Apple Tree Win NI Dental Practice of the Year

Dental Practice of the Year, Appletree Dental with Dr Gerry McKenna (QUB) and Dr David Reaney, Southern Cross DenatalStaff at Apple Tree Dental Care, Newry, are grinning from ear to ear as they are named NI Dental Practice of the Year at the prestigious NI Healthcare Awards in the Europa Hotel last week.

The award win comes as the practice celebrates a decade ‘making Newry smile’. The practice was also a finalist in ‘Hygienist of the Year’ (Zara McKibbin) category.

The Healthcare Awards – now in their 17th year – recognise outstanding skills, achievements and innovations in the medical, pharmaceutical and dental industry.

Dr Conor McEnhill, Practice partner, said: “To win NI Practice of the Year is a fantastic way to begin a year of celebration as Apple Tree mark 10 years in business. I’d like to congratulate the whole team who consistently deliver the highest standards of client care which contributed to our success.”

In their comments the judges said the work of the two practice principals Conor and Katrina was extremely impressive in growing their practice over the last decade.  “Their engagement with the community in Newry was clearly demonstrated through the range of activities and events the practice has undertaken in local schools and with other youth groups.  At all times the patient-centred practice philosophy was extremely clear as was their commitment to patient education and prevention,” they concluded.

Apple Tree, in Newry’s Old Gasworks, employs a team of 8, and provides general dentistry and implant dentistry including sedation service for nervous patients. Previous awards for the company include Best Implant Smile 2012, Dr Conor McEnhill (UK Aesthetic Dentistry Awards) and Best Dental Care Professional for Hygienist Zara Mc Kibbin (Irish Dentistry Awards 2014).

The Apple Tree team are the only local dental practice to be listed in this year’s NI Healthcare Awards.

Apple Tree provides general dentistry, implant services and sedation service for nervous patients.


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