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The Little Shop of Horrors is closed!

The Little Shop of Horrors is closed!

In the late 19th century there were no professional dentists. It was the Blacksmith the Barber and the Wigmakers who were the ‘dentists’ of the day. Dental instruments and skills were basic to say the least. In 1895 the first dentist was registered in Ireland....
A reflection on twenty years in Ratoath

A reflection on twenty years in Ratoath

I could never have imagined when I arrived in 1998 how much the village of Ratoath would grow around me. I had worried that Ratoath might not be ready to support a dental practice of its own. It was then a population of just 1,300 residents. Today it is home to nearly...
Child Dentistry

Child Dentistry

The days of the Little Shop of Horrors are long gone!   In the late 19th century there was no professional registration of dentists. It was the Blacksmith, the Barber and the Wigmakers who were the ‘dentists’ of the day. Dental instruments and skills were basic to say...
Tooth decay, sugar rules OK

Tooth decay, sugar rules OK

I often remark to my patients that their Grandad probably never drank a can of Coke. This may not be entirely  true of course but what is certain is that in my generation fizzy soda drinks became entirely normailsed and now we have  multi coloured chilled cabinets to...