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Dr Sean McCarthy graduated as a dentist from University College Cork in 1989. After seven years in general practice, he moved to the USA in 1996 to specialise in Prosthodontics at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) School of Dentistry. In June 1999 Dr McCarthy completed a three year post-graduate Prosthodontic Program at LSU. He was taught and supervised by Dr Gerard Chiche, a world leader on anterior aesthetics. During this time, Dr McCarthy also completed a Masters Degree in Science at the LSU Health Science Center.
Dr McCarthy remained at LSU for a fourth year, completing a teaching fellowship in advanced implant and aesthetic dentistry. In June 2000, Dr McCarthy became a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics.
In 2000 Dr McCarthy returned to Cork and opened a referral based practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. In 2009, he relocated to The Atrium Building in Blackpool, creating a purpose-built dental clinic incorporating the latest technology, efficiency and comfort offering a variety of specialties.
Dr McCarthy is co-author of the Quintessentials series, ‘Complete Dentures: From Planning to Problem Solving,' and has lectured nationally and internationally on Dental Implants and Dental Aesthetics. Along with Dr Brennan and Dr Tuohy, he hosts regular Study Clubs for dentists in Cork and Limerick.
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Dr Brennan received her undergraduate training in the Cork Dental School and Hospital where she graduated with honours in 2001. She was awarded the Kerr prize for restorative dentistry in her graduating class.
After two years in general practice in the UK, she returned to hospital practice in Trinity College Dublin and completed her MFD from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003. In 2005 Dr Brennan began a three year intensive Doctorate program in Prosthodontics in Dublin Dental School and Hospital. This full- time clinical Doctorate program covered all aspects of implant dentistry along with fixed and removable Prosthodontics. The ethos of this program involved the development of clinical skills backed with scientific literature and applying a multi-disciplinary approach to every case from the single unit implant to the full mouth rehabilitation. She graduated in 2008 with first class honours.
In November 2008, Dr Brennan returned to Cork and currently works in private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry and part time as a locum consultant in Cork Dental School and Hospital. Areas of special interest include tooth-wear and implant prostheses. During her doctorate she wrote a thesis on implant overdentures and fixed prostheses for maladaptive denture patients or those with severe periodontal disease.
Dr Brennan is a member of The Irish Prosthodontic Society The European Prosthodontic Association, and also serves on the committee of the Munster branch of Irish Dental Association. Along with Dr McCarthy and Dr Tuohy she hosts regular Study Clubs for dentists in Cork and Limerick.
Dr Traelach Tuohy graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2001. During four years of general practice in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, Dr Tuohy completed a diploma in Clinical Dentistry at Dublin Dental School, Trinity College Dublin.
In 2008 he completed a three-year course in Periodontology at the University of Washington with a MSD and Certificate in Periodontics. In July 2009 Dr Tuohy became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics.
Dr Tuohy currently practices in Waterford and Cork. He joined The Atrium Clinic in October 2009 and his practice is limited to periodontics and implant dentistry. Along with Dr McCarthy and Dr Brennan, he hosts regular Study Clubs for dentists in Cork and Limerick.
Ciara graduated as a general dentist from University College Cork in 1988. She worked in general practice in the UK and Northern Ireland for 4 years following graduation. She then travelled to the US for post graduate study, and received a Masters Degree in Orthodontics at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1994.
Further specialist orthodontic training in Scotland followed, and Ciara attained the Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1996. Ciara returned to Ireland and worked as a specialist in the Health Board Orthodontic service until 2003, when she took a short career break to concentrate on her family. In 2006 she started private practice in Cork.
Ciara has been practicing orthodontics part-time at the Atrium Clinic since April 2010, and is available for consultations for children, teenagers and adults. Her broad range of experience both in Ireland and abroad enables her to give advice, whatever your orthodontic concerns, whether minor or complex. Ciara's policy is to give simple, clear explanations of your orthodontic options, without using big words, technical terms or jargon.
Dr Paul Brady is a Clinical Fellow in the oral surgery department at the Cork University Dental School and Hospital. He is currently undertaking a PhD looking at respiratory monitoring during conscious sedation for dentistry.
He holds a Diploma in conscious sedation from the University of Newcastle and has recently completed his MSc. He is an Irish Heart Foundation certified BLS instructor and regularly runs CPD courses on medical emergencies for dental care professionals.
Catherena Sweeney is a Registered Dental Hygienist, having qualified in 1998 from University College Cork. She then worked with a Periodontist for six years, gaining vast experience in the prevention and treatment of gum disease, prior to joining Dr McCarthy’s practice.
Catherena’s main focus is on the general health of the teeth and gums, providing regular scaling (root debridement) and polishing in conjunction with advice on diet, smoking cessation and the correct dental hygiene practices, as well as the promotion of the most up to date dental hygiene aids.
We strive to create predictable results by providing the highest quality of dental care in a professional environment to patients desiring excellence. We can only deliver our standard of care through a highly-skilled and experienced team.
Our staff are the cornerstone of our practice. Our team of dental nurses are mostly responsible for your comfort and safety once you are undergoing any treatment. We have two treatment coordinators who will communicate with you by phone or email. They are dedicated to making your stay with us as relaxing as possible.
Terri Donovan RDA Registered Dental Nurse
Amy Stuart RDA Registered Dental Nurse
Lorraine Fehily RDA Registered Dental Nurse
Joy Roncken Clinic Manager
Nigella Honan Clinic Administrator