The Boroimhe Dental Team


Dr. Andrew Nowell

Bsc (Hons) Plym, BDS Lvpl.

Dr Andrew Nowell, graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1999. Andrew then completed a year of postgraduate vocational training before working in general practice in England for 2 years. After working in private practice in Sydney, Australia. Andrew joined a group practice in Drogheda, working there for 5 years before setting up Boroimhe Dental Practice in July 2008. A member of the Irish Dental Association, Andrew has a keen interest in postgraduate education, regularly attending training courses and seminars including the University of Warwick 1 year implant course He is a certified provider of the Clear Smile Brace, Inman aligner & Six Month Smiles anterior alignment orthodontic systems. Andrew is currently preparing for the MGDS RCSI. He is married with two young children.

An ever smiling face, Andy has built up a large and loyal patient base. A genuine and friendly dentist, Andrew will listen to your questions and guide you through every step of your treatment. Andrew is married with 2 children. In his spare time he enjoys watching them play football, supporting Manchester United and Kayaking.


Dr. Ciara Cunniffe

BA B Dent Sc

Dr Ciara Cunniffe graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2011. Ciara then completed a year of vocational training in England during which time she was involved in numerous CPD courses. She then returned to Dublin and has been working in general practice since. She maintains her interest in post graduate education and is a certified Six Month Smiles provider.

Ciara also has a keen interest in charity work. She has been a volunteer with Oxfam Ireland for over 10 years and has travelled to both India and Haiti on volunteer trips where she provided dentistry to the locals free of charge.

Ciara has an amazing ability to put even the most nervous of patients at ease. Ciara loves to work in a relaxed environment, her calm and friendly nature make her a firm favourite among patients. In her spare time, Ciara enjoys quality time with her family and socialising with her friends.


Dr. Caoimhín Ó Scanaill


Dr Caoimhín Ó Scanaill qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2013. Caoimhín went on to complete a vocational training year with the Mersey Deanery in Liverpool and continued on in the UK working in general dental practice.

During his time in the UK, Caoimhín completed his membership examinations for the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh as well as obtaining a masters in Dental Implantology with the University of Central Lancashire.

Caoimhín is very easy going and enjoys getting to know his patients. Caoimhín enjoys gaelic football and running in his spare time.


Dr. Aidan Ahern


Dr. Aidan Ahern, a Cork native, graduated from University College Cork in 2018. Aidan then moved to London, England where he spent 2 years working as a dentist on the NHS before moving back to Ireland in October 2020.

Aidan regularly attends courses to further his knowledge and skills. In 2020 Aidan completed his membership exams for the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.

Outside of dentistry Aidan enjoys following sport, and is a keen Manchester United fan. Aidan also enjoys running in his spare time.


Hugh Ennis


Hugh is a Registered Clinical Dental Technician, providing patients with full and partial dentures as well as looking after all their day to day denture needs. Uniquely qualified, he was a member of the very first class of Dental Technicians to gain third level qualifications in Ireland, receiving a Diploma in Dental Technology from Trinity College in 1992.

18 months later he opened Swords Denture Centre. In 2016 after almost 2 years further study, he was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology entitling him to register with the Irish Dental Council and treat patients directly.

He brings a wealth of experience to the practice for all your denture requirements.


Yvonne O’ Sullivan

Dental Hygienist

Yvonne graduated as a dental hygienist in 2005 from Trinity College and completed further study in Oral Health promotion in 2010, graduating from NUIG. Yvonne has been working with us since 2011 and has a large client base. Yvonne enjoys meeting new patients and helping them to regain oral health confidence.

Yvonne is excellent at giving hints and tips on how to use oral health aids and giving advice on what products would be best for you. An integral part of our team, Yvonne loves reading and baking and getting to spend time with family and friends.


Hannah Dolan

Practice Manager

Hannah is our practice manager, she began working in Boroimhe Dental Practice in 2011 having just qualified as a dental nurse from Trinity College. Hannah has gained experience in different roles within the practice over her years here and now does her best to keep things running smoothly in the background. You may see Hannah still occasionally working in the surgery, but numbers are really her thing and she is usually found in the back office with some sort of spreadsheet! Hannah loves sport and is a big Manchester United fan, she enjoys spending any free time with her two young sons and family.


Michelle O’ Byrne

Dental Receptionist

Michelle graduated from Marino College of Further Education in 2016 with a diploma in Dental Nursing. Michelle started working in Boroimhe in 2018 and has been a vital member of the team ever since. Her excellent communication skills and caring attitude have made her very popular with our patients at the practice. Her enthusiasm and caring attitude can be seen from the moment you meet her and she takes a genuine interest in the patients that she meets on a day-to-day basis. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys nothing more than travelling and spending time with her family and friends.


Carol Moroney

Dental Receptionist

Carol joined our team in April 2019 with considerable experience in sales, management and administration. Carol’s attention to detail is second to none, if you have any administrative problem she is your go to lady. Carol is fantastic with patients and her attitude, professionalism and great sense of humour make her an invaluable member of staff. During her free time Carol loves swimming and spending quality time with her family.


Grace Gallagher

Dental Receptionist

Grace is both an experienced dental receptionist and a qualified dental nurse having graduated with distinction from Trinity College in 2013. The following year she joined our practice as our dental receptionist. Grace works extremely well under pressure and has excelled at her job. Grace has a wealth of knowledge and is always extremely helpful to patients both over the phone and in the practice. Outside of work Grace loves running and has an interest in general health, diet and nutrition.


Órla Coyle

Dental Nurse

Órla has worked in Boroimhe since the day it opened in 2008. Andy had previously worked with Órla and knew she would be a key member of staff. Órla qualified as a dental nurse from Trinity College Dublin having completed the day course. Órla’s empathy with patients and charming personality make her a firm favourite amongst everyone young and old that enter the surgery. She is excellent at her job and helps even the most anxious of patients to feel comfortable during their dental treatment. Órla is an exceptional baker and often treats us to delicious cakes, any free time she gets she spends with her family.


Shannon Branagan

Dental Nurse

Shannon began working with us in 2020, with 4 years previous experience as a dental nurse. Shannon graduated as a dental nurse from the Drogheda Institute in 2017 and really enjoys her job. She has great experience with general dentists and specialists and works brilliantly amongst our team. You may hear Shannon’s infectious laugh before you meet her and she is always very welcoming to patients, her favourite part of the job is to see people leaving with a smile they thought they may never achieve. Shannon loves watching cheesy movies on the weekend and considers herself Lady Gaga’s number one fan.


Paula Ryan

Dental Nurse

We were very lucky to welcome Paula to our practice in 2020. Paula has been working in dentistry since 1989 and has a wealth of experience in many areas of the profession. Paula is a great worker and always has a smile. All our dentists enjoy working with Paula and she really enjoys meeting everyone that comes through our doors. Paula has a keen interest in fitness, regularly practicing Yoga and walking often.

We also employ two further fantastic dental nurses who have been working with us for numerous years. They are both hard working and fun to work alongside. Their caring and empathetic nature make them favourites among patients and work very well alongside all of our dentists.