Meet The Team
Dr Claire O’Connor BDS NUI(HONS), MFD RCSI
Dr Claire O’Connor graduated with honours from UCC in 2006. She spent 2 years working in general practice in Waterford before embarking on a year abroad which included practicing in Australia and volunteering in Cambodia. On her return to Ireland, Claire returned to general practice. She completed her MFD examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 2010 and commenced practice in Bantry, Co. Cork that same year.
Over the years Claire has devoted thousands of hours to advanced technical training and to studying with some of the masters in the dental profession. She has developed expertise in the highly specialised areas of biomimetics, adult orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and anti-wrinkle treatments. Claire is currently undertaking a one year mastership in Biomimetic Dentistry.
In addition she has attended specialised courses on implant restoration, root canal treatment, digital dentistry and composite and ceramic dentistry. She is a member of the Irish Dental Association, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Irish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. Claire’s commitment to continuing education and modern techniques is coupled with her desire to provide the best possible treatment for each patient. Claire focusses on providing a highly individualised approach and personal attention to each and every patient. Claire prides herself on attention to detail. She uses magnification during procedures which allows for an unsurpassed level of precision.
Outside of dentistry, Claire is married to John and has three children, Erica, Isobel and Eoin. She has a keen interest in reading, golf, badminton, paddle-boarding and walking her dogs.
Ms Teresa Dunne RDH
Teresa commenced work in Bantry Dental in February 2017. Having first qualified as a Dental Nurse from UCC in 1999 and worked in a Private Practice specialising in Crown, Bridgework and Implants. She qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2004 from Cork Dental School and Hospital. Teresa has since worked in General Practices throughout the Cork and Kerry area and has gained considerable experience.
Outside of work her interests include spinning, walking, reading and cooking. She is married to Dominic and has three children.
John joined the practice following a 16 year career in the military where he held a number of management positions both at home and abroad. His role is to coordinate all areas of the practice to ensure the optimum experience for patients. He holds a BSc Hons in Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership, Defence and Contemporary Security.
His hobbies including rugby, hiking, cycling and kayaking. He is married to Claire and they have 3 children, Erica, Isobel and Eoin.