AWARD WINNNING TEAM

BEST TEAM

Since winning several categories at the Irish Dentistry Awards and Overall Best Practice in 2015 we have continued to develop our team and constantly reassess what we do and how we do it.

TEAM APPROACH

Getting things right from the start, monitoring patient care, listening to patients’ suggestions and reading the patient reviews on completion of treatment, are an essential part of maintaining orthodontic excellence in the practice. The attention to detail starts before the first visit and continues through each and every visit to the practice. Any concerns are attended to by the superb and competent welcome team. Collation and delivery of all relevant information in the topsOrtho management system ensures the clinical team have up to date patient information available at all times.

Why choose us? Refer a patient?

A few little snaps from our fab night at the Irish Dentistry Awards 2017

WHO ARE WE

Dr Kevin O'Regan

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS, FFD, FDS, D.D Orth, M.Dent Sc, M.Orth, RCS.

Registration no. 5DS01

Kevin is the specialist Orthodontist at Ace Braces practising exclusively in Orthodontics in Tullamore since 1990. Dedicated to achieving excellence Kevin has put together an incredible team of people who are as committed to the field of Orthodontics as he is himself. Highly motivated and energetic, Kevin inspires his loyal team to have a strong collective mindset of excellence for every patient. Kevin has created beautiful smiles for thousands of patients over the past 25 years and has hundreds of photographs proudly displayed in his purpose built practice in Tullamore. Kevin promotes, educates and facilitates further professional development among the staff and is currently a trainer for a third orthodontic therapist for the practice.

Kevin is a dedicated family man and enjoys travelling worldwide attending orthodontic conferences.

Ms Anne-Marie Connolly

Orthodontic Therapist

Registration no. 10RT2013

Anne-Marie is a graduate from The Royal College of Surgeons London 2011 and in July 2016 was elected to represent Orthodontic therapists on the Auxiliary Dental Workers Committee on the Irish Dental Council. Passionate about her work, Anne-Marie has attended many orthodontics conferences held worldwide. Anne-Marie has a quiet and gentle manner and demonstrates this in her empathetic approach with her patients. An avid fitness enthusiast, Anne-Marie enjoys outdoor pursuits with her young family.

Ms Marie Malone

Orthodontic Therapist

Registration no. 30TR2015

Marie who has been with Ace Braces for 20 years qualified as a registered General Nurse and Midwife and then completed the Dental nurse and Radiography Certificates with distinction before graduating from Trinity College Dublin as an orthodontic Therapist in 2015. Marie places great emphasis on furthering her education in the field of orthodontics. Marie loves walking in the beautiful countryside where she lives with her family and watching her 2 sons playing football and hurling.

Dolores

Student Orthodontic Therapist

Dolores has been with Ace Braces Orthodontics for 20 years and in September 2016 commenced her training at Trinity College Dublin as an orthodontic Therapist having completed the Dental Radiography Certificate. Dolores defines efficiency and reliability which she displays in her role on the Ace Braces Team in a calm and caring manner.

Dolores plays an active role in her community and in the GAA club Ballinamere Durrow of whom Ace Braces Orthodontics are proud sponsors.

Eileen

Infection Control Nurse

Eileen has attended many orthodontic courses over her 18 years at Ace Braces and is a Registered General Nurse and Midwife.

She is responsible for maintaining Infection control and sterilisation standards within the practice.

Eileen also enjoys her clinical chairside assistant role and patient interaction.



Deirdre

Clinical Orthodontic and Surgical Nurse

Deirdre, also a registered General Nurse, has been with Ace Braces for 17 years and is a firm favourite with patients of all ages. With her cheerful and fun loving personality Deirdre helps make the patients’ chair time a happy experience for them. Deirdre is one of the oral health hygiene nurses and has been responsible for maintaining the high standard of hygiene as documented in our regular audits. Deirdre and her family have many pets, the most recent addition a little dog Harry.

Sinead

Orthodontic Nurse

Sinead is the most recent member of the Ace Braces clinical staff.

Sinead completed her dental nurse certificate in Guy’s Hospital in London in 1998 and has also worked in General Dentistry in Ireland for many years and brings a wealth of experience with her.

Sinead is very enthusiastic about her new role as an orthodontic nurse.

Outside of Ace Braces Sinead enjoys family time with her husband and three boys.

Hilary

Treatment Co-ordinator

Hilary is a senior member of staff on the Ace Braces team celebrating 25 years in 2017. Hilary trained as a General Nurse in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin and completed both the Dental Nurse Certificate and the Orthodontic Therapist course. Hilary has played an active role in the practice in all areas and particularly enjoys helping patients through their orthodontic journey with ease from first visit to their final visit as treatment co-ordinator.

Hilary is a water enthusiast and spends her free time on the Shannon.


Aileen

Orthodontic Nurse

Aileen is a qualified Dental Nurse who has worked for many years in the Dental profession and Ace braces were delighted to welcome her to the team in 2014. She has a naturally bubbly personality and has embraced her role on the team as chairside assistant. With 2 young children herself, Aileen is adept at putting nervous patients at ease and explaining procedures to them. She is full of energy and has a smile for everyone.

Aileen likes to keep fit cycling around beautiful Lough Boora parklands with her young family.

Tara

Scheduling Co-ordinator

Tara has been with Ace Braces 11 years and is passionate about providing excellent customer service. Tara, with her kind and caring manner, ensures that new patients are put at ease very quickly. Tara’s role is paramount to future patients who are making that first tentative phone enquiry and subsequently walking through the door of Ace Braces. Her naturally warm and effervescent personality comes across on the phone and while chatting to patients and families in the reception area.

Tara loves food and travel and enjoys organising team building activities and celebration nights out.

Rosemary

Marketing and Social Media Manager

Rosemary is a key member of the front of house team. Her role involves administration of Social Media and practice promotion along with patient scheduling management. Parents and patients know they can rely on Rosemary to facilitate appointments to suit their busy work, college and school schedules. Rosemary is with Ace Braces 8 years and has been responsible for keeping the practice to the forefront in the digital world. Rosemary graduated from DCU with a BA (hons) in Humanities in 2013 and when not reading historical material from the archives enjoys spending time with her husband Darren and her 3 children.

Christina

Financial Administrator

Christina is a dedicated team member with Ace Braces for 17 years. With an extensive knowledge in finance due to her banking background, Christina plays a very important role in the practice and spends time with patients explaining the financial aspect of the treatment plans. She builds a warm relationship and gets to know them very well throughout their treatment time and many patients are found chatting and laughing in the financial office long after finance has been taken care of.

Outside of the office Christina is a wonderful Grand-Mother to her 5 grandchildren, 2 of whom live in sunny Florida.

REASONS TO CHOOSE ACE BRACES

Specialist Orthodontic Practice

25 years dedicated exclusively to Specialist Orthodontics.


Dedicated Professional Team

Outstanding Clinicians with Extensive Clinical Experience.


Award Winning Orthodontic Practice

Winner of several prestigious awards both in Ireland and the UK.


Proven Tradition of Excellence

70% of referrals come from existing patients or colleagues.


Patient Satisfaction

Consistent 5 star reviews from patients.

Colleagues Choice of Referral

Regularly recommended by GDPS and Specialist Colleagues.

Lasting Patient Relationships

Build strong lasting relationships between patients and clinicians.

Community Involvement

Supporting local sports teams and local and international charities.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We're Different

Patients regularly remark enthusiastically on many things about the practice and most especially comment on the team members and the very pleasant atmosphere.

From the moment patients come in the door of Ace Braces, the welcome team are there with a smile to greet them by name. Having gathered significant details from the initial phone call made by the patient/parent, ROSEMARY, TARA OR CHRISTINA chat to patients and family members.

Patient use the Tops CheckIn for iPad app and enjoy the seasonal competitions at the scheduling desk.

New patients and their parents are brought on a practice tour to relax and familiarise themselves with the layout of the open plan practice. Ace Braces Orthodontics strives “to look after and provide for the needs of each and every patient and ensure that is exactly is what they experience while on their orthodontic journey at Ace Braces Orthodontics.”

Patient Communication

A Clinical team member either AILEEN, DEIRDRE, EILEEN SINEAD or HILARY escort patients to and from the surgery.

The staff/patient communication continues and by the time the patient is seated comfortably Dr. Kevin has been fully updated about any concerns or broken bracket.

Background music softens and dulls the noise of dental hand pieces while I-pads are available chairside for patient use. Conversation, laughter and fun are encouraged and enjoyed.

Advanced Technology

Ace Braces Orthodontics maintains a modern up to date office, continually adding new advances in diagnostics and treatment options as well as orthodontic specific software and digital technologies.

Technology in orthodontics has moved at a staggering pace in recent times and the introduction of these new technologies into the everyday workings of the orthodontic practice has had a major impact on the patient journey. Technology however is only useful if it benefits the patient and the clinician. Moving from a one size fits all approach, orthodontics has evolved into a bespoke patient experience, delivering a variety of customised treatment options and affording the patient an opportunity to choose an individual orthodontic care plan with shared decision making, to suit their needs.

For orthodontic practitioners, adopting the latest technology ensures delivery of an enhanced level of treatment, impressive clinical results, and comfort for patients and faster treatment times and in turn contributes significantly to a thriving practice.

3D Imaging

In 2015, Ace Braces Orthodontics invested in an iTero Element intraoral 3D imaging system.

Digital photography continues to play an important role in documenting the patient journey, images are captured throughout active treatment and on ‘debond day’ a ‘smile shot’ is taken and the clinicians have some fun with the patient in the photo space. On completion of treatment, a full set of post treatment digital images are taken, and together with the pre treatment images, all are given to the patient on a branded USB key. The USB holds the photographic evidence of the patient journey and patients are thrilled to have these moments to look back over their orthodontic journey and to share their new smile with friends and family.

OUR LOVELY FEEDBACK

Can’t say enough good things about this place. Got the white ceramic braces for my wedding day (taken off a week before hand) and my God I didn’t stop smiling ☺. The staff are unbelievably friendly and good fun making my trip from athlone enjoyable. Highly recommend this professional service / team to anyone considering ammendments. Thanks all.
LOUISE
I got my braces off and I’m so happy with the result , even more perfect than I imagined they would be. I can smile without worrying about my wonky teeth , there beautiful. Kevin and All the ladies were always so friendly and welcoming , there is always such a lovely atmosphere there. I highly recommend ace brace if you want a beautiful smile Thank you so much!.
KERRIE
Just had my last appointment with Ace Braces. Thank you to Kevin and all the brilliant staff! So pleased with the results! My teeth are so straight! I am delighted with the final result. I cannot help but smile! I even got my braces off earlier than expected. I would highly recommend Ace Braces to anyone looking for treatment. Thanks again Ace Braces!
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