Dr. Garry Heavey B.Dent.Sc., Dip.Clin.Dent., F.I.C.D., M.G.D.S.

Dr Garry Heavey qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a B.A. and a Bachelor of Dental Science and after some years working abroad, moved back to Ireland in 1985. He took over the practice in Sandycove and over the following years has seen it expand into a successful family practice with a staff of 18.

He obtained his Diploma in Clinical Dentistry from T.C.D and in 1999 he was made a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.  Garry has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and over the years has completed many complex aesthetic cases.

Garry is a Past President of the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Dental Council. Prior to his presidency he chaired the Dental Council’s Fitness to Practice Committee for 5 years.

He has been Vice Chairman of the Board of the Dublin Dental Hospital and was Chairman of the Hospitals Finance Committee.

He has been a member of the dental committee of the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Board and he was a founding member of the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care. He was the Dental Legal Consultant for Dental Protection Ltd in Ireland and is now a member of the International Board.  He currently chairs the Continuing Education Committee of the Irish Dental Association.

Garry has lectured both nationally and internationally and he and the team in Sandycove run courses on a wide range of dental topics.

The youngest of Garry’s three sons Cathal qualified from Manchester Dental school, winning the Preston Medal for the first place in his finals. Cathal hopes to join the practice in Sandycove when he has completed his postgraduate studies.

During his spare time Garry tries to get in the occasional round of golf in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club or a walk in the Wicklow hills.