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The Team

Dr. Caitriona Begley BA., B.Dent SC., Dip., Clin. Dent

Dr Begley or Caitriona as she likes her patients to call her qualified in 1998 with honours from Trinity College Dublin. Caitriona has always believed that a cornerstone to dental practice must be continuing education and so obtained her Dip Clin Dent in 2008. She has also spent a year travelling to and from the UK (Eastman Centre of Dental Excellence) doing a further study in endodontics and more recently spent a year doing a part time implant course wIth Professor David Harris the Blackrock Clinic.

She is currently very interested in the restoration of the worn dentition as this is field rapidly expanding due to overexposure to acids and wear due to grinding . Both common complaints in todays life styles. The restoration of worn teeth can be a complex journey but as you can she in our smile gallery the results can transform your smile

Dr. Paul Burgess BDS MRD MFDS MSc MClinDent DPDS

Dr Paul Burgess joined Avondale Dental Clinic in 2013 as our resident periodontist. Paul qualified as a dentist in 1988 from the University of Newcastle and practiced general dentistry in the Newcastle area for ten years. During this time he obtained a Diploma in Postgraduate Dentistry from Bristol University (1998) and did year long part-time courses in Restorative Dentistry and then Implant Dentistry at The Eastman Dental Institute in London.

Having decided to specialise, he undertook the 3 year specialist training course in Periodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute in London, gaining a M.Sc (Perio) with distinction in 2008, and the following year a M.Clin.Dent. (Perio) from the Univeristy of London. Having completed the MFDS at the Royal College of Surgeons (2001) and the MRD (Perio) at the Royal College of Surgeons (2003), he was appointed on to the Specialist Register in Periodontics of the GDC.

He moved to Ireland in 2004 where he worked with Professor Linden in the Periodontal Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and Professor Claffey in the Dublin Dental Hospital. He has continued to develop and extend his skill set with Dr Danie Buser at the University of Berne.Paul can offer a full range of periodontal treatments including all aspects of implant dentistry.

Mrs. Rachel Connolly (Practice Manager)

Rachel joined the practice when it was founded and has come to enjoy the varied aspects of the job. She qualified as a registered dental nurse in 2009 after two years study. She currently is our practice manager / patient coordinator. Rachel's experience in dental assisting and in administration ensures she runs the practice smoothly and efficiently.

Ms. Lorraine Doyle (Dental Hygienist)

Ms. Lorraine Doyle is the dental hygienist at Avondale Dental Clinic.Lorraine was a dental surgery assistant with a number of years experience before deciding to become a dental hygienist. This involved a further three years training. In her role as hygienist she treats periodontal disease (gum disease),instructs patients on oral hygiene and gives diet advice. In many cases early intervention can help prevent future problems.

Mr. Stephen Bradshaw (Dental Surgery Assistant)

Mr. Stephen Bradshaw joined Avondale in 2011. Stephen has a Diploma in Dental Nursing and his main field of interest is assisiting Dr Burgess in surgery. Stephen also has great knowledge and experience in the more technical end of dental assisting and is a valued member of the team.He plans to develope his career with further study in the field of radiography.

Dr. Peter McDonnel

Peter joined Avondale Dental Clinic in 2014. He qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 and had previously been a veterinary surgeon but the call of dentistry persuaded him to return to college.Peter field of interest lies in both aesthetic restorations and endodontics / root fillings. He is especially talented with our more nervous clients and perhaps his former career gives him insight to the anxious patient! He is a keen runner constantly trying to improve on his 5km times.

Miss Andrada Botoc (Dental Surgery Assistant)

Andrada joined Avondale in 2013 and has proven herself as an excellent dental assistant with great interpersonal skills. Andrada has a particular interest in assisting in aesthetic dentistry.

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