Chris Loughridge - BDS, MFGDP (UK)
GDC No.: 56679
I qualified from Queens University Belfast in 1982 and immediately moved into General Dental Practice with Bobby Tennant on Belfast’s Antrim Road. A year later I took up the fantastic offer to join Dr Fred Stinson in Finaghy and have been here ever since.
I became practice Principle in 1990 and since then have tried to maintain the high standards that Fred had set.
My focus has always been on Preventive Dentistry. In 1990 I was awarded the Oral B/British Dental Association Prevention in Practice award for the UK.
Having been the man who said “I’ll never have a dental hygienist in my practice!” I eventually came to my senses and now work with two of the best hygienists in the country.
Drawing on my wife Kathy’s experience in the Hair and Beauty
profession I became very aware of the importance of a person’s
appearance to their self confidence and well being. As a result
we are continually striving to introduce the most effective and up
to date techniques to the portfolio of cosmetic treatments that
Preventive and Cosmetic Dentistry are the cornerstones of our practice and I am very fortunate to work with a wonderful team who share this passion. As the saying goes “We do what we love and love what we do”.
In my leisure time I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I go to the gym every morning before work to try and fight off the effects of middle age. Having played rugby for many years I now coach mini-rugby at Belfast Harlequins... a case of the blind leading the blind! Nowadays I am more into water sports. I have competed at national and international level in surfing and wind-surfing, the highlight being 13th place in the Long Board Division of the 1990 World Surfing Championships. In winter I love skiing on the frozen stuff. Someday soon I’m going to need a surfboard with a zimmer on it!