our staff are qualified to the highest of professional standards
Dr. Mary Ward
Dr Mary Ward has a degree in Science from UCD and qualified as a dentist from UCC Dental School in 2009. She moved to London to carry out her VT training which included SHO placements in the oral and maxillofacial departments of three busy London hospitals.
She returned to general practice to concentrate on restorative and cosmetic dentistry and spent 5 more years working in dental practices in London.
While in the UK, Mary completed the Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry course run by Dr Chris Orr.
Mary enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially oral surgery and aims to help give patients a comfortable and relaxed experience when they attend for their treatments.
Mary has also been practicing facial aesthetics for many years and has undertaken advanced training courses with leading trainers in the UK such as Dr Rikin Parekh, Dr Bob Khanna and Wigmore Medical. She has carried out anti-ageing and facial rejuvenation procedures in private aesthetic clinics and dental practices around Ireland since her return in 2017.
In her spare time, Mary enjoys going on city breaks and long walks in the outdoors.
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.
Dr. Yvonne Finlay
Dr 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 Friary Court Dental and Facial Clinic 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.
Dr Laura Beschiu
I am a specialist orthodontist, having qualified from the Faculty of Dentistry in Timisoara, Romania as a dentist in 2005 and have completed my specialist training in Orthodontics in 2008. Since then, I have worked in private practices across Europe.
My main interest in Dentistry has always been Orthodontics, as this is a specialty that has a huge impact not only on people’s oral health, but also on their self perception and social life. Because Orthodontics doesn’t only change teeth, it changes faces.
My main focus are children and teens where their growth potential, if well managed, can lead to favorable results but at the same time, adult cases can be equally challenging and satisfying.
Achieving great results requires hard work, skills and determination and I am determined to continue to learn and improve myself through using innovative techniques and appliances and through continuous professional development courses that I regularly attend.
On a personal level, I like music, reading, travelling and am very happy to live close to the sea.
Linda qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2005. Linda regularly attends post graduate lectures which keep her up to date on any advancements in Dental Hygiene.
Linda enjoys providing gentle and quality treatment to every patient while also educating patients on their oral hygiene. Outside of the surgery Linda is a Mammy to two small children. When she’s not running after them Linda enjoys running the roads.