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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This commitment to continuing education led to her enrolment in an MSc Orthodontic programme at Warwick Medical School.
Dr Melvin was awarded the grade of distinction and the faculty prize for achieving the top overall mark in the MSc Class of 2015. She currently holds the position of Honorary Clinical and Teaching Fellow at Warwick Medical School where she is a Tutor on the MSc in Orthodontics programme.
Dr Melvin is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.
Karen’s will be the friendly voice that greets you when you contact the practice.
Sonja gained her professional qualification in Dental Nursing
Carolyn has been a hygienist at the practice since 1998 and has huge expertise in this field.
Regina completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing at the Dublin Dental Hospital in 2004.
Elizabeth, a native of Dublin, graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1987.