Dentist Ballsbridge - Northumberland Institute of Dental Medicine

Northumberland Institute of Dental Medicine

The Northumberland Institute of Dental Medicine is an multi-disciplinary clinic incorporating a number of specialists working together to bring you an extensive range of services. Our dental practitioners are registered with the Irish Dental Council and members of the Irish Dental Association. Located in the heart of Ballsbridge in Dublin 4, our dental clinic has been offering high quality long-term dental care and specialist dentistry for over 25 years.

Meet Our Dental Team

Our team of caring and trustworthy professionals offer the full spectrum of highly specialised dental treatments, from dental implants, braces, gum disease and root canal treatments.

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.

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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.


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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.





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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.



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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.

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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).




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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.





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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.

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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.

 

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Joann Marshall
Senior Dental Hygienist
Joann has worked in dentistry for the past 20 years.
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Joann Marshall
Senior Dental Hygienist
Joann has worked in dentistry for the past 20 years. Originally from London she moved to Ireland in 2002. She started her career as a Dental Nurse in 1996 and received dual qualifications from the National Dental Nurse Board and Kings College Hospital London in 1999.

She continued working in both private practice and Dental Hospitals including Dublin Dental Hospital and was involved in the training and educating of other dental professionals. In 2006 Joann obtained her qualification in Dental Hygiene with Distinction at Trinity College Dublin and was awarded the prize for clinical excellence. She spent the next 10 years working with dental specialists in Dublin and was shortlisted for Dental Care Professional of the Year 2014 at the Irish Dentistry Awards. She also qualified as an Adult Educator at UCD in 2004. She has a special interest in education and the treatment of implants and periodontal disease.

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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. 

 

 

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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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Ms Lesley Doyle
Treatment Co-ordinator
Lesley has over 17 years experience of working in dentistry .
Ms Lesley Doyle - Clinic Co-ordinator
Ms Lesley Doyle
Treatment Co-ordinator
Lesley has been Treatment Co- coordinator for Northumberland since its establishment in Ballsbridge. She acts as a liaison between our specialists, referral dentists and patients. She also co-ordinates evening and weekend courses at our clinic.

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