Dr Elizabeth Melvin, a native of Dublin, graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1987.
She spent five years in general dental practice in London before returning to Ireland and establishing the practice in Sandymount in 1993. She is a member of the Irish Dental Association and is committed to continuing professional development, attending many courses and lectures throughout the years. Dr Melvin recently gained a Master of Science in Orthodontics with distinction from the University of Warwick.
Carolyn has been a hygienist at the practice since 1998 and has huge expertise in this field. She trained as a DSA in the Dublin Dental Hospital on leaving school in 1979. Following a few years working in various dental practices, her interest in dental hygiene led her to attend the dental school in Glasgow, where she undertook a diploma in dental hygiene qualification. The next 5 years were spent in London, where she worked in private practices in Harley Street and Putney. As part of her continued professional development, Carolyn regularly attends the annual Irish Dental Association conferences and lectures for maintenance and treatment for periodontal disease. She has completed courses in radiography, instrumentation and hygiene and patient care in the Dublin Dental Hospital. Carolyn provides our patients with unparalled care, while being cheerful and enthusiastic.
Sonja Harmon began her career as a dental assistant in general practice in 1996. She gained her professional qualification in Dental Nursing in 1998, having attended the Dublin Dental Hospital. Following her decision to further her career in the dental field, she completed the Diploma in Dental Hygiene, again in the Dental Hospital in 2002, where she graduated with honours and joined our dental team in the same year.
In conjunction with working in general dental practice, Sonja has also worked for a number of years in periodontal practice, where she gained significant experience in the treatment of patients with severe periodontal disease. She continues to support and expand on her knowledge by attending educational training. In 2007, Sonja completed a training course in communications and obtained a certificate in local anaesthesia from the Dublin Dental Hospital. She is a member of the Irish Dental Hygienists Association .
As a dental hygienist, Sonja’s role is to provide the appropriate oral care and maintenance treatments for each individual patient and to provide them with the skills and understanding to maintain their smiles. She places great importance on creating a relaxed, understanding and friendly environment for optimum patient comfort.
Susan Mc Kinley originally qualified as an NNEB nursery nurse in 1993 and joined the practice in 1995, where her experience with children is invaluable. She was a leader of a ‘Brigins’ (6-11 year old girls) group from 1991 for approximately 10 years, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing at the Dublin Dental Hospital in 1998 and has attended many continuing education courses including; first aid, medical emergencies and sterilisation protocols. She is interested in completing an oral health promotion course in the near future.
Regina is our most recent member of staff, having joined us in 2002. She completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing at the Dublin Dental Hospital in 2004 and is planning to further her studies by embarking on a course for DSAs interested in orthodontic nursing at Warwick University. She has attended many continuing education courses including; first aid, medical emergencies and sterilisation protocols.
Salina is one of our hygienists. She graduated with an honours diploma in dental hygiene from University College Cork. She is passionate about her work and about educating patients on good oral hygiene. Salina provides treatments to her patients in a comfortable and caring atmosphere, where their care and well-being are her main priorities. Continuing professional development is very important to her; she likes to attend lectures and courses when possible to keep up to date with the latest dental advances.
Salina is registered with the Irish Dental Council and is also a member of the Irish Dental Hygienists Association.
Karen Cregan is the newest addition to our team. She has worked for many years in the hospitality and sales industries and we are delighted that she has decided to join us. Karen’s will be the friendly voice that greets you when you contact the practice and it’s her pleasure to ensure that all your requirements are met.
Elizabeth, a native of Dublin, graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1987.
Carolyn has been a hygienist at the practice since 1998 and has huge expertise in this field.
Sonja gained her professional qualification in Dental Nursing
Susan completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing at the Dublin Dental Hospital in 1998.
Regina completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing at the Dublin Dental Hospital in 2004.
Salina graduated with an honours diploma in Dental Hygiene from University College Cork
Karen’s will be the friendly voice that greets you when you contact the practice.