Dr Aisling Donnelly qualified from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) with an honours degree in Dental Science in 2010. After qualification she was selected to be a house officer in the Dublin Dental University Hospital, where she gained valuable post graduate training. She then moved to the UK and worked for 3 years in general practice. She completed courses in restorative dentistry in the Eastman Dental Institute London, and it was during this time she developed her passion for endodontics and her desire to specialise in this area.
In 2014 she returned to Dublin and was appointed Lecturer/Registrar in the DDUH, where she worked for 3 years. Her roles mainly involved working in specialised endodontic clinics, as well as working in A&E and supervising students. Upon completion of her post she worked full time for two years as an endodontist in a specialised endodontic clinic in Galway, before moving back to her home county Meath in 2020.
She has completed her Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland,and was awarded a distinction for completion of her 3-year Kings College London Masters in Endodontics. She has also been awarded a distinction by Trinity College Dublin for a diploma in conscious sedation, making her one of the few practitioners in the country qualified to provide specialist endodontic treatment under sedation. She has published papers in the International Endodontic Journal and she regularly peer reviews manuscripts for this journal. She has completed multiple prize-winning audits, including one on the endodontic training of dental students in the DDUH. She is a member of the Irish Endodontic Society, the European Endodontic Society and the Irish Dental Association, and regularly attends conferences to keep up to date with the latest information on endodontics. She has also lectured on endodontics for the Irish Dental Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys partaking in endurance events, which have included a 70.3km Ironman triathlon and a 10k open water swim.