Now in its seventh year, the 2018 Irish Dentistry Awards are almost upon us – and it’s time to meet the lucky finalists.

With the awards ceremony around the corner on Friday 26 January, we are delighted to introduce this year’s incredible finalists: the dental professionals that represent excellence in Irish dentistry.

It takes courage to nominate yourself or your team for an award, and it can force you to reevaluate where your practice is now and where it is headed into the future. Patients don’t see the hard work that goes on behind close doors – these awards give you an opportunity to recognise your achievements.

New this year

This year, we were delighted to welcome aboard two new judges – Dr Robert Gleeson, general dentist based in Cork, and Dr Robert Craig, general dental practitioner in Northern Ireland and chairman of the Irish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (IAAD) – who offered detailed analysis of the entries, so that the judging panel as a whole could make a final decision.

We would also like to thank our partners, without whom the awards would not be the same: Acteon, Dental Care Ireland, Grenke, Henry Schein Ireland, Pamex, and Southern Cross Dental.

Without further ado, here the finalists for the 2018 Irish Dentistry Awards. Let the celebrations begin!

Tickets

To get your tickets to the 2018 Irish Dentistry Awards, call +44 (0) 1923 851739 to speak to a member of the team or email awards@fmc.co.uk. Tickets include a warm reception, three-course meal, and music and entertainment throughout the evening. Follow us on Twitter @IrishDentistry, and for more information, visit www.irishdentistryawards.com.

The finalists

Best New Practice 

Alexandra Dental Practice, Shannon

Ardrum Clinic

Belfast New Life Teeth

 

Best Child Friendly Practice

Camlough Dental

Friel & McGahon Dental

JME Dental

Kinsale Dental

Lucey Dental

Navan Dental

Pembroke Dental

Smiles Orthodontics Dundalk

 

Best Charity or Community Project

Camlough Dental

Eyre Square Dental Clinic

SmileyEileey’s Oral Health Promotions

 

Best Employer 

Krisztián Sallai and William Hayfron – Carlow Dental Centre

Janet and PJ Power – Kinsale Dental 

Lisa Lucey – Lucey Dental 

 

Best High Technology Practice

Alexandra Dental Practice, Limerick

Belfast New Life Teeth

Carlow Dental Centre

Docklands Dental

Gate Dental Clinic

Kinsale Dental

Newpark Clinic

 

Best Patient Care 

Alexandra Dental Practice, Limerick

Blue Sky Dentistry

Camden Dental Clinic

Camlough Dental

Carlow Dental Centre

Friel & McGahon Dental

JME Dental

Kinsale Dental

Lucey Dental

Navan Dental

Newpark Clinic

O’Connor Moore Dental Practice

Smiles Dental Balbriggan

Zen Orthodontics

 

Best Team 

Alexandra Dental Practice, Limerick

Blue Sky Dentistry

Blueapple Dental & Implant Team

Camden Dental Clinic

Camlough Dental

Carlow Dental Centre

Dental Care Dundonald

Dentaltech

Eyre Square Dental Clinic

Harbour Dental Practice

Kinsale Dental

Lucey Dental

Navan Dental

Smiles Dental Limerick

Yew Tree Dental Practice

Zen Orthodontics

 

Best Treatment of Nervous Patients 

Alexandra Dental Practice, Limerick

Blackrock Clinic Dentistry

Frazer Dental & Orthodontics

Friel & McGahon Dental

Grady Family Dental

Kinsale Dental

Navan Dental

O’Connor Moore Dental Practice

Pembroke Dental

Shields Dental & Implant Clinic

 

Irish Dentistry’s Rising Star

Chloe Kassis-Crowe – Smile Dental 

Kerry Johnston – Oasis Dental Enniskillen

Rachel Frazer – Frazer Dental & Orthodontics

 

Most Attractive Practice 

Carlow Dental Centre

Frazer Dental & Orthodontics

Harbour Dental Practice

Zen Orthodontics

 

Most Improved Practice

Ballinrobe Dental

Camden Dental Clinic

Frazer Dental & Orthodontics

Navan Dental

Newpark Clinic

Shields Dental & Implant Clinic

 

Most Invaluable Team Member 

Andrea Brannigan – Yew Tree Dental Practice

Edel Greaney – Alexandra Dental Practice, Limerick

Edit Handzsuj – Kinsale Dental 

Grace Brannock – Carlow Dental Centre

Ossie Bruce – Dental Care Dundonald

Pauline Cleary – Lucey Dental 

 

Practice of the Year – Connaught & Ulster

Blue Sky Dentistry

Blueapple Dental & Implant Team

Camlough Dental

Dunmurry Dental Practice

Harbour Dental Practice

JME Dental

O’Connor Moore Dental Practice

Yew Tree Dental Practice

 

Practice of the Year – Leinster & Munster

Alexandra Dental Practice, Limerick

Carlow Dental Centre

Friel & McGahon Dental

Lucey Dental

Navan Dental

Pembroke Dental

Shields Dental & Implant Clinic