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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

Dr Michael Donnelly

Dr. Michael Donnelly joined the orthodontic team at Colm Smith Dental as one of our specialist orthodontists after completing his specialist three year full time orthodontic programme in the prestigious Trinity College Dublin.

Michael graduated as a general dentist from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 and was awarded a gold medal for the highest performance in orthodontics. After graduating as a general dentist, he worked in dental practices in Galway from 2016-2018. He then moved to Northern Ireland and joined the oral maxillofacial department in the Ulster Hospital Belfast. He gained surgical experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, facial trauma and head and neck oncology whilst working a busy oncall 24 hour service. Following this, he worked in the Dublin Dental Hospital as a paediatric house officer providing dental treatment for medically compromised and neurodivergent children across Crumlin and Tallaght hospital respectively enhancing his skills.
He joined us as a general dentist in July 2020 and was simultaneously accepted into the very competitive orthdontic postgraduate programme in Trinity College Dublin in October 2020 whereby Michael was one of only two graduates chosen from 26 applicants. He gained specialist orthdontic training working with leading consultants and world renowned professors in orthodontics. He achieved a doctorate in clinical dentistry (orthodontics) from Trinity College Dublin in 2023.
He achieved Membership in orthodontics from the distinguished Royal College of Surgeons England in London in May 2023. He also obtained a first class honours in his Doctorate in Orthodontics in Trinity. He has presented at national scientific conferences since graduating including the Irish dental research conference in Cork and the orthodontic society of Ireland conference. He was the winner of the 2023 case study award by the OSI. The award was for the best treatment outcome provided for a case during postgraduate training. He also was a runner up for the Seamus Keating award in the Spring OSI 2024 conference where he presented his doctorate research regarding the attitudes of Irish orthdontics towards remote monitoring. Furthermore, he presented his research at the European Orthodontic Conference 2024 in Athens.
Michael’s practice philosophy is underpinned by evidence based practice and patient experiences. He is an adamant believer of a ‘smile is the best thing one can wear’.
Beyond the world of orthodontics, he is originally from Trillick, Co. Tyrone. We are only delighted to have successfully held on to him in Cavan and Monaghan. He enjoys keeping fit, cooking, GAA and hikes.
Dr Michael Donnelly BA B Dent Sci (TCD), Dip PCD (RCSI), MFD (RCSI), M Orth (RCSE) and D Ch Dent Orth (TCD).
Dr Michael Donnelly BA B Dent Sci (TCD), Dip PCD (RCSI), MFD (RCSI), M Orth (RCSE) and D Ch Dent Orth (TCD).
Contact Info
51 Market St

Cootehill, H16 P446, Cavan