverpool University in 2009 with a degree in Biochemistry. He then went on to study dentistry, also at Liverpool, and qualified in 2014. Elgan was the winner of the RCS Ed Dental Clinical Skills competition (Liverpool Region) and has since gone on to further study for a Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery.

Elgan’s main areas of interest are the treatment of nervous patients and cosmetic rehabilitation

Dan V. Pop

Dentist
DMD (Tirgu Mures) 2012
GDC No. 254580

Dan graduated as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures, Romania in 2012.

He is passionately committed to excellent patient care and is driven by the positive impact improving dental health can have. Dan owned his own practice for two years before moving to the Isle of Man to pursue a great opportunity to work in a private practice there.

He is constantly involved in education, striving to develop his skills, learning more advanced techniques to enable him to plan and deliver more complex treatments.

Dan prides himself on his ethical approach and is always delighted to see the effect the result of his care can have on patients.

He loves travelling and, in particular, is fascinated by the cultural differences across the various countries he has visited, and feels this definitely helps him connect with his patients.

Debbie Gee

Debbie Gee

Dental Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1993
GDC No. 4569

My name is Debbie Gee, I am one of the hygienists at the Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic. I qualified at the Manchester Dental Hospital in 1993, and since then have maintained my professional education to a high standard.

I am a keen member of the British Dental Hygienist and Therapist Association.

Away from work I am kept  busy by my 4 children, but when free time allows, I am a keen, if not particularly skilled kayaker, and play an active role on Bolton Canoe Club Committee.  I love to make jewellery, mainly from upcycled beads and buttons, and enjoy cooking, especially with a glass of wine!

I will do my utmost to offer you the best possible oral health care, and help you reach and maintain the ultimate in dental health.

Kathryn Carey

Kathryn Carey

Dental Hygienist
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therary RCS Eng 2012, Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1997
GDC No. 150865

Hi, my name is Kat and I am one of the Hygienist/Therapists’ at Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic. I qualified in March 2012 from The Manchester School of Dental Care Professionals and was awarded my Diplomas by The Royal College of Surgeons.

Away from work I enjoy spending time with my partner Pete, my daughter Gracie, family and friends. I enjoy socializing and watching T.V including all the soaps, darts and my favourite football team Manchester City. I also like to read when I get the chance.

Toni Mcguire

Toni McGuire

Practice Manager
Transferred from BADN Voluntary Register
GDC No. 134093

Hello, I’m Toni and I’m the Assistant Manager here at the Cahill Dental Care Centre. I have worked here since 2001. I qualified as a dental nurse in 2004, since then I have taken post graduate courses in Radiography and Oral Health Education, which enable me to take x-rays and give more specific advice for your oral health needs.

My role as assistant manager is to ensure the smooth running of all the treatment rooms day to day.  You will mostly find me working on reception these days.  Away from work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our daughter Princess Isabelle.   We enjoy family days out walking our fur baby Cassie and socialising with our friends and family.

Jen Phillips

Jen Phillips

Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009
GDC No. 176364

Hi everyone I’m Jen. I have been working at Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic since 2007.  I am a fully qualified Dental nurse, and you will usually see me making your appointments in the patient lounge.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with the little man in my life, Lincoln, socialising with family and friends, and trips to the cinema.

Charlotte Harraghy

Charlotte Harraghy

Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010
GDC No. 202571

Hi my name is Charlotte and I have been working at the Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic since January 2012. I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2010. You may find me working with one of our clinicians in the treatment rooms or on reception when you come in to the practice.

In my spare time, I'm always booking weekends away for me and my family as I love going to the Lake District and other parts of the country. I also like going to the cinema, eating out and going on days out with my husband Eion and our little boy Ben.

Alex Wainwright

Alex Wainwright

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC No. 243692

Hello, my name is Alex, I qualified at the Manchester Dental Hospital in 2013. I am currently the Lead Decontamination Nurse here at Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic and I assist with Treatment Coordination and on reception.

I am a keen learner and hope to gain many post qualifications in the future to improve my knowledge.  In 2014 I successfully passed my Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing and in 2016 I gained a certificate in Dental Radiography.

When I'm not in work I like to catch up with friends, play netball, do craftwork, read books, watch movies, go camping and go travelling, I love the great outdoors!

Laura Campbell

Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011.
GDC No. 220401

My name is Laura, I am originally from Liverpool but relocated to Bolton in August 2015 I have a Shih Tzu called Bella who is our little baby!

I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2011. I hope to gain many post Dental Nurse qualifications to improve my professional skills and I am interested in gaining my Dental Sedation certificate in the near future.

I enjoy my job role as a Dental Nurse because I like meeting new people and every day is different from the last. I find fulfillment knowing I am helping others maintain their smile and I am still always learning about different Dental treatments.

In my spare time I enjoy going back to Liverpool to spend time with my family and friends, going to the gym a couple of times a week, reading books, going on long walks with Bella and having nice holidays abroad. My favourite hobby is definitely clothes shopping, I love going shopping for all the latest fashion trends on most weekends! I am also a big supporter of Everton FC and try and go to the football matches when I can, even though my boyfriend is a Manchester United fan!!. I like watching TV and going to see the latest movies at the Cinema.

Carmen Lo

Carmen Lo

My name is Carmen, I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2016 and have enjoyed continuing to learn with the team at The Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic. My fiancé and I have recently bought our first house and most of our free time is spent decorating and making it our home. We have a little Papillion dog called Rio and I enjoy taking him for long walks.  I look forward to meeting you at your next visit.

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