Dr Anne O'Connell

Dr. Anne O’Connell B.A., B.Dent., M.S.(U. Roch)

Dr Anne Loughman O’Connell qualified in Trinity College Dublin and worked in the UK in private practice, and in the Dublin Dental Hospital before seeking speciality training in USA.  She received her Paediatric Dentistry training in the Eastman Dental Centre, New York.  She has over 25 years experience, including 13 years in the USA before returning to Ireland to take up her current position in 2000.

Anne is the Academic Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry in Trinity College, Dublin and leads the only paediatric specialty training programme in Ireland.  She is Past President of the Irish Society of Dentistry for Children, and is the first international member of the Scientific Affairs committee of the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, as well a founder member of the Paediatric research group of the International Association of Dental Research.  Anne has had numerous research and clinical publications and has been awarded a number of prizes during her career, most recently in 2008 by the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry for her work with children born small for gestational age. Anne’s main interests are oral health and disease in early childhood, developmental defects of the dentition and children with special medical and dental needs.

Her main focus continues to be to improve oral health for all children, and to improve knowledge and skills of dentists and parents to achieve this goal.  Anne continues to educate and publish in many aspects of paediatric oral health and is often invited nationally and internationally to share her knowledge..

Anne has maintained her private practice in Sandycove since 2001.  Anne and her Dental Assistant, Faye, provide a calm caring environment for children, particularly those who are anxious or fearful.  Many dentists refer children to Anne for behaviour modification, specialized treatments and techniques.  Many parents choose Anne’s services to build confidence for their children and are delighted with the positive nurturing approach where the parents are always present during the child’s treatment. Most treatment is provided in the Sandycove office, however treatment is also possible in a hospital setting if this is more appropriate for the child.  For further detailed information, please phone 2801684 and leave a message for Dr Anne.

Opening hours:

Dr Anne O’Connell practices every Wednesday 1.30-6pm.