Exciting Job Opportunity at Affinity Dental Care

July 11th, 2017

We are an expanding Lisburn based Private Dental Practice looking for a dental nurse to join our dynamic team.  This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, organised and enthusiastic person who wants to develop their career in the dental industry.  We are a modern, professional and high performing dental practice with dental excellence and patient care at the core of what we do.

Experience is essential and GDC registration would be an advantage.

GDC registration is beneficial but not essential.

Competitive hourly rates which are negotiable, dependent on experience

If you think you are the person we are looking for please submit your CV, for the attention of the Practice Manager info@affinitydental.co.uk. Closing date 4th August.

exciting job opportunities for a dental nurse and receptionist

exciting job opportunities for a dental nurse and receptionist

Book your Free Consultation At Affinity’s Anti-Wrinkle Clinic

March 21st, 2017

Call Affinity and book your Free  Consultation At Affinity’s Anti-Wrinkle Clinic.

Many patients from Lisburn, Belfast and the surrounding areas choose Affinity for their Anti-Wrinkle treatment

There are several reasons why, if you live or work in Belfast, you should consider Affinity Dental Care when you want to receive Anti-Wrinkle treatments such as Botox;

  • Qualified dentist – after qualified cosmetic surgeons it is generally considered that dentists, who are highly trained in administering injections to the mouth and facial area, are among the best qualified professionals to deliver Anti-Wrinkle treatments such as Botox.
  • Discreet service – our team have been handling cosmetic treatments for many years. We understand the delicate nature of such appointments and handle all clients with the utmost discretion.
  • Other cosmetic treatments available – many Belfast patients choose Affinity for their Anti-Wrinkle treatment because they know174765-aesthetic that they can receive other dental and facial cosmetic procedures while they attend the practice.
  • Onsite parking –  Affinity is approximately 15 minutes drive from Belfast, we have excellent onsite parking facilities.

Patients love our service

We have treated many Botox patients in our practice and we have had wonderful feedback from them.

“I live in South Belfast and didn’t want neighbours or friends to know I was receiving Botox treatment. I chose Affinity because it was literally 15 minutes from my house and David was highly recommended. I’m was so happy with the gentle, natural looking Botox and facial fillers that I decided to have some long standing dental issues looked at as well. I have to say I look better today than 10 years ago and I really feel that I look my best thanks to Affinity.”

Contact us to discuss in confidence your potential Botox or other cosmetic treatments.

A resolution you can keep

February 7th, 2017

Some simple oral health resolutions you can stick to.

Each year many of us set resolutions with the best intention of sticking to them; yet come February we’ve already started to veer off-track, and by March our endeavours are completely forgotten.

That’s why this year we’ve put together some simple oral health resolutions you can stick to, that will not only help to keep your teeth and gums healthy, but may also boost your confidence and improve your general well being.

For a New Year’s resolution to be proud of, take your pick from the list below:

  • I will remember to clean between my teeth every day 

Whether you choose floss or an inter-dental brush, cleaning between your teeth can be easy, and helps to remove bacteria that can cause tooth decay.

  • I will spit after brushing and not rinse with water 

Rinsing your mouth with water after brushing removes the fluoride coating left by toothpaste, which if left can protect your teeth for hours after you brush.

  • I will only eat sugary snacks at meal times 

If you’re going to eat something sugary, do so after a main meal to reduce the amount of time damaging acids remain in your mouth throughout the day.

  • I will swap fizzy drinks with water 

Acids found in fizzy drinks can soften your tooth enamel, which, once lost will not regenerate. Replace them with water which helps to remove particles of food left in your mouth and keeps your hydrated.

  • I will make regular visits to see my dental team 

If you can’t remember the last time you saw your dental team, chances are it’s time to visit them again! Regular visits will help to stop problems before they start, and give you the best chance of avoiding costly, invasive dental treatment in the future.

Meet Our Principal Dentist Dr. Rachel Emerson

December 20th, 2016

Meet Rachel our Principal Dentist…dental excellence and patient care is her passion.

Our Core Values at Affinity are:

Dental Excellence

Dr. Rachel Emerson

Dr. Rachel Emerson



Team Affinity

December 6th, 2016

Meet Team Affinity

We are passionate about dental excellence and patient care.

We look forward to seeing you at the practice soon.





Free Private New Patient Examination Worth £73.00

November 8th, 2016

We are offering all new private patients a “FREE” new patient examination. This includes full oral health check, diagnostic xrays and oral cancer check.   Call our reception today on 02892665588 or book online quoting LRNP. Limited time offer.


5 Ways You Could Be Staining Your Teeth

November 8th, 2016

5 Ways You Could Be Staining Your Teeth

Could these common habits be causing discolouration and staining to your teeth?

There are several things your dentist may be able to do for you to whiten your teeth, but there are a number of ways you can help to protect your enamel from stains in your everyday life. Here are five things which could be staining your pearly whites, and what you can do to limit their effects.

Drinking tea

Surprisingly, the nation’s favourite beverage is worse for staining your teeth than coffee. Its dark pigmentation, acidity, and tannins will all contribute to the discolouration of teeth over time. To help combat the staining effect, rinse your mouth with water after finishing your cup. Swishing a mouthful of water around your teeth will help to wash away any residue and help to keep your teeth white.


In addition to a whole range of potentially fatal conditions linked to smoking, the tar and nicotine present in cigarettes can cause yellow or brown stains on your teeth. During repeated exposure, these substances work their way in to the microscopic openings in tooth enamel and lead to discolouration. To avoid tobacco staining, giving up smoking is your best option, but brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth once a day can help to fight the effects of staining. It’s best to avoid ‘smoker’s toothpaste’ though, as this is usually very abrasive and can damage teeth.


Red wine

We often hear about how a glass of red wine can be good for your health, but it’s nowhere near as good for your teeth. Not only is it acidic, but it also contains tannins and strong pigments that cling to your enamel and stain teeth. Drinking through a straw is a good option to help reduce the staining effect of red wine. Since the straw pulls the liquid straight to the roof of your mouth, it bypasses your teeth and reduces the amount of exposure of your enamel receives from the wine.

Soft drinks

The high sugar content in most soft drinks isn’t the only thing you should be worried about – the colouring and acidity are also bad news for your teeth. The dark colour pigments in Colas may yellow teeth over time, and even clear soft drinks can soften and roughen your tooth enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to staining. Switching to water flavoured with mint and cucumber slices is a tooth-friendly alternative, although if you must fizzy drinks, try soda water.


Strongly coloured sweets, lollipops, and ice lollies are all bad news for your teeth. The prolonged exposure of the sweet against your teeth means that your teeth will be in contact with any brightly coloured pigments present, increasing your risk for staining. If you’re after a sweet treat, dark chocolate is thought to have an antibacterial effect which fights dental plaque, making it less damaging for your teeth.

Call us on 02892665588 today for a free private new client examination worth £73.00.

Are you Mouth Aware – What you need to know about Mouth Cancer

November 3rd, 2016

Are you Mouth Aware – What you need to know about Mouth Cancer

Are you mouth aware - what you need to know about mouth cancer

Be Mouth Aware this November – Mouth Cancer Month

November 2nd, 2016

Mouth Cancer Action Month is a campaign which aims to the get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage by raising awareness of the risk factors and signs and symptoms of mouth cancer while encouraging people to discuss them with their dental professional.

Mouth cancer has one of the UK’s fastest increasing incidence rates. The number of people diagnosed with the disease has increased by almost 40% in the last decade alone. While many cases are linked to lifestyle choices – smoking, alcohol, poor diet and sexual activity – it is important to remember that mouth cancer can affect anybody.

It is important that everyone checks regularly for any changes in their mouth. If any of these are spotted, a dentist or doctor should be seen immediately

‘If in doubt, get checked out’.  Contact Affinity Dental Care today for a Check up – 02892665588.

For more information click the below guide.  mcam2016-guide

Free New Patient Examination Worth £73.00

October 26th, 2016


Do you need a new dentist? We are offering all new private patients a “FREE” new patient examination with Lesley Russell. This includes full oral health check, diagnostic xrays and oral cancer check.  Normal cost is £73.00. Call our reception today on 02892665588 or book online quoting LRNP.

Limited offer with Lesley

Dr Lesley Russell BDS