Five Minutes with Dr. Declan MacDonnell, General Dentist
Declan has returned home to Ireland from the UK where he spent several years working as an Implantologist. He enjoys working alongside a team of skilled dental professionals five days a week in our Newbridge clinic. Declan is welcoming new and existing patients for General Dentistry treatments.
Where did you start your dentistry career?
I actually began by studying Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin before transitioning to a career in Dentistry. I then graduated from Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth in 2012.
What do you enjoy most about dentistry?
Dentistry is a very rewarding career. I enjoy the technical nature of it, and the precision it requires. I also love how transformative it can be. Treating a patient, from start to finish, and seeing the difference certain dental treatments can have on their ability to eat normally, or smile confidently, is extremely rewarding.
What is the last thing you have done to improve your skills/knowledge?
Last year, I was awarded a reputable Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK. I believe that it is important for us dental professionals to frequently improve our skills and knowledge. It proves that we are dedicated to our profession.
What is your approach to nervous patients?
I take great pride in my dentistry and always try to engage patients in a friendly and approachable manner. Here at Pembroke Dental, I will be offering a variety of General Dental treatments to nervous patients, from Dental Health Checks and Cleans to Root Canal Treatments and Extractions.