Our modern group practice provides caring dental advice and treatment for all the family. We are conveniently located on the edge of Kilkenny city with plenty of car parking available. Hopefully our site will familiarise you with who we are, where we are and what we can offer you.
We look forward to seeing you!
Dr. Paul O’Donnell
B.A., B.Dent.Sc. (T.C.D.), PG Dip Rest Dent (U.Edin.), PG Dip Clear Aligner Ortho, PG Cert PDC (IFPDC)
Paul O’Donnell is one of the principal dentists at Dean Street Dental. He studied dentistry at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 2005. He is currently completing a Masters in Advanced Restorative Dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute in the University of Edinburgh, while also working towards a Masters in Clear Aligner Orthodontics through the City of London Dental School. He completed a Certificate in Primary Dental Care with the Irish Foundation for Primary Dental Care in 2015.
Paul is registered with the Dental Council of Ireland and is a member of the Irish Dental Association and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He trained in aesthetic composite bonding under Dr. Lorenzo Vanini in Lake Como, Italy in 2014. He has retained Platinum Elite provider status with Invisalign since 2014, is a founding member of the Clear Braces Ireland group and has treated almost 400 patients with Invisalign since 2009. He was shortlisted for the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year in 2016. Paul has dedicated some of his time to working as a volunteer dentist with the Ceka Smile charity in impoverished areas of Nairobi and the Rift Valley in Kenya.
He is confident in routine and general dentistry as well as providing premium level dentistry such as cosmetic dental smile enhancements through composite bonding, veneers and crowns. He strives to deliver the highest standard of dental care, taking time to listen to patients in order to deliver bespoke treatment plans.
Paul and his wife Maeve, dental hygienist at Dean Street Dental, have two young children. As often as he can, he challenges himself with triathlons, having completed a number of sprint, olympic and half Ironman distances.
Dr. Colin O’Hehir
B.A., B.Dent.Sc., M.Sc, MFDS RCSEd, MPDC RCSEd
Colin O’Hehir is a native of Kilkenny city and one of the principal dentists at Dean Street Dental. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2004. He also spent a short time at the University of Maryland in Baltimore as part of a student scholarship through the International College of Dentists. He passed his exams of membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery with distinction at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014. He obtained a Master’s degree with distinction in 2017 at the Edinburgh Dental Institute in the University of Edinburgh and also achieved his membership to the faculty of primary dental care with distinction in the Royal College of Surgeons in 2017. He is currently completing a second MSc in clear aligner orthodontics from the City of London Dental School in 2018.
Colin also started working as a clinical advisor for Invisalign in 2017, offering clinical support and advice to dentists working throughout the UK.
Colin is a member of the Irish Dental Association, the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is a platinum elite Invisalign provider, a member of the Clear Braces Ireland group and has been treating patients with Invisalign since 2008. He was the first provider in Ireland to have a case accepted on to the Invisalign global gallery and the only provider from Ireland at the time of writing. He won first prize at the first ever national Clear Braces smile awards in 2016 and repeated the success with first prize again in 2017.
He has a keen interest in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He has built up a lot of experience in the use of dental sedation and enjoys treating very nervous patients and helping them overcome their phobias. He is dedicated to providing the highest level of dental care to his patients and to ensuring the experience at Dean Street Dental is always a positive one.
Maeve O’Donnell, RDH (T.C.D.)
Maeve qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2004. She commenced her career working with the HSE where she gained great experience working with children and special need patients. Maeve joined the team in 2013, having worked in a busy private practice in Dublin for seven years. She regularly attends post-graduate lectures and courses, both in Ireland and abroad. This dedication to her work keeps Maeve up-to-date with any advancements in dental hygiene, thus continually enabling her to provide the most professional of care to her patients.