Ashgrove Dental Clinic


Why are Dr. Fearon's fees different to a lot of the general practitioners?

Dr Fearon worked in general practice for many years as part of his specialist training. He then embarked on a further 2 Masters degrees in Dentistry over a 5-year full time training program. During this time, he also became a faculty member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Dr Fearon’s fees reflect his specialist training and ability as a specialist in Prosthodontics. The standards provided by Dr Fearon are expedientially higher than when he himself was in a general practice and his fees reflect this.

What is a Cosmetic Dentist?

Firstly ‘cosmetic dentistry’ is not regarded as a dental specialty. Many dentists call themselves cosmetic dentists, however, the title does not exist within any realms of dental specialism. Anyone can call themselves a cosmetic dentist, however, the only people with the right to call themselves specialists in Cosmetic Dentistry are those who have undergone a dedicated programme in Prosthodontics. Dr Fearon is a specialist trained Prosthodontist.

Who should provide dental implant treatments?

Although the Dental Council of most European countries allow all dentists to provide dental implant treatment, some countries are now beginning to realise that a dental implant register should be set up. This is a register of professionals who have undergone specialist training in implant dentistry. The main reason for the implant register is that when dental implants go wrong, it can cause catastrophic results to the patient.

How often should I brush my teeth?

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Once in the morning and before you go to bed.

Should I fast if I am having sedation as part of my treatment?

You don’t need to fast before sedation, we recommend only having something light 2 hours before a procedure.

Is a manual or electric toothbrush better?

Both are as good as each other, once used correctly.

How often should I floss?

Every day!

Dr. Sinead Webb

Clinical Dentist

Dr Sinead Webb graduated with honours from Trinity College Dublin in 1995. Following graduation, Sinead spend nine years working in family dental practices in the UK, including running her own successful general dental practice in Clane, Co. Kildare and went on to join the HSE Dental Department in Nass Hospital. Sinead gained considerable experience with children, adults with special needs and anxious/nervous patients. Sinead has devoted a considerable amount of her career to continuing her professional dental education unit. 

In 2011 Dr. Webb was awarded a distinction in Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation from Trinity College Dublin. She has helped many patients overcome their dental anxiety with the help of various types of dental sedation. Dr. Webb completed her Masters in Clinical Dentistry with a distinction in 2019. Dr. Webb is also a clinical supervisor in the Dental University Hospital in Dublin where she shares her experience with final year dental students. She is committed in maintaining the utmost highest professional standards of modern dentistry for all the family in a caring and friendly environment.

Dr. Johnny Fearon

BDS MDent Sc(Rest), MDent Ch (Pros), P Grad Dip (SEDS), MFDS RCS (Edin)

Dr Johnny Fearon is the Clinical Director. He is a specialist trained Prosthodontist and a Dental Sedationist. A ‘prosthodontist’ is a dentist who has undergone a recognised training programme in:

Advanced crown, veneer and bridge work
Implant dentistry
Removable dentures
Aesthetic dentistry

Dr Fearon has spent a considerable part of his career in specialist training. Having qualified with a BDS from The University of Manchester in 1993, Dr Fearon completed a 2-year full time Masters program in Leeds University, qualifying with a Masters in restorative dentistry. During his 2-year program he majored in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment). He then went on to undertake a 3-year, full-time programme in Trinity College Dublin. He now specialises in Prosthetic and Implant dentistry. He is also a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

In 2009, Dr Fearon completed an 18-month post-graduate diploma in Dental Sedation at Trinity College Dublin, and is an accredited Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider. A ‘sedationist’ is a dentist who has undergone a recognised training programme in the administration of drugs which sedate anxious patients, or patients undergoing major dental treatment. Dr. Fearon is a member of the Irish Dental Association, Prosthodontic Society of Ireland and in 2013, he was honoured as a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry.