Dr Ken Rogers B.D.S., NUI
Ken qualified from University College Cork in 1978 and after a short time in the UK, he returned home to join his late father in the family practice. He has over 30 years experience in the dental profession and during that time he has enhanced his skills and expertise. He is a former president and G.P. representative of the South Eastern Branch of the Irish Dental Association. Ken has attended numerous courses over the years ranging from practice management to children’s, aesthetic and implant dentistry. Being from a hurling county Ken has had lots of experience in dealing with sports injuries and trauma. He has also travelled to London to train in cosmetic orthodontics “Six Month Smiles”. Ken has also had the privilege of being chosen as a mentor for newly qualified dentists over the last decade. This involved a Postgraduate Vocational Training Programme where Ken enjoyed imparting both his knowledge and experience to these young people while also keeping up with current developments in dentistry. The practice is proud to have served the people of New Ross and its environs for almost 100 years. When he is not busy in the surgery, Ken can be found in his garden which is his pride and joy!
Dr Fiona Rogers B.Sc. NUI, B.D.S. PCMD
Fiona is the third generation of the Rogers family to pursue a career in dentistry. She originally trained as a Speech and Language Therapist in University College Cork obtaining an honours Science Degree before going on to study dentistry in England, qualifying with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree. She then practiced in Australia where she worked among a multidisciplinary team specializing in special care dentistry. Fiona has a particular interest in paediatrics and enjoys the continuity of treating generations of families in the practice. She is known for her kind manner and gentle hands combined with professional and quality treatment. Fiona was delighted to have been recently nominated for a Colgate Caring Dentist Award. Fiona loves fashion, food and walking her dog Ruby.
Dr Mark Rogers D.M.D., Dip PCD, MFD (RCSI)
After completing his Bachelors Degree in Commerce at University College Cork, Mark went on to study Dentistry at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary graduating cum laude. Since his return home he has worked in general practice and developed a keen interest in minimally invasive dentistry and aesthetic composite bonding. With an ethos of life-long learning, Mark completed the Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry and his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. He is committed to providing quality care in a relaxed and friendly manner. Outside the surgery Mark enjoys the great outdoors, live music and travelling.
Dr Neil Bermingham B.D.S. NUI, Dip PCD
Neil’s philosophy within dentistry is that prevention is paramount. He regularly provides both high quality preventative general dentistry, along with more complex treatment to restore mouths affected by decay, wear, gum disease, or a deteriorating appearance.
He graduated dentistry in 2017 from UCC and began working in general practice. Throughout this time he developed a passion for the field of Endodontics, a branch of dentistry focus on saving teeth that may otherwise need to be removed, and began narrowing his scope of practice to this field with referrals from local dentists. In 2020 he began a three-year Masters program in this discipline at Kings College London to further his education in this field.
Neil holds a diploma in Primary Care Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and memberships in the Irish Dental Association and Irish Endodontic Society. He regularly partakes in professional courses, with a specific focus on Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) in Endodontic treatments.
Dr Lubna Abouhajar B.Dent.Sc. UDubl
Lubna graduated from Trinity College Dublin and upon graduating worked in general practice around Ireland before moving to New Ross. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. She is focused on educating and empowering her patients, working with them to find the most suitable treatment options. With her good eye to detail, she particularly enjoys cosmetic work; from tooth whitening to composite and porcelain veneers. She has gained experience in composite bonding to help enhance people’s smiles. She has taken it further and trained in the Aesthetic Training Academy of Ireland and achieved a post graduate diploma in Botox and Fillers. Lubna loves being creative and enjoys working with her hands. Her hobbies include painting with acrylics and oil paints, cooking and reading.
Dr Claire Garvan B.D.S., NUI
A native of Cork, Claire graduated from University College Cork with an honours degree in Dental Surgery.
Claire enjoys delivering all aspects of restorative dentistry. She prides herself on providing high quality, individualised dental care with a caring approach to all her patients. Known for her gentle manner, she has a special interest in the treatment of children as well as nervous adult patients.
Ruth Metcalfe, RDH
Ruth studied as a Dental hygienist for two years in the Dublin Dental Hospital before going on to graduate from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 with honours.
Ruth is passionate about her work and highly motivated. She regularly attends continuing dental education courses and CPR and is fully qualified in providing local anaesthetics, fissure sealants, oral hygiene & prevention advice along with taking dental x-rays. Her role on the dental team is specializing in prevention & treatment of dental disease, which is important for your dental health and general health.
Her techniques include:
Scaling & Polishing, Root debridement (a deep cleaning technique), Diet advice suitable for your requirements and lifestyle, Oral hygiene instructions tailored to your needs, Application of Fluoride to the teeth and Removal of surface stains. Time is taken to ensure your mouth is at optimum health by doing all of the above and more, using gentle cleaning techniques; under local anaesthetic where necessary.
Noelle Joyce, RDH
Noelle is a native of Graignamanagh Co. Kilkenny. She started her career in the dental world in 2009 and graduated with a Higher Certificate in Science and Dental Nursing from A.I.T.
She then travelled, worked & lived in Australia for a number of years before returning to University College Cork to study Dental Hygiene and graduated with honours in 2016.
Noelle regularly attends continuing dental education courses and CPR training. She strives to motivate and educate patients on how to help improve their oral hygiene and the prevention of periodontal disease in a most professional and relaxed manner. The best part of my day is improving patient’s oral health and making them smile.
Outside of dentistry Noelle likes to keep fit.
Sarah O’Brien, RDH
I qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and worked in a private practice for two years before returning to Cork University Dental School and Hospital, where I trained and qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2017. I gained great experience with nervous patients while working as head dental nurse for a specialist oral surgeon and in turn I now have great empathy and compassion, while using a gentle but thorough approach for my patients.
Outside of working hours I love cooking, going for walks with my dogs and reading, and when time allows travelling to explore new places and cultures.