Malone Dental smiling under new ownership


A well-known dental practice in South Belfast is under new ownership having been purchased by local dentist Seamus Kennedy, with investment support from First Trust Bank.

Malone Dental, based in a Tudor style building located at 54 Malone Road, has changed hands from long standing owner, Dr Maria McElholm.

The practice has been acquired by 29-year-old Dr Seamus Kennedy, who plans to expand the surgery’s offering by extending the existing range of dental services and introducing facial aesthetic treatments including; tooth alignment, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments. The ten-strong team service around 4000 patients across the greater Belfast area and wider afield.

Speaking about the acquisition, new owner Dr Seamus Kennedy said; “I have always aspired to own my own practice and was delighted when the opportunity presented itself to purchase such a well-respected business locally”.

“I am excited to begin this new chapter for Malone Dental, building on the current foundations of customer service excellence. We will remain a family orientated practice, providing high quality dental care for NHS and private patients. We also have plans to expand our services by offering non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments, meeting a growing demand for these procedures.”

Joanne Earley, Business Manager at First Trust Bank added; “From our initial meeting with Seamus it was clear he had researched the market and had ambitious plans for the business. To own a practice before the age of 30 is a remarkable achievement and we offer our congratulations to Seamus, his family and the team at Malone Dental.”

“First Trust Bank has in-depth experience across the healthcare sector and we are currently working with five other dental practices, helping them acquire or expand their business. We are proud to work alongside so many driven individuals like Seamus and wish him well as a new business owner.”


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