Our Team

Our team






Our team



Dr. Lyndsey McTavish

Dental Surgeon – BDS (UWCM), MFDS, RCPS (Glasg), Dip Clin Dent (TCD)

Dr. Lyndsey McTavish qualified from University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2003. After working for a couple of years in her homeland of Scotland she joined Swords Dental in 2005. Lyndsey has taken over the running of the practice from her father in law Dr PJ Lynam.

She has a postgraduate diploma in Clinical dentistry from Trinity College Dublin and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow. Lyndsey enjoys keeping up to date with modern dental techniques and attends a variety of postgraduate continual dental education events. Lyndsey is particularly happy to help nervous patients and is a member of the International Society of Dental Anxiety Management.

Her friendly and relaxed approach will help make your visit to the dentist an easier experience.




Dr. Geraldine O’Hagan

Dental Surgeon – B.D.S. (Q.U.B.)

Dr. Geraldine O’Hagan is from County Tyrone and joined the practice in the 1980’s. Over the years Geraldine has built up a loyal patient base including many families. She like to take a longterm approach to treating her patients with an emphasis on oral hygiene and diet. Geraldine is a devoted Mum and a keen bridge player.





Dr. Frank E. Ormsby

Dental Surgeon – B.Dent Sc., Dip.Clin.Dent., DGDP MJDF., RCS. (Eng), FICD.

Frank is a graduate of the Dublin Dental School and Hospital and has over twenty five years experience in dentistry. He has actively pursued the highest standards in general dental practice and has consistenly pursued continuing education and courses to keep apace with modern dentistry. His natural understanding of patient anxieties and emotions and the requirement to tailor fit treatments to financial circumstances has ensured a loyal patient base in north Co. Dublin. He is a founder member of the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care and a past national co-ordinator of the Vocational Training Scheme in Dentistry. In recognition of his contribution to dental education he was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry in Vienna in 2011.

Frank welcomes a challenge and believes in a joint understanding and approach between himself and his patients to restore and maintain a healthy mouth.

Frank has recently received the joint NIDM/STRAUMANN/IFPDC certification in implant dentistry.




Dr. Eimear McHugh

B.A. B.Dent.Sc. MFD RCSI D.Ch.Dent. Oral Surgery (TCD), FFD RCSI (Oral Surgery), Surgery Specialist List (Irish Dental Council.)

Eimear is a member of the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Association of Oral Surgery. She is also an examiner in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

Dr. Eimear McHugh graduated with Honours from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. Following a year as a House Officer in the Dublin Dental University Hospital, she was employed in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit in St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex. During this time, Dr McHugh completed her Membership Examinations for the Faculty of Dentistry in the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. She also obtained certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support.

She then became the Executive Registrar in the Dublin Dental University Hospital and provided Oral Surgery services at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Crumlin Hospital for Sick Children.

She completed her specialist training over three years at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, where she was awarded a doctorate in Oral Surgery and graduated with First Class Honours. She also successfully completed the Advanced Cardiac Life Support course during this time. Her doctoral thesis was entitled “The role of alcohol in oral cancer.” She has written a number of scientific papers, which have been published in the Journal of the Irish Dental Association and The Surgeon.

In 2014, following her specialist training, Dr McHugh became a Fellow of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Dr McHugh currently holds a teaching post at the Dublin Dental University Hospital and she is listed on the Consultant Register in the Beacon Hospital and the Mater Private Hospital.



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Dr. Donal O’Mahony

Dental Surgeon – B.D.S. (N.U.I.) L.D.M. (Canada)

Dr. Donal O’Mahony joined the practice in 2001 after previously running his own practice in Canada. He has recently opened his own practice in Ballsbridge but works with us in Swords every Monday.

Donal has a particular interest in advanced restorative work including root canal treatment.

He is undergoing qualification in dental implants.




Paula Cavanagh

Dental Hygenist RDH

Paula joined Swords Dental in 2007 having completed a certificate course in dental nursing in 1999 followed by a diploma course in dental hygiene in university college cork.  During the course she was awarded the communicator award by the university.

She has recently completed a course in smoking cessation by the HSE as well as an updated CPR-EAD course.

Paula is a member of both the Irish dental hygienist assocation and dental council.

“I am very passionate about oral health and i continue my education by regularly attending conferences and seminars”




Carol Harrington

Practice Manager

Carol is the practice manager and has worked in the practice since she left school. Carol has been dealing with patients for over twenty five years and is known and loved by many of them. Carol enjoys talking to people and likes to make any nervous patients feel at ease.





Tracy, Pamela & Patricia.

Our dental nurses.