Quality Dental Care in the heart of Blackrock village

ABOUT US

Welcome to our practice website. Our aim is to give you general information on the range of treatments and services we provide.

We have also included sections on our location, the treatments and services we provide, the benefits you may be entitled to, and how to contact us. We also have an advice centre. We hope you find the site helpful and informative.

Our fees are very competitive and we are always happy to give quotations. Of course it is much easier to give an accurate fee once we have seen the case, and assessed exactly what is involved.

We are happy to accept patients:

  • privately
  • under the PRSI scheme

OPENING HOURS

Monday 08.30 - 19.00
Tuesday 08.30 - 19.00
Wednesday 08.30 - 19.00
Thursday 08.30 - 19.00
Friday08.30 - 16.00

OUR STAFF

The Dentists, Hygienists and rest of the team at Blackrock Dental take great pride in the quality of their dentistry and will endeavour to make your visit a pleasant and rewarding experience. The team aim is to achieve excellent dental health for you and your family through high quality restorative work and ongoing maintenance and prevention. By working together we can ensure that you will maintain your teeth and oral tissues in the healthiest possible condition over many years ahead.

Dr Morgan O'Gara


Dr Morgan O’Gara is a highly experienced dentist who is dedicated to providing his patients with high quality dentistry in a friendly and relaxed environment. Morgan qualified from University College Cork in 2007 with an honours degree. After graduating, Morgan moved to London where he spent five years working in both NHS and private dental practice. At the same time he completed, with merit, a three year postgraduate Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry in the world renowned King’s College London. Morgan was one of the first dentists internationally to complete this programme, under the tutelage of some of the most renowned cosmetic dentists in the world.
In 2012, Morgan moved to Perth, Australia where he spent four years working in a fully private dental practice with a focus on cosmetic dentistry. Morgan is also a registered provider of Invisalign Go as well as providing facial aesthetic treatments including BOTOX.
In March 2016, Morgan along with his wife, Daphne, and their four young children, returned home to Ireland.
In his spare time Morgan is a big rugby fan having paid to the highest amateur level. In recent years he has become a regular competitor in triathlon and road running.


Dr. Marie Sanfey


Marie qualified as a dentist from University College Cork. She moved to London where she worked for three years in Westminster and also worked for three years in Kent. During this time, she completed many training courses including Invisalign among others. Having successfully completed her MJDF exams, Marie became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. Marie studied for three further years to be awarded a Masters degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry in King’s College London. Since returning to Dublin to work in private practice, Marie also completed a year long course in Implant Dentistry in the Northumberland Institute of Dental Medicine.
Having a huge passion for dentistry and dental education, Marie teaches at both an undergraduate level in the Dublin Dental University Hospital as well as postgraduate level; she is a guest lecturer and examiner in King's College London for the MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry and also teaches and co-runs with Subir Banerji a new Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry based in Ireland through the Academy of Dental Excellence.
Marie is very passionate about her work and does everything she can to care for her patients. She is a perfectionist and will not be happy until you are!

Please Note, Marie is currently on Maternity Leave.

Dr. Flavio Molina


Flavio qualified with his degree in Dentistry from Brazil in 1998. From 1999 onwards, Flavio worked in a private practice in Brazil. He achieved his Prosthodontist Specialist title in 2006, and has been practising as a Prosthodontist Specialist since.
In 2008, Flavio qualified as a Master in Dentistry. In the same year he commenced his Doctorate course, completing it in 2011, with his PhD research on Dental Implants. In 2010 Flavio worked in the Brazilian Air Force, as First Lieutenant, working as both an Implantologist and Prosthodontic Specialist. In 2016 qualified with another Master of Science in Portugal.
With over 20 years’ experience as a clinician, Prosthodontist and Implant specialist, Flavio’s expertise and passion is focused on smile reconstruction through Dental Implants and Prosthodontics. Flavio is our in house Implantologist and Prosthodontist at Blackrock Dental.

Daphne O'Gara - Practice Manager


Daphne graduated from University College Cork in 2006 with a first-class honour in Commerce. Daphne then moved to London where she worked for an experiential marketing company as an account manager. Some of her accounts included: Jack Daniel’s, Indesit, Vodafone and Moet. After a number of years in marketing, Daphne decided to go back to college and study for her post graduate diploma in education, where she again gained the highest accreditation. She became a secondary school teacher in Business Education, teaching subjects such as: Business Studies, Economics, Accounting and IT.
Daphne moved to Perth, Australia with Morgan to start their family. Initially when Daphne arrived, she worked in the Private Patient Billing department of the children’s hospital, PMH. Daphne took time out to start their family and then went back to teaching in Santa Maria College. In 2016 Daphne, Morgan and their children moved home to Dublin. Daphne has joined the practice, working alongside Morgan, as Practice Manager. Daphne brings her vast experience of marketing and teaching to this role in the practice, while still running a busy home with their four children.

Claire Palmer - Dental Hygienist


Claire joined our team in 2020 and is a native of Cork. She is a passionate and dedicated Dental Hygienist who brings a wealth of experience to Blackrock Dental. She earned her diploma in Dental Nursing in 2012 from University College Cork After 4 years of working in private practice, She decided to go back to college and further her education and graduated with honours in Dental Hygiene.
As a dental hygienist, Claire takes pride in putting her patients at ease and making a difference in their oral health. She performs all aspects of comprehensive hygiene, and believes in giving each patient the individual tools and technique they require to achieve and maintain periodontal health and stability to the best of their ability.
She is a registered member of the Dental Council of Ireland and an active member with the Irish Dental Hygienist Association where she attends conferences to keep up her CPD.
In her spare time, Claire loves to head out for walks with her much adored miniature dachshund Frankie.