MEET THE TEAM
Clontarf Orthodontics is a specialist patient-centric orthodontic clinic.
Dr Shona Leydon has built a highly respected practice over the last 20 years opposite Westwood gym, in Clontarf Dublin 3 helping hundreds of people achieve winning smiles. Our highly trained and dedicated team pride themselves on delivering excellent standards of specialist treatment, as well as making you feel welcome and relaxed during our time together. Our team includes hygienist, dental nurse and receptionist and two registered specialist orthodontics. We have full x-ray facilities onsite. We offer flexible appointment times from 8am to 8pm.
Dr Shona Leydon, our principle orthodontist and founder qualified as a dental surgeon in 1989 with an honours degree. She applied for a place on the 3 years Masters’ orthodontic training programme in Trinity College Dublin in 1994 and was awarded one of the two coveted places on this course. Dr Leydon was awarded a membership from the Royal College of Surgeons in London along with her Masters degree in Dental Science in 1997.
Dr. O’Mahony qualified as a dentist from University College Cork in 2003. Following this he worked in general dental practice, children’s hospital dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
He was accepted onto the orthodontic specialist training programme at King’s College London and qualified with a master’s degree in orthodontics in 2010.
Sandra Mc Mahon has been working in the dental field for more than 15 years. She is a fully qualified dental nurse graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 2014. Sandra currently has responsibility for implementation of our cross infection control policy, chair side assistance, oral hygiene instruction and brace wear advice with all our patients and she also overseas our social media presence.
Sandra is our Practice Administrator and Treatment Coordinator. She is the first point of contact at the practice for our new patients and coordinates all stages of our patients treatments. With 22 years experience in dentistry and health care Sandra brings a vast wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to her role. She is committed to providing an excellent experience for all patients attending our practice from the minute they walk through our door.
Kathryn began her dental career as a dental nurse where she worked in general practice for three years before gaining entry to the Dental Hygiene programme in University Hospital Wales. Following graduation Kathryn has taken up positions in general practice and also in specialist practice where she has gained a wealth of experience.
WE’LL GIVE YOU A REASON TO SMILE
We pride ourselves on the high quality of our treatments and strive to give you a great customer experience at every stage of your treatment.
A Positive Experience excellent personalised care
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital. We understand how uneasy some patients may be about coming in to see us and how we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive customer experience.
We are a full time specialist orthodontic practice
We have flexible opening hours; 8am to 8pm and offer Saturday appointments by request with one of our experienced specialist clinicians. We realise your time is valuable and we endeavour to always run on time.
Uncompromising Safety keeping you protected
Infection control in our office is very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves we strictly maintain cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the Irish Dental Council.
Training & Expertise continuously improving our standards
As a team we have had specialist in house training in customer care, GDPR, social media and CPR and we have attended many national and international continuous training courses including the American Association of orthodontics annual congress.
On site digital x-rays and lab
All our x-rays are on-site and digital. There is no need to go to another hospital or clinic for any of your appointments. We fabricate the majority of our lab work in house. Retainers can be made on the same day.
Community projects and charitable events
We have recently had very successful Open Days in aid of Temple St Hospital and have been involved in multiple fund raising events for charities and schools in our community. Dr Leydon is a sponsor of the up coming ladies lunch on April 13th in aid of breast cancer at Clontarf Rugby club.
Shona, Thank you very much for all your work and for giving me such a lovely smile.
Clontarf, Dublin 3
Shona And the staff, Thank you for giving me a perfect smile! I really appreciate how kind you were throughout the process.
Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Shona and the team, Thank you for everything over the years. Its been well worth the wait! I should have done it years ago!
Portlaoise, Co Laoise
Dear Shona, Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on Sarah’s teeth. We are all delighted with the end result! Thanks also to all your friendly staff.
Margaret Keogh and Family
Santry, Dublin 5
Shona, A small card to say thank you for treating me as your patient for the last year and a half. I have always had a paranoia about how my teeth look, now I need not worry so much. I will always remember the person that gave me my smile. Many thanks!
Ballybrit, Co Galway
Thank you for your work over the past year, it has gone by so quickly and what a result! Thanks to your staff who always fitted me in at times that suited my work and college.
Naas, Co. Kildare