our staff are qualified to the highest of professional standards
Eoin GoughAssociate Dentist
Eoin Gough qualified from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2019. He received the Dental Council Award for ‘Most Professional Student’ in his graduating class of 2019.
Having worked in Cork after graduating, he moved back to his home town of Kilkenny.
Eoin enjoys all aspects of dentistry and in particular, making nervous patients feel comfortable and at ease throughout their dental visit. The other side of dentistry that he really enjoys is the aesthetic side, helping restore patient’s confidence in their teeth and smiles.
In 2020, Eoin was successful in completing his Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry from the RCSI (Dip PCD (RCSI)). He will continue to develop his knowledge and skills with further professional exams as well as various courses he has attended.
Outside of work, Eoin has a keen interest in sports and plays hurling for local club Dicksboro
Dr. Josephine Leahy
Dr Josephine Leahy graduated as a Dental Surgeon in 1981 from UCC. In addition, she completed a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry from Trinity College in 2005. In 2012, she completed Paul Tipton’s Restorative Dentistry course. Her philosophy is to keep abreast of developments in the dental field and achieves this by regularly attending dental courses.
Her personal approach to patients is based on minimal invasive dentistry where the aim is to preserve as much tooth as possible at all times. She is particularly skilled at dealing with nervous patients and takes great satisfaction from seeing her patient leave her surgery, relaxed and smiling.
Her motto is that ‘a pleasant experience is guaranteed for everyone’.
Josephine is a current member of the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Family Practitioners Dental group. She has also served as Secretary of the South Eastern Branch of the IDA.
Outside of the surgery, Josephine has a keen interest in all sports and enjoys playing golf and tennis. She is also an avid reader.
Yvonne Finlay qualified from Trinity College Dublin ( B.A.,B.Dent.Sc.,T.C.D). in 1996.
Having worked for three years as an associate general dentist in London, Yvonne began working with Kilkenny Facial and Dental (formerly Friary Court Dental) with her husband Noel in 2000.
Since then, Yvonne has continued to focus on continual professional development. In recent years, Yvonne has qualified as a Facial Aesthetics practitioner and now also provides Anti-Wrinkle Treatments.
Yvonne thrives on providing gentle, caring and quality dentistry and facial aesthetics to patients of all ages. She places a special emphasis on prevention, and on using minimally invasive techniques.
She is a member of the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care.
Married to Noel, they have 4 boys to keep them busy at home. When not working or spending time with the boys, she enjoys catching up with family and friends and walking the dog. Ideally she would read more, and listen to more music but there aren’t enough hours in the day.