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Jme Dental | Our Team

Our Team


Niall graduated as a Dental Surgeon in 2005 having received his degree from University College Cork. He moved to London where he worked as a General Dental Practitioner in 2005-2006, gaining experience in Oral Surgery and General Dentistry whilst there. During this time he also worked in the Dentaline Emergency Clinic in the provision of emergency dental care. 

From 2006 to 2008 Niall worked in Edinburgh, Scotland, specialising in the provision of both Cosmetic and General Dentistry. While in Edinburgh, he completed courses in Cosmetic Dentistry, various Bleaching Techniques and Rotary Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment). Niall has worked in General Practice in Galway, having moved here in 2008. Niall joined Devon Park Dental Practice in April 2009.

Dr. Joe Durkan B.D.S., U.W.C.M.

Joe qualified as a Dental Surgeon from Cardiff Dental School in 2004, completing a specialised option in Sedation and the treatment of nervous patients as part of his final year. He then moved to Scotland where he spent the following twelve months working as a General Dental Practitioner. Whilst there, he gained vast experience in Endodontic (Root Canal) treatment and Oral Surgery and successfully completed his Vocational Training in Edinburgh Institute. In September 2005, Joe returned to Ireland and spent two years working as a General Dental Practitioner in West Galway. After spending a year working in Cardiff, Joe commenced work at Middle Court Dental Practice in May 2008. Joe has completed courses in Clearstep which specialises in early Orthodontic treatment (Braces), Restorative Implants, Endodontics and Breath of Life (Medical Emergency Care).

Dr. David Finnegan B.D.S NUI

David graduated in 2011 from University College Cork. David moved to Manchester where he worked as a general dental practitioner and practice manger until 2016.
During his time there David completed courses in 6 Month Smiles cosmetic braces and attended many courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He has specialist interest in treating nervous patients and prides himself in creating a very relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. 
David moved to Galway in 2016 to join the JME Dental team. 

Ms. Leona Gibney R.D.H. BSc

Leona has been with the practice on a part-time basis since 2004. She qualified from TCD in 1998 & was awarded the Dental Council Gold Medal. She then spent five years working in London for the renowned periodontists Dr John Zamet, Dr Peter Flyod & Dr Ian Needleman. During this time she studied  to become a tutor and gained a part-time post at The Eastman Dental Hospital where she lectured Dental Hygiene & Therapy students & supervised them on clinics. On returning to Ireland in 2003 Leona worked partime for the HSE in Castlebar treating school children and children with special needs. After a few years she took up a part-time post in private practice in Claremorris and them finally moved to a full time position with JME Dental.

Dr. Jason McEvaddy B.A., B.DENT.SC. HONS.

Jason graduated in 1996 with an Honours Degree from Trinity College, Dublin. He worked in the United Kingdom for a number of years, where he completed many post graduate courses including Restorative, Crown/Bridge work, Cosmetic, Implantology, Tooth Whitening, Orthodontic (Braces) and Surgical Specialities.
He moved back to Galway in 2002 and has been working in General Practice since. Jason has a special interest in Cosmetic/Crown/Bridge and Implant Dentistry. 

Ms. Ciara Phillips R.D.H

Ciara has many years of experience in the dental field having qualified with Distinction in Dental Nursing in 2007. Ciara practiced in this capacity for a number of years, including working with us here in JME Dental, before gaining further education in Dental Hygiene where she qualified with Honours from Trinity College, Dublin in 2012.  
Following this Ciara has gained extensive experience as a Dental Hygienist in different practices in the West of Ireland, working with a variety of patients treating a broad scope of periodontal ailments. Ciara works very well with anxious patients and has great communication skills with children and people with disabilities having done some research in this area. 
Ciara is a member of the Irish Dental Hygienist Association and keeps up to date with the latest innovations in her field. 

Dr. Caroline Stewart BDS (Hons) NUI

A Sligo native, Caroline began her 15 year Dental career in 2000. Caroline graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2002 with a Certificate in Dental Nursing and Conscious Sedation. She accelerated through many courses including Oral Health Promotion, Dental Practice Management and Dental Radiography. In 2010, Caroline graduated as a Dental Hygienist from University College Cork, and in 2015 she fulfilled her ultimate goal of becoming a Dentist and was awarded an Honours Degree from University College Cork.
Caroline has a special interest in Oral Cancer Screening and Sleep Apnoea. She also has an interest in facial aesthetics and is qualified in administration of botulinum toxin commonly known as Botox and in Dermal Fillers from Prof. Bob Khanna’s training institute in London.
During Caroline’s studies she has received awards for academic excellence, highest achiever and patient communication. Caroline is a volunteer with the National Special Olympics, Special Smiles Programme.
Caroline joined the JME Team in 2015 after marrying a Galwegian. Caroline prides herself on her patient communication and is committed to providing a relaxed patient environment.

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