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Welcome to {my}dentist, the collon, londonderry Dentist located in Londonderry

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Opening times

08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 17:30
Sunday Closed
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Telephone: 028 7126 0612
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1 St Patricks Terrace, Londonderry, BT48 7QR.

About {my}dentist, the collon, londonderry

Welcome to {my}dentist The Collon, Derry / Londonderry. We are a 4-surgery practice providing a variety of NHS and private plans including facial aesthetics, teeth whitening and Six Month Smiles teeth straightening. We have 7 clinicians within our team with each clinician providing unique treatments through their individual interests such as orthodontics, endodontics and periodontal treatment techniques. For more clinician information head over to the ‘Meet the Team’ section on our website. Our practice is a 2 minute walk from Collon Terrace bus stop and a 47 minute walk from Londonderry train station, with on street parking available. We welcome all patients to our practice and ensure all individuals are treated with the utmost care and attention from our highly skilled staff. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Please note that due to the remaining Covid safety procedures we still have fewer appointments available than before the pandemic. Our practice teams across the country are working hard to fit everyone in as quickly and as safely as possible, including those who need urgent dental help and people who want to schedule their regular check-ups. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to support you and please continue to be kind to our teams.

Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Please read our safety information ahead of your next visit

Click here to read our guide to Managing dental problems at home during Covid-19 Patient safety - What a visit to us will be like during Covid-19

Practice facilities

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What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "All the staff are very accommodating, professional and friendly. Eldred is the best about, he is always super cautious about how your feeling through treatment, regularly checking your ok. He genuinely doesn't like seeing his patients in discomfort or pain. Legend!"

    Reviewed on 14/05/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Can't say enough about our dentist Mark. He is really good with kids especially one of mine who has a fear, he was so gentle and work within his comforts to check his teeth. Always friendly to us all when we visit. And shout out to dental nurses as well. Superstars??"

    Reviewed on 16/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent and friendly staff - receptionist are lovely, Jill alongside her dental nurses are amazing when dealing with my treatments cant thank them enough."

    Reviewed on 08/04/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent Service brilliant staff. Mark Heather Are excellent Dentists."

    Reviewed on 17/03/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent service, going here over 34 years. I wouldn't go anywhere else."

    Reviewed on 19/05/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I have used this dentist practice my whole life and never once had a bad experience , in recent times ive had to have a lot of work done and quite a few extractions, I'm not the most calm person in the surgery as I suffer with bad anxiety but every time I go my Dentist Mark and the great dental nurses they are so reassuring and talk me through everything , Mark has so much patience and even tells me stories about random stuff just to distract me from what's happening which always works even though I know what he's up too ?? the girls in reception are so helpful and nothing is ever a bother for them and always get reminders for appointments which is great , there is always a well informed reception area of any of their services e.g. teeth whitening , straighter teeth , I would definitely recommend this dental practice to anyone well done folks ??"

    Reviewed on 03/02/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Jill is the dentist I take Emilykate to she and the nurse always treat her with such care and attention ! I hope this enough feedback and thank all the staff from us x"

    Reviewed on 25/01/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "My family and I have been patients at My Dentist for many years. Staff are very helpful arranging appointments and we're always taken promptly when we go for treatment. The dentist's are very professional and good at their jobs. Overall, we have a positive experience at My Dentist, Collon."

    Reviewed on 24/01/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "This is really a top class dental practice!!!!!! The staff are professional, helpful and friendly offering lots of different information,options and services without the pressure. I cannot recommend it enough."

    Reviewed on 20/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "When it comes to dentist I get a bit nervous. BUT when it comes to my dentist, all is just a walk in the park. The reception phones & sends a text just reminder about an upcoming appointment, the surgery is very relaxing when you arrive. Friendly and professional approach from the staff.. my surgeon was fantastic a sort of chill I got this attitude. Can't say enough about mydentist & the staff, to top this the prices were amazing great value."

    Reviewed on 20/03/2019

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Our treatments and costs

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Meet the team at {my}dentist, the collon, londonderry

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Eldred Julius Qualified from: BChD South Africa, 1999 GDC No: 80091
    Eldred qualified as a dental surgeon at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1999 where he worked in his private practice before moving to the UK more than 15 years ago. He was also involved in the training of Dentists at the University of Stellenbosch before moving to the UK. Eldred has a wealth of experience with a special interest in implants. Eldred has been working for {my}dentist Collon now for several years. He is renowned for his caring and gentle approach and dedication to patient care. Eldred completed a course with Stockport Dental Seminars putting him a unique position to treat patients with TMJD and jaw pain. Eldred enjoys spending time with his children and wife when not at work and enjoy playing golf as a hobby.
  • Dr.Heather Ogilive Qualified from: BDS United Kingdom, 2004 GDC No: 83601
    Heather graduated in Dental Surgery from Queen's University Belfast in 2004 with an honours degree and distinction in 'The Practice of Dentistry', 'Orthodontics', 'Oral Surgery', 'Oral Microbiology', 'Medicine in Dentistry' and 'Paediatrics'. Heather returned to her native Derry and worked in a practice in the waterside area for three years before joining Collon Dental Care in 2007 now {my}dentist, Collon. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly endodontics and dealing with anxious patients and she's happy to provide treatment under the NHS or on a private basis. Outside of work she enjoys films, reading and walking on Donegal beaches.
  • Dr.Jill McDowell Qualified from: BDS United Kingdom, 2004 GDC No: 83597
    Jill qualified from Queens University Belfast, with distinction in the practice of dentistry. Her vocational training year was in a general practice in Montrose, Scotland in 2005. Jill has been working in Derry since 2005 as a General Dental Practitioner, gaining experience in general dentistry on an NHS and private basis. She has a special interest in short term orthodontics, completing training in Six Month Smiles in 2012 and in Quick Straight Teeth in 2015. Jill also gained a certificate in anti-wrinkle treatments - Anti-aging treatments and Dermal Fillers in 2014. She enjoys being a General Dental Practitioner and has a good relationship with a loyal patient base which has grown over the years, with new patients on a weekly basis. Outside of work Jill is a wife, and mother of 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
  • Dr.Mark Doody Qualified from: BDS United Kingdom, 2014 GDC No: 251130
    Mark Doody graduated from the University of Dundee. Mark provides a high quality of dental care to both his NHS and Private patients. He is currently taking a restorative course under the tutelage of Professor Paul Tipton. This intensive course will aid him in providing full Smile Makeover cases. Mark is trained in anti - wrinkle treatments. He provides all forms of treatments such as Fillings, Root Canal treatment, acrylic, flexible and metal dentures, periodontal treatment and extractions. His patients well being and their satisfaction with the work he has carried out is of paramount importance to Mark.
  • Dr.Sara Mason Qualified from: BDS Manc 2016 manchester , 2016 GDC No: 264518
    Sara graduated from the University of Manchester in 2016 and has been working across both England and Northern Ireland and has gained extensive experience in Private and NHS dental treatment. Sara relocated back home and is working at {my}dentist Foyle. She enjoys travelling and is fascinating to chat to about her experiences across the globe. Sara has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics including dermal fillers and antiwrinkle treatments as well as endodontics (root canal treatment). Sara gets great satisfaction in the amazing results she has seen from her cosmetic treatments and her happy patients. She likes to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the clinics
  • Ms.Samantha Morrison Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene Belfast, 2008 GDC No: 154122
    Samantha joined the team in 2013 and has developed a good relationship with all our dentists. She qualified as a dental hygienist in June 2011 from Queens University. Before this Samantha was a qualified dental nurse in both private and NHS community dentistry. She is very passionate in trying to help our patients to achieve healthy teeth and gums. Samantha achieves this by educating patients in a relaxed environment and by building trust between her and her patients.. Samanthas main area of expertise is cosmetic stain removal along with whitening which she really enjoys. Using our airflow system she can remove the most stubborn stains caused by smoking, tea/coffee and red wine, giving patients a beautiful white smile again.
  • Dr.Sarah Elizabeth Gallagher Qualified from: BDS University of Liverpool 2017 United Kingdom, 2017 GDC No: 270667

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Last updated: Tuesday, 09 November 2021