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Gary O’Neill

Full time Associate Dentist (GDC no. 271493)

In the years since my graduation, I have worked in both general practice and hospital dental settings, including experience as a Senior House Officer in the oral and maxillofacial department in the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle. I was involved in the treatment and management of patients with facial trauma, scars, burns, tumours and reconstructive surgery to name but a few.

My interests include cosmetic porcelain veneers, crowns, composite aesthetic bonding, replacement old amalgam restorations and tooth whitening. I also have a strong interest in cosmetic teeth straightening using Invisalign.

I believe that a camera and dental photography play a key role in planning and documentation and as such my photography skills will complement my dental work. You can visit my Instagram site to see what I can achieve.


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Newcastle 2011-2016
  • Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Edinburgh 2018


Gary is available every day except Monday afternoon

Behind the smile

We asked Gary some questions to find out more about the man behind the smile. Away from his professional life, what are the things he holds dear?

If you were able to invite three people (fictional or non fictional), (present or past) to your dinner table who would they be and why?

Michael Jackson because why not? He was a brilliant entertainer and artist.
Bruce Swedien because of his input as audio engineer and producer to “Thriller”
Quincy Jones , artist and record producer in Jaz. I would love to understand what inspired him.

If you weren’t a dentist, what would you want to do as a career?

An artistic plasterer like my dad who made the backstage sets in “Game of Thrones”

If you were to share one piece of dental advice, what would it be?

Before you decide on a particular treatment, always understand all your options. Never be afraid to ask questions!

What is your favourite charity?

Trocaire because it responds to world crisis and aids people in need around the world whilst also promoting equality.