Dr. David Kennedy | Principle Dentist

Dr. David Kennedy B.D.S. N.U.I.
Principle Dentist
Member of the International Team for Implantology

Dr. Kennedy qualified with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery from University College Cork in 1996, winning the “A” Company of Europe prize in clinical ortho in his final examinations. From 1996 until early 2001 Dr. Kennedy worked in NHS and Private practice in the UK. During this time he attended numerous dental training courses in such disciplines as cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery and dental prosthetics in order to provide a high standard of treatment to his patients.

In 2001, Dr. Kennedy returned to his native Sligo and succeeded the eminent Drs. Ann and the late, Pat McNamara at their thriving surgery in Millennium House, Stephen St. Over the past seven years he has strived to continue providing the high standards of treatment to which Dr. McNamara’ patients had become accustomed all the while keeping up to date with new advances in the field of dentistry. In 2008 Dr. Kennedy made the difficult decision to leave Millennium House with it’s beautiful views over the Garavogue and relocate to the ultra modern, newly refurbished New Smile Clinic on Wine St.

I am delighted to be joined at my new clinic by the following team.

Dr. Johannas Bartsch. Dr.Med.Dent.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Implant Specialist
Dental Council Specialist Registration No: 13DS07
Fellow of the International Team for Implantology

Dr. Bartsch is recognised as one of Europe’s leading dental implant specialists. He has over 25 years experience in placing dental implants and lectures extensively all over the world, he has helped in the development of Straumann implants, Europe’s best selling implant system. He is a fellow of the International Team of Implantologists and as you will see from his resume is highly experienced and qualified. He is an extremely gentle surgeon and a most pleasant man to talk to, Dr. Bartsch is a very welcome addition to the dental fraternity in the north west.

Dr. Bartsch is the only Oral Surgeon in Sligo providing implant treatment who is a registered specialist with the Dental Council of Ireland. Implant placement is a surgical procedure which requires specialist training and skills. Patients should always ensure that the surgeon has the requisite qualifications and is a registered specialist. You can view the register here.

Dr. Johannas Bartsch | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Implant Specialist

Resume, Dr. Johannas Bartsch. Dr.Med.Dent.

  • 1973:
    Began undergraduate studies in Dentistry and Medicine at the Phillips University of Marburg.
  • 1979:
    Graduated with degree in Dentistry. House Surgeon in Dept. of Prosthetics at Phillips University of Marburg Dental Hospital.
  • 1980:
    Dessertation in anticoagulant therapy of thrombotic emboli. Guest House Surgeon at Sharp dental Hospital in San Diego. USA.
  • 1980-1982:
    Scientific assistant with focus on prosthetics at Phillips University of Marburg.1982. Qualified with Degree in Medicine.
  • 1982-1986:
    Post graduate studies in Maxillofacial Surgery at the Katharinenhospital Stuttgart and Phillips University of Marburg with special focus on the functional reconstruction of the musculature of infants’ jaws in cleft surgery, orthodontic surgery and dental implantology.
  • 1985:
    Approved specialist in Oral Surgery. Approved specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • 1986:
    Registered Maxillofacial Surgeon in dedicated clinic with focus on dental implantology, pre-prosthetic surgery, periodontal surgery and microscopic surgery.
  • 1993:
    Planned and recorded a series of medical and scientific audio-visual presentations on oral surgery and dental implantology, published and distributed by Georg Thieme Verlag Publications, Stuttgart. Also developed multimedia presentations on post graduate education in dental implantology.
  • 1996:
    Commenced teaching and clinical training of oral surgeons in the speciality of dental implantology at registered clinic in Kassel, Germany. The clinic is licensed to provide post graduate training by the German Dental Council in Frankfurt. Regular hands-on workshops are organised for the training of surgeons in co-operation with Straumann Implant Co.
  • 1997:
    Honoured with several Masters Awards for A-V presentations by Corporate Videos and TV Film Festival in Stuttgart and at the International Film Intercom in Chicago, USA.
  • 1998:
    Commenced lecturing and teaching Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology for the Professional Association of Dentistry in Hessen.
  • 1999:
    Active Member and Fellow of The International Team of Implantologists.
  • 2002:
    Member of the European Association of Registered Dental Implantologists. (BDIZ EDI)
  • 2007:
    Registration as a Dentist by Dental Council of Ireland. (Reg no. 166/07)
  • 2007:
    Registration on the Register of Dental Specialists in Oral Surgery by Dental Council of Ireland on 06/11/2007. (Reg no. 13DS07)

Ms. Avril Johnston
Dental Hygienist

Avril began her career in the Belfast school of Dentistry were she studied Dental Nursing and qualified with honors in 1996. She got the opportunity to stay in Belfast and work in a large Oral Surgery practice before starting the Dental Hygiene Programme in Trinity College Dublin, qualifying in 2000 with honours.

Avril has enjoyed travelling and has used both qualifications to work in Australia, and England before returning to Ireland were she worked in Cavan for many years before joining us in 2018.

Avril will offer you the very latest in hygiene treatment with or without local anaesthesia (patient’s choice), oral hygiene instruction and dietary advice.

Ms. Frances Quinn
Dental Hygienist

Frances is from Longford and joined the practice in February 2018. She has 19 years experience in the dental field having worked as a dental nurse for 5 years while studying for a certificate in dental nursing studies from Dublin Dental School & Hospital. In 2007 she returned to studies and graduated with honours in dental hygiene from UCC & dental hospital in 2009.

She worked in general practice in Galway before joining the team here at New Smile. An active member of the IDHA, she regularly attends conferences and lectures to keep up to date with education and current trends.

Frances likes to create a relaxed environment to make patients feel at ease.