We would like to reassure all our patients that we will remain open throughout Level 5 as we are providing an essential service.

With regards to Covid-19, please be assured that as always, we follow a strict infection control procedure to keep our staff and patients safe. As we move to once again providing routine dental services, we have been following and implementing all recommendations from the Irish Dental Council, the HSE and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) at all times.

We have updated many of our policies and procedures and have implemented a number of new measures, such as:

  • staggered and lengthened appointments;
  • pre-appointment screening;
  • staff and patient temperature checks;
  • enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • updated infection prevention and control (IPC) processes; and,
  • the installation of a Perspex screen at reception.

You may find that this means you have to wait a little longer for your appointment, but we ask that you bear with us, as we all adjust to the new way of working. We’d like you to remember that we might be wearing a bit more PPE than before, but please be assured that we are still the same friendly team behind the masks!

Fáilte chuig ‘Erris Dental’, do fhiaclóir áitiúil.

Erris Dental was established by Mayo-native Dr Emer Walshe in 2016. Our emphasis is on catering for all your dental needs in a modern, relaxing and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on our professional and caring approach and welcome all patients, young and old!

We offer a full range of dental treatments for both adults and children. Our aim is to deliver a top-class standard of dentistry and to provide you with a healthy and beautiful smile.

Táimid lonnaithe i gceartlár na Gaeltachta agus tá fáilte roimh chách a gnó a dhéanamh trí mheán na Gaeilge.

Please contact us for further information or to make an appointment.

Book an appointment

Fáilte chuig ‘Erris Dental’, do fhiaclóir áitiúil.

Erris Dental was established by Mayo-native Dr Emer Walshe in 2016. Our emphasis is on catering for all your dental needs in a modern, relaxing and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on our professional and caring approach and welcome all patients, young and old!

We offer a full range of dental treatments for both adults and children. Our aim is to deliver a top-class standard of dentistry and to provide you with a healthy and beautiful smile.

Táimid lonnaithe i gceartlár na Gaeltachta agus tá fáilte roimh chách a gnó a dhéanamh trí mheán na Gaeilge.

Please contact us for further information or to make an appointment.

Book an appointment

Our team

Dentist

Dr Emer Walshe
(BA, B.Dent.Sci (Hons) TCD)

Dr Walshe graduated with an honours degree in Dental Science from the Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) at Trinity College Dublin in 2009. She subsequently worked as a house officer in the DDUH for one year. Following this, she spent almost two years working as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Guildford, Surrey in the UK. This allowed her to develop her skills in oral surgery and management of acute dental and facial pain. She obtained her membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2011.

Dr Walshe enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially minor oral surgery, as well as treating children and anxious patients. She is an active member of the Irish Dental Association and is fully registered with the Irish Dental Council. She regularly attends postgraduate courses and conferences.

Dentist

Dr David Hendrick
BA, B.Dent.Sci (Hons) TCD, DipPCD (RCSI)

Dr. Hendrick graduated with an honours degree in Dental Science from the Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) at Trinity College Dublin. He achieved a First Class Honours in Restorative Dentistry (crown and bridge work). Dr. Hendrick joined the team at Erris Dental in 2019 after working in Dublin for a number of years. Dr. Hendrick has a keen interest in the areas of endodontics (root canals) and prosthodontics (crown and bridge work) as well as cosmetic work (such as composite bonding).

Dr. Hendrick is committed to further education and always keeps up to date with the latest scientific developments in the dental field. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in Endodontics (root canals) at the prestigious King’s College London. He holds a Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and attends many lectures, hands- and conferences both nationally and internationally. He is an active member of the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Endodontic Society and is fully registered with the Irish Dental Council.

Hygienist

Catherine Doherty

Catherine began her career in dentistry as a dental nurse, qualifying from Trinity College Dublin in 2015. She subsequently worked in a dental practice in Galway for two years. She enjoyed working in a clinical setting but felt she wanted to have a more active role in treating patients. Thus, she returned to college to study Dental Hygiene in University College Cork and graduated in 2019. She has been working at Erris Dental since then.
Catherine enjoys working as a hygienist and finds it extremely rewarding educating her patients on oral hygiene and personalising a plan to suit their individual needs. She is fully registered with the Irish Dental Council and the Irish Dental Hygienist’s Association.

Nurse

Geraldine Brown

Nurse

Katie Togher

Practice Manager

Margie Bourn

News

  • Good Oral Health

Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria

May 7th, 2021|0 Comments

Maintenance of good oral health is more important than use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published today in the Association's flagship journal, Circulation.

  • Alzheimers

Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer’s disease

May 7th, 2021|0 Comments

Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta – a key biomarker for Alzheimer's disease – in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research from the New York University College of Dentistry and Weill Cornell Medicine. However, this imbalance in oral bacteria was not associated with another Alzheimer's biomarker called tau.

  • Tooth Loss

New drug to regenerate lost teeth

May 7th, 2021|0 Comments

A new study by scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Fukui reports that an antibody for one gene – USAG-1 – can stimulate tooth growth in mice suffering from tooth agenesis, a congenital condition. The paper was published in Science Advances.

  • Cold teeth

How teeth sense the cold

April 16th, 2021|0 Comments

David Clapham, vice president and chief scientific officer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in the United States and an international team of scientists have figured out how teeth sense the cold and pinpointed the molecular and cellular factors involved. In both mice and humans, tooth cells called odontoblasts contain cold-sensitive proteins that detect temperature drops, the team reports in the journal Science Advances.

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Opening hours

Monday – Friday

9.00am – 6.00pm