Meet the Team

We currently boast three dentists at Friars Walk Dental Practice in Dunstable, including Slany who is our specialist oral Surgeon, who carries our all our dental implant work right here. In addition to the three dentists we have a dental therapist and no less than two dental hygienists. All these professionals are dedicated to making your visit to Friars Walk Dental Practice as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. All our nurses are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and our trainee nurses are all currently working hard to achieve their qualifications in dental nursing.

Our principal dentist is Mr J G McKeon - LDS RCSI Principal Surgeon - GDC No. 43291

Mr McKeon qualified at The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin in 1969. In addition he has also completed a primary fellowship and was registrar in oral surgery at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London from 1977 to 1978. Mr McKeon is our technology geek, always keeping his eye on what is the latest dental tech that can benefit you the patient. Being a skilled operator of our Cerec "Crown in a Day" system, he can design and create a brand new crown in one appointment visit. Mr McKeon has also invested in the latest laser technology which have revolutionises certain treatments and in some cases done away with the drill altogether.

Miss A Qayum - BDS LDS RCS (Eng) Associate Dental Surgeon - GDC No. 70336

Miss Qayum qualified at The Royal College of Surgeons, England and The Royal London Dental School in 1994. She has been a member of the team here at Friars Walk Dental Practice since 1996. Miss Qayum also delivers our facial aesthetics products and services, which include "Restylane" and "Dysport".

Miss Slany McKeon - BDS (Lond), FDS RCS (Eng) MSc (Lond) Implantology, M.ClinDent (Lond), Prosthodontics, MRD RCS (Eng) Specialist in Oral Surgery, Specialist in Prosthodontics - GDC No. 67588.

Miss Slany McKeon has brought the expertise of Dental Implant Treatment to Friars Walk since 1998 when we placed our first implant on the premises. Slany studied at both Kings College of Surgeons and Eastmans Dental Hospital. She qualified with a Masters degree in implant in 1996 and continues her outstanding work providing patients with Dental Implants and replacement of missing teeth


Debbie Wakelin 

Debbie is one of our three hygienists that work tirelessly with patients to improve their dental hygiene.  Debbie uses both the Ultra Sonic cleaner and hand Instrument for cleaning which provides up to date brushing techniques thus empowering patients to maintain good dental health.



Emma Taylor    GDC No. 155924 

Emma has returned to the practice after a short break. Emma has extended duties in Radiography and impression taking. Her role provides additional support for both Mr McKeon and Miss Slany McKeon. Emma has proved to be a key member of the team and we are glad to have her back with us .



Nicola Horgan - Senior Dental Nurse/Manager

GDC No.  132642 

Nicola is one of our long term employees. She is both qualified Dental Nurse and accounts Manager. She is also Deputy for any duties relating to Practice Management.



Kelly GDC Number 262161 – Kelly has worked with the practice since 2015, she has also achieved extended duties qualifications in Radiography. Kelly is currently working as Implant Nurse and is enjoying the additional responsibilities this role presents. 



This is Aimee Hutchinson, she is our apprentice Dental nurse and has been with the practice since September 2017. She is currently studying for her Level 3 Diploma at Barnfield Higher Education College and hopes to be qualified by early 2019. Amy works alongside Miss Qayum and is proving to be a great asset to the practice.

Our Dental Therapist is Mrs. T Ocal - RDT/DH 2000
Our Hygienists are Ms K Archer - RDH 1983, FAETC, Cert Ed(PCE), 

Our registered nurses are all qualified and are NEBN certified. All work continuously to increase their skill sets which is a requirement of the General Dental Council. 

Tracey - Practice Manager

Sarah - Head Receptionist

Your first contact with Friars Walk either by telephone or person is likely to be with Sarah. Her friendly cheerful approach will make you feel at ease and welcome from the very start. Sarah has a great memory for names and you will soon be having chats about family etc, especially if you have a pet. As a dog lover Sarah is always happy share interesting stories about her bulldog Teddy.

If you would like to discuss or book an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact her.

Our reception staff are trained to the highest level of customer service and of course patient care.

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