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Dr Michael Ryan – Orthodontist

After receiving his dental degree in Trinity College, Michael was principal and owner of a general dental practice in London. In 1992 he undertook a three-year specialty programme in orthodontics at the University of Illinois in Chicago, obtaining his Masters Degree there in 1995. Michael set up his specialist orthodontic practice in Dundrum in 1997 which provides top quality treatment using fixed braces and removable braces. In 2008 Michael was president of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland. He has also served on the Council of the Irish Dental Association. He is a member of the Irish Academy of America Graduate Dental Specialists and a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists. Michael lives in Dundrum with his wife and two children.

Dr Joe Hennessy – Orthodontist

Joe qualified as a dentist from Trinity College Dublin in 2008, obtaining a first class honours degree and winning the Sheldon Friel Prize for the overall highest grade in his final exams. He then worked for a year in the Dublin Dental Hospital as a House Surgeon before moving to work in private practice in Dublin for a further 18 months. Joe then moved to England where he worked for a year as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery in Chichester, West Sussex. To continue his career development he then worked for 6 months as a Community Dentist in Shewsbury, Shropshire. In 2012, Joe returned to Trinity College to complete a three-year orthodontic training programme. In 2015, he attained a Clinical Doctorate in Orthodontics from Trinity College and completed his membership exams at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.Joe enjoys all aspects of orthodontics and has carried out research involving treatment with Invisalign aligners. He is a member of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Christine Smith - Christine Smith – Specialist Orthodontist

Christine Smith – Specialist Orthodontist

Irish Dental Council 11209
Irish Dental Specialist Register 6DS17

Christine is a specialist orthodontist and has worked exclusively in orthodontics for the last 5 years. She completed a 3 year full-time Masters degree in Orthodontics from King’s College London. She graduated in 2015 with a Masters of Science and was awarded a Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the same year. She has worked in specialist practice in London and Ireland since qualifying and has now moved home permanently to work in Navan and Dundrum. She is registered as a Specialist Orthodontist with the Irish Dental Council. Christine graduated as a dentist from Cardiff University with Honours in 2007. She worked as a dentist in Wales, Australia and Dublin. Christine was awarded a Membership in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2010 in preparation for her specialisation in Orthodontics. Christine has presented at a national and international level and is an active member of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland, the British Orthodontic Association, and the American Association of Orthodontics. She is a keen cyclist, tennis player and enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures. Christine prides herself on being a good listener and has a gentle approach to all patients. Her areas of interest include facial aesthetics and growth. Christine is a firm believer in how orthodontics can improve a person’s smile, self-confidence and quality of life and this is what makes her job so rewarding.
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