Dunmanway Dental Practice

Patrick O’Brien graduated with a degree in dentistry from UCC in 1988. He moved to Kent in the UK where he worked for three years before returning to Ireland 1n 1992. Dr. O’Brien started a practice in Athy County Kildare in 1997 which is still functioning. It was always his intention to return to his […]

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Sugar in dentistry and general health

In Ireland according to statistics, we have an insatiable appetite for sugar. We are the biggest consumers of chocolate in the world at 11.2 kgs per person per year. Sugar has become a staple of our diet, where a lot of people have replaced fruit and vegetables , with processed, sugary food. A lot of […]

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Dental Bleaching

This article will look at the various types of bleaches available and highlight some of the risks associated. The first step in to look at the history of bleaching. Bleaching like amalgam dates back to 1848. The, in -office bleaching technique was popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.’ Many articles appeared in the […]

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Local Magazine Column

  This is a column that Dr Patrick O’Brien contributes to What’s On magazines. My name is Patrick O’Brien and I run a dental surgery in Leinster Street, Athy. In this new regular column I will attempt to bring a dentists perspective to some of the issues that are newsworthy and of interest to people […]

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All I Want For Christmas Are My Two Front Teeth!

  We all take for granted a winning smile but like everything in life this has got to be looked after. Proper hygiene from an early age and a careful eye on sweets and fizzy drinks will help to keep things right. Sometimes despite our best efforts we can be a victim of an accident. […]

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