About Dr. Con O’Keeffe
Con O’Keeffe received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 1980 at University College Cork. He worked for two years in General Dental Practice followed by four years in various posts in Oral and Maxillo- Facial Surgery units in Birmingham, Liverpool and Bolton in the UK .
He obtained his post graduate Master’s degree in Orthodontics at the University of Sheffield in 1988 as well the Diploma in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in England. He graduated with a Masters degree in Lingual Orthodontics at Hannover University in 2013
He returned to Ireland and commenced orthodontic practice in Dublin and Waterford in 1989 and in 1992 ceased practice in Dublin to concentrate exclusively in our practice in Waterford. Since graduating as an orthodontist in 1988, Dr O’Keeffe has attended numerous courses and mini-residencies in orthodontics and orthognathic surgery worldwide and completed a two year Master’s program in Lingual Orthodontics at Hannover University, Germany under the guidance of Dr Dirk Wiechmann who has pioneered modern day lingual orthodontics .
About Dr. Mary O’Keeffe
Mary O’Keeffe graduated from Dublin Dental School, Trinity College in 2010 and she then held posts in Paediatric Dentistry and Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgery in the Edinburgh Dental Institute. She also worked in a busy general dental practice outside Edinburgh City and in 2012 she attained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
In 2013, Mary worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, in Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, which is the largest centre for head and neck cancer in the UK, where she gained broad experience in major and minor surgical procedures, and Alder Hey Children’s hospital, where she was working with children with cleft palate and patients with life threatening illnesses.
She completed a three year specialist orthodontic training programme at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospital where she obtained her Master’s degree in Orthodontics in 2015 based on research on the impact of hypodontia and then her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London in 2016.
Mary returned to Ireland in 2016 and is now working with her father in Waterford.
Orthodontic Society of Ireland
Dr O’Keeffe is a founder member of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland and acted as Company Secretary in its formative years. He served as President of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland in 2012. He is a member of the Specialist Register in Orthodontics of the Dental Council (Registration number 17DS05) and served as President of the South East branch of the Irish Dental Association. Dr O’Keeffe has lectured in Ireland and the UK on Non- Extraction Orthodontics and Lingual orthodontics . He lives in Waterford with his wife Claire. They have two children.
Our practice specialises in lingual orthodontics using the most discreet appliances available today with a wide range of options available to produce beautiful smiles. Early treatment in children is recommended with emphasis on non extraction techniques to achieve a life long big smile in a fun environment.
The treatment of adult patients is a significant part of our practice and we offer a full range of treatment options including invisible lingual braces which are completely discreet and worn on the inside of the teeth as well as clear braces and aligners.
For the more complex cases, jaw surgery in combination with orthodontic treatment may be required and Dr O’Keeffe has numerous examples of surgical orthodontic cases treated with hugely rewarding smiles at the end of treatment.
Our staff are highly motivated and experienced and have undergone further training in orthodontics. They endeavour at all times to look after our patients in a caring and professional manner facilitating people with early morning and after school appointments as required.