Meet the team
Thank you for choosing us to provide your dental care, we try to provide exceptional care without exception. We would like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves.
Dr. Noel Henderson,
BDS (B'ham), DPDS (Bristol), MJDF RCS Eng, MFDS RCS Edin, MSc RCSI, FFGDP(RCS Eng), MClin Dent (TCD), MDPH (VU Manc) FCGDent (UK) PGCert (Med ed.)
Noel qualified in 1997 from Birmingham university, having completed vocational training in the UK he completed a post-graduate diploma in restorative dentistry from Bristol university.
Since moving to Roscommon Noel has achieved dual memberships from the college of surgeons in Edinburgh and London in primary care dentistry. He has since obtained an MSc degree from the Irish college of surgeons in healthcare management.
Dr Henderson has completed the FFGDP award from the Royal college of surgeons UK which is recognised as the highest award in general dental practice. Obtaining Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FFGDP), is the highest qualification that can be gained by a dentist. FFGDP is awarded in recognition of high standards and is akin to a quality kite mark or a primary care UK specialist. This qualification attests to the quality of Noel’s work and achievement. Only a few dentists in the UK have been awarded this qualification, which makes Noel’s Fellowship all the more notable and was followed by a Masters degree in Clinical dentistry from Trinity College Dublin.
Noel has also completed an MSc in dental public health and is committed to postgraduate training having lectured previously to post-graduates at Dublin dental hospital and provided hands-on clinical training to HSE staff.
Noel has been asked to be an examiner for the Irish college of surgeons faculty of dentistry for both the MFD and diploma in primary dental care exam and has also been a committee member of the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental care and has served on the HSE advisory reference group for oral health which planned the delivery of primary dental services for the Irish Republic.
Noel has undertaken further training in medical education and is committed to providing the best of care to his patients and was the first Irish dentist to be awarded fellowship to the college of general dentistry (UK), and also currently has a part-time role as a clinical teacher in oral surgery, pathology and medicine to undergraduate dental students at Dublin Dental Hospital.
Frances qualified as a dental hygienist from Birmingham Dental Hospital & University in 1994. She then worked in private practice in the UK for 6 years before returning to County Roscommon to work in The Oak Dental Practice bringing a wealth of experience to the practice.
She gives special care and attention to the individual needs of each patient providing compassionate care in a gentle manner.
Frances holds qualifications in dental radiography from Salford university and also acts as a treatment coordinator helping to explain and schedule your appointments.