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.


Gareth Elgan Rees

Dr Gareth John Elgan Rees

Practice Clinical Lead
BDS (Liverpool) 2014
GDC No. 250819

Elgan is originally from Cheshire. He completed his first degree in Biochemistry at Liverpool University in 2009. He then went on to complete his Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2014.

During his final year in university Elgan was the winner of the Royal College of Surgeons Dental Clinical Skills competition (Liverpool Region) and was awarded the “Walter Thomas Award” in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery.

Elgan completed his NHS training year under the supervision of a highly a experienced oral surgeon. During this time he honed his skills which allowed him to be highly competent in all areas of oral surgery.

After his training year Elgan worked with Global Dental Relief providing dental care to remote areas of Nepal after the 2015 earthquake. During this time Elgan developed a passion for treating children and was mentored by a highly acclaimed paediatric dentist from LA.

Elgan joined Cahill Dental and Implant clinic in 2016 and was personally mentored by the esteemed Micheal Cahill, the founder of Cahill dental . During this time Elgan has gone on to complete cosmetic courses such as Invisalign and SmileFast and has started a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry in London. Elgan has also completed courses in dental photography, smile design, digital dentistry and advanced cosmetics.

Elgan has a true passion for the future of dentistry and wants to provide the most modern and advanced techniques to his patients. Elgans passion with technology has allowed him to develop a treatment style which is highly interactive, allowing patients to visualise there treatment journey.

Elgan is also fascinated with phycology and understands the complexity of dental phobias. He has used this understanding along with along with his clinical training to develop treatment programs designed to rehabilitate patients back into a dental setting.

During his 8 years in private practice Elgan has been nominated for the Best Young Dentist award 4 times and has now been given the prestigious position of Lead Clinician for Cahill Dental.

As lead clinician Elgan will be working closely with not only the staff at the practice but also the Portman management team to make sure that the service provided is to the highest caliber.

Outside of dentistry Elgan has an amazing Wife Vicki and miniature sausage dog Wilma and if he is not with them he can be found hitting a golf ball or two.

Michael Cahill

Dr Michael Cahill

BDS (Bristol) 1985
GDC No. 60466

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.

In 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.

Nihad Vaid

Dr Nihad Vaid

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

GDC NO. 77667

Adrian is an examiner, supervisor and honorary clinical teaching fellow at the University of Warwick on the Orthodontic MSc course and has given several presentations on multidisciplinary orthodontics in general practice. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and the College of General Dentistry where he is an examiner for the orthodontic diploma.

He has been providing orthodontic treatments for children and adults in private general practice for over 18 years and is experienced in a wide range of fixed and removable appliances; incorporating orthodontics with advanced restorative and implant treatments.

He is an Elite Invisalign Go provider, an Elite Damon-System provider and an Accredited Incognito provider In 2018 he was Portman Dental Group Clinician of the Year and provides orthodontic treatments on referral in five of their general private practices.

In 2017 he won the British Orthodontic Society case presentation Award and was invited to present the case at the Winter Study Day in 2018

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Darren Tsang

BDS Hons (UCLan) 2020 BSc Hons
GDC NO. 289733

Darren is an award-winning dentist who recently won best young dentist in the North West at the Dentistry Awards 2023.

Darren graduated with honours from the University of Central Lancashire, coming top of his class in both practical skills and academics. He is an award-winning dentist, having won an award from the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for a case with Composite Bonding, as well an award from the British Dental Association.

He has trained with one of the UK’s most prominent Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative dentists in London and is committed to providing state of the art smile makeovers using modern techniques. Darren has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Dentistry and has published on the topic of Restorative Dentistry in a scientific journal. His ethos is that it is a privilege to be able to help his patients achieve their dental goals and is passionate about developing strong partnerships between himself and his patients.

When he’s not at work, Darren is a massive foodie, spends his time with his family and loves going on hikes.

Will Yu

Dr William Yu

GDC NO.177429

William is our implant dentist whose practice is limited to implants, oral surgery and sedation. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009 and has been placing Dental Implants for 12 years. He has completed the ‘gold standard’ of Implant post-graduate training at the Royal College of Surgeons, London and subsequently received his diploma in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2018.

William has an interest in “immediate-implant” placements which significantly reduces the completion time-scale for his patients. He has worked with many different implant systems over the years, and often uses the newer techniques of bone and gum grafting which improves patient comfort.

William is fully trained in sedation and has completed a post-graduate certificate in dental sedation and anxiety management, from the University of Edinburgh in 2021.

Although he describes dental implants as his main hobby, he also enjoys keeping fit and movie-marathon nights with his wife, Hannah and daughter, Iris May.

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.

Andrea Anderton

Andrea Anderton

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 4506

I have worked in Dentistry for over 30 years. From school I worked as a Dental Nurse, then in 1993 I gained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Liverpool Dental Hospital. I have worked in general practice in and around Manchester since then. I joined Walkden Dental in November 2018. Long standing member British Society Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also like to play Golf and spend time walking in the countryside.

Toni Mcguire

Toni McGuire

Practice Manager
Transferred from BADN Voluntary Register
GDC No. 134093

Hello, I’m Toni and I’m the Practice Manager here at the Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic. 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.

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.

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.

Lisa Longton

Lisa Longton

Treatment Coordinator

My name is Lisa and I am the Treatment Co-ordinator here at Cahills. I joined the team in March 2019.

I have been in the dental profession all my working life, having qualified as a nurse in 1990.

My role at the practice involves liaising with our Dentists so I can prepare and present treatment plans to patients. I also assist with their financial arrangements where necessary.

Outside work I enjoy cooking and socialising with friends.

I support Wigan Warriors and Manchester City and often go watching them with my husband and son.

Most weekends, however, you will find me on a rugby pitch as I am the first aider for Wigan St Pats Under 18's my sons rugby team.

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Linda Williams


Hi my name is Linda and I have been working at the Cahill Dental & Implant Clinic since February 2019.

I have worked in the Dental profession for over 20 years in several different roles which I thoroughly enjoyed.

You will find me working on reception when you come in to the practice.

In my spare time I love to travel with my husband and going to new places in other parts of the country and abroad. I also love to spend time with my 2 grandchildren, Mia and Andrew

I am also a foodie - I love food! eating out and trying new foods and restaurants.

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