Meet the team

At Finaghy Orthodontic Centre IN Belfast our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.

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Maurice Cummings

Orthodontist Specialist
BDS Belf 1988, MMedSc Q.U.B. 1994, MOrth RCS Eng 1995
GDC No. 63418

Maurice Cummings BDS MMedSc MOrth RCS (Eng) is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics. He is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the British Dental Association and the Northern Orthodontic Group.

Mo established Finaghy Orthodontics in 1997 with James Lundy and they along with Ali and Mark has continued to ensure that the practice remains at the forefront of the provision of orthodontic care in Northern Ireland. He is a certified user of the Invisalign Aligner system, Inman Aligners and Incognito lingual appliances. He has kept abreast of advances in treatment techniques including the use of mini-implants to aid correction in complex malocclusions. As an experienced clinician he is able offer a wide range of treatment options to cater for the needs of both adults and children.

Outside the clinical setting Mo has lectured on orthodontic matters to GDPs and DFTs on behalf of Local Dental Committees and Finaghy Orthodontics. He also holds positions in a number of panels involved in preparing sixth form students for entrance interviews to undergraduate medical and dental courses.

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James Lundy

Orthodontist Specialist
BDS Belf 1987, MMedSc Q.U.B. 1994, MOrth RCS Eng 1995
GDC No. 62388

James Lundy BDS MMedSc MOrth RCS (Eng) is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics. James is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, Northern Ireland Orthodontic Group and the British Dental Association. He is also on the Dental Practitioners Committee of the BDA as an orthodontic observer/adviser.

James has owned and run a Specialist Referral Orthodontic Practice in Finaghy, Belfast since 1995. Over the last 23 years he has developed his skills and experience to carry out complex orthodontic treatment for the patients of his GDP colleagues both under the NHS and privately. As a certified user of both Invisalign and Orthocaps clear aligners, Inman Aligners and Incognito lingual appliances, as well as the latest generation of 3M Ceramic brackets he has developed an interest providing discreet orthodontic treatment where this is possible. As a consequence an increasing  part of his practice involves providing orthodontic treatment solutions for adults as well as children.

Over the past 10 years James has been involved in negotiations with the Department of Health through the Dental Practice Committee (BDA) helping to shape how orthodontic care is delivered by the NHS. He has also lectured on orthodontic matters to GDPs and DFTs on behalf of NIMDTA and Finaghy Orthodontics.

Away from work he is keen on films  (he is really a frustrated film director) and most weekends can be found mountain biking on the trails in Barnett’s Desmesne, and has the bruises to prove it!

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Alaistair McNeil

Orthodontist Specialist
BDS QUB 1992; BSc QUB 1990; FDSRCS Eng 1996; MSc Edin 1998; MOrth RCS Edin 1999; FDSRCS Orth 2001
GDC No. 68639

Ali is a registered specialist in orthodontics and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, Northern Ireland Orthodontic Group, British Dental Association and Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Ali joined James and Mo at Finaghy Orthodontics in 2002. Within the practice Ali enjoys all aspects of clinical orthodontic care and is an accredited provider of Invisalign and Inman Aligner Systems. Along with James and Mo, Ali provides outreach teaching within the practice for 3rd year dental students from Queens University.

Outside the practice Ali works part-time in the School of Dentistry as a Consultant Orthodontist, also lecturing to 3rd and 4th year dental students. Beyond this he lectures regularly on behalf of NIMDTA to Foundation Trainees and GDPs.

When not working Ali enjoys playing 5-a-side football and tennis.

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Mark Allen

Orthodontist Specialist
BDS Dund 3002, MFDS RCS Edin 2005
GDC No. 81983

Mark graduated from the University of Dundee as a dentist in 2003. After completing a year of vocational training he worked in the Community Dental Services then the Hospital Services gaining experience in restorative, periodontology, paediatric, orthodontic, oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

He completed his MFDS in 2005 and is now an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He started his orthodontic training in 2009 in Leeds and passed the MOrth RCSEng. During his orthodontic training he also graduated with a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry from the University of Leeds.

He worked as a University lecturer in Orthodontics before returning back to Northern Ireland to work in Finaghy Orthodontics.

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Stephanie Braniff

Orthodontic Therapist
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2002, Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2013
GDC No. 161817

Stephanie qualified as a dental nurse in 2001 and worked for 5 years in general dental practice before joining the team at Finaghy Orthodontics. In 2009 she gained a post certificate qualification in dental radiography which expanded her role in the DCP team at Finaghy Orthodontics.

In 2012 Stephanie was accepted on to the orthodontic therapy course at Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute and in 2013 was awarded a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Stef currently works full-time at Finaghy Orthodontics as an orthodontic therapist.

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Krissy Loughins

Orthodontic Therapist
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2011, Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2014
GDC No. 218488

Krissy started her career as a trainee dental nurse in 2009, working for a general dental practice. She started working in Orthodontics in 2011, just before being awarded the NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing.

The following year she undertook the post qualification BDA course in Dental Radiography which enabled her to apply for a place on Central Manchester University Hospital Orthodontic Therapy course.

She began her clinical training shortly after her acceptance onto the course in 2013 and in 2014 was awarded a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

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