About Elmwood Dental & Facial Aesthetics

At Elmwood Dental we strive to provide the best possible experience for our patients. This is achieved by having a superb team in place.

We are here to help you in all aspects of your dental needs, from the very first phone call to schedule your appointment right through to creating your perfect smile.

We are based in Grange, Douglas. However, many of our patients travel to us from the wider Cork area, especially the neighbouring suburbs of Blackrock, Bishopstown, Carrigaline and of course the City Centre. Not to mention our international following who pop in to Elmwood Dental for their annual anti-wrinkle injections or dermal filler treatment when visiting from Australia, Dubai and America.

Elmwood Dental is a boutique Cork practice. Our outstanding team provides a bespoke service with the personal touch to the Douglas area and far beyond!

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Meet our team

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Dr. Caoimhe O’Shea -


Dr. Caoimhe O’Shea is a graduate of UCC. She completed post graduate studies and training in Cambridge. Moving to Edinburgh, she worked in private practice and continued her studies to become a member of the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons. During this time she also gained experience in emergency dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute and completed courses in the areas of smile design, endodontics and treatment of nervous patients.

Caoimhe has also worked in clinical research at the Oral Health Services and Research Department at Cork Dental Hospital on various aspects of tooth sensitivity. In 2017 she graduated with a Master's in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary University London. She is an elected a member of the Society of Advanced Anaesthesia in Dentistry and has trained in London in the provision of sedation for nervous patients.

Never one to sit still, in 2021 Caoimhe began a second Masters, this time in Advanced Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry with the University of Portsmouth. This will allow her to continue to bring the highest standard of dentistry to her patients

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Dr Eoin Mills -

Dr Mills qualified with a bachelor’s degree in dentistry from UCC in 2005. Following graduation, he completed vocational training at the Edinburgh Dental Institute while also working in general practice, both privately and on the NHS in Edinburgh. He also completed his membership in the faculty of Dental Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2008.

Dr Mills returned to his home city of Cork in 2010. He has a keen interest in implant dentistry. He attends many post graduate implant training conferences and courses both in Ireland and abroad. In 2015 he completed an intensive 12 month course with the Tipton Training Academy and in 2016 attended the world famous Malo Clinic in Lisbon to be trained in the pioneering "All On Four - Teeth in a Day" system. He has been awarded a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

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Maria a team member at Elmwood Dental

Dr Kaelan O' Shea
BDS (UCC 2013)

Dr Kaelan graduated with a bachelor's degree in Dentistry from UCC in 2013. He accepted a position in the UK and completed post graduate vocational training in Wigan and Manchester. He developed an interest in surgery and began working in the Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E Department treating facial trauma and qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons London in 2018 with a Certificate in Oral Surgery.

He was promoted to a Staff Grade in Oral Surgery at the Maxillofacial Department of the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary and was awarded the NHS “Going the Extra Mile” award at the same hospital.

In 2019 Kaelan returned to his home town of Cork to work in dental practice and offer his experience to patients needing surgical care. Kaelan's particular area of interest at Elmwood is routine and complex extractions for our patients

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Maria a team member at Elmwood Dental

Dr David Finnegan
BDS (UCC 2013)

Dr David graduated with a bachelor's degree in Dentistry from UCC in 2013. After spending five years working in general practice in Manchester and another five years in Galway, he is delighted to once again be home in Cork.

It was while working in Galway that he attended many endodontic courses for and developed a real passion for "root canal treatment". This is needed for your tooth when the nerve becomes very inflamed or infected and the only other option at this point is extraction. He is an advocate for minimally invasive dentistry and being as conservative as possible in his treatment.

David also has special interests in treating nervous patients and in cosmetic dentistry. Outside of dentistry, he loves the outdoors and anything sports related, especially triathalons.

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Mrs Patsy Dunlea
Practice Manager/Dental Nurse

Patsy is a qualified medical receptionist. She has been part of Elmwood Medical Centre since it opened in its current location in 2010. She is often the first point of contact for new patients. Patsy’s role as practice manager is to ensure the smooth operating of the practice and liaises with both patients and staff to provide patients with the best experience possible.
Her special area of interest is Six Month Smiles orthodontic system. Having experienced the system first hand, and being delighted with her results, she is on hand to answer all the queries a patient may have.