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.