Killiney Dental in Southside People:

Nestled along a row of houses on Churchview Road, sits Killiney Dental Practice. From your seat in reception, you can see the wide expanse of Kilbogget Park and the scalloped ridges of the Dublin Mountains. This portrait of green, captured like a landscape photograph, can play tricks on you as you wait. For a moment, you may even allow yourself to forget you are attending the dentists.

The surgery is co-owned by dentists, Gerald O’Connor and Rosemarie Maguire. Gerald, who is originally from Blarney, met Lisnaskea native Rosemarie when they were both working in the UK. In 2012, when they were holidaying in Ireland with their two young children, Tilly and Jack, they stayed in Enniskerry and instantly fell in love with the area.

The surgery in Killiney came up for sale soon after. The previous owner, Dr Greg Smyth, who had been practicing dentistry from the location since the 1980’s, was due to retire, and a deal was struck. The whole planning and refurbishing of the practice took two and a half years, a lot longer than both of them had ever imagined. Despite the delays in planning, however, the result has certainly been worth it.

The practice itself has been very tastefully designed. The green and grey tones create a calming and modern touch, and the downstairs reception area is strikingly bright. Outside the signage announces itself in a quiet and understated way. To the eye, the designers did a wonderful job in retaining the fabric of the original building while increasing the usability of the site.

As parents of three young children themselves, family was always at the forefront of Gerald and Rosemarie’s plans. There is now ramped buggy access, changing facilities and early morning opening times, and the reception area teems with arts and crafts to keep the little ones entertained.

For the technophile grown-ups amongst us, the dental equipment itself is noteworthy. Housed entirely on the ground floor, there are two state of the art dental surgeries, with digital 3D CT technology, low dose X-rays, intraoral cameras, and very informative website with an online booking option.

Treatment wise, the services provided at the clinic are broad and comprehensive. From general and cosmetic dentistry to root canal, braces, veneers and teeth whitening, they aim to do it all from here with a mix of visiting specialists and in-house dentists.

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Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.