Joshua graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2015 and completed vocational training in Northern Ireland. Subsequently he undertook core training jobs in maxillofacial surgery and restorative dentistry before completing orthodontic specialty training in Cork.
B.A., B.Dent.Sc. TCD 1999 Dip in PCD RCSI MFDS RCSEd MSc in Clin Implants UCLAN PGME Warwick University
GDC No: 76511
Dr Grainne McCloskey
Grainne graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1999 and has remained within general practice as an associate and principal dentist. Her main interests are oral surgery and implant dentistry. She has been placing implants for over 20 years.
Grainne is currently in her last year in a MSc in oral surgery. She is trained in IV sedation, oral sedation and inhalational sedation. She is also trained in sinus lift procedures, bone grafting techniques, the use of PRF and PRGF in implant placement.
BDS MFDS M.Med.Sci (Oral Surgery) Dip. Con. Sed PGCME Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC No: 70987
Dr Catriona O'Hare
Catriona studied in Liverpool, completed Vocational Training in North Wales and worked in Sheffield and Glasgow in Maxillofacial/Oral Surgery units before moving back to Northern Ireland in 2004. She has worked as a Specialist Oral Surgeon locally since then, joining Maguires in 2020. She has a keen interest in education and sedation and completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation at the University of Newcastle in 2006. She works part time at the School of Dentistry in Belfast teaching Oral Surgery and Conscious Sedation to dental students. Married with three children, Catriona enjoys running, swimming and travelling with the family.
David graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2014. Following this he completed his foundation training in Bristol before returning to Northern Ireland where he has been working within DJ Maguire Dental Group since 2015. He passed the exams for membership of the joint dental faculties in 2016 and undertook the diploma in conscious sedation through Trinity College Dublin from 2019 – 2021, graduating with distinction. He is currently completing a Master’s degree in advanced restorative dentistry through the University of Aberdeen.
David provides conscious sedation (both inhaled gas and air, and intravenous sedation) for anxious and phobic patients. He mainly provides this service on a Thursday from North Street Dental Care in Lurgan. He provides all forms of dental treatment under sedation including cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
His favourite approach to treatment is to use the most up to date methods of restoring teeth, using the most advanced materials and techniques to avoid root canal treatment and preserve as much of the natural teeth as possible. This is known as the biomimetic approach to dentistry and it is considered the pinnacle of modern restorative dentistry.
Connlaoth recieved his BDS from Queens University Belfast. He completed his vocational training in a sedation practice in the Southern Trust, gaining invaluable experience treating dentally anxious and phobic patients with the use of Inhalation Sedation.
Connlaoth began working at DJ Maguires in 2018 providing both NHS and private treatment. In the coming year he hopes to complete his MFDS and further qualifications. He enjoys cosmetic dentistry, endodontics (root canal treatment) and restoring worn teeth. He prides himself on his ability to put patients at ease, allowing him to help and treat dentally anxious patients.
In his spare time Connlaoth enjoys sports and weightlifting.
Matthew Qualified from Queen’s University Belfast 2022 before completing a year in General Dental Practice in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Matthew enjoys all aspects of dentistry and particularly enjoys the modern restorations of broken-down teeth and putting anxious patients at ease. He is keen to continue his education and is currently completing an MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice. In his spare time he likes to keep active and spend time with friends.
Maeve graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2023. She has a particular interest in dental research which she will continue through the Centre for Public Health in Queen’s University Belfast. Maeve has gained numerous awards, including the International Association for Dental Research Irish Division Undergraduate Award 2022 and she was a finalist in the British Undergraduate Research Award 2023. She has presented work at conferences in Manchester, London, Marseilles and locally in Belfast. She enjoys working with older patients and has an interest in restorative dentistry. Outside dentistry, she takes part in CrossFit and enjoys running.
DJ Maguire & Associates
83a Bridge Street