Flagship practice opens in Meath
The latest flagship practice in the ever-expanding Dental Care Ireland empire opened in Meath recently providing the benchmark for all of the group’s practices nationwide.
The new family-focused practice, located on the High Street in Ashbourne, offers a full spectrum of dental treatments from routine to cosmetic dentistry, and is led by principal dentists Dr Cliona O’Brien and Dr Clair Burns.
Dr O’Brien said that she is excited to be showcasing the new practice over the coming months.
She said: “We are delighted to mark the opening of the very first Dental Care Ireland practice here in Ashbourne. On a personal level, I am honoured to bring my years of experience and training back to Ashbourne and I hope that our patients will benefit greatly from the quality care that we offer.”
Dental Care Ireland is an Irish-owned network with practices in local communities throughout the country. To date, the group employs ı50 staff across ıı general and specialist dental practices in Dublin, Meath, Carlow, Mayo, Offaly and Kilkenny.
Colm Davitt, chief executive of Dental Care Ireland, claims that what sets the group apart from other practices is that all dentists are established, loyal, local practitioners.
He said: “We add that level of quality by ensuring the latest facilities for patients, including new services and providing added convenience in terms of both local access and better opening hours. Our vision is to deliver the highest levels of care and professionalism for patients of all ages in Ashbourne.”
DCI appoints new group clinical advisor
Ireland’s Dental magazine columnist Paul O’Dwyer has been appointed to the role of group clinical advisor for Dental Care Ireland. A graduate of both University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons, Dr O’Dwyer brings 20 years of experience in clinical dentistry and healthcare management to the role. He will work alongside founding partner Dr Kieran Davitt to maintain and support the highest clinical standards across the group.
A native of Cahir, Co Tipperary, Dr O’Dwyer worked for more than a decade in general practice before completing a masters degree in healthcare management. He previously held the role of clinical director at Smiles Dental.
Dr O’Dwyer is also a part-time guest lecturer at the Institute of Leadership in the Royal College of Surgeons and a regular media commentator.