See all Dentists in Belfast

Cavehill Dental Care

Cavehill Dental Care

Show Phone Number

165, Cavehill Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT15 5BPUK

Very Good
from 915 users
Filters cached at 2023/08/26 14:28:41

Opening hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:30 - 13:00
Free consultation ★ Prices from £45 - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Very Good ServiceScore™ 7.4 from 915 votes ★ 43 verified patient reviews. Visit our Dentist - 165, Cavehill Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT15 5BP, UK.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants £1200 - £2000
Braces £1000 - £2500
Veneers £350 - £500
Teeth Whitening £169
Dental Crowns £350 - £500
Dental Bridges
Teeth Cleaning £45 - £60
See all treatments & prices

About Cavehill Dental Care

Situated on the picturesque Cavehill Road, the practice, established 45 years ago, has a long history of excellence. Under the watchful eye of Dr Martin MacAllister, the practice has grown into one of the largest in Northern Ireland, and one of the largest placer of Dentsply Dental Implants in Ireland.

Assisted by Catherine Lyttle, Jessica Mc Donough, Kate Wylie and Tracey Houston, they continue to provide an honest, no nonsense service, and pride themselves in "going the extra mile" to please the clients. 

We are currently upgrading our new Hygiene suite, which has been designed to the highest standard by Tracey. It is due to open in February 2016, and will be a new standard in terms of its slickness! Press release in due course!


read more

Patient reviews

4.8 from 43 verified reviews
Anne, Ireland
( Review verified by phone and email)

Highly recommend

5 50 Dentist Consultation

Excellent service! Marty is simply the best dentist in Ireland. Highly recommend.

Treated by: Dr Martin MacAllister
Om Patil, India
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

Really good service

Dentist Consultation

Really good doctor and I am very happy with their service. Nice job. Really good service.

william duffy, UK
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

He did a fantastic job and is a real expert at making dentures with years of experience

5 50 Dentures

I had a full top denture made by Marty. He did a fantastic job and is a real expert at making dentures with years of experience. Many thanks again, Marty.

Treated by: Dr Martin MacAllister
Bill, UK
( Review verified by phone and email)

The staff are friendly and genuinely concerned about their patients' wellbeing

5 50 Fillings, Dental Implants, Root Canals, Dental Bridges

Jessica at Cavehill has looked after my teeth since 2014. I have had fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal work and implants. She is highly competent, conscientious, skilful and empathic. I trust her completely to deliver the best treatment possible, to avoid unnecessary interventions and above all to cause minimum pain - she is particularly good at anaesthesia.

I have recommended her to my friends. She will discuss the options available in detail and gives excellent value for money.

I originally chose Cavehill in 1999 because I live nearby and friends recommended it. It was good even before Marty McAllister took over. Since then it has developed special expertise in implants and preventative hygiene.

The staff are friendly and genuinely concerned about their patients' wellbeing. When I have had a dental emergency, they have seen me within 24 hours.

Treated by: Dr Jessica McDonough

Bill, how very very kind of you to post this. Your comments were very much appreciated and is a great boost to the whole team, especially Jessica, and i'm delighted that she is looking after you so well! Thanks again and see you at next visit. Marty

Dr Martin MacAllister
Dr Martin MacAllister
Stephen, UK
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone)

A very courteous, friendly and professional staff from receptionists to doctors

5 50 Dental Implants

Initial consultation regarding upper and lower implants.

A very courteous, friendly and professional staff from receptionists to doctors

Frank, Ireland
( Review verified by email)

I may not have won X factor , but i left with the Wow factor

5 50 Dental Implants, Dental Bridges • Paid: £4750

Having first visited Cavehill Dental Care 20 years ago this year , where i had some serious dental implant work done by Dr. Martin MacAllister [ a bridge plate and 6 abutments inserted into my top gum line bone ].6 months later my porcelains were attached and i was very happy to have permanent teeth again.
Fast forward 20 years and here i am today in Cavehill Dental Care having a complete refurbishment of the porcelain work which has 20 years of wear and tear. My initial appointment was in August this year where Dr. MacAllister assured me that my abutments and bridge were in great condition and therefore attaching new porcelains and bridge work was going to be very successfull , and Indeed It Was .

Impressions taken, porcelains made, preliminary fitting, and 1 more visit for final attachment 2 weeks later . My next process was a visit with the Resident Hygienist Treacy who gave my organic teeth a brilliant clean , and some great advice on future maintenance [ thank you ] . The Staff at Cavehill Dental create an atmosphere of casualness leaving the patient with a pro confident assurance of All Things Great . Many thanks to Marty , Treacy, Dental Assistants, Frances and All the Front Line Staff at Cavehill Dental.
P.S. I may not have won X factor , but i left with the Wow factor . Thank You , Everyone, Frank in Dublin.

Treated by: Dr Martin MacAllister

Thank you Frank for taking the time to write, it is certainly a great boost to us to know and i have passed your comments on to the whole team! Thank you for your support and i hope that they last as long as the first set! Best, Marty MacAllister

Dr Martin MacAllister
Dr Martin MacAllister
Carol, UK
( Review verified by phone and email)

He explained everything to me and made me feel very calm

5 50 Dental Implants

I had two front teeth missing. I fell and knocked them out and for years I thought of getting implants but thought they were too expensive. Food was sticking up under my false teeth and my gums were raw so I decided to give it a go. To work extra weekends as I was a nurse and save to get my teeth fixed. It was the best I had ever done. I have now had my implants approx 20 years and have had no problems, thanks to Marty who explained everything to me and made me feel very calm about my new teeth. I want to tell everyone who is thinking about this procedure to talk to Marty McAllister who explains everything to you in detail thanks, Marty.

Very relaxing, Marty explained everything so well.

Treated by: Dr Martin MacAllister
Lorna, UK
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

It was a very good experience

Dentist Consultation

Quite a lot of work done i.e. two implants, a couple of roots out and some fillings. Over all, a very good experience and I am not a great dental patient.

I am terrified of the dentist due to past negative experiences. I have been going to Dr Jessica for over a year now. I required quite a lot of work, as I had not been to any dentist for over 10 years. The prices were all discussed pre treatment. So, I knew what I was to pay. There were options, which were all explained to me. From the moment I have walked through the door, to leaving the surgery I have had the highest level of care. The reception staff appear to fully understand the patients. The dental nurses have been brilliant and Dr Jessica is an excellent dentist. She is highly skilled plus she actually cares about her patients and their individual needs.

She is dedicated to her role as dentist. I could recommend this surgery to anyone. Plus if you have dental fears, this is an excellent place to get treatment. You will be listened to and understood and given the best options. There is no pressure re treatment. Each patient can make their own choice based on their needs. My advice is give them a ring. You will be surprised at the level of care and professionalism which exists in this surgery. LH

Treated by: Dr Jessica McDonough

Thank you Lorna for your kind comments. It is a great boost to us to hear such a positive review, and i have posted this on our staff notice board, and forwarded to Jessica who was thrilled. Thank you again for taking the time to tell us. See you soon again, Marty MacAllister

Dr Martin MacAllister
Dr Martin MacAllister
Elizabeth, UK
( Review verified by phone and email)

I am very happy with the results

5 50 Dentist Consultation

My mum signed me in here to get my teeth corrected as I wanted them all straight and nice. I was very happy with Dr Kate Wylie who was very sweet, gentle and worked so nicely on putting my braces. She gave clear instructions and followed up everything thoroughly. I am very happy with the results.

I read the online reviews and decided to take my daughter Annette there . She signed in for a six month smile with Dr Kate Wylie and at the end of it was overjoyed with the results. The dental practice is superb. Nothing to fault them for. We have once got the wrong date and they still managed to accomodate her. The staff , the atmosphere and everything about this practice is top notch. Very impressed and would recommend it to anybody.

Treated by: Dr Kate Wylie
Robert, UK
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

Back in five weeks for the next stage can't wait.

4.5 50 Dental Implants

started treatment on the 13/2/17 it will probably be about 5/5 months in total to complete as am having implants

collected at the train station taken to the surgery francis greeted us with a smile and her humor very welcoming and comforting, all staff that i have met so far have been very kind and polite, Marti explained what he was about to do ,procedure took about 30/40 mins Marti explained that id be in a bit for pain for the next few days it was probably about 5 days before i was more our less pain free except for the stitches, back in five weeks for the next stage can,t wait lol

Treated by: Dr Martin MacAllister
Robert, UK
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

I was very impressed so far.

4.5 50 Dental Bridges

This have been my first visit for a consultation as i,ve have a consultation elsewhere i am already aware of my issues ,,consultation was very professional well explained
I was actually being advised that my bridge could last for a long time yet, which i found to be very reassuring have made further appointment to begin treatment time will tell, but i was very impressed so far

Was picked up at the train station by the dentists own driver ten minute drive to the clinic was met by Frances very open and straight to the point felt very comfortable and at ease from the start Marti comes across as a genuine guy again firing from the hip would certainly recommend my kind of people treatment starts on monday so well see how it goes

Treated by: Dr Martin MacAllister
Una, UK
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

Brilliant, staff and Marti were great

5 50 Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Had a wisdom tooth removed my own dentist wouldnt touch it.article was brilliant

Brilliant staff and Marti were great

Treated by: Dr Martin MacAllister

Thank you Una, our pleasure. Marty

Dr Martin MacAllister
Dr Martin MacAllister
Margaret, UK
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone)

They all are great

5 50 Sedation for dental treatments

l had sedation as am a very nervous patient. From day 1 l was made at ease and sedation was great never felt a thing and all work was done while under, no pain etc afterwards either. So good all family are going to register now. Thank you Martin and staff for helping me out.

Was so easy to get in touch and Francis the receptionist was ever so friendly, would tell everyone to use here as l think they all are great. Many thanks staff etc.
Will be staying with cavehill now. From bangor its bit far away but its that good.

Treated by: Dr Martin MacAllister

Thank you Margaret for the kind review, we do try our best, and it was our pleasure to look after you. Thank you as well for mending my hat, it worked out just fantastic! See you soon, Marty

Dr Martin MacAllister
Dr Martin MacAllister
Write a review See more reviews


  • GDC - General Dental Council (Northern Ireland) 
  • BDA - British Dental Association (Northern Ireland) 
  • ADI - Association of Dental Implantology (Northern Ireland) 


Parking - Ample parking st front and on streetAccessible to disabled people - Street level access to our two new downstairs roomsPublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless access

Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message remindersHome visits

Travel services

International travelLocal travelLocal accommodationPick up service from hotelPick up service from airport



Air Abrasion

The best £60 you could spend! 


Bone Graft

This is a common dental procedure. In periodontology, it is used to support natural teeth and in dental implant procedures, it is used where there is insufficient bone to fix the implants. The bone graft replaces missing bone lost from previous dental extractions, injuries, accidents, cysts, periodontal disease and infections.
£1000 - £2500


We can provide removable, fixed, tooth coloured fixed and also sixmonthsmiles. 


Adult Braces


Ceramic Braces


Six Month Smiles™

Six Month Smiles™ - Cavehill Dental Care

We have three sixmonthsmiles registered dentists in the practice, Jessica, Kate and Catherine. They would be delighted to consult and discuss possibilities. 


Cosmetic Dentist Consultation

We do not charge for preliminary consultation regarding cosmetic dentistry, this has been the same for the last 20 years!


Dental Bridges

BRIDGES are very useful in replacing missing teeth by using the standing teeth on either side of the gap to support the ‘false tooth’, known as a pontic. The porcelain pontic is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in one area left by a missing tooth. These bridges are permanently cemented in your mouth, where they can help to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
£350 - £500

Dental Crowns

CROWNS may be used to repair broken or decayed teeth, to strengthen teeth or again to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth. They differ from veneers in that they encase the whole part of the tooth that is above the gum. The porcelain finish of the veneer or crown can be matched to your own natural tooth shading, or if you choose to restore all of your teeth then you can decide to have a lighter, brighter shade all over.

Dental CT

Only if necessary, not taken as a routine!

£1200 - £2000

Dental Implants

A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is a screw, which is cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughness on the implant surface.

Dentist Consultation




Endodontist Consultation

Kate Wylie carries out our difficult Endo cases to an exceptional degree of accuracy




Surgical Extractions

Wisdom tooth may be extracted because it is causing you problems or perhaps to prevent problems that may arise in the future. Problems with wisdom teeth can arise because your jaw may not be large enough to accommodate them, and they may become impacted and unable to break through the gum properly. Any unerupted tooth that has formed but failed to emerge into the mouth can damage surrounding teeth, gums and supporting bone. Because of this risk, unerupted teeth are often surgically extracted. As already mentioned, this is often the case with wisdom teeth. However, it is common to find unerupted canine teeth sitting in the palate (roof of mouth). We can pull these teeth slowly into position with the use of orthodontic appliances after surgically exposing them.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction



WHITE FILLINGS are now becoming a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. The new dental materials mean it is much easier to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. In most cases, it is almost impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling.

Amalgam Filling


White Filling

WHITE FILLINGS are now becoming a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. The new dental materials mean it is much easier to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. In most cases, it is almost impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling.

Hygienist Session


Implant Dentist Consultation

There is no charge for an implant cosultation, this will include any necessary X-rays, we have  never charged for implant consultations.


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Consultation


Oral Cancer Treatment


Orthodontist Consultation

Removable appliance - a plastic plate that can be taken out to be cleaned. It has delicate wires and springs attached, which move the teeth using gentle pressure. Fixed appliance - Often teeth need to be guided more accurately than they can be using a removable plate. Fixed appliances are brackets and bands temporarily stuck to the teeth. A flexible wire joins all the brackets and allows the teeth to be moved. Invisible Braces - We also offer state of the art ‘invisible braces. ’ These are tough, clear, plastic ‘positioners’ that are used to gradually straighten your teeth. Several sets of specially moulded positioners are made. Each set moves the teeth slightly from the previous position and is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set. Each set is straighter than the last and the final set will be your desired result.

Periodontist Consultation


Periodontitis Treatment


Root canals


Sedation for dental treatments

Dr Clare Davidson is a SAAD trained dentist, which allows her to administer sedation intravenously very safely.

£45 - £60

Teeth Cleaning

For a thirty minute cleaning with the lovely Tracey, we charge a mere £60. Best money you will ever spend!


Scaling and Root Planing

from £60

Ultrasonic Scaling (30 mins)

This consists of a very thorough scaling, jet polishing and oral hygiene instruction by our wonderful hygienist, Tracey.


Teeth Whitening

A mere £169 (€199), we construct bleaching trays and supply all bleach needed (16%). This is PROPER PROFESSIONAL TOOTH BLEACHING, under the care of a dentist, not a hairdresser!!


Home Whitening Kits


TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Treatment

£350 - £500


VENEERS are an ideal way of treating discoloured or unsightly teeth, closing gaps, repairing chips and cracks, and improving alignment of the teeth. They are thin slices of porcelain that are made to fit precisely over the visible surfaces of the teeth.
£350 - £450

Porcelain Veneers

The best finest quality porcelain veneers made by highly skilled ceramicists!

Medical Aesthetics


Treatment for Wrinkles

Ear Nose and Throat


Sinus Surgery

Cavehill Dental Care - 165, Cavehill Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT15 5BP,

Payment information

DiscountsPayment plansFree initial consultationChequesCredit cards


Private Patients WelcomePublic Health InsuranceDental Plans AcceptedNHS - LimitedNew Charge Exempt Adults NHSChildren age 0 to 18 NHSDenplanDenplanDenplan EssentialsDenplan Care
Dr Martin MacAllister - Principal Dentist at Cavehill Dental Care

Dr Martin MacAllister

Job Title:
  Principal Dentist

Marty qualified in 1990 at Queens University, and has worked in Cavehill since then, and took over the reigns of running the practice in 2002. Father of those five above. He tells us that he is "in the prime of his career"! He has just completed his 29th year in the practice!

Dr Catherine Lyttle - Dentist at Cavehill Dental Care

Dr Catherine Lyttle

Job Title:

Catherine Lyttle qualified with Honours in 1998 in Belfast and began her career here. A firm second in command, she is a competent implantologist as well as carrying out most of the orthodontics. She also carries out many complex multidisciplinary treatments within Cavehill. More recently, Catherine has become trained in 6monthsmiles and is an accredited dentist in this regard. 

Dr Kate Wylie

Job Title:

Kate Wylie graduated from Dundee University in 2000 and obtained her MFDS RCS Ed 2005 working in a hospital setting performing a wide range of oral surgery and restorative cosmetic dentistry. She worked in a specialist endodontic practice from 2005 to 2007 before joining Cavehill Dental Care where she is a valued member of our dental team providing the majority of our complex Root Fillings. Kate completed the Paul Tipton one year cosmetic dentistry course in 2008.

Dr Jessica McDonough - Associate Dentist at Cavehill Dental Care

Dr Jessica McDonough

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist

Jess carries out a wide range of treatments, and also is our Denplan champion. She has trained in Facial Aesthetics. Most recently, she has become affiliated to the sixmonthsmiles team.

Miss Tracey Houston - Dental Auxiliary at Cavehill Dental Care

Miss Tracey Houston

Job Title:
  Dental Auxiliary

Tracey is our full time hygienist. She joined us in August 2013 and is proving to be an invaluable member of our team. She has a wonderful enthusiasm for her work and provides a thorough yet gentle approach to helping our patients achieve and maintain good oral health. Just look how happy she is in this photograph! We are also commissioning a new hygiene room for Tracey to the highest specification in early 2016. It will be the best in town, bar none!

Show Phone Number

165, Cavehill Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT15 5BPUK