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About Guiney Dental Practice

Guiney Dental Practice, established in 2003, has years of experience in dentristry, and is now considered one of the best dental practices in Cork. Founded by Dr Freda Guiney, the practice has expanded and developed through the years to become the busy, thriving surgery that it is today.

Meet the Guiney Dental Team

About UsDr Freda Guiney: Dr Freda Guiney graduated with an honours degree from University College, Cork; in 1999. After spending several years in the UK developing her dental skills, she returned to Ireland to set up the practice, here in Ballincollig, Cork. She has a wealth of experience in general dentistry, with specialist skills in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry.

In 2009, Freda was given the prestigious award of Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year; in recognition of her considerable skills in helping to make nervous or anxious patients feel more comfortable in the dentist’s chair and has subsequently been nominated in 2012 and 2014. If you’re feeling worried about receiving dental treatment (particularly if you’ve had a bad experience in the past), then pay a visit to Dr Freda Guiney, who will take the time to make the experience as stress-free and relaxing as possible.

Freda has much experience with dental implants, and completed her training at the Northern Ireland Dental Implant Centre. She continually attends dental courses to ensure that her services remain of the very highest standard.

She’s also contributed to a number of national publications, including Xpose Magazine and Health & Living Magazine.

Dr Paul Newman: Dr Paul Newman has worked independently from Guineydental since 2007. He graduated from University College, Cork, in 1995, and has considerable experience working in dental practices in the UK, where he practiced for 12 years.

Paul's interests lie in dental implants, root canal treatments, crown and bridge treatments and placement of white aesthetic restorations. Like Freda, he's always seeking ways of continually improving his services, by taking part in implant courses and aesthetic courses in both the UK and Ireland.

Dr Ciara O Neill: Dr Ciara O Neill (BDS MSc MOrth RCS Ed) is Guiney Dental’s visiting specialist, who is available for consultations every Thursday. Ciara has extensive experience in the field, having graduated as a dentist from University College, Cork, in 1988. She also holds a Masters degree from North-Western University in Chicago, USA, and after her postgraduate study in Scotland, became a Member in Orthodontics at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1996.

Ciara specialises in orthodontic treatment and she brings a wealth of experience and a wide range of orthodontic treatment choices to our dental practice. If you have any concerns or questions about crooked teeth, braces or bite, get in contact with Guiney Dental today to arrange a consultation.

Louise Flemminglouise fleming: Meet Louise!

Louise Fleming is the sole dental hygienist here in our dental practice in Ballincollig. Louise graduated from UCC in 2011 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene and is passionate about dental care and all its practises.

As a dental hygienist, Louise loves to teach patients to care for their teeth. She is the go-to person to help you to understand how to care for your mouth and keep your teeth and gums healthy. She also advises patients on a wide range of topics such as oral hygiene, diet and smoking cessation.

At our dental practice in Ballincollig, we love for our patients to feel comfortable and Louise plays a vital role in easing patients’ nerves prior to an appointment. She enjoys treating nervous patients and making them feel comfortable here in the dental chair. Louise believes that education and prevention are key to a healthy mouth and always has a toothbrush to hand to help patients brush up on their technique!

As a firm believer in the importance of education, Louise has a keen interest in continuing professional development and attends lectures and conferences regularly to keep up to date with current trends and best practice.

She is very active in the dental community volunteering on committee with the Irish Dental Hygienists Association of which she was president in 2014 to 2016 and is currently membership officer. Louise also volunteered with the Healthy Athletes programme for the Special Olympics Ireland.

Louise loves her dogs and if you call in for a treatment with us in Guiney Dental, Ballincollig, you may even spot a picture of them on the window sill. She also loves her music, so you will get to enjoy her Spotify playlists if you come in for a treatment. She may even take requests!

In her spare time, she likes to take her dogs for walk, go to the cinema, meet up with friends and is a member of the Carrigaline Road Runners.

If you would like to book a treatment in our Ballincollig dentists, call us on 021-4810535 or send us an email on info@guineydetal.ie

Michelle Leahy: Michelle is a valued dental surgery assistant, who has over 15 years experience in the role. She received her dental nursing exams in 1991.

Lorraine Fehily: Lorraine has been working with Guiney Dental for a number of years. During that time, she’s undertaken a DSA course; and has recently received qualifications in dental radiography.

Vivian Butler: Vivian is out newest member of staff and will be undertaking her DSA studies shortly.

Charlotte Downing and Jacinta Healy: Both dental surgery assistants are valued members of the team and have both received their dental surgery assistant certification from University College, Cork, in 2013.

Training and Expertise

Our main priority is to provide you with the finest dental care available. As a result, we’re committed to development and education. We attend regular training and educational programmes to ensure that we stay up to date with all the latest technological developments and new techniques in the field.

Infection Control

Guiney Dental Practice takes your health very seriously indeed. To protect our patients, we undertake strict sterilization and cross-contamination processes, adhering to standards as recommended by the Irish Dental Association (IDA) and Irish Dental Council (IDC).


In Guiney Dental, we offer a range of state-of-the-art radiographic facilities, including a new minimal exposure digital orthopantomagraph machine; to ensure that you’re provided with the best assessment and treatment possible.


Guiney Dental Practice work with a number of highly regarded, cutting-edge dental laboratories, to provide you with the best results possible.