Winning Smile

Dental, Orthodontics & Cosmetics

Covid-19 Procedures

Your safety matters to us!

With the current situation relating to Covid-19 in Ireland, we have implemented a strict protocol to keep both you and us safe when attending either of our clinics.

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Kevin O'Brien

Welcome to Winning Smile

Established in 1997, Winning Smile Dental, Orthodontics & Cosmetics was founded by Kevin O'Brien
and has gone on to become a leading clinic that knows its customers needs. We recognise that
some patients may be apprehensive, and that a visit to a dentist can be a daunting prospect. We
hope that our relaxed and friendly approach in our comfortable surroundings will alleviate any
anxiety you may have.
Establishing rewarding and lasting relationships with our patients is important to us. We pledge
excellence in all we do, and we are looking forward to helping you make the most of your smile now
and for all the years to come. Our goal is prevention rather than treatment.

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Our Services

At Winning Smile we prove a large array of services that cater for everyone's needs. A conversation with one of our Doctors will lead you in the right direction ensuring the best results for you.

Fillings

Fillings are used to restore damaged, broken or decayed teeth. There are 2 types of filling materials used: Amalgam fillings or tooth colored fillings. Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals. These fillings are extremely durable and have a longer life span. Tooth colored or composite fillings are made from a resin. These are a natural looking alternative. These fillings can be made virtually undetectable.

Root Canal

Root Canal Treatment is required when the root of a tooth is damaged or decayed and at risk of being infected. The treatment consists of removing the infection and restructuring the core of the tooth, helping to prevent the need for an extraction in the future.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges :Dental crowns and bridges are used to treat broken,cracked or missing teeth.Crowns are small porcelain caps placed on top of teeth helping rebuild their shape ensuring strength and security.Bridges are used in a similar way but secure multiple broken or missing teeth instead.Both treatments are reliable,strong and extremely long lasting and affordable.

Orthodontics

Who is the Damon treatment suitable for? The Damon System may be just what you are looking for if any of the following apply to you: You are unhappy with the appearance of more than just a few teeth at the front of your mouth You need a full brace, but want one that works more quickly than conventional treatments You want to avoid potentially invasive treatments like crowns and veneers You have had orthodontic treatment in the past that is now relapsing The Damon System Using the Damon Braces system for full teeth straightening you can now have an improved smile in far less time and with far fewer visits to the dentist than for conventional dental brace treatments. The Damon system is up to six months faster, whilst comfortable, and works for patients of all ages and (in the majority of cases) straightens your teeth without the need for tooth extraction. There are also payment plans available for this treatment

Cosmetics

We adopt a very minimal approach to Botox with the idea that less is more when it comes to the face. The only product we use is Allergan Botox which is the market leader and manufactured in Ireland (always a plus). Some other botulinum products are cheaper but, in my opinion, the results are not as good or long lasting which in the long run works out costing everybody more. The other area of facial cosmetics is fillers..these have seen huge growth in recent years, mainly because of social media. This treatment is mainly concentrated around the mouth area to get rid of smokers lines, flat lips, nasolabial folds and marionette lines at the corner of the mouth. While Botox takes a few days to see the affects, filler is more immediate and can last for up to 9 months. We use both Allergan & Juvederm products and Vivacy Stylage as our main filler products. Both are leading brands in their fields. Kevin O’Brien

Botox

What is botox? Botox is an injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as preventing new lines from forming. Common injection sites are the glabella (region between eyebrows), forehead and outer corners of eyes(crows feet).Treatment is fast and painless and lasts from 4 to 6 months. Dermal Fillers Dermal Fillers: The Procedure Firstly the area is evaluated to decide what areas would benefit you most. Injection usually takes only a few moments per site. The process of injecting, massaging, and evaluating the result is performed, and additional filler added as needed. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the whole process may be as short as 15 minutes. Area is then wiped clean, if you experience a little swelling an ice pack would be recommended

Lip Fillers

TRANSFORM YOUR SMILE WITH FULLER PLUMPER LIPS…… Lip enhancement provides a fast and effective way to improve the appearance of lips. Whether you want to restore youthful plumpness, or add volume, we will tailor the delicate proportions of filler required to give you your desired result. Filler can be used in a number of ways, correcting asymmetry, increasing fullness and definition and helping to hide the tell tale creases brought about by sun or smoking.

Cleaning & Whitening

Cleaning The mouth is an area that’s completely different from the entire body, and it takes quite a beating from the food we eat and the talking we do all day long. And this unique environment requires special care. Teeth cleanings remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. This buildup is for the most part natural But too much buildup leads to gum disease. Gum disease is when your body’s immune system is responding to this tartar buildup with inflamed and bleeding gums. The immune system response is successful at killing off invaders like infection and flu bugs, but at a cost: like a war, there are innocent bystanders that get slaughtered. As gum disease progresses, so does the destruction to your bone and tissues in your mouth. Your immune system is meant only to fight off infection for a short period of time — chronic activation of the immune system means it can get worn out and it won’t be as strong to fight off an illness. Chronic activation of the immune system can lead to diseases in the rest of your body. Whitening Many Products on the market claim to give you “Pearly Whites” however there is still nothing on the market that whitens teeth as much and as quickly as the traditional gel and mouth shield. How Does Tray Teeth Whitening Work? A whitening gel is placed in a tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth is made lighter and whiter. Fillings, Crowns, and Bonding will not lighten. The fit of the tray is critical to success of treatment. Impressions are made by your dentist. Accurate models of your teeth are obtained from which custom fitting whitening trays can be made. We all want that Hollywood smile, and our results speak for themsleves.

Meet Our Doctors

Depending what practice you are going to for your dental service you will be either dealing with Kevin or Grace. Below contains more information on the pair.
Dr. Kevin O’Brien

Dr. Kevin O’Brien

Kevin graduated in dentistry from university college cork and after a 4 year spell in London in private practice returned to cork in 1997 to set up his own general practice in Carrigaline.after 5 years of building he opened a second practice in glanmire .both practices were start up and built up gradually over 4/5 years.im constantly updating my skill set and spend a lot of my time travelling to uk,Usa,Europe and indeed Asia learning new methods and ways to deliver better patient care and to be able to offer our patients more treatment options.

Having branched out into facial cosmetics in 2007 we opened up a new area of business which has seen huge growth worldwide in last decade.the dental skill set is very suited to this form of work as we are used to working and injecting around the facial muscles.we adopt a very minimal approach to Botox with the idea that less is more when it comes to the face.we only use Allergan Botox which is the market leader and indeed is manufactured in Ireland which is an added bonus.some other botulinum products are cheaper but the results are not as good or long lasting which in the long run works out costing everybody more I feel.
The other area of facial cosmetics is fillers..these have seen huge growth in recent years mainly because of social media.this treatment is mainly concentrated around the mouth area to get rid of smokers lines,flat lips,nasolabial folds and marionette lines at the corner of the mouth.while Botox takes a few days to see the affects filler is more immediate and can last for up to 9 months.we use both Allergan's Juvederm products and vivacy stylage as our main filler products and both are leading brands in their fields.

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Dr. Kevin O’Brien

Doctor
Dr. Grace Buckley

Dr. Grace Buckley

Dr. Grace Buckley
Dr Buckley qualified from UCC in 2006. She went on to work in general practice in Kent in the UK
for 2 years before returning to work in West Meath and Dublin for several years. She has decided
to return to her native Cork where she has now joined the Winning SmileTeam.
Dr Buckley is dedicated to post graduate training. She has completed numerous restorative
dentistry courses over the years and she has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr Buckley has
competed a 1 year course in aesthetic dentistry with Chris Orr in London and numerous courses in
composite bonding .
She is an Invisalign provider (clear braces) and loves nothing better than a smile make over
tailored to your needs.
Dr Buckley is keen to keep your teeth and as a result has a keen interest in endodontics (root
canal therapy) she has completed a one year certificate course in endodontics in the Academy of
Advanced Endodontics in London as well as courses in the US. She takes pride in delivering a
comfortable and calming patient experience.

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Dr. Grace Buckley

Doctor

Why Choose Us

Kevin and Grace are both highly skilled and professional Dentist they carry out their work with the utmost of professionalism and accuracy. Other than our excellent staff, below contains additional information about what makes our dental practice so successful.

Emergency Service

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43 Years of
Experience

2

Nervous patients welcome

3

Invisalign Premier Provider

4

Work with Most Insurance Plans

5

Flexible Payment Options

6

What Our Patients Say About Us

Over the past twenty two years in business we have provided our clientele with the utmost of professional services. Below are some testimonials of how clients felt having gone through Winning Smile Dental Practice.

“I decided to try botox to help freshen up my face. I was recommended Kevin by a trusted friend who has been going to him for a number of years. From the moment I arrived in the waiting room I felt relaxed. His receptionist knew I was nervous and immediately put me at ease. The experience was a very positive one. Kevin made me feel secure and happy and the procedure was quick and pain free. I was delighted with results. ”

Eileen Cork

“My family and I have been attending Winning Smiles Dental Practice for the last 6 years. Through out this time we always found the staff to be extremely polite, efficient and helpful. Kevin has always been very professional in his approach to us yet friendly and reassuring, especially towards our younger children who enjoy going for their check ups! I would highly recommend this practise to anyone.”

Jennifer Cork

” I attended Winning Smile dental surgery as an emergency during Covid 19 as my orthodontist was closed. Two of my braces came off my teeth. I contacted Winning Smile and they were very accommodating, even though I am not a client of theirs I was seen the following day. The dentist was great, he put my mind at ease and had the procedure completed in 30 minutes. I am very satisfied with the outcome. “

S. Roche Glanmire

” I broke a tooth in the middle of Covid-19, I was panicking about even being able to see a dentist. when i came across winning smile dental. They fitted me in almost immediately and from the initial contact with lynda to the professional service provided by Grace, I felt like I was in the best hand from start to finish! The facility was spotlessly clean, plenty of parking and very convenient opening hours. Cannot recommend enough.

L. Erangey Cork

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Contact Us

Carrigaline

Winning Smile,
Main Street, Carrigaline,
Co. Cork.
(021) 437 1944
Monday-Friday

Glanmire

Winning Smile,
BarnaVara Hill, Poulacurry,
Glanmire, Co.Cork.
(021) 482 3724
Monday-Friday

Covid-19 Protocol

Your safety matters to us!

We have recently invested in an extra oral suction unit that removes aerosol in high aerosol generating procedures,UV lights and the recommend PPE clothing for additional cross infection control.

The following protocol will help to keep you and us safe:

  • Patients are triaged over phone first to see if any symptoms have been noted in the past 48 hrs or if they have been in contact with anyone with Covid 19.

Appointment day:

  • Please attend at your appointed time as we will try to ensure that there are as few people as possible in the practice on an hour to hour basis, if you wish to wait outside and only come in when we are ready to see you please feel free to notify the practice of same and we will message you when we are ready to take you directly into the surgery.
  • We will create scheduled breaks between appointments to reduce patient to patient contact as much as possible and we ask that you would attend on your own for your appointment and avoid bringing friends and family with you
  • patient proceeds into waiting area. Patients will be required to observe social distancing in waiting rooms and therefore may be asked to be seated in different parts of the building.

Patient called to surgery:

  • Aerosol generating procedures will be kept to a minimum
  • Both high volume aspirators used if high speed drill used.
  • Rubber dam is used where possible and necessary.