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Principal Dentist – Special Interest: Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Implants & Cosmetic Dentistry

(IDC No. 6708)

David Murnaghan qualified from Queens University Belfast in 2006.  He completed a year long implant certificate at age 24 with Dr Raj Patel in 2007 and has continued to be mentored by Dr Patel up until the present day.  David has worked in several private practices North and South of the border in Ireland. He has placed and restored over 1500 implants and also carried out many smile makeovers and full mouth rehabilitations.

Since qualification David has invested in numerous postgraduate courses including a year long Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Certificate at the Eastman UCL in 2009.  He became a member of the Joint Dental Faculties RCS (Eng) in 2010. David is now Director of the Northern Ireland Division of the Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons England and is the youngest ever director of this at the age of 32.

In 2012 David set up Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic initially as a squat practice and this has progressed into a bespoke 5 surgery practice in the Old Courthouse building in Navan town centre.  Boyne Dental and Implant Clinic was voted Best New Dental Practice in Ireland 2016.  David’s most recent accolade was winning the prestigious Rising Star in Dentistry on the Island of Ireland at the Irish Dental Awards 2017.

In 2016 David spoke at events on both Implant Dentistry and the Business of Dentistry across Ireland and the UK.  He has been mentoring local practitioners within the Implant field for over 5 years.  David has published numerous clinical case reports in dental journals and magazines from Ireland and the United Kingdom.

From September 2018 – May 2019, David in association with BioHorizons, took 6 dentists under his wing and trained them in all things Implants as part of the Year Long Implant Course. The training was a huge success with each dentist on the course now placing Implants in their own clinics.

As evidence of the commitment to clinical excellence Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic has invested in a Sirona CBCT scanner (for which David is a Key Opinion Leader in Ireland) to aid implant treatment planning and accepts referrals from practices North and South of Ireland.  The most recent investment is a Premium CEREC which enables David to restore teeth in a day when possible.  Boyne Dental is one of very few practices in Ireland that has this ability.

Associate Dentist – Special Interest: Cosmetic Dentistry and Composite Bonding

 (IDC No. 7717)

Originally from Co Kildare, Elaine moved over to Scotland to complete her dental degree. Elaine graduated from the University of Dundee in 2015. She then moved to Edinburgh to complete a one year vocational training programme. After this she remained working for the National Health Service in Edinburgh before moving back to Ireland in July 2017.
Upon moving back to Ireland, Elaine worked in a private practice in Dublin. She began working in Ryebank House, Maynooth in May 2018.
Elaine frequently attends courses and conferences to stay up to date and further her skills – most recently she has started to provide short term orthodontics with the Inman aligner and clear aligners.
Elaine provides general dental care for adults and children – including composite fillings, root canal treatments, crowns and bridges and extractions. She believes in minimally invasive dentistry such as composite bonding to improve the patients smile.
Outside of work, Elaine likes to travel. She is also a keen baker.

Associate Dentist – Special Interest: Implants

(IDC No. 11317)

Dr. Musfiruddin Mohammed graduated from UCC in 2017 with an honours degree. He has since honed his skills working in UK for 4 years in a mixed National Health Service/Private system and returned to Ireland to serve the community as he was raised in Lucan, Dublin.

He has since completed dual qualifications from RCSI in Dublin featuring a diploma and membership to the RCSI faculty of dentistry, and has been on a plethora of courses, perfecting his skills in all aspects of dentistry.

Other than general dentistry, he has a keen interest in Oral Surgery and dealing with the nervous patient- trying his best to change the “I hate dentists !” stigma. He is currently undergoing further training in Dental Implants as he is eager to add the restoration of lost teeth to his repertoire and giving back patients their smiles.

Outside of work his hobbies include travelling to new places, football, cricket, and spending some quality time with the family.

Associate Dentist – Special Interest: Cosmetic Dentistry and Composite Bonding

(IDC No. 6722)

Originally from Kerry, Amanda worked in her father’s dental clinic as a dental assistant. She enjoyed dental life so much that it led her to choose a career in dentistry, and she graduated from University College Cork in 2022.

Amanda enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, in particular building relationships with patients, putting anxious patients at ease & helping all who attend gain confidence in & control of their dental health.

Her main aim is to provide positive & comfortable dental experiences for all her patients here at Boyne dental.

 

Outside of dentistry, Amanda loves hiking & travelling. She’s also an accomplished baker, and we’re always especially happy to see her arriving to work with a cake tin full of treats in her hands!!

 

Associate Dentist – Special Interest: Implants & Invisalign 

(IDC No. 8614)

Kindness and compassion are central to the dental care that Dr. David McGibney provides for each and every patient.

David qualified as a dentist with honours from University College Cork in 2013. He first qualified as a pharmacist in 2004 but soon realised that his true passion lay in the field of dentistry.

Following graduation, David moved to the UK where he worked within both the National Health Service and private practice, gaining a huge range of experience, before moving home in 2019. Since moving home he has worked at Boyne Dental, first in our Navan clinic, and then full time in Dunshaughlin when it opened.

David feels very passionately about providing excellent dental treatment in a kind and compassionate way. He frames his approach to dental treatment very much around the hopes and expectations of each individual patient, and firmly believes in centrally involving his patient in the treatment planning process. David and his team strive to understand each patient’s feelings towards dental treatment and shape their treatment journey in a way that respects this.

Since qualifying, he has continually sought to advance his skills and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry in 2015 followed by a Diploma in this same field in 2022. David is also currently studying for a Diploma in Advanced Implant Dentistry.

David provides all forms of general dentistry but has a special interest in the areas of Implant Dentistry and Invisalign.

For David, Invisalign is an incredibly powerful tool that can produce life changing improvements to a smile.

Dental implants can be equally powerful in terms of restoring a patient’s ability to smile and enjoy life to the fullest and he greatly enjoys using these skills to enhance his patient’s quality of life.

Associate Dentist – Special Interest: Implants

(IDC No. 1418)

Every patient’s needs and desires for their dental treatment are different, which is why Dr
Tristan Hartung likes to take a personal and comprehensive approach to dentistry. His focus
is to create a comfortable and stress-free environment for his patients and use modern
technology to work towards predictable and high-quality results..
Tristan’s path in the field of dentistry started at Hanover Medical School where he completed
his undergraduate course in Dentistry in 2017. Straight after, he left Germany to live on Irish
shores – a journey that his mother, also a dentist, had done in reverse when she left her native Kilkenny for the port city of Hamburg in the 80s.
Tristan started working at Friel & McGahon Dental in Dundalk, a practice committed to
providing quality care to the community. His academic journey was far from over though, as
he was enrolled in a research programme specialising in medical robotics at his alma mater.
His findings were published in The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer
Assisted Surgery in 2018. Two years later, his work was further recognised when he earned
his Postgraduate Doctorate in Dentistry with great distinction.
Dr Hartung’s professional journey continued at Eyre Square Dental in Galway City, a
super-regional referral clinic for dental implantology and aesthetic dentistry. Working closely
with Dr Eoin Fleetwood, Tristan embraced modern digital treatment planning technologies,
and gained extensive experience with implant-based restoration options.
Tristan’s commitment to professional growth led him to the London College of Implantology, where he completed a rigorous year-long course to attain a Certificate in Oral Implantology.
Led by renowned Swedish Implantologist Sam Parsno, and with contributions from guest
speakers from the United Kingdom and Spain, Tristan graduated from the course in 2023
passing the final examination as best-in-class.
Tristan’s passion is making sure his patients have a wide range of dental treatments to choose from. He loves figuring out exactly what they need to keep their teeth healthy or to restore them to their best. And he’s all about using the latest technology to make dental
visits comfortable and transparent.
When Tristan isn’t taking care of teeth, he’s enjoying life with his wife Siobhán. He enjoys
playing Gaelic Football with his local team in County Louth, and when possible he likes to travel
to Germany to visit friends and family.

Associate Dentist- Special Interest: Sedation

(IDC No. 9622)

A highly skilled and compassionate dentist, Dr. Kamila is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care while ensuring every one of her patients are relaxed and comfortable in her chair.

Originally from Poland,  Kamila completed her dental education at Trinity College Dublin, where she excelled in her studies and developed a passion for helping patients overcome dental anxiety. Recognizing the importance of providing a stress-free experience, she pursued additional training in conscious sedation techniques with our very own Calming Dentist, Dr Niall Neeson.

As a firm believer in patient-centred care, Kamila understands that dental anxiety can prevent many people from seeking essential dental treatments. She loves helping patients feel at ease during their dental visits, allowing them to receive the care they need without fear or discomfort.

Beyond her expertise in conscious sedation, Dr. Kamila offers a comprehensive range of dental services, including preventive care, restorative treatments, cosmetic dentistry, and more. She is committed to providing personalized treatment plans that address each patient’s specific oral health goals.

Outside of work, Kamila has a wide and eclectic range of interests. In the winter she loves to get away to the slopes with her skis as much as she can, while in the summer she’s an avid scuba diver and also loves getting out on the road on her motorbike. When she’s home, she loves being outdoors gardening, or on rainy day she enjoys nothing more than curling up on her armchair watching Formula 1, or simply reading a book with her two cats for company.

Associate Dentist- Special Interest: Implants & Complex Extractions

(IDC No. 9220)

Dr. Lubna Abouhajar was born in Dublin to Syrian parents. Graduating with distinction from Trinity College, she embarked on her dental career, swiftly gravitating towards oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry.
During her early years in practice, Dr. Abouhajar excelled in orthodontic smile makeovers and cosmetic dentistry. Dr Lubna would provide same day treatment to  misaligned teeth by skillfully camouflaging them using porcelain or composite materials. Her talents led her to working in award-winning medical aesthetic clinics, where she further refined her skills.

Driven by a thirst for knowledge, Dr. Abouhajar relocated to the UK to specialise in dental implants. Completing her Diploma in implants  and working alongside top implant providers, she discovered a newfound passion for oral surgery and implants.

Lubna also has many hobbies outside of dentistry. In her free time she enjoys painting, cooking and getting lost in a good book.
With her blend of her technical skills, artistic sensibility, and dedication to patient care, Dr. Lubna Abouhajar continues to make a profound impact in dentistry, transforming smiles and enhancing lives with her compassionate approach.

Bio Coming Soon!!

Specialist Oral Surgeon

(IDC No. 9408)

Kate graduated with first class honours from her Oral Surgery Clinical Doctorate, Trinity College Dublin in 2015. She works as a Paediatric Fellow in the Maxillofacial Surgery Department at St. James’ and CHI at Crumlin Children’s Hospital and in private practice. She serves on the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI.

Kate graduated with honours in Dental Science from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. The following two years were spent in the Dublin Dental University Hospital, the first as a Junior House Officer and the latter as Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery. During this time, she obtained her MFD from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Kate then worked for a further two years as a Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in St. James’ Hospital Dublin and during this time was awarded an FFD in Oral Surgery/ Oral Medicine by the RCSI.

She then returned to the Dublin Dental University Hospital to complete a three-year clinical doctorate in Oral Surgery and graduated with first class honours in 2015. She completed the Fellowship in Oral Surgery and is registered as an oral surgeon specialist with the Irish Dental Council. Kate currently works as a Fellow in Maxillofacial Pediatric Surgery in Crumlin Children’s Hospital, in the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin as well as in private practice.

Specialist Endodontist

(IDC No. 9717)

Dr. Jane O’Regan BDS (NUI) MFDS (RCPSG) MClinDent Endodontology (UCL Eastman) graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University College Cork in 2017 where she was awarded the American Association of Endodontists Certificate prize in her final year for receiving the highest achievement in clinical Endodontics. Upon graduation, she worked in a general dental practice in Dublin for two years,  and during this time she completed her membership examinations for the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

She returned to Cork University Dental School and Hospital in 2019 to take up a role as Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry, where she pursued a keen interest in endodontics. She went on to complete an intense two year, full-time training course (Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontology) at the well renowned Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.

Jane has a very gentle manner and aims to provide the highest standard of care and a comfortable experience for all her patients. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, musical theatre and socialising with friends and family.

 

Specialist Endodontist

(IDC No. 12622)

Dr. Maria Varela is an accomplished dental professional with an impressive educational background in dentistry.

Maria commenced her journey by completing her primary degree in dentistry from the esteemed Zulia University in Venezuela. Eager to further her knowledge and skills, she ventured to Argentina, where she completed her Master’s in Endodontics. Maria later pursued another Master’s degree in Dentistry in Portugal.

Now based in Ireland, she brings with her an enriching journey spanning over a decade of hands-on experience, with a particular emphasis on root canal treatment, limiting her practice to Endodontics. . Her extensive background, shaped by her global education and varied clinical encounters, seamlessly merges with her genuine passion for dentistry.

Periodontist

(IDC No. 13719)

Dr. Narayanan is from Mumbai, India and before moving to Ireland, was a consultant Periodontist in several busy practices in Mumbai.

She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training with First Class honours from a top tier Government Institution in India.
Dr. Narayanan has completed a 3 year Masters degree in Periodontics and Implantology (M.D.S- Masters in Dental Surgery ) from Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai on a scholarship awarded through a competitive examination, wherein she was ranked in the top 1 percentile in the country.

On moving to Ireland, she passed a 2 part board certification examination and is registered with the Irish Dental Council.

Areas of interest professionally are restoring gum health, conservative management of complex periodontal problems in patients with medical histories, aesthetic gum procedures and Implants.

When not at work she enjoys painting, playing the piano and is discovering the joys of becoming a new parent.

Dental Hygienist (IDC No. 18RDH2017)

Ieva qualified as a dental hygienist from Trinity College in 2017.

Ieva is a  dedicated and compassionate dental hygienist, focused on providing a personable experience for her patients, along with the highest quality of care.

She prides herself on making her patients feel comfortable during their visits, and enjoys helping them achieve optimal dental health.

In her free time, Ieva enjoys staying active at the gym, travelling around the globe, and attending music festivals and events during the summer months.

Dental Hygienist (IDC No. 11RDH2011)

Aisling graduated from Dublin Dental University Hospital in 2011 and has since worked in private practices Nationwide. She joined the Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic team in 2015. Her caring and empathetic approach to her patients makes her particularly popular with our nervous patients. She also has a keen interest in treating children and educating them, along with their parents, about the role of oral hygiene and diet in the prevention of dental diseases.

In her spare time, Aisling enjoys walking and socialising with family and friends.

Business Manager

Carol (BComm, Msc Acc & Finance) is the co owner of Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic together with her husband and principal dentist David. Since establishing Boyne Dental in April 2012, Carol has worked to ensure that the standard of client care available at our clinics is second to none. To this end, she and her team work to ensure that all patients that walk through the doors on Ludlow street experience a patient journey that can’t be matched elsewhere!

Being a working mum with 4 young kids and David to care for means there little spare time for hobbies, but when the opportunity arises Carol loves to spend time in the “Sunny South East” or on the ski slopes!

General Manager

Eve O’Hea (MBA) has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years. Her background is Sales & Marketing and her passion is people. It is this passion that aligns with the Boyne Dental mission, to improve quality of life.

Eve is constantly excited about learning new skills and improving her knowledge base, and has just completed an Executive MBA in TUD.
When Eve is not working she is a mammy to 3 amazing children, and enjoys keeping fit. She loves reading, travelling to new places and trying new things.

Practice Manager

Diana joined the Boyne Dental Team in 2017 after qualifying as a dental nurse from Trinity College Dublin in 2017. Her warmth and enthusiasm made her the perfect fit for Boyne Dental, and we’ve been  thrilled to see her grow and develop her skills within the company.

Always eager to help out in whatever way she can, Diana took on some extra administrative duties in our central office hub. This brought about her interest in the management side of dentistry, so she enrolled in a college course in management to continue to develop her career. This has led her to take the opportunity to become the new practice manager in Boyne Dental Maynooth, where she will be responsible for both taking care of all our patients in her usual caring and compassionate way, and overseeing the exciting transition to our brand new premises in the summer

In her spare time away from work, Diana enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves to travel whenever she gets the chance.

Head Dental Nurse

Valerie qualified as a dental nurse in 1987 from the Dublin Dental Hospital. She worked with an endodontic specialist for 11 years in Dublin. After starting her family she joined the team in Ryebank Dental and has worked there for the past 19years. Valerie also obtained a certificate in Dental Radiography.
In her spare time she keeps very busy as a cub leader with Dunboyne Scouts.

Dental Nurse

Anne qualified as a Dental Nurse in Dublin Dental School. She has many years of experience having worked in the Dental Hospital, specialist private practice and as a dental health promoter with a dental products company.
She has worked with Dr Brendan Glass and Associates for the last 22 years.
In her spare time Anne enjoys cycling, running and travelling.

Dental Nurse

Trish qualified in 1981 and started her career with Dr Leo Heslin and Dr Colm O’Sullivan in a specialist group practice in Leeson Street, Dublin and spent 19 years there. Trish moved closer to home to work with Dr Brendan Glass in general practice and has been working at Ryabank Dental for over 23 years.
Trish has a wide range of hobbies outside of her role as a dental nurse, which include: Playing Fiddle, horse riding and walking her dogs.

Dental Nurse

Hailing from the faithful county of Offaly, Shona joined the Boyne Dental team in 2018, and has been a terrific addition to the crew both in work and outside!

She gained her nursing qualification from TCD, and has a genuine love for  ensuring the best possible care and attention for each and every patient.

Outside of work, Shona loves going to the gym, reading, and socialising, as well as taking care of the two men in her life, her extremely lucky husband and her beautiful new baby boy.

Dental Nurse

Bio coming soon!!

Leah joined our team in 2023, and became part of the Boyne family straight away!

Leah loves her career as a dental nurse- she a huge passion for taking care of people, regularly going above and beyond  to help even the most nervous of patients.

Outside of work, Leah gets away on her travels whenever she can, and enjoys getting out on the courts, playing tennis with  her local club.

Dental Nurse
Nadia joined our team here in Boyne Dental Maynooth in 2024, having previously worked as dental nurse for the past year. She is currently studying Dental Nursing at Dublin Dental University Hospital and is set to graduate this year. She enjoys helping patients feel safe and relaxed every day. With a passion for learning and taking on new challenges both professionally and personally, she hopes to continue her studies after graduation and grow in the dental field.
In her personal life Nadia is an avid artist and qualified graphic designer who loves to design and create whenever she can. She is an avid animal lover, spending as much time as he can with her beautiful little puppy Ruby, and enjoys socialising with friends and family.

Front of House

Jacinta obtained her dental nurse qualification from Dublin Dental School and Hospital in 2002. She then began her career in Riverforest Dental Clinic with Dr. Stephaine Caulfield and Dr. Nathalie Muller.

Jacinta also has a cert in Dental radiography. Before joining the team in Boyne dental Maynooth Jacinta obtained a degree in Oral Health Promotion. She is very passionate about promoting Oral Health in the community. Jacinta is a regular visitor to Maynooth university and local schools promoting oral health.

In her free time Jacinta enjoys travelling and walking her dogs.

Front of House

Aoife has worked with us here in Boyne Dental since November 2022. Working on reception with our Maynooth team, she takes great pride in assisting our patients from the moment they enter the clinic door, till their departure. And always with a welcoming smile!

Aoife is currently looking to study either medicine or dentistry in Dublin and has applied for academic scholarships such as the UCD Ad Astra scholarship. Aoife constantly seeks to learn more and more each day. Often when she gets the chance, Aoife can be found catching a few expert tips and facts from our dentists and nurses in the clinic about the medical field. However most often, she receives her advice from the great experiences and life lessons of our patients!

Away from the Maynooth reception desk, Aoife enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family, swimming, playing guitar, singing, baking and most importantly getting out in nature with her cockapoo Fudge!

Front of House

Maria joined the Boyne Dental Team in 2023 after graduating in Marketing from Maynooth
College. She has worked in customer service for 5 years, and loves her role at the reception desk
as it is important and filled with responsibilities. She enjoys helping patients on their dental
journey. Maria’s smile greets our patients from the first moment they walk in the door, and she loves to help patients with their appointments and any queries they have regarding their
treatment plan.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, baking and
exercising.

Front of House

Currently studying geography and history in NUI Maynooth, Chaima hopes to pursue a career in teaching after she graduates.
She loves working with us in Boyne Dental as she is passionate about helping people in any way she can, and our patients are instantly drawn to her warmth and kindness as they arrive.

Outside of work and study Chaima is a big fan of going to the gym and exercising, and of course, socialising with her family and friends.

Front of House – Bio coming soon!!

Dental Nurse- Bio Coming Soon!

Leona had an all-on-4 / TeethXpress on her upper arch placed by Dr David Murnaghan at Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic. She had spent the last 20+ ye...

Leona Mahon

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Dr Orla Clarke

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Carol Barrett

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Brendan Foley

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