About Us


Our practice is a modern, purpose built dental clinic.  The custom design ensures that the latest in dental treatment is provided in a safe, hygienic and relaxed environment.  It is fully computerised and is equipped .with the latest in modern technology  The practice is family orientated with emphasis on prevention of oral disease and maintenance of healthy teeth and gums which is a prerequisite for a natural confident smile.  Orthodontic, Restorative and Hygienist services are provided under one roof to achieve these aims.  The team approach allows joint consultation in planning the best course of treatment for each individual patient.

We are also very happy to liase with your own dentist for any specialised dental and orthodontic treatments.

050John Pierse – B.Dent.Sc, M.Sc.( Univ.Lond )
John qualified from Trinity College Dental School in 1980.  He then worked in general practice in the UK for a few years before undertaking a Masters programme in Restorative Dentistry during 1982-1983 at the Eastman Institute of Dental Surgery, London.  He returned to practice in Tipperary in 1984.  His special interest is in crown & bridge and cosmetic dentistry.  He believes a nice smile with healthy teeth and gums is important for confidence and overall general wellbeing.  He understands the dental anxieties of patients and believes that the provision of treatment should be carried out in a caring and relaxed atmosphere.  He is committed to continual dental education and updating the practice with current materials and technologies.

John is a member of the Irish Dental Association  the Irish Endodontic Society and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

032Liz Pierse – B.Dent.Sc., M.F.D.S., R.C.S.Eng.
Liz qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1983 with an honours degree.  Following her graduation she worked for 12 months in the Dublin Dental Hospital before moving into general practice and community care.  In 1988 she commenced consultant supervised orthodontic training.  She has an MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons in England.  Liz has been in practice limited to orthodontics for over 28 years.

Her main interest is in creating a smile in balance with facial aesthetics which will take growth, lip support and aging into consideration.

Liz is a member of the Irish Dental Association and the British Orthodontic Society.

Attachment-1 (1)Aoife O’Dwyer – BDS, M.J.D.F RCSEng, MSc R.D.P UCL.     Aoife qualified from University College Cork dental school with honours in 2012. She received the award for the highest mark in restorative dentistry in her final year exams. She worked in general practice in the UK for three years, during which time she obtained the M.J.D.F qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2015 she commenced the Restorative Dental Practice Masters in the Eastman Dental Institute of London. This programme focuses on providing functional and aesthetic dental treatment specific to each person to ensure optimum dental health and appearance.

She has completed a postgraduate course for the placement of dental implants with the Northumberland Institute of Dental medicine and uses Straumann implants to replace missing teeth.

Aoife’s areas of interest include composite bonding of front teeth and adhesive dentistry, especially to restore worn or broken teeth. She aims to make dental treatment a calm and relaxing experience for her patients.

009Marie Mc Elligott Ryan
Marie trained and qualified as a Dental Nurse at the Eastman Dental hospital, London between 1981-1983.  She then moved to Tipperary where she worked as a Dental Surgery Assistant until 1985.  She studied at the Cardiff Dental School in 1985-86 where she received her Diploma in Dental Hygiene.  She returned to the practice in 1989 where she has been the resident hygienist to date.  Marie plays an important role in the treatment of active gum disease and maintaining your oral health.

003Lara Tobin
Lara joined the practice in 2001 and qualified as a Dental Nurse in Cork Dental Hospital in 2004.  Lara is now our practice Orthodontic Nurse.

048Michelle Doherty 
Michelle joined our practice team in 2003. She completed her Dental Nursing qualification in Cork Dental Hospital in 2005.

025Michelle Noonan – Michelle joined the practice in 2009 as our receptionist & practice manager. She aims to make your entire experience at our practice as relaxing and convenient as possible.

030Ruth Delaney – Ruth joined the practice in May of 2009 as a dental nurse. She subsequently completed her degree in Dental Nursing in University College Cork in 2012.