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About Us

Ivory Dental Care was established at our beautiful premises No. 2 Old Street, Malahide in 2013. Dr. Helen-Marie Lane started working in the practice shortly after it opened. Upon the return home to Malta of the founder Dr Nicola Zammit, it was a natural transition for Dr. Lane to become owner and principal dentist.

Our ethos at Ivory Dental Care is to provide the best possible dental treatment for the people of Malahide and surrounding areas of Dublin, in a stylish and relaxed environment. We use only the highest quality equipment and materials to ensure that every patient gets the best level of care.

Staff Bios

Meet Our Dental Team

Dr. Helen-Marie Lane
Dr. Helen-Marie LanePrincipal Dentist
Dr Helen-Marie Lane graduated with honours from University College Cork. After graduation Dr Lane moved to Edinburgh to gain further education and training on a much sought after Vocational Training Scheme. During this time Dr Lane sat the examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and was accepted as a member.

Dr Lane went on to spend a further two years in general practice near Edinburgh. During this time she undertook numerous courses to keep her skills up to date. Following on from her time in general practice Dr Lane undertook a Senior House Officer Position in Glasgow Dental Hospital to further her training in Restorative Dentistry. It was after this Senior House Officer position that Dr Lane started working in Ivory Dental Care in Malahide in 2014 and she hasn’t looked back since!

As well as her work in Ivory Dental Care Dr Lane also teaches undergraduate dental students in the Dublin Dental University Hospital every week. Dr Lane enjoys treating all patients including children and nervous patients with a relaxed and friendly approach. Outside of work Dr Lane enjoys keeping fit, cooking and spending quality time with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Eamon Nugent
Dr. Eamon NugentPrincipal Dentist
Eamon moved to Scotland for the early stages of his career where he pursued further postgraduate training. He spent several years working with various specialists in children’s dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and general dentistry. During his time there he gained extensive experience working with anxious patients, helping them achieve their goals with a caring and empathetic approach. Eamon was successful in obtaining a Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, granting him Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons.

Since returning to private practice in Dublin in 2014, Eamon has developed a special interest in treating nervous patients. He subsequently completed a Diploma in Trinity College Dublin in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry. He now specialises in providing Dental Sedation for his patients for any type of dental treatment. His caring and relaxed manner, combined with the use of Dental Sedation if required, has allowed nervous patients access dental care they otherwise could not manage.

Eamon has a big interest in helping patients achieve a smile they are confident with. He likes utilising digital dentistry and modern cosmetic techniques for this. He is also a certified Invisalign and Six Months Smiles provider.

Dr. Margarete McGuigan
Dr. Margarete McGuiganDentist
Dr McGuigan graduated from Queen’s University Belfast and after completing vocational training moved to work in private practice in London. While there, she decided to advance her prosthodontic skills by completing a diploma in Restorative Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute which she passed with distinction. Thereafter she completed a Master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry (with Distinction) which focused on endodontics (root canal treatment) and aesthetic dentistry.

In conjunction with advancing her dental skills/qualifications she has maintained an interest in teaching and research. Margarete worked as a clinical teacher in Guy’s Dental Hospital in London for five years, supervising undergraduate restorative dentistry sessions and training students in radiology techniques and interpretation. Currently she works part-time in Dublin Dental University Hospital teaching pre-clinical and clinical skills to dental undergraduate students as well as qualified dentists.

At present she is undertaking a PhD in Radiology at Trinity College Dublin, in conjunction with Manchester University, looking at optimization of radiation dose and has recently published her initial findings in the Swiss Dental Journal. She is also currently undertaking a diploma at King’s College London in cone beam computed tomography.

Dr. Gavin Nugent
Dr. Gavin NugentDentist
Gavin graduated from Cork Dental School in 2013, where he was recognised for his high standards of dental care by being awarded the British Society for Restorative Dentistry Award and the Best Student in Fixed Prosthodontics. He was able to do this while balancing his studies with playing rugby to a high level. After representing Munster and Ireland at underage levels, he went on to represent his University.

Upon graduating, Gavin moved to the UK where he further honed his skills and completed further training, while working in general dental practice. He spent several years working in both Manchester and London, building up a loyal patient base who loved his caring and gentle approach to providing dental treatment.

Gavin returned home to Ireland in 2017 to pursue a career in private practice. He enjoys delivering all aspects of restorative dentistry and prides himself in providing the highest standards and most up to date methods of care to his patients.

Dr Darach Judge
Dr Darach JudgeDentist
Darach is from Armagh and graduated from the Dublin Dental University Hospital in TCD. He has almost 20 years’ experience in dental family practice, treating those from age 1 to even a few centurions. He especially enjoys treating our junior patients with fun being the key to stress-free dental appointments. He is a firm advocate of prevention being much easier than cure for all but especially the youngest.

Darach is also one of our Invisalign certified dentists providing convenient and highly aesthetic orthodontic solutions for busy lifestyles. He is passionate about using technology and compassion to find the best treatment solutions for every patient’s individual needs. Restoring smiles and dentitions to their best appearance and function is a pleasure rather than a job for Darach.

The provision of caring , preventative dentistry, to a patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder led to Darach being awarded the regional Ulster, and overall winner of the 2017 Sensitive dentist of the year award. He has been nominated for this award for the last four years running and applies the same caring approach to every patient that we welcome to Ivory Dental Care.

To relax Darach enjoys golf, cycling, painting, horse-riding and the garden. He hopes to add a few sailing lessons in the beautiful surrounds of Malahide in the near future. He is delighted to be providing the best in oral healthcare for the community of Malahide and beyond, with many of his existing patients travelling there from his home in Co Monaghan and its neighbouring counties.

Amanda Brady
Amanda BradyRegistered Dental Hygienist
Amanda qualified as a dental nurse in 2008 and went on to work in private general and specialist practice. She decided to further her education and go back to study dental hygiene in University College Cork. She graduated in 2019 with first class honours.

During her time in UCC Amanda win several prestigious awards for her outstanding performance in examinations. They include the Colgate-Palmolive hygiene award in first year for the highest grade and the GlaxoSmithKline Sensodyne award for highest grade in second year. She awarded the Colm O’Sullivan Gold Medal for highest overall grade in dental hygiene exams in both 1st and 2nd year.

In her spare time Amanda enjoys socialising with friends and attending her Crossfit gym.

Paula Lyons
Paula LyonsRegistered Dental Hygienist
Paula started her career in the dental profession in Tipperary training as a dental nurse. In 2001 she graduated from University College Cork with first class honours in dental hygiene. Since graduating Paula has worked as a dental hygienist in private practice in Dublin. She continues to enrich her education with regular training courses in maintenance and treatment of periodontal health.

Paula works on an individual oral hygiene regime for our patients assessing their gums health, risks and home care habits thus helping them maintain healthy gums and teeth.

Elaine Mooney
Elaine MooneyRegistered Dental Hygienist
Elaine graduated from UCD with a Bachelor of Science degree. Having worked as a dental nurse for 4 years she returned to college full time to complete her diploma in Dental Hygiene graduating from the Dublin Dental Hospital in 2000. She has worked in private practice since this time, specialising in treating oral diseases.

She regularly updated her knowledge and skills as part of continuing professional development. In her spare time she plays tennis at club level and takes part in 5k fun runs

Amy Morris
Amy MorrisDental Nurse
Amy graduated from Marino College of Further Education in with an NEBDN (UK) Diploma in Dental Nursing. During her Diploma Amy worked in a busy private practice developing her skills as a dental nurse. Amy started in Ivory dental Care in November 2014 and has been a vital member of the team ever since.

She loves all aspects of her role as a dental nurse but in particular she has a keen interest in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Jessica Nott
Jessica NottDental Nurse
Jessica graduated with a Diploma in Dental Nursing from University College Cork in 2016. After graduation Jessica worked in private general and specialist practice in Cork for two years. She spent a year living in New Zealand and worked in a specialist prosthodontic practice while there. On her return to Ireland Jessica joined the Ivory Dental team in October 2019.
Linda Elebert
Linda ElebertPractice Manager
Linda joined Ivory Dental Care in March 2014 and soon afterwards was promoted to practice manager. Linda has brought invaluable customer care skills to the team from her twenty five years’ experience in the retail, financial and educational sectors.

As well as managing the practice on a day to day basis Linda loves meeting patients and building a rapport throughout their treatment.

Lois McDowell
Lois McDowellDental Nurse & Receptionist
Lois joined Ivory Dental Care in September 2015. Lois, originally from Scotland, graduated from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh with a BA (Hons) in Business. Before moving to Ireland, she worked for over ten years in media communications for architects and designers, Foster and Partners both in London and Hong Kong. Lois started her career at Ivory Dental Care as our receptionist. She recently returned to study at Trinity College Dublin to obtain her dental nursing qualification.

As our receptionist Lois is an invaluable member of the Ivory Dental team.

Elizabeth Kiernan
Elizabeth KiernanFront of House
Liz joined Ivory Dental Care in April 2019. Prior to this, she has worked over 20 years in various Office Management roles within the Financial, Pharmaceutical and IT sector. She returned to college in recent years to graduate from The National College of Ireland with a BA in Human Resource Management. Liz’s considerable experience has made her a fantastic addition to the Ivory Dental team.

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