Mullingar Family Dental
We want to be your families' dental home. We're located in the heart of the Midlands and provide a full range of dental and preventative services for the whole family. Your experience from the waiting room to the chair will be as relaxing as possible.
Coronavirus Situation: In the interest of patient safety, we are offering a reduced emergency only service at this practice until further notice. We're available for a phone assessments and now also have a telehealth video link available. Please see note below for more information.
16 March Update on dental services at Mullingar Dental
The following is an update on dental services from Dr Anne O’ Donnell:
We have reduced our dental service at Mullingar Dental to an emergency only service from today,16/03/2020. We will provide this service from our clinic at Mullingar Health Care Complex (beside Buckley’s Supermarket) from 9 to 5 pm Monday to Saturday, until further notice.
All patients can be confident that Cross Infection Control is always stringent and of the highest standard at our facilities. We continue to take decontamination extremely seriously and are taking extra measures now. Historically we have always provided the same level of vigilance to ALL patients whether they are carrying blood borne viruses or not with use of four handed dentistry, and dedicated dental nurses to decontaminate the whole surgery between each patient and maintain the highest level of sterilisation. Providing many aspects of dental care is proving an especially difficult challenge during the Pandemic due to the presence of Covid-19 and coupled with directives to limit social contact. Hence we are now postponing all routine dental care in the practice and limiting treatment to emergency care.
Emergency Only Service
Treatments which are available at this time at Mullingar Dental includes:
• Dental Extractions
• Placement of temporary fillings
• Smoothing teeth where they are lacerating the mouth
• First stage of root canal to relieve
If you have a severe dental emergency, we ask that you do the following: telephone Mullingar Dental on 044 9340 370 and one of the team will contact you to assess your dental emergency over the phone and schedule a telephone consult with our dental team as soon as possible. We may be able to deal with your problem without a visit.
Telehealth Video Service
From March 18th we will be providing a Telehealth video conferencing facility for General Dentistry, Emergency, Orthodontics, and Reporting on Oral Health (Smile Health Report).
You can find out more information and schedule your telehealth appointment here.
These are difficult and strange times for all of us. We can stop the spread of this virus by reducing social contact & practising good hand hygiene – our leaders can guide us , but at the end of the day, our destiny is literally in our own hands.
Taking Care of Your Smile and Health
Dental Care for Everyone
Our practice is designed to provide quality care, from routine and preventative services to specialized treatments. We'll treat babies, children, adult and seniors and have extended opening hours for busy people. Find out more here.
Giving You Your Best Smile
When You Need Extra Care
You have special needs to keep your teeth looking right when you get older or maybe when an accident affects your teeth. We can provide implants, crowns, bridges, dentures and more. Depend on us to help you for all your dental needs.
What You Should Know About Good Dental Health
No amount of healthy eating and exercise will achieve total body wellness if your mouth is starving for attention. Love and look after your mouth as much as you do to any other part of your body. Seemingly minor oral problems can signify nutritional deficiencies, medical conditions, and other health concerns.
That’s why dentisty isn’t about teeth. It’s about people: you, your health and your ability to live life to the fullest. Your mouth is the gateway to your health. We get that. Our practice is designed to provide quality care, from routine to specialized services, with extended opening hours for busy people. The health and appearance of your smile is important. That’s why we’re here and happy to help.
Kind, Gentle and Caring Dentists
Dental Services For the Whole Family
We aim to give you the highest possible standard of dental care. We’re a family dentistry and provide a full range of dental and preventative services for every member of the family.
Airflow Stain Removal
Sedation - The Wand or IV
Mouth Cancer Checks
Denture & Bridgework
Specialist Oral Surgeon
Protect Your Teeth, Protect Your Smile
As well as providing a great fit and genuine protection against tooth or jaw injury, the POWRGARD® range features advanced mouthguard technology designed to satisfy the sports protection demands of all athletes.
We are a leading supplier in Ireland of the Myobrace POWRGARD® Gum Shield which protects your teeth and your smile. These gum shields are sturdy and strong. They adjust as your child grows and can be fit over braces.
Gum Shileds are complusory for all Senior and Junior GAA Activities. Get ones that make you and your dentist happy.
Call into the clinic to get your POWRGARD® Mouthgards and Gum Shields.
In our practice, we want to make sure we offer you the best possible care. We have The Wand for painless numbing and sedation, Intra oral cameras allow patients see their problem areas, and Alpha-Stim provides fast, safe and effective relief to help nervous patients. We use digital x-rays that have lower radiation (meaning less risk to the patient) and are environmentally friendly too. And the iTero scanner is also used in our practice and it provides higher precision imaging without impressions. The benefits of this means there is often quicker healing, more precision and more comfortable procedures. Find out more here.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Ready to have an amazing smile? Contact Us at telephone +(353) 044 9340370 or book your appointment online today.
Buckley's SuperValu Location
Buckley's SuperValu, Austin Friars Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Mon, Tues, Fri - 9am to 5pm
Late Opening Wed, Thurs - 9am to 8pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Parking: there is a large pay car park for SuperValu right beside the practice.
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Mon, Tues, Fri - 9am to 5pm
Late Opening Wed, Thurs - 9am to 8pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
General and Specialist Dentistry
Orthodontics / Periodontics
Parking: we recommend parking at the Cathedral of Christ the King. It is just a 1-2 minute walk to the practice and it is pay-on-exit parking, so you don't need to worry about topping up your ticket!
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We are GDPR compliant
We seek your consent to obtain and process personal data for the purpose of providing you with dental treatment safely and to the highest standards. This Statement is your guide to the principles of privacy and confidentiality which govern the collection, use, storage, disclosure and destruction of your personal data in this practice. The data compliance officer in this practice is Anne O’Donnell BDS NUI Obtaining personal information It is important to obtain, use and store information about you, your general and your dental health in order to provide dental care efficiently and reduce the risk of injury or other damage to your health. This personal data includes: Personal details such as your name, age, address, telephone numbers, email address, PPS number, and medical card number/expiry date Your doctor and relevant Medical Consultant(s) Your medical and dental history X-rays, clinical photographs and study models Information about proposed treatment, options, consent to treatment, treatment provided and its cost Notes of conversations or incidents that might occur for which a record needs to be kept Any correspondence with other healthcare professionals relating to you including agreed referrals to other healthcare professionals Your personal information is stored on computer.This practice is registered with the Data Protection Commissioner. We will regularly update your personal data, including your medical care, to keep it relevant. We ask that you please inform us of any significant changes, such as a change of address or other contact details, at your earliest convenience. It is important to know that the collection, use or possible disclosure of this data may be crucial to our ability to safely provide you with the care you require; without your agreement to this process it may not be possible to undertake treatment. You have access to a copy of your personal data upon written request and the right to have data rectified if incorrect. Personal data is kept for specified, explicit and lawful purposes Your personal data is obtained, kept and used primarily for the purpose of providing you with healthcare efficiently and safely at all times.Staff within the practice will have access to the data on a ‘need-to-know’ basis to ensure you receive the highest standard of care.In the course of your care, members of the dental team may access your records: To prepare for and to complete your dental care To identify and print a prescription To generate a work certificate To type, if dictated or print a referral letter to another healthcare professional To open correspondence or any other documents from other healthcare professionals To print or photocopy your records if you instruct us to forward them to another healthcare professional To collate, print, photocopy and post insurance or medico-legal reports. To complete insurance payment claims, such as PRSI, GMS and private health insurance forms. It is practice policy to send you a reminder of when your next ‘check-up’ is due. This reminder is sent to you by post/electronic mail/ or text message. We seek your consent to use your personal data for this propose and advise you of your right to refuse to have your data used for this purpose. Personal data is only used and disclosed for the purpose of your care All members of the dental team adhere to the practice’s Code on Confidentiality in compliance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003, and the Dental Council’s Code of Practice relating to Professional Behaviour and Ethical Conduct, 2012. Any disclosure of personal data, without your consent, can only be done for specified, legitimate reasons (8 (a-h), Data Protection Act, 1988; Section 10, Dental Council’s Code of Practice relating to Professional Behaviour and Ethical Conduct, 2012). Access to your personal data is on a ‘need-to-know’ basis. This prohibits the release of your information to a spouse, partner or family member without your explicit consent. A guardian or carer may have the right to access information in the case of vulnerable adults or those with diminished mental capacity. A parent or guardian will have access to your personal information if you are less than 16 years of age. A copy of your dental records will be transferred to another practice or healthcare professional upon your written request. Your consent will be sought before the release of any data to other healthcare professionals and then only the relevant part of your records will be released.All healthcare professionals are required to treat your personal data to the same standard of privacy as outlined in this statement. Your consent will be sought in the case of: A report to dental insurance company A medico-legal report Any documentation relating to a “third party” Dental Scheme (e.g. Medical Card or PRSI scheme) There are certain activities where patient information may be used but where the Information is anonymised, eliminating patient identification: Teaching Continuing Professional Development. Case studies are a very useful learning tool Quality Assurance/Internal audit. Audit is a necessary tool in assessing and assuring the quality of your care Research If DENTIST should cease practice or should die while still a practicing dentist, the dental team will be guided by the Dental Council’s Code of Practice relating to Professional Behaviour and Ethical Conduct in informing you, safeguarding your personal data and ensuring continuity of care where possible. Every effort is made to ensure disclosed personal data is accurate and transferred securely. Personal data is kept safely Anne o’ Donnell is responsible for data security in this practice. Obtained personal data is accessed on a ‘need-to-know’ basis and thereafter, is stored securely: There is no access for unauthorised persons to manual records, computers or computer monitors ( our practice management software has a privacy screen option to protect your privacy ) The dental team is trained in the secure use of , email and the internet The dental team is compliant with the practice’s security measures The practice premises is locked and alarmed when unoccupied The practice software is legally owned The practice software is updated regularly and password protected Software security is audited All clinical, financial and administrative records are backed up off-site daily by PlanetDDS A contract for the security of off-site records is in place between Unodent ltd trading as Mullingar Dental, and PlanetDDS Anne O’ Donnell is responsible for dealing with any incident where personal data has been put at risk of unauthorised disclosure, loss, destruction or alteration. Management of any breach incident will comply with the advice of the Data Protection Commissioner (Personal Data Security Breach Code of Practice). Personal data is kept accurate, complete and up-to-date A staff member will review your personal information with you on a regular basis to ensure we hold accurate, high quality records for you. Any changes to your personal details, your medical or dental status will be recorded in your records. We ask you to let us know of any changes in contact details at your earliest convenience. Personal data is adequate, relevant and not excessive Every effort is made to ensure that the information we collect and retain for you is in keeping with our aim to provide you with an efficient service and to care for you safely. We will explain the purpose of any information sought if you are not sure why. Personal data is retained for no longer than necessary We retain all adult records for 8 years after the last treatment. In the case of children and young adults, the records are kept until the patient’s 25th birthday; or their 26th birthday if the young person was 17 when they finished treatment. If a patient dies before their 18th birthday, records are kept for 8 years. (Dental Council Code of Practice relating to Professional Behaviour and Ethical Conduct, 2012). Your rights You are legally entitled to a photocopy of your personal data upon written request. As well as a right of access you also have the right to have any inaccuracies in your data rectified and to have the data erased. (NOTE: The maximum fee for an access request is €6.35). You will be provided with a photocopy of an x-ray in response to an access request. All written requests should be addressed to: NAME Anne O’ Donnell ADDRESS Mullingar Dental, Austin Friars Street, Mullingar , County Westmeath. Your request will be dealt with in a timely manner( within 10 working days of receiving the written request) It is your right to have your name removed from all practice marketing information including ‘check-up’ recalls if you do not consider this information to be in your best interest. If you wish to be removed from our appointment texting service or our marketing/mailing lists please advise Anne O’ Donnell If you do not wish to have your personal data collected, used or disclosed as described in this Statement please discuss this matter with Anne O’ Donnell. It is important to know that the collection, use or possible disclosure of this data may be crucial to our ability to safely provide you with the care you require; without your agreement to this process it may not be possible to undertake treatment. If you have a complaint or concern with any aspect of how we process your personal information we would hope that you would notify Anne O’ Donnell in the first place. You retain the right to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner at all times. If you have any questions in relation to this Statement or any issue that arises from it please speak with Anne O’ Donnell Anne O’ Donnell Compliance Office