Dr Eimear O’Connell
I qualified from Edinburgh University in 1992, after which I did a year as a house officer in consultancy/casualty/oral surgery. I then worked as an associate in an NHS practice in Edinburgh until 1995, when I set up my own practice Bite Dentistry in Edinburgh. I have been working in Edinburgh ever since and my practice became fully private in 1997.
I received my MFGDP from Royal College of Surgeons in London in 2007, and more recently I completed my Diploma of Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2014 and my FFGDP from Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2015. I have continued to run my practice and develop it. It now has four dentists and two hygienists. I have used CEREC digital technology since 2008 and believe the increased success of my practice has much to do with the implementation of digital dentistry.
In 2014 I won a UK business award from Software of Excellence as well as winning Best Overall Practice in Scotland at the Dentistry Scotland awards followed in 2015 by our practice winning Best Patient Care award. I have had articles published in Scottish Dentistry, Private Dentistry, The Probe and Dentistry magazines.
I am currently the ADI President Elect, and prior to this I was the ADI representative for Scotland. I also undertake public speaking in the UK and internationally. I have a keen interest in digital dentistry, and I am an opinion leader for Dentsply Sirona, and often lecture on their behalf. I am a member of BACD, BSOS, the Royal College of Surgeons of London, and Edinburgh, the Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Outside of dentistry, I coach and play hockey and enjoy sailing and skiing. I have 3 daughters, which is why I am so passionate about helping women in dentistry!