Welcome to The Good Dentist! I’m Garreth McBride the dentist and the owner of The Good Dentist in Newcastle NSW.
I’ve wanted to become a dentist since the age of 11. All because it was my dream to kiss as many dental nurses as possible by the age of 13. If you ask my wife she will tell you I failed. It must have been the accent!!
Born in Ireland, I moved to Manchester, England to go to University where I graduated in 2007.
I worked in a variety of public and mixed private practices in the UK before I realised another dream. In 2012 my wife and I took a chance and emigrated to Australia, directly to Newcastle. We haven’t looked back.
I am not your average dentist, and The Good Dentist is not your average dental practice. I believe that everything is connected, and that’s why at The Good Dentist we focus on optimising your overall health not just your dental health.
We won’t just treat your symptoms and give you pain medication for a toothache. We won’t fill a hole without first working out how it got there. Together, we work to eliminate the cause of your health issue.
We want to work with you, to create the healthiest version of you.
Dr Michael Reilly
Hi, I’m Dr Michael Reilly, you can call me Mike.
My wife Katie and I came to Australia five years ago on a campervan holiday stretching across the length of the east coast, we fell in love with the lifestyle and soon booked our tickets back out (one way!)
I’m originally from Birmingham, England. Graduated from Sheffield University in 2009, and then moved to London where I spent four years working in general dental practice.
When I was a youngster I dreamed of playing football for my local team-West Brom, I wasn’t very good so Dentistry became an excellent second choice.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and love getting to know my patients so I can really tailor a treatment plan which will suit the person in my chair and not just the mouth in my mirror.
On a weekend you can find me wearing the black and white stripes of Cooks Hill United FC, or wondering the local newcastle parks with my new baby daughter. I look forward to meeting you and your families on Darby street soon
Oral Hygiene Therapist
I’m Emma Collins the Oral Health Therapist or as Garreth calls me Gum Queen! I’m Newcastle born and breed and I am the only clinician here with the Aussie accent.
I started my dental career as a dental assistant in 2014 and fell in love with it so much that I decided to further my skills and study Oral Health Therapy. I graduated from The University of Newcastle in 2018 as top of my class and with the University Medal so I’m a bit of a dental nerd!
My role is similar to a dental hygienist and my main focus is preventing dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. I’ll give you the best dental clean of your life and recommend ways you can improve your oral hygiene. Being an oral health therapist also means that I can do some fillings and take out baby teeth as well as place stainless steel crowns (pirate or princess teeth) on decayed baby teeth. Like the two boys here, I treat all patients individually and believe that there is a direct link between our oral health and our general health.
Outside wanting to talk about oral health 24/7 I enjoy spending time with family and friends, particularly at the beach. I love crocheting and macramé on the side (such a Nana I know) and will never say no to a good cup of coffee or red wine.