Dr. Tony O’Connor graduated from University College Cork (UCC) in 1979 with an honours degree in Biochemistry. He then worked as a research assistant on a project on Cystic Fibrosis in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin. Dr Michael Murphy the current President of UCC was a participating researcher on this project. Tony later returned to UCC to begin his dental studies and graduated with a B.D.S. in 1986. He spent 3 years in the UK working in the National Health Service before returning to Cork with his young family where he opened his Family Dental Practice in 1989.
Over the last 26 years Tony has always pursued any opportunity to advance his dental education. He has taken many post-graduate courses in areas such as Implantology, Endodontics, and Dental Occlusion, both to enrich and expand his dental knowledge and to offer his patients the very best treatment possible. However the one area that has significantly excited him and the one that he has concentrated on and taken the most post graduate courses in is Orthodontics, or more importantly, the study of Dento-Facial-Orthopaedics.
As a general dentist for the past 26 years, Tony has had the advantage of observing many patients who present with broken, decayed, worn down, and crooked teeth. While the latest technology has enhanced the more efficient restoration of teeth, it is only in recent years that new research highlights and explains the actual causes of tooth fracture (apart from decay), teeth grinding, TMJ dysfunction and pain, and WHY teeth become crooked in the first place. Tony has modified his practice to concentrate on identifying, addressing and treating the actual causes of crooked teeth.
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