Our lovely hygienist Oonagh hails from the Emerald isle that is Ireland. Oonagh graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2013. She has six years of experience as a hygienist, working along with general dentists as well as specialists in Ireland and Dubai. She is experienced at providing dental hygiene services not only to adults, but also to children as well as those who are undergoing orthodontic treatments.
During her education at the Trinity College, she had vast exposure to various patient groups and clinical settings such as the head and neck cancer clinic, mental healthcare facility, bleeding disorder clinic etc. During her posting in the pediatric clinic, she has worked with patients with special needs, which she found very rewarding. She enjoys educating patients on how they can improve their oral hygiene and maintain good oral health.
Oonagh has won the Sensodyne award for the “Best Community Oral Health Project” in 2013. In her project, she dealt with patients having mental health issues and their access to dental care as a community. Keeping up with the constantly evolving dental industry is important for her and she updates her knowledge by attending various dental conferences and courses.
Oonagh was born and raised in Cork, Ireland, however she studies and worked in Dublin. She moved to Dubai in 2018. She loves the variety of cultures in Dubai and finds it an amazing place with lots of opportunities to broaden her experience. She describes Dubai as “a fast-paced and friendly city”. As she is used to the rainy weather in Ireland, the sunny atmosphere of the city provides a welcome change for her.
In her spare time, Oonagh is a fitness enthusiast. She enjoys attending gym classes and going for a run most evenings. She also finds time to play football on the weekends. She is involved in the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Dubai.
OOnagh is also passionate about helping people and communities in crisis, and she takes part in annual fundraising for Pieta House, an Irish charity.