Dear Dr Irwin,
I would like to drop a quick email regarding the extraction of my two wisdom teeth and one baby tooth. To say I was nervous is an understatement, I hadn't slept for days leading up to the appointment and was experiencing panic attacks every time I thought about it. From the girl who greeted me at reception, to the brief moments I remember being in your company, it was so easy.
I'm still not a fan of Dentists, but I couldn't recommend your service enough. I have absolutely no recollection of the procedure and very little pain after it.
Thank you very much.
Stephen Marken (IV Sedation Patient April/2017)
Rosie Connolly, Fashion Blogger.
In Life we meet people who make a difference to ourselves and people around us. You are one of these people who have that something special and go that extra mile by being kind thoughtful and helpful.
Thank you so much.
Anne Geraghty ,
N.B. January 2017,
A.S. December 2016,
To Dr. Irwin & Staff
Thank you for a calm experience, being a nervous patient!
I will recommend you to any nervous patients in future. Your compassion is second to none!
Mrs Mary Brady (Duleek)
I just wanted to thank Dr Flanagan so much for a fantastic job done, I felt very at ease and she is just brilliant, very professional & understanding & just lovely! Coming from an extremely nervous & anxious patient it really meant so much to me that I have found a clinic that can finally cater for my needs. I'm so happy with the work done and will definite recommended the dental practice.
I would like to say a big thank you to Conor and his team. I was an extremely nervous patient and from the moment I stepped through the door I was made to feel so welcome and in turn this made me feel so relaxed. Conor and staff are great My teeth were a disgrace and now I'm so happy with the results. Because of the IV sedation procedure, I now have no fear of going back anytime.
A big thank you for the care and courtesy shown to me by you and your staff on my visit to you last evening. You were so kind to slot me in, suffice to say it was the most pleasant visit I have ever had as regards to dental care! I will certainly recommend your practice to my friends.
I was extremely nervous anticipating my visit to the Dental Centre in Ratoath. I was even more nervous when I was walking in. After 2 wisdom teeth and root canal treatment completed, I emerged 1 hour later in high spirits, with a smile on my face-well as much as I could manage. My first reaction was of relief that Dr Conor had been so kind, gentle and professional. My second reaction was to write this recommendation and tell as many people as I could about the practice. It's four hours since my surgery and I have no swelling and absolutely no pain. After all of the horror stories about wisdom teeth and root canals I can't believe my luck to have found Ratoath Dental Centre. I'll never be scared of the dentist again!
Me being the chicken that I am, I couldn’t believe when Paula stood and said those magic words. "Sedation". That was me hooked. So I took the plunge and made the appointment to go and see her partner Conor who specializes in sedation. From the first consultation the staff were friendly and professional. Then I met the man himself. I am sure Conor felt my apprehension but by the time the consultation was complete I was sure both Ratoath Dental Clinic was the place for me and that Conor and his staff had it all in hand. When my work was completed on 9th July, I left Ratoath Dental Clinic, very calm and relaxed, which was a combination of both sedation and relief, knowing I had a spotless clean set of teeth in my mouth. Now I have the colgate smile.
I will recommend Paula and Conor in the future and since I have got my new white smile, I am on the prowl for referrals. Thanks a million!
Following some very upsetting experiences as a child attending a very unfriendly dentist, I have a completely irrational and uncontrollable fear of dentists. The only other time I attended a dentist in my adult life I shook so much he was unable to examine me properly, let alone work on my teeth! I was eventually forced to see Conor and his team with an abscess and was told that I required extensive work on my teeth. The only thing that stopped me running out the door was when I was told that I could have Intravenous Sedation. Given my history I wasn't totally convinced that it would be enough to calm me (I really thought a full anaesthetic was the only answer!) however it was everything they promised it would be.
Conor and his assistant were really fantastic at putting me at ease and the IV was up and running before I knew it. I was aware of the work being carried out but felt completely relaxed and experienced no pain - not even the needle! When it was over I couldn't believe it - I just didn't think it was possible for me to have dental work done without trauma. I've had the sedation twice with no problems and would recommend it to anyone who experiences fear or phobia in relation to dental work - it really takes away all the stress. I've managed to have some minor work done without it - Conor's ultra-calm demeanour, his understanding of my fear and the Intravenous Sedation have gone a long way to restoring my confidence in the dentist's chair! Whatever work I may need in future, I know I can have it carried out with confidence and without any stress - nothing short of a miracle!
A.C., A very relieved patient
I went to the Ratoath Dental Centre to have a wisdom tooth extracted. I’m a nervous patient so when I heard the words "surgical extraction" I feared the worst. Luckily the Centre offers intravenous sedation which I opted for.
On the morning of the procedure I almost rang to cancel – I’d had no pain for a couple of days and I was trying to convince myself that maybe the tooth didn’t need to come out at all!! However, from the moment I arrived at reception I was put at my ease by the staff. Everyone was positive and encouraging. I was shaking as I walked into the surgery. The dentist started with the intravenous sedation and distracted me by asking some questions... the next thing I knew it was all over and they were handing me back over to my mother. As far as I was aware, they hadn’t even gone near my mouth. My mother told me afterwards that the dentist had gone into the waiting room to let her know the procedure was over and that everything had gone well. She found that very reassuring. I got a follow up phone call the following day to make sure I was doing ok.
As someone who’s been very nervous about going to the dentist I’d highly recommend the Ratoath Dental Centre. I think I’ll be a lot quicker to go for routine check-ups from now on!!
C. F., A very nervous patient
I recently attended Dr Conor Irwin’s dental surgery with my reluctant six year old son. Conor miraculously turned the experience into a totally positive one for my child and my son actually looks forward to his dental visits now. A true professional combined with a natural gift with children, I would totally recommend Dr Conor Irwin to any parent looking for a caring and professional dentist. Thank you.
B. M. , A very impressed mother.
Just a note to thank Conor and his nurse for looking after me so well last Wednesday. The sedation was fantastic. there are no words to describe how well it works. I have now had a non traumatic visit to the dentist and all work done and up to date. see you all in 6 months.
I would like to thank you all so much for your kindness and consideration when I came to the Dental Centre on Monday afternoon. Especially to Dr Irwin for his kindness and understanding and for not being judgmental when I was so nervous. I won't say I am looking forward to my next visit in January, but I know now that it will not be the ordeal that I was originally dreading. Thank you also for seeing me so quickly.
C.S.O , A very nervous patient
I would just like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Ratoath Dental Centre and in particular to Dr. Conor Irwin and his super assistant Anne for their total professionalism, courtesy and patience, I would also like to commend them on their aftercare/emergency services which are second to none. I had six replacement veneers and a crown and was terrified of having the procedure carried out, Dr Irwin and Anne both went to great lengths to explain the procedure and what it entailed and answered all my questions clearly and in detail so my anxiety levels plummeted and I was super confident that the procedure would be carried out as painlessly and as efficiently as possible and wow what an amazing job they did! I have not stopped smiling since I left the clinic I really cannot say enough about them and I certainly will not be going to any other dentist in the future. From the moment you arrive in the clinic you feel instantly reassured that you are surrounded by professionals and the stress and nervousness seems to just disappear, again a huge thank you to everybody there and I will recommend you to everybody I meet!!!!
Thanks a million Dr Regina Flanagan and her nurse Dominika for the superb job on my front teeth. I'm just totally amazed at the high standard of dentistry I received. It's reassuring to know that there are some good professionals out there at work. I couldn't praise or thank you enough.
By the time I got to Ratoath Dental Clinic, my teeth were in very bad condition!. I had battled over the last few years with a huge anxiety over having fillings, and came to Dr Conor Irwin so I could be sedated. I was met by the most bubbly, warm, lighthearted receptionist who just was so efficient and pleasant at her job and booked me in for treatments quickly. Dr Irwin was the most relaxed dentist I had ever met. He was so relaxed that I hardly noticed I was sitting on the dentist chair ready to be sedated!. Lorna his assistant was just as relaxed, yet so professional. I 'awoke' remembering nothing, and had two extractions and several fillings completed and I was just estatic!. Sedation, is amazing, I would do it again!.
I cannot recommend Ratoath Dental clinic highly enough, they saved my teeth and the staff are just incredibly friendly and warm.Their culture of 'patient Caring, Patient Friendly Dentistry' is truly how all dental practices should be....they set the standard for it!
T M Maguire,
I'm writing to you to ask you to pass on my extreme gratitude to Dr Irwin and all the team for helping me overcome my biggest fear. I am sitting here after having three teeth taken out and I can't stop smiling. My shame about my teeth has had knock on affects in every aspect of my life as it had completely ruined my self confidence. Now after getting them cleaned up I feel like a new person. I never thought they could get back to this.
Thank you all so much again for such wonderful friendly service, I will be eternally grateful. I can even say without any doubt that I will be back for regular check ups and cleaning . Wishing you continued success, many many thanks.
I just wanted to say how pleased I was with my visit and the treatment that I received on 19.8.14. The results are excellent and Dr Irwin was very comforting. I also can't believe I haven't heard of IV sedation before now.
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