About me

Caoimhin Mac Giolla Phadraig Dentist Dublin Ireland
My name is Kev  (or Caoimhin as  Gaeilge). I  am a Dublin native and the first person trained to Specialist level in the emerging specialty of Special Care Dentistry in Ireland.

I graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2002. Since then I worked in private practice in in the UK, New Zealand and Ireland. I also worked in the HSE as a dental surgeon, the University of Otago as a full time tutor and the Dublin Dental Hospital as a Senior House Officer. Along the way, I even found the time to set up clinics in rural Uganda. See here for details on this exciting adventure.

In 2007 I commenced three year full time specialist training in Special Care Dentistry in the Dublin Dental Hospital where I am now employed as a specialist and an Ussher Lecturer in Trinity College Dublin. I also treat patients privately in the Hermitage Medical Clinic, Lucan Dublin.

Professional Qualifications

  • B. Dent. Sc. (TCD)                               Dental Degree
  • MFDS (RCSI)                                       Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • D. Dent Ch.(Spec Care Dent) TCD     Specialist training in Special Care Dentistry

Non-academic Qualifications

  • Certified Trainer in Clinical Holding, Positive Options, UK
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy, British Society of Clinical Academic Hypnosis Foundation training in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Accepting patient appointments and referrals:

Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry
Periodontal care and maintenance
Root canal treatment
Simple surgical care
Treatment of drooling and orofacial regulation therapy
Ongoing preventive care
Shared care arrangements
Multidisciplinary care management

Patient Testimonials