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Meet the Team

Dental Care Ireland is a network of established general and specialist dental practices. Each practice is patient-focused and committed to delivering the highest standards of dental care to you and your family.

Meet The Team

Our team of caring and trustworthy professionals offer the full spectrum of dental treatments,
from routine to cosmetic dentistry

Cabinteely Swords Knocklyon Tullamore Ashbourne Northumberland Institute of Dental Medicine Callan Dental Castlebar Claregalway Dental Surgery Carlow Greystones Kells Navan
Dr Martin McCarthy  
Principal Dentist  
Martin is the principal dentist at Claregalway Dental Surgery.  
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Dr Martin McCarthy
Principal Dentist
Principal Dentist
Dentistry wasn’t Martin first career choice having received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science he took a post as a secondary school teacher in Cork. However, after a few years teaching Martin decided on a career change and went back to college as a mature Student to study Dentistry. Martin graduated in 1984 with an Honours Degree from University College Cork. He relocated to the UK for 7 years where he gained valuable experience during this time. Martin returned to Galway in 1990 where he worked in Galway City for 12 years before setting up Claregalway Dental Surgery in 2002. Martin developed a keen interest in endodontics and carries out the majority of root canal treatments at the practice. Martin has attended numerous continuing educational programmes in rotary endodontics and restorating implants.

He is friendly, gentle and compassionate. He is a genuine, unassuming character who not only loves to talk (even when he’s behind schedule), but he is also a great listener who is very approachable.

Martin’s passion is to promote the long-term well-being of his patients and he has a caring demeanour which puts his patients at ease. Martin likes to take his time with each Patient, he is passionate about giving the Patient the results they deserve, and the motivation and skills to ensure the long-term health of their mouth. He is committed to helping his patients achieve a natural, functional and beautiful smile, for example using the latest techniques to, whiten and reshape teeth. His calm and friendly demeanour is appreciated by his patients, who find his relaxed manner helps to ease any anxieties they may have.
Dr Darragh Byrne  
DENTIST  
Studied dentistry and graduated from the University of Dundee.  
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Dr Darragh Byrne
DENTIST
Dentist
A native of Oranmore, Darragh travelled to Scotland to study dentistry and graduated from the University of Dundee. He subsequently worked in a city centre practice in Edinburgh where he further developed his skills. During this time he obtained his vocational trainee certificate and undertook numerous continuous professional development courses. Darragh returned to Galway in the summer of 2017 where he took up his position with us in Claregalway.
Darragh first became interested in dentistry after numerous dental accidents when playing sport as a teenager – as a result he underwent numerous complex treatments. This gives him a great insight into dental treatment from a patient’s perspective and allows him to help his patients through treatment.
As a general dentist, he enjoys all aspects of dentistry and aims to create a warm friendly atmosphere with all his patients. He especially enjoys treating nervous patients by guiding them through the treatment process and helping them overcoming their fears. Darragh will listen to his patients’ worries and addresses these before starting any treatment.

Darragh carries out routine dental procedures as well as more complex procedures such as root canal fillings, crowns, bridges and restoring implants. He undertakes cutting edge aesthetic treatments such as ICON for removing white staining on front teeth. Darragh will explain all treatment options thoroughly with his patients and talk them through the cost of each of these.

Apart from dentistry, Darragh has a keen interest in many sports both locally and nationally. Darragh has played hurling and football for Oranmore Maree Gaa club since he was a child and enjoys going to the gym, hill walking and socializing with friends. He is a keen traveler and has volunteered in an orphanage in Nepal as well as travelling to help children in Tonga and The Cook Islands as a dental student.
Dr Niamh O'Mahony  
DENTIST  
Niamh qualified from UCC with an honours degree in Dentistry.  
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Dr Niamh O'Mahony
DENTIST
Dentist
Niamh qualified from University College Cork with an honours degree in Dentistry. She joined the practice in Claregalway as an associate in August 2017. Since then, Niamh has built up a big patient base and has gained a great rapport with her patients since.
Niamh is kind and caring towards all patients, taking each individuals needs and wishes into account. She takes time to go through diagnosis and treatment plans ensuring each patient understands what is involved. Her calming and friendly nature is remarked by many.

Niamh has a keen interest in preventive dentistry and working with children. She always has the patient’s best interest at heart and making each and every experience in the dental chair an enjoyable one from young to old. She also gives time over to ensuring every patient is aware of best oral hygiene techniques and habits.

Such is Niamh's passion for dentistry, she travelled to Nepal in 2016 to Kathmandu on a Dental Outreach trip - carrying out preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry and most importantly oral hygiene advice to the rural communities with little or no access to dental care.
Niamh attends different talks and workshops to continue her learning and skills to keep up to date with best treatment methods and options available to all of her patients.
Dr Laura Kennedy  
DENTIST  
Laura received an Honours Degree in Dentistry from UCC.  
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Dr Laura Kennedy
DENTIST
Dentist
Having completed her first year of a radiography degree in University College Dublin, it was then that Laura realised she would much rather a career in dentistry, where the patient's needs are the biggest focus. Laura received an Honours Degree in Dentistry from University College Cork in 2015, after which she relocated to Galway from Cork in June 2015 where she took up an associate dental position with us. With such a large patient base Laura has gained valuable experience during her time working with us, and has built up a great rapport with her patients.

Laura thrives on treating nervous patients, often choosing to use the first visit as a consultation only to get to know the patient, and for the patient to feel comfortable with her. Laura strongly believes that taking the extra time to discuss and explain treatments options with all patients, particularly the nervous ones, will save time and anxiety in the long run. Laura has such a gentle and caring personality. She is considerate, courteous, friendly and helpful. She is highly regarded as a sensitive and patient dentist who has a loyal patient base returning to her on an on-going basis. Laura thoroughly enjoys working with nervous patients, not only to complete their treatment, but to work through their fears relating to dental treatment; she was nominated by her patients for a Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year Award 2017 as a result.

Laura is a keen advocate for preventive dentistry, emphasising frequent cleanings, patient homecare, including tooth brushing and flossing, and timely intervention as this is the best way to eliminate many of the that problems patients experience. Laura feels that early recognition and counselling on habits which might be negatively influencing your health, such as poor diet and smoking, may help create more successful treatment outcomes.

Laura also thoroughly enjoys treating children, and making their early experiences with the dentist happy ones, as well as treating the elderly and gaining insight into their lives and experiences. Laura attends many continuing educational programmes, from hands on courses to lecture series. She has also given several talks to schools and preschools on the importance of oral hygiene. Laura has also taken part in a number of Free Oral Cancer Check events as part of the annual Mouth Cancer Awareness Day, including working with Cope Galway in 2017 to give free oral cancer examinations to excluded groups in society, including the homeless.
Dr Sinead Cooney  
DENTIST  
Sinead graduated as a Dental Surgeon in 2010.  
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Dr Sinead Cooney
DENTIST
Dentist
Sinead graduated as a Dental Surgeon in 2010 with an Honours degree from Trinity College Dublin having won the prestigious Trinity Scholarship Award in 2nd year (2007). Sinead is also a qualified Physiotherapist (2002) with 3 years working as professional Physiotherapist. After qualifying as a dentist Sinead worked in the Dublin Dental Hospital where she gained valuable experience in the treatment of dental emergencies, oral surgery, endodontics, special care and the care of children. Sinead returned to Galway in the autumn of 2011 to join the Claregalway Dental Surgery team and work alongside her father Martin. As well as attending many continuing educational programmes Sinead has completed her Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) exams.
Sinead is highly regarded as a sensitive and patient dentist. Sinead is caring, considerate, enthusiastic, pleasant, kind hearted and sincere all these make her a great person to be around. Sinead believes in conservative and preventative dentistry all focused around the individual patient. She is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry and enjoys the variety of work in general practice and the interaction with her patients.
Dr Grainne Hurley  
DENTIST  
Grainne graduated from UCC with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.  
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Dr Grainne Hurley
DENTIST
Grainne graduated from University college Cork with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery  having previously obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. She has been working as part of the Claregalway team since July 2017.

Grainne enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a particular passion for preventative and restorative dentistry. Having previously worked in an inflammatory research area gives her an insight into the causes of  oral diseases which are preventable and she enjoys educating patients with regards good oral hygiene.  She is understanding of nervous patients and takes the time to listen to their phobias and concerns, and will work with the patient  towards giving them their smile and confidence back.

Grainne attends regular continuing professional development training to keep skills up to date which includes a certificate of completion of basic implant restorations.

Outside of dentistry, Grainne enjoys taking part in adventure races and hiking. During her time in University she was the sports representative of the dental society and was always motivating and encouraging people to take part in a variety of events. Grainne brings these traits to the dental practice which helps patients feel more comfortable and at ease.
Joan Quinn  
Practice Manager  
Joan qualified through the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses UK.  
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Joan Quinn
Practice Manager
Joan started as a trainee dental nurse in 1995 with Martin McCarthy in Galway City and qualified through the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses UK.
Soon after qualifying Joan started as receptionist of the city practice and then became Practice Manager of the Claregalway Dental Surgery on it’s opening in 2002. Joan handles the day to day running’s of the Practice and loves to meet and chat to existing and new clients.
Mr Gerard Kilfeather  
Principal Dentist  
Gerry has over 35 years’ experience as a general dentist.  
Dental Care Ireland Dentist Gerry Kilfeather
Mr Gerard Kilfeather
Principal Dentist
Mr Gerard Kilfeather BDS (Wales) MFDS RCSEd

Gerard Kilfeather qualified from University College Dublin in 1978, with a BDS Dip Clin. Dentistry. Two years later in 1980, Kilfeather Dental Practice was established and has thrived in the Greystones community ever since. Gerry has a keen interest in general family dentistry and is a member of the Irish Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. In his spare time, Gerry enjoys playing golf and long walks along the coastline.
Dr Gina Kilfeather  
Dentist  
A local of Greystones, who has a keen interest in all aspects of dentistry.  
Dental Care Ireland Dentist
Dr Gina Kilfeather
Dentist
Gina Kilfeather BDS Dip Clin. Dentistry

As a local of Greystones, Gina has developed a great rapport with all her local patients over the last few years.  Gina moved to Cardiff, Wales to study dentistry at Cardiff University, then took the decision to move back to Ireland and joined the family practice in 2010 after working in general practice in the UK. Gina has a keen interest in all aspects of dentistry and is undergoing a masters in orthodontics. She is also a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

 
Dr Aileen Logue  
Dentist  
Ali joined the DCI Greystones team in 2018.  
Dr Aileen Logue
Dentist
Dr Bernard Molloy  
Dentist  
Bernard's practice merged with DCI in 2018.  
Dr Bernard Molloy
Dentist
Maria O'Rourke  
Dental Hygienist  
Maria has over 20 years’ experience as a dental hygienist.  
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Maria O'Rourke
Dental Hygienist
Maria is the dental hygienist at Dental Care Ireland in Greystones. She specializes in the prevention of dental disease such as decay, where opposed to treating such diseases.

She qualified in 1992 from Liverpool Dental Hospital, and worked in both private and NHS practice in England. She returned to Ireland in 1995, starting with Gerry in 1998.

Maria went on to qualify as an equine dentist in 2012, joining her passion for horses and teeth! She now practices as an equine dentist part time however is still also passionate about her work as a dental hygienist and has a great working relationship with her patients.
Dr Ed Madeley  
Periodontal Services  
Ed qualified with First Class Honours from Cardiff University.  
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Dr Ed Madeley
Periodontal Services
Dr Ed Madeley, who is Gina’s husband, qualified with First Class Honours from Cardiff University in his native Wales. He works in the practice on a part-time basis and works solely on dental implants.

In 2016 Ed returned to full-time training in the field of Periodontology at Trinity College Dublin. Outside of the hospital Ed maintains a practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

When Ed is not working he likes cycling swimming and taking his dog on long walks.
Rachel Coughlan  
Practice Manager  
Rachel is the Practice Manager at DCI Greystones.  
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Rachel Coughlan
Practice Manager
Rachel Coughlan - Practice Manager

Rachel Coughlan is the practice manager at Dental Care Ireland Greystones. Rachel started out as a dental nurse in a Dublin practice in 2008, shortly after, she moved to Australia for over 7 years where she gained most of her experience. Rachel has a keen interest in implant dentistry, so along with being Practice Manager she also nurses alongside Ed from time to time.

When Rachel is not working she likes to spend time with family and friends and take long hikes.
Dr Jacqueline Clune  
 
Jacqueline is the principle dentist at Callan Dental.  
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Dr Jacqueline Clune
Dr. Jacqueline Clune

B.A. B. Dent. Sc. (Hons) T.C.D.
Irish Dental Council Number – 13/07

Jacqueline is the principle dentist at Callan Dental.

Jacqueline's commitment to continuing education and modern techniques is coupled with her desire to provide the best possible treatment for each patient.  You are the most important person in her day.

Jacqueline qualified with honours from Trinity College in 2005. After qualifying, she moved to the UK and undertook an optional postgraduate vocational program and worked in private practice perfecting her skills.

Jacqueline has a passion for all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Over the years she has devoted herself to advanced technical training and to studying with some of the masters in the dental profession. Her skill for smile design is a result of this extensive training combined with a naturally artistic eye. She has developed expertise in the highly specialised areas of cosmetic veneers and smile design.

Jacqueline has completed numerous courses on cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry and treatment of nervous patients. She is accredited by the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London after completing postgraduate programmes in ‘Pain Management and Sedation’ and ‘Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry’.
Dr Aoife Farrell  
 
Aoife studied at University College Cork.  
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Dr Aoife Farrell
Since having orthodontic treatment as a teenager, Aoife became fascinated with dentistry and decided to pursue this career path. When she began working, she soon found that she really enjoyed treating nervous patients and this is now her main field of expertise.

Aoife completed 5 years full time undergraduate training in University College Cork, she qualified with an honours degree in 2008.  She went on to do twelve months part time post graduate training with Dr. Paul Tipton in restorative dentistry. She completed weekend courses with Dr. Chris Charon for inhalation sedation training and also completed an eighteen month part time, post graduate training in conscious sedation and pain management from Eastman School of Dentistry in 2014.  Aoife continues upskilling each year with numerous courses per year in continuing professional development and takes part in yearly CPD courses in order to keep up to date with new advances and techniques in dentistry.
Dr Jennifer Huston  
 
Jenny is one of our general dentists at Callan Dental.  
DCI Team Member
Dr Jennifer Huston
Dr Eimear Rowan  
 
Eimear graduated with an honours Bachelor of Dental Surgery.  
DCI Team Member
Dr Eimear Rowan
Eimear graduated with an honours Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Cardiff University, Wales in 2006.

Following graduation, Eimear spent four years working full time in a busy NHS and private practice in West Wales, where she developed a passion for working with anxious patients. Keen to develop her skills in this field, Eimear completed a postgraduate diploma in Conscious Sedation at Cardiff University, which qualifies her to provide care under both inhalation and intravenous sedation.

To broaden her clinical experience in this field, she transitioned to the role of Senior Dental Officer in the Community Dental Service in Swansea, where she spent seven years. Her duties there involved providing dental care to extremely anxious, special care, medically compromised and vulnerable pediatric and adult patients. Dedicated to expanding her skill base, she completed postgraduate training in behavioral management, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy, skills she continues to use in her day to day practice. Eimear is committed to continued professional development and continues to attend regular training days to update her own skills. She has also spent six years as Educational Supervisor to Postgraduate Dentist trainees keen to experience work in the Community Dental Service, as well as assisting and supervising Dental Nurse trainees, in both general and enhanced skill training.
Dr William Cosgrave  
General Dentist  
Bill is over forty years in practice in Navan.  
Dr William Cosgrave
General Dentist
Bill is over forty years in practice in Navan. He was the coarse organiser for the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Board on the North East for sixteen years. He was elected to the Dental Council and served on the fitness to practice committee for five years. He was a founding member and past President of the Irish Endodontic society.
Dr David Kelly  
General Dentist  
David has been working at the practice for over 10 years.  
Dr David Kelly
General Dentist
David qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2005 with an honours degree and has been working at the practice for over 10 years. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry particularly helping nervous patients overcome their anxieties about treatment. He has a special interest in restorative dentistry ranging from aesthetic fillings to root canal treatments, crowns and bridgework.
Dr Maura McGuinness  
Dentist  
Maura has over 33 years of experience in dentistry.  
Dr Maura McGuinness
Dentist
Maura graduated from Trinity College Dublin and started Practice in her hometown, Kells, in 1982.

Over the past 33 years with total commitment to her work, she has completed countless post graduate courses in Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Crown and Bridge work to become the skilled clinician she is today. With a natural understanding of nervous patients and an awareness of patient’s needs, everyone coming to the practice know they are in safe hands.

Maura has since left her hometown practice to take up work in our Navan practice.
Colette Sheridan  
Hygienist  
Colette Sheridan is the practices hygienist.  
Colette Sheridan
Hygienist
Dr Orla Mc Geary  
Principal Dentist  
Dr McGeary is the principal dentist of the practice.  
Dr Orla McGeary
Dr Orla Mc Geary
Principal Dentist
Dr. Mc Geary completed a Bachelor in Dental Science from Trinity College Dublin. She worked as a House Officer in Dublin Dental Hospital for one year before joining Swords Dentist in 1998. In 2004, Dr. Mc Geary was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 2012, she was awarded Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons in England. She is Past President of the Irish Dental Benevolent Society and Past Honorary Secretary of The Metropolitan Branch of The Irish Dental Association. Dr. Mc Geary is a founding member of the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care.

Dental Council Registration: 7196
Dr Niamh Roe  
Dentist  
Dr Roe joined the DCI team in August 2018.  
Dr Niamh Roe
Dentist
Dr Graham Mcguire  
Dentist  
Dr McGuire joined the DCI Swords team in early 2018.  
Graham Mcguire
Dr Graham Mcguire
Dentist
Dr Susan O'Connell  
Orthodontist  
Dr O’Connell is our Specialist Orthodontist at DCI Swords.  
Dr Susan O'Connell
Orthodontist
BA, B.Dent.Sc (Hons), MFDS RCSEd, MSc (Orthodontics), M.Orth RCSEng

Dr. Susan O’Connell graduated from Trinity College Dublin Dental School in 2011 with an Honours degree, a B.A. and numerous awards including the Costello medal for dental research.

She moved to London and worked in a busy private practice. During this time, she undertook further training at the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute and subsequently held positions at Guys Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital gaining experience in children’s dentistry, restorative, oral and maxillofacial surgery. She was awarded Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), the BAOS oral surgery prize and the NHS leadership academy award for her work.

She went on to secure a position on the National orthodontic training programme in the U.K. She completed her specialist orthodontic training, working with leading consultants in the field and was awarded a Masters in Orthodontic Research, and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons England, allowing her to register as a Specialist Orthodontist.
Christine Downey  
Practice Manager  
Christine has been the Practice Manager since early 2018.  
Christine Downey
Practice Manager
Lynsey Neill  
Dental Hygienist  
Lynsey is the practice hygienist at DCI Swords.  
Dentist Swords
Lynsey Neill
Dental Hygienist
Ann Crosby  
Treatment Coordinator  
Ann is the Treatment Coordinator of our Swords dental practice.  
Ann Crosby
Treatment Coordinator
Dr Richard Gillman  
General Dentist  
Dick has a broad range of expertise in all aspects of dentistry.  
Dr Richard Gillman
General Dentist
Dr Richard Gillman B.D.S. N.U.I, Dip Clinical Dentistry (TCD)

Dick Qualified from UCC in 1981. Having worked in England he moved back to his native Carlow and established the practice in 1989.

Dick has a broad range of expertise in all aspects of dentistry.
Dr Colm Traynor  
General Dentist  
Colm is interested in the provision of treatment for nervous patients.  
Dr Colm Traynor
General Dentist
Dr Colm Traynor Ba BDents Sc, MFDS RCSI

Colm graduated with honours from Trinity College and has gained experience working in Louth, Dublin and Australia before joining the practice.

Colm is particularly interested in the provision of treatment for nervous patients in a sympathetic and relaxed environment. Maximum care with minimum trauma.
Dr Cormac Cullinane  
Endodontist  
Cormac has presented at Irish Dental Association meetings.  
Dr Cormac Cullinane - Endodontist
Dr Cormac Cullinane
Endodontist
Dr Cormac Cullinane BDS NUI MSc (ULond)
Practice limited to Endodontics                  

Dr Cullinane graduated from UCC in 1995, following which he worked in general dental practice for a number of years. In 2009, he was awarded an MSc in Endodontics with distinction from the Eastman Dental Institute, London and was the recipient of the Dentsply Maillefer Endodontology graduate prize for the highest clinical and academic achievement. Following this, he has limited his practice to Endodontics.

He regularly runs hands on Endodontic/ root canal treatment courses and has presented at Irish Dental Association and Irish Endodontic Society meetings.

In addition, he is a visiting lecturer on the MSc Endodontic programme in University of Central Lancashire and a lecturer, examiner and member of the Programme Committee for the Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontic Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute. Dr Cullinane joined the Northumberland Dental team in 2015, where as an endodontist he provides root canal treatments and related services.
Dr Angus Burns  
Orthodontist  
Angus provides orthodontic treatment within the practice.  
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Dr Angus Burns
Orthodontist
Dr Angus Burns, B. Dent Sc., MFD (RCSI), D. Ch. Dent., M. Orth. (RSCEd) – Specialist in Orthodontics

Angus graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in Dental Science in 2004. He was awarded his RCSI membership in 2006 and subsequently returned to the Dublin Dental Hospital to complete his three year full time specialist training in Orthodontics.

On completion of his specialist training Angus was awarded his clinical doctorate from Trinity and his M. Orth. qualification from the RCS (Edinburgh) and is listed on the Dental Council Register of Specialist Orthodontists. He actively keeps himself informed of the latest developments in orthodontics and holds a part time teaching position in the Dublin Dental Hospital.
Anne Francis  
Hygienist  
Anne qualified as a dental hygienist in 1997.  
Anne Francis
Hygienist
Anne qualified as a dental nurse before gaining her diploma in dental hygiene in 1997. She worked in Wales before joining the clinic in 2003.
Jenny Brennan  
Hygienist  
Jennifer qualified as a dental hygienist in 1993.  
Jenny Brennan
Hygienist
Jennifer started her career as a dental nurse before qualifying as a dental hygienist in 1993 and joined the practice in 2000.
Claire McLoughlin  
Hygienist  
Claire is a hygienist in our Carlow practice.  
DCI Team Member
Claire McLoughlin
Hygienist
Sinead Dowling  
Practice Manager  
Sinead is the practice manager at DCI Carlow.  
Sinead Dowling
Practice Manager
Dr Kieran Ryan  
General Dentist  
Kieran is a current member of the Irish Dental Union.  
Dr Kieran Ryan
General Dentist
Dr. Kieran Ryan qualified in 1979 from Trinity College Dublin and commenced practice in Tullamore in August 1981. Before settling in Tullamore, he practiced in the UK and gained a wealth of experience. Kieran is a current member of the Irish Dental Union and the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care.
Dr Eadin Lawless  
General Dentist  
Eadin is a general dentist at DCI Tullamore.  
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Dr Eadin Lawless
General Dentist
Dr Róisín Phelan  
General Dentist  
Róisín joined the DCI Tullamore team in August 2018.  
DCI Team Member
Dr Róisín Phelan
General Dentist
Donna Paton  
Hygienist  
Donna is the President of the Irish Dental Hygienist Association.  
Donna Paton
Hygienist
Dental Care Ireland are delighted to welcome the President of the Irish Dental Hygienist Association, Donna Paton to our team in Beck House, Kilbride Street Tullamore Co. Offaly

Donna has worked in Tullamore for the past 11 years and would like to inform you of her move to our practice.

Donna is very passionate about improving your dental health and educates you on the importance of healthy teeth and gums and how it effects your overall general health. Donna is very understanding of dental phobia and nervous patients and has years of experience in treating gum disease, painful, bleeding gums, gum recession, and many more oral conditions. Donna is qualified to give local aesthetic to make cleaning your teeth as painless as possible. 

 

 
Teresa O'Toole  
Practice Manager  
Teresa is the practice manager at DCI Tullamore.  
Teresa O'Toole
Practice Manager
Teresa has worked in dentistry for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience. She began on a work placement before gaining a full time role on reception. She decided to further her career develop and trained as a dental nurse, completing her national diploma in 2005. She enjoys helping to put patients at ease and feels an excellent sense of satisfaction she see them leave with smile on their face.
Dr Kate Clerkin  
Dentist  
Kate areas of interest are oral surgery, restorative and nervous patients.  
Dr Kate Clerkin
Dr Kate Clerkin
Dentist
Kate began her career in the medical world as a pharmacist but then continued training and become a dentist. Her areas of interest are oral surgery, restorative and nervous patients, both young and old.
Dr Kristin Nason  
Dentist  
Kristin qualified with an honours degree from Trinity College Dublin.  
Dr Kristin Nason
Dentist
Kristin qualified with an honours degree from Trinity College Dublin. She focuses on providing a high standard of clinical care to all her patients in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Kristin has a passion for oral surgery and paediatric dentistry. She dedicates her time to ensure that all of her patients are at ease while in her surgery.
Kristin believes that every patient deserves the very best and up to date care. She is committed to continually updating her skills and frequently attends conferences as well as courses to further her education and professional development.
Dr Breandán O’Niadh  
Implant Dentistry  
Breandán graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2004.  
Dr Breandán O’Niadh - Implantologist
Dr Breandán O’Niadh
Implant Dentistry
Practice limited to Implant Dentistry, Placement and Restoration

Dr. Breandán O’Niadh graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2004. He worked in general practice until 2012 when he commenced an Implantology fellowship in the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston. While working as a general dentist he completed an introductory implant course in 2009 and 2010 where his interest in this field arose. He completed the two person program in June 2012.

Dr. O’Niadh was an undergraduate clinical supervisor in the Harvard Dental School while he was training, teaching implant dentistry in the clinics. He was involved in clinical research as part of the Implantology program. His program director and mentor, Dr. German Gallucci, is a world leader in Implant dentistry who has published extensively and contributed to many books on the subject. The Harvard Implantology program is heavily involved in digital dentistry and Dr. O’Niadh is interested in bringing some of these workflows to Northumberland Dental. He represented Harvard at the EAO in Dublin in 2013 and at the North Eastern Implant Symposium in Boston in 2014. Dr O’Niadh joined Northumberland Dental in 2014 as an Implant Dentist.
Sandra Clarke  
Dental Hygienist  
Sandra was awarded a Diploma in Dental Health Education.  
Sandra Clarke - Dental Hygienist
Sandra Clarke
Dental Hygienist
Sandra is qualified as a Dental Nurse at Dublin Dental Hospital and worked at the Hospital for 4 years.
She qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School Scotland in 1990. Sandra was awarded a Diploma in Dental Health Education from the Royal Society of Health, London in 1988.
Sandra Crosby  
Practice Manager  
Sandra Crosby, has worked in the dental industry for over 12 years.  
Sandra Crosby
Practice Manager
Sandra Crosby, has worked in the dental industry for over 12 years getting her experience as a dental nurse and receptionist. She attended D.I.T. studying business studies, management and administrations studies which led to her gaining valuable experience in retail management before turning to the dental industry. She excels in excellent customer service and thrives to provide daily problem solving in her role.
Dr Cliona O’Brien  
Dentist  
Cliona particularly enjoys treating children and anxious patients.  
Dr Cliona O’Brien
Dentist
Dr Cliona O’Brien qualified from the University of Dundee Dental Hospital, Scotland in 2001

Having worked in general practice in Scotland for six years, she returned home to Ireland in 2007.

Since returning, Cliona has worked in private practice in Dublin and has been treating patients in Ashbourne since 2010.

She particularly enjoys treating children and anxious patients.
Dr Claire Burns  
Dentist  
Clare graduated with honors from Trinity College Dublin in 2008.  
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Dr Claire Burns
Dentist

Clare graduated with honors from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. In 2010 she was accepted  as a member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Paula Lyons  
Hygienist  
Paula graduated in 2001 with 1st class Honours in Dental hygiene.  
Paula Lyons
Hygienist
Paula began her career in the dental profession in Tipperary working and trained as a Dental nurse.

In 2001 she graduated from UCC and Cork Dental Hospital with 1st class Honours in Dental hygiene.

She has worked as a Dental Hygienist in Ashbourne since 2004 and she continues her education with regular training courses in maintenance and treatment of periodontal health.

Paula works on an individual oral hygiene regime for patients assessing their gums health risks and homecare habits thus helping them maintain healthy gums and teeth.
Audrey O’Brien  
Practice Manager  
Audrey is the Practice Manager in Ashbourne.  
Audrey O’Brien
Practice Manager
Audrey started her dental nursing career in 1985 and gained her Dental nursing diploma in 1988 from the Dublin Dental Hospital. She worked in large family practice in Dublin for nearly 20 years and since 2005 she has been working in dentistry in the Ashbourne area mainly in a reception/admin role.

 She joined the Dental care Ireland team in September 2015.
Dr Maeibh McNamara  
General Dentist  
Maeibh qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2007.  
Dr Maeibh McNamara
General Dentist
Maeibh qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2007. After qualifying she worked in general practice in Dublin before moving to Dental Care Ireland in Castlebar where she has been since 2009. Her special interest lie within periodontal surgery and oral surgery.
Dr Niamh O'Grady  
General Dentist  
Niamh joined the DCI Castlebar team in 2018.  
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Dr Niamh O'Grady
General Dentist
Dr Teresa Fitzgerald  
General Dentist  
Teresa enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially working with children.  
Dr Teresa Fitzgerald
General Dentist
Teresa graduated from Trinity College in 2008 with an honours degree. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially working with nervous patients and children. She is a member of the Irish Dental Association and regularly attends their conferences and courses.
Annette Ryan  
Dental Hygienist  
Annette qualified as a Dental nurse from the Dublin Dental Hospital.  
Annette Ryan
Dental Hygienist
Annette qualified as a Dental nurse from the Dublin Dental Hospital in 1991 and worked for six years in Ireland & San Francisco,USA. She qualified in Dental Hygiene in University College Cork (UCC) in 1999.
Michelle Stenson  
Practice Manager  
Michelle is the practice manager at DCI Castlebar.  
Michelle Stenson
Practice Manager
Dr Vincent McDonagh  
Principal Dentist  
Vincent has many years of experience in dentistry in Ireland.  
Dr Vincent McDonagh
Principal Dentist
Vincent qualified in 1973 and set up Park Clinic Dental in 1985 and its sister practice Knocklyon Dental in 1988. Both practices are now part of the Dental Care Ireland group. Vincent has years of experience in all aspects of dentistry. He is also a Director of one of Ireland’s largest dental companies, Dental Medical Ireland Ltd.(DMI).
Dr Suzanne O'Connor  
General Dentist  
Suzanne is a general dentists in DCI Knocklyon.  
Dr Suzanne O'Connor
General Dentist
Dr Lian O’Dwyer  
Orthodontist  
Lian qualified as a specialist orthodontist in 2008.  
Dr Lian O’Dwyer
Orthodontist
Dr Lian O’Dwyer, BDentSc (TCD), MFD RCSI, MDentSc, IMOrth (Eng)
Practice limited to Orthodontics

Dr Lian O’Dwyer graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1999 and worked in general dental practice in Dublin and Australia for several years. In 2002 Lian was granted Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Lian undertook three years of specialist training at Leeds Dental Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital, Bradford.

Lian qualified as a specialist orthodontist in 2008 from the Royal college of Surgeons in England and won the J.K Williams gold medal for the best new orthodontic graduate in England.

In addition to her clinical practice, Lian holds a part-time teaching post at the Dublin Dental Hospital. It is her goal to offer high quality orthodontic treatment at NIDM in Ballsbridge Dublin to adults and children who want to improve their smile.

Memberships



Finnola Jones  
Practice Manager  
Finnola is a Dental Nurse registered with the dental council of Ireland.  
Finnola Jones
Practice Manager
Finnola is a fully qualified Dental Nurse registered with the dental council of Ireland. She qualified from Dublin Dental Hospital in 2005. Finnola has great experience in all aspects of Dentistry and is very committed both to our patients and the smooth running of the clinic.
Dr Brendan O'Connor  
General Dentist  
Brendan qualified in 1986 achieving first prize in Adult Dental Health.  
Dr Brendan O'Connor
General Dentist
Brendan qualified from the Dublin Dental Hospital in 1986 achieving first prize in Adult Dental Health. He worked in the UK for 13 years. He returned to Ireland in 2000 and has worked in the clinic since then. He is a general dentist with a special interest in white fillings and Root Canal Treatment.
Dr Aidan Redahan  
Orthodontist  
Aidan qualified as a Dental Surgeon with 1st class honours in 1998.  
Dr Aidan Redahan
Dr Aidan Redahan
Orthodontist
Aidan qualified as a Dental Surgeon from Dublin Dental Hospital, with 1st class honours in 1998 and a further three years in Trinity College specialising in Orthodontics. He gained a Masters from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He has worked as a specialist in Orthodontics for 14 years and has a broad range of experience.
Dr Aifric Ní Chaollai  
Paediatric Dentist  
Aifric completed a Masters in Paediatric Dentistry in 2009.  
Dr Aifric Ní Chaollai
Paediatric Dentist
Aifric qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 2000 and completed a Masters in Paediatric Dentistry at the Leeds Dental Institute in 2009.
She was awarded membership in Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow in 2009 and has held posts as Paediatric Dental Surgeon at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and at Temple Street University Children’s Hospital in the past.
Sharon McGovern  
Dental Hygienist  
Sharon qualified as a dental hygienist in Guys Hospital London.  
Sharon McGovern
Dental Hygienist
Sharon gained her diploma in dental nursing in her hometown University Hospital of Wales and then went on to qualify as a dental hygienist in Guys Hospital London, where she worked in specialist practices for a number of years. She moved to Dublin 18 years ago and has worked in the practice at Cabinteely since then.
Dr Anne O’Donoghue  
Periodontist  
Anne is an elected member of the European Periodontal Society.  
Dr Anne O'Donoghue
Dr Anne O’Donoghue
Periodontist
Dr Anne O’Donoghue graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1982 and completed a Masters in Periodontology in 1986 at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. She was involved as clinical course coordinator of continuing dental education in the Dublin Dental Hospital. Anne previously held a part-time post in the Cleft Lip and Palate unit in St James’ Hospital and the Dublin Dental Hospital.

Anne is a past president of the Irish Society of Periodontology and an elected member of the European Periodontal Society. She is the founder and principal dental surgeon at the Northumberland Institute of Dental Medicine.

Memberships

Irish Dental Association,
Irish Society of Periodontology,
European Federation of Periodontology,
International Team of Implantology,
Association of Dental Implantology,
International Association of Dental Research.
Dr Maher Kemmoona  
Periodontist  
Maher holds a MA qualification in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  
Maher Kemmoona
Dr Maher Kemmoona
Periodontist
Originally of Irish origin, Maher qualified as a general dentist in Germany in 2000. After practicing several years in general practice, he returned to Ireland and completed a 3 year full time programme in Periodontology and Implant dentistry in 2007. He holds a MA qualification in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and is currently completing his diploma in advanced conscious sedation techniques. He has a keen interest in the management of the failing dental implant and the utilization of advanced bone grafting techniques.
Prof Brian O’Connell  
Prosthodontist  
Brian is Professor of Restorative Dentistry at Trinity College, Dublin.  
Prof Brian O’Connell - Prosthodontist
Prof Brian O’Connell
Prosthodontist
Professor Brian O’Connell BDS, MS, FACP, FTCD, FFD (RCSI)

Practice limited to Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry

Professor Brian O’Connell received his undergraduate degree in dentistry at the National University of Ireland, Cork. Brian completed his postgraduate training in Prosthodontics and Biochemistry at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health, University of Rochester, New York. He continued his work as a Principal Investigator at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Professor Brian O’Connell is currently Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Director of Postgraduate Prosthodontics at Trinity College, Dublin. Brian places great clinical emphasis on multidisciplinary care. He has published and lectured widely on Prosthodontics and Implantology.



Research Interests 

Prof Brian O’Connell’s current research includes the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and the early events around implant healing. He is also involved in interdisciplinary projects with the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices on the development of novel implant surfaces. For details of publications and current projects please refer to his TCD Research Webpage.



Dr Finn Geoghegan  
Orthodontist  
Finn has been a specialist orthodontist in private practice in both the UK and Ireland since 2011.  
Dr Finn Geoghegan
Orthodontist
Following his graduation from Cork dental school in 2002, Finn held a range of positions in practice and in teaching hospitals in the UK and Australia. He subsequently undertook specialist orthodontic residency training in Hong Kong from 2006-2009. Finn returned to the UK where he completed a PhD in the Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology in King's College, London in 2017.

Finn has been a specialist orthodontist in private practice in both the UK and Ireland since 2011. He is experienced in a range of orthodontic treatments including the management of more complex interdisciplinary orthodontic cases utilizing conventional and cosmetic orthodontic appliance systems (such as ceramic brackets, lingual appliances, and clear aligner systems).
Mr Gary Leonard  
Implant Dentistry  
Gary gained entry to the Specialist Register in Oral Surgery.  
Mr Gary Leonard - Oral Surgeon
Mr Gary Leonard
Implant Dentistry
Mr Gary Leonard BDentSc, FFDRCSI (OSOM), MDentCh (OS), FFDRCSI (OS) Practice limited to Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry.

Mr Gary Leonard graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1992. He worked in general dental practice and specialist hospital practice in the UK and Ireland for a number of years. He was awarded an FFD in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery in 2004 from the RCSI.

Gary gained entry to the Specialist Register in Oral Surgery having completed specialist training in the Dublin Dental School in 2007. He was awarded a specialist FFD in Oral Surgery in 2007 from the RCSI.



Publications

Leonard, G,. Coelho, P., Polyzois, I., Stassen, L., & Claffey, N. (2009). A study of bone healing kinetics of plateau versus screw root design titanium dental implants. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 20(3), 232-239. [abstract link]

Leonard, G., & Flint, S. (2006). Oral and dental aspects of Sjögren’s syndrome. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 52(3), 130-136. [abstract link]




Memberships

Oral Surgery Sub-Committee of the Irish Committee of Specialist Training in Dentistry
Oral Surgery Specialist Register,
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Past secretary of the Irish Association of Oral Surgeons.

Prof Michael Carey  
Consultant Anaesthetist  
Michael is the Director of Perioperative Medicine in the Coombe Hospital.  
Professor Michael Carey
Prof Michael Carey
Consultant Anaesthetist
Professor Michael Carey, BSc, MB, BCh, DipMan (RCSI), MD, FFARCSI
Consultant Anaesthetist

Professor Michael Carey is a consultant anaesthetist in the Coombe Women & Infants university hospital and in St James’ Hospital since 1995.

Michael is the Director of Perioperative Medicine in the Coombe Hospital and has been  carrying out sedation for Dentistry in the Northumberland Dental Clinic since 2001. Sedation is a particularly useful technique for nervous patients or for those undergoing extensive surgical dental treatment.



Memberships

Medical Council of Ireland (reg. 003452).


Dr Sharon Murphy  
General Dentist  
Sharon has over 20 years of experience in General Dentistry.  
Dr Sharon Murphy
General Dentist

Dr Sharon Murphy has over 20 years of experience in General Dentistry in the UK and Ireland. Sharon qualified with an honours degree from University College Cork. Following graduation, she was awarded the O’Neill Gold medal for Restorative Dentistry and the Johnson & Johnson prize for Orthodontics. During her time in the UK, she worked as a dentist in a family practice in Chelmsford, in the Orthodontics Department at Southend Hospital, and as a corporate dental practitioner for King’s College London, Ernst and Young, Anderson Consulting, Arthur Anderson and Sainsbury’s HQ. Sharon then contributed to the growth of the Bupa Wellness Clinic at Canary Wharf.


Since returning to Ireland in 2005, Sharon has focussed on family dentistry, providing general dental care to patients in a number of practices in South County Dublin and Greystones. She received a Certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry from Advanced Dental Seminars in 2005, and continues to take part in Continuing Professional Development to enhance her skills.



Dr Sittana Ahmed  
Prosthodontist  
Sittana specialises in Prosthodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry.  
Dr Sittana Ahmed
Prosthodontist
Dr Sittana Ahmed

DDS (AUST), MFD (RCSI), D.Ch.Dent (TCD), FFD (RCSI) Pros
Prosthodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry

 

Dr Sittana Ahmed graduated with a distinction degree in dentistry from Ajman University of Science and Technology in 2002. She completed in 2014 a three year full time clinical doctorate programme in the Trinity College Dublin in Prosthodontics and was awarded a first class honours. She worked several years in general dental practice and specialist hospital practice in Ireland and United Arab Emirates.

 

Dr Ahmed was granted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland the Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry in 2005 and the Fellowship in Prosthodontics in 2014. In addition to her clinical practice, Sittana maintains a part-time teaching position at the Dublin Dental University Hospital.
Wenda Thomas RDH  
Hygienist  
Wenda Thomas RDH has worked in the dental health care profession for over 24 Years.  
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Wenda Thomas RDH
Hygienist
Wenda Thomas RDH has worked in the dental health care profession for over 24 Years. She graduated in 1993 from Trinity College Dublin in Dental Nursing she continued her studies graduating in 1996 with a qualification in Dental Hygiene. She has been a committee member with the Irish Dental Hygienist Association
She has a broad experience in a variety of dental settings; hospital, private and NHS practices across London and Dublin.
Additionally she tutors Dental Hygiene and Orthodontic therapists in Dublin Dental University and Hospital.
Wenda is passionate about gum disease prevention, and has a friendly and gentle approach in caring for patients. She strives to ensure every patient feels relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair, and attends regular seminars to update her practical and theoretical knowledge.

 
Salina Heaney  
Hygienist  
Salina is a member of the Irish Dental Hygienists Association.   
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Salina Heaney
Hygienist
Salina is one of our hygienists who graduated with an honours diploma in Dental Hygiene from University College Cork. She is passionate about her work and educating patients about good oral hygiene. Salina provides treatments to her patients in a comfortable and caring atmosphere where their care and wellbeing are her main priorities. Continual professional development is very important to her, she likes to attend lectures and courses when possible to keep up to date with the latest dental advancements.

Salina is registered with the Irish Dental Council and also a member of the Irish Dental Hygienists Association. 

 

 
Rachel Tierney  
Practice Manager  
Rachel Tierney has 13 years experience in the Healthcare Industry.  
Rachel Tierney
Practice Manager
Rachel Tierney has 13 years experience in the Healthcare Industry primarily the Surgical field.  She was involved in a variety of disciplines from Customer Service, Sales, Management.  Her experience lies in  relationship building, people management, negotiating, team leadership and organisation.  Rachel is new to the Dental industry and excited by the new challenge at hand. 
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