Meet Our Teamadmin
Established in 1964 by her father, the late Dr Colm Irwin, Geraldine Honan as developed the practice into a patient-centred, high quality professional and caring dental practice.
Relocated from Bedford Place to 3, Mellows Terrace, Bridge View Dental boasts a state of the art facility and provides modern, professional and efficient dental care to its patients, from tots to seniors!
We have always recognised the importance of creating and maintaining good dental habits in children. This helps to ensure good dental health into the future. Therefore ‘Kids go Free’ at Bridge View Dental! Children under 12 years can avail of a free dental examination!
Dr. Geraldine Honan B.D.S.
Geraldine qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1991. She completed a year’s vocational training in General dental practice before returning to Ireland to work in the HSE. Working in three different areas, Geraldine gained great experience caring for children and adults with special needs.
In 1996 Geraldine returned to her native Navan to run her own Private Practice. She has developed Bridge View Dental Practice into a Family friendly practice caring for all from tots to seniors! Having completed courses on implant dentistry she works in conjunction with specialist Periodontist Dr. John Crotty in implant dentistry.
Geraldine’s particular interest and skill is caring for the anxious dental patient. She is currently undertaking the post-graduate Conscious Sedation Programme at the Dublin Dental University Hospital and will soon be able to offer Intra-venous sedation to those patients who are particularly nervous.
Geraldine is an active member of the IDA and is delighted to have been nominated by her patients for ‘Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year award’ 2017, 2016 and 2015.
Dr. Doireann Ridge B.Dent.Sc.
Dr. Doireann Ridge has been providing dental care at Bridge View Dental since 2014. Doireann qualified with an Honours Degree from the Dublin Dental Hospital.
A firm believer in the importance of continuing professional development, Doireann regularly attends post-graduate courses and has recently obtained training in implant restoration, cosmetic restorative techniques and oral surgery.
Doireann is an active member of the Irish Dental Association and a committee member of the ‘Women in Dentistry’ network.
Dr. Leo Collazo B.Dent.Sc.
Dr. John Crotty
Dr. John Crotty qualified in Cork Dental Hospital in 1992 and worked in general practice for 20 years in both the UK and Ireland. During that time he completed a Degree in Maths and the Classics, a Masters in Chemistry and a Masters in Health Informatics. In 2012 he completed his Fellowship examinations in the Royal College of Surgeons, England and undertook 3 year full time postgraduate training in Periodontology and Implant therapy.
He received certification from the European Federation of Periodontology in 2015. He was awarded the Claffey prize for research by the Irish Society of Periodontology in 2015 and is actively involved in both education and research.
Sandra Clarke: Hygienist
The practice hygienist is Sandra Clarke who provides comprehensive oral hygiene treatment and oral hygiene instruction. Sandra is highly experienced in the aftercare of patients who have implant-retained restorations.
The role of the hygienist is to help prevent the progress of gum disease. Treatment ranges include the following:
- Treatment of gingivitis (bleeding gums) by scaling and polishing
- Dietary advice
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Application of fluoride and fissure sealants
- Removal of unsightly marks and surface staining
Helen Finnegan Practice Manager
Sandra Byrne Dental Nurse (RDN)
Angela Lynch Dental Nurse (RDN)
Michelle Finney Dental Surgery Assistant (DSA)