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Award Winning Dental Practice with a wide range of treatments and clinics in Cootehill, Co. Cavan & Monaghan.

Cootehill, Co. Cavan

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51 Market St, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
049 5552683


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Plantation Road, Co. Monaghan
047 75575

Melissa Hewitt


Melissa is a very friendly and gentle hygienist, who is originally from Cavan. Since

graduating from Trinity College Dublin, she has worked with Colm Smith Dental

and has a particular interest in treating nervous and special needs patients. Melissa’s ability to put patients at ease is one of her assets. She focuses on preventive oral

care for both children and adults, including those with special needs. Her main aim is to prevent and control periodontal (gum) disease and dental decay. She is trained in providing fissure sealants, to prevent dental decay in children. She also engages in oral health instruction advice and counselling in relation to oral hygiene, diet and lifestyle habits such as smoking. Through her years of experience in dentistry she can communicate well with patients and can assess their individual needs.

Outside of work Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, going to the gym, circuit training and running from short distance races to long, to raise money for various charities and local communities such as breast cancer awareness and palliative care.

Melissa began her dental training in 2009 as a Dental Nurse and qualified from Athlone Institute of Technology. In 2015, Melissa graduated with a Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Trinity College Dublin and is registered with the Irish Dental Council. Melissa gained a wealth of experience from Dublin Dental Hospital treating a wide variety of patient groups: cancer patients, special needs, smokers, diabetics, intellectual disabilities and young children. During her training in Dublin Dental Hospital, she gained valuable experience working with children in Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin (with oncology patients), St. James Hospital (with hematological disorders) and Dublin Dental University Hospital with special needs patients as well as head and neck cancer patients.
Contact Info
51 Market St

Cootehill, H16 P446, Cavan