Ashgrove Dental Clinic



A “composite” is a tooth coloured restoration used to restore cavities or chipped teeth. When a tooth to be restored is in the “aesthetic zone”, i.e. whenever a tooth is visible in the smile, or near the front of your mouth, we utilise tooth-coloured restorations that give you a natural smile. Tooth coloured materials are more biocompatible than metal amalgam fillings and offer a far more robust finish.


Dental crowns are a ceramic shell, covering a core of natural tooth. Their function is to provide strength and to restore natural beauty to heavily filled or worn natural teeth.

Before a tooth is ready to receive a crown, the dentist must first reduce the tooth in size, so that the crown can fit over the prepared tooth.


A veneer is a ceramic facing, bonded to the tooth at the front, to provide maximum aesthetics in cases where teeth are discoloured or crowded. A veneer acts like a “false nail” and is permanently attached.


A “bridge” is a prosthetic tooth, used to replace one or more missing teeth and is normally attached to 1 or 2 neighbouring natural teeth. Like a crown, a bridge is a fixed restoration i.e. it cannot be removed from the mouth.


A dental implant is a metal post, or artificial tooth root, which is surgically placed into the jaw-bone underneath the gum. They are used to replace missing teeth or to anchor a removable denture. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is biocompatible and non-allergenic. Dental Implants fuse to the bone, thus becoming a part of the body.


Removable partial dentures provide a cost effective and simple solution to replace missing teeth. Sometimes treatment with dental implants or bridge work is not possible and therefore a removable partial denture becomes the treatment of choice.


With safety in mind, Fastbraces® Technology was developed to straighten teeth differently, allowing for a fast, safe and affordable solution.

Fastbraces® Technology allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final positions from the beginning of treatment by torqueing them from the very first appointment.


Root canal treatment or therapy is carried out when the pulp (the nerve inside a tooth) is either inflamed or dead. The purpose of root canal treatment is to remove the inflamed tissue or bacteria inside the root canal and thus allow the surrounding tissues to heal.


Do you fall into any of the following categories? Anxious, nervous or have a dental phobia? Have had previous bad experience/unpleasant memories from childhood? Find any experience of dental treatment uncomfortable? Have a family member with special needs or disability? Have a strong gag reflex? Then sedation may be a preferred option for you.


The mandatory wearing of gum shields and mouth guards for all under age players participating in rugby and hockey has been compulsory for a number of years. In 2014, the GAA introduced to the compulsory wearing of sports guards for all its members.

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.