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Dr Jerome P Sullivan BDS DipImpDent RCS (Eng) PG Cert SED UCL

Job Title: Principal Dentist

Specialisations: Implant Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry

Biography: Dr Jerome P Sullivan has been in general practice for the past twenty years. Qualified from Manchester University in 1993, he completed UK vocational training and was awarded a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry by the Eastmann Institute of Dental Excellence London in 2001.  Jerome has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry but is specialised in the field of dental implantology. In 2011 he graduated with a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (UK). In addition to achieving this prestigious qualification at the advanced level, he was also awarded an inaugural gold medal for the standard of his clinical cases.  To date, he remains the only diplomat to have achieved this great honour. In 2012 Jerome returned to the Eastmann Institute in London to Study for a qualification in Conscious Sedation and pain management, attaining a distinction level pass. Combining these two fields of dentistry, Jerome is able to perform complex treatments whilst maintaining high levels of patient comfort.

Jerome is a listed specialist on dentist4implants.ie

Dr Sinead Brennan BDS

Job Title: Dentist

Specialisations: Family dentistry, Endodontics, Restorative dentistry

Biography: Dr Sinead Brennan BDS qualified from Cardiff University in 2004 and completed vocational training the following year. Skilled in all aspects of general dentistry, Sinead has a special interest in Endodontics, in which she has participated in numerous post graduate courses.

Dr. Chris Ford BchD (Leeds) MFDS RCS (Eng) MB Bch BOA BA (Dublin)

Job Title: Associate Dentist

Specialisations: Treatment of the anxious patient and pain management, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, restorative dentistry.

Biography: Dr Chris Ford qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 1995 and has been practising in the UK, Australia and Ireland for the past 17 years working in hospital, community and general practice posts. After qualifying at Leeds University he completed UK vocational training and was awarded Membership of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2004. He studied Medicine at Trinity College Dublin obtaining his degree in 2008. Chris has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry and has recently completed a postgraduate qualification in Dental sedation and pain management.

Ruth Sullivan

Job Title: Support Staff and Practice Co-ordinator

Specialisations: Support staff and Practice Co Ordinator

Biography: Ruth has responsibility for the smooth running of the practice. This includes the patients, the team members and the administrative matters to keep the practice compliant with all the Quality Assurance standards.

Ruth is trained and highly qualified in all aspects of management, ensuring the efficient organisation required to maintain the high standards at Gracefield Dental. Ruth was primarily responsible for Gracefield Dental recently attaining the prestigious accreditation from The Royal College of Surgeons London, being one of the very few Dental Practices in Ireland to be awarded.

Dr Clare Heffernan

Job Title: Dental Hygienist

Biography: Clare started her dental career in 2002 as and dental nurse and qualified from Dublin Dental School and Hospital with a certificate in Dental Nursing in 2004. In order to promote the importance of long term oral hygiene and prevention of dental problems she gained a specialist Certificate in Oral Hygiene Promotion from NUI Galway in 2005. Clare then achieved her Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Trinity College Dublin in 2009.

Dr Paula Lowry

Job Title: Dental Hygienist

Biography: Paula started her dental career in 1998. She graduated Dublin Dental School and Hospital in 1999 with a certificate in Dental Nursing. For the next 4 years, she worked in the Dublin Dental Hospital gaining experience in all dental specialities and taking part in several continuing dental education courses. Paula received her Diploma in Dental Hygiene from University College Cork in 2006.

Tanya Buckley RDN

Job Title: Senior Dental Nurse

Biography: Tanya is our Senior Dental Nurse and is one of the founding members of Gracefield Dental. Tanya was awarded her certificate in Dental nursing in 2008 from NUI Galway. Tanya has a specialist interest in Dental Implantology and undertook a Certificate in Dental Implantology Nursing from Dublin Dental Hospital in 2010. Tanya is very highly regarded by our team Dental Surgeons and patients alike, providing an expert level of service and care.

Sarah O’Neill

Job Title: Dental Nurse

Biography: Sarah is another of our dedicated Dental Nurses’ and prides herself on providing the highest level of support to our Dental Surgeons at all times. Sarah is also an integral member of the reception team and had direct responsibility for liaising with our world class dental laboratories. Sarah is also an avid local community supporter at the centre of the many worthwhile causes.

Sarah Black

Job Title: Dental Nurse

Biography: Sarah completes our team of dedicated Dental Nurses and also has a special interest in Dental Implantology nursing. Sarah’s friendly and enthusiastic approach to her work makes her a very popular member of staff with the Dental team and patients at Gracefield Dental. Sarah is currently studying to become a Registered Dental Nurse.