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About Blessington Dental

Blessington Dental Surgery has been providing a service to the Kildare and Wicklow area since 2002. Since that time we have expanded and moved to a custom renovated premises. The practice is computerised with digital xrays and an intra oral camera in each surgery. These are very useful to instantly show patients images of their mouth and teeth when explaining the treatment required. 

All patients receive a text 24 hours prior to the appointment, to remind them of their appointment time. All patients having complex treatments receive a courtesy phone call the day after to ensure they are comfortable. We strive to see emergency patients on the day.

At Blessington Dental we are committed to keeping standards high by using the most skilled dental technicians, only the most up to date materials and equipment, and ensuring that all staff attend continuous education courses.

Niall and Aoife have always liked the variety of general dentistry and how it gives the opportunity to build a rapport with their patients and their families over the years. They aim to provide treatment with sympathy and a smile. An important philosophy of the practice is to promote oral health with comprehensive oral hygiene instruction and diet advice. Their hope is to minimise the amount of complex expensive dental treatment required through education and instruction.

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    Meet the Team

    Dr. Niall Collins

    Dr. Niall Collins


    Dr. Niall Collins graduated from Trinity College Dublin in December 97. He spent four years in the London working in mixed (private/nhs) general practice. He returned to Ireland in Jan 2002 and completed a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in Dublin Dental Hospital in September 2010.

    Dr. Aoife Egan

    Dr. Aoife Egan


    Dr. Aoife Egan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in December 97. She then moved to London and completed a year of vocational training before working in mixed general practice for three years. She returned to Ireland in May 2002 and completed a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in September 2004.

    Emma Hastings

    Dental Hygienist

    Emma joined the practice in 2016. She qualified as a hygienist in 2015 having worked as a dental nurse since 2008. Her principal role as a hygienist is removal of plaque and scale from around the teeth. Her appointment time is 30 minutes and includes preventing and controlling periodontal (gum) disease, fluoride therapy, diet advice and brushing/flossing instruction.

    Tracy Orpen

    Dental Nurse

    Tracy joined the practice in 2014. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 and has worked in London and Ireland. Tracy is always ready with a reassuring smile to help relax even the most nervous patient.

    Trish Murphy


    Trish joined the practice as receptionist in Sep 2004. Trish is our friendly face as patients come through the door. She aims to put everyone at ease with her relaxed humorous manner. She qualified as a dental nurse in the nineties and spent 5 years working in London.