The Team

As a husband and wife team we own and run Braden Dental Care as a family. We see our patients, staff, suppliers and peers as an extension of that family. Let us introduce ourselves…


Our History

We are Jim and Helen Braden. We started Braden Dental Care in 2003 with a vision for providing Quality Dental Care to the local area and beyond. We have worked hard to improve the business, stabilise the staff base and have implemented a programme of constant reinvestment.

Jim and Helen Braden

Jim Braden and Helen Braden both work as principal dentists in the practice. They have a clear vision, focused with a strong emphasis on customer service and excellent clinical care.

Jim Braden BDS (Manc) 1993, GDC no. 69430

Helen Braden BDS (Manc) 1993, GDC no. 69426

Associate Dentist

Peter Savage is a very experienced and valuable member of the team. He has been at the practice since he qualified in 1993 and has a long standing relationship with the practice and his patients.

Peter Savage (associate) BDS (QUB) 1992, GDC no. 68250


We have two hygienists Dympna and Ciara offering appointments over 4 days.

Dympna Mccrory – Dip Dent Hyg 2007, GDC no. 115426

Ciara Kelly – Dip Dent Hyg 2010, GDC no. 193756


Dental Nurse Team

Michelle, Laura, Kara, Gemma and Laura also know our patients well and are actively encouraged to interact with them. They are always introduced to new patient by name. The dental nurses are friends with each other as well as colleagues and as such work in harmony to help each other keep things running smoothly.

Michelle Whiteside NEBDN 2004, GDC no. 109842

Laura Henderson NEBDN 2007, GDC no. 115670

Kara White NEBDN 2010, GDC no. 198921

Gemma Hodgett NEBDN 2009, GDC no. 190997

Laura Clugston NEBDN 2010, GDC no. 247932

Reception Team

Jillian, Doreen and Michelle on reception have been at the practice longer than we have and know all patients by name! Their extensive knowledge of patients’ families and social histories make them an integral part of the team.