Patient notice regarding COVID-19

We are delighted to inform you that we will be resuming normal service on a phased and gradual basis from Monday 18th May 2020

For more information on our new procedures to ensure the safety of both patients and staff, visit our COVID-19 patient information page here

We look forward to welcoming you back to Rathmines Road Dental Clinic.

Quality Dental Care

With over 20 years’ experience working in the UK and Ireland Dr Buckley provides the highest standards in dental care, using the most up to date technology.

Competitive Prices

Quality dental care at competitive prices. We’ll always discuss the costs with you before proceeding with a treatment.

Convenient Opening Hours

Open 5 days a week with late opening Monday to Thursday. Daily emergency appointments available.

All Patients Welcome

We accept PRSI, Private and Medical Card Patients.


We’re dedicated to providing you with the best customer service

Dr Patricia Buckley

Dr Patricia Buckley has 20 years’ experience providing the highest level of Dental care in both the UK and Ireland. She graduated from UCC in 1999 and she holds post-graduate qualifications in Implant Dentistry, Sedation and Endodontics (root canal). In 2012 Dr Buckley opened her own Practice at Rathmines Road Dental Clinic. Her number one priority is delivering the highest standards of Dental care to all patients.

Lynn Hudson

Lynn is the Practice Manager, she looks after the ‘business side’ of the dental practice. Lynn’s number one priority is ensuring that each and every patient at Rathmines Road Dental Clinic receives the highest possible standard of care. Lynn has a keen interest in the field of health and currently holds a degree in health science. Lynn likes to keep active by running, playing squash and taking part in charity cycles.


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We recommend that our patients get a regular dental check-up at least once per year. During this appointment with our dentist, they will check your overall health and oral hygiene, chart each of the teeth in your mouth, take X-rays, check your bite and jaw alignment. The Dentist will then advise on any cavities present in the teeth and on the overall oral health of the gums and the mouth and a fully costed treatment plan detailing any work you require will be prepared including the fees.

During a scale and polish treatment at Rathmines Road Dental Clinic, your teeth will receive a thorough cleaning from our dentist. This cleaning involves the scaling away of tartar build-up on your tooth surfaces and then the polishing of your teeth. We finish off our scale and polish by using a Kavo Prophyflex 3 powder blast handpick for the removal of stains and bacterial plaque and the cleaning of enamel surfaces. This special cleaning gives a higher performance for perfect cleaning results. We recommend that patients get a professional dental cleaning at least once per year, although some patients need to come and see us every three – six months. The added benefits of a Prophyflex cleaning:

  • Gentle tooth cleaning without damage to enamel and no soft tissue traumatisation.
    Effectively removes stains and plaque from discolouration caused by tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco.
    In Aesthetic Dentistry cleaning teeth before whitening allows the natural tooth colour be precisely determined.
    The bicarbonate powder, water and air mixture remove various accretions and discolourations from the tooth.

At Rathmines Road Dental Clinic we use Opalescence whitening system. It is the worlds leading take home tooth whitening kit, as seen in Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, InStyle and Brides. Opalescence take-home whitening gel is a professional teeth whitener available only through your licensed dental professional. Giving you a whiter, brighter smile using custom trays your dentist makes just for you. Opalescence take-home whitening gel is ideal for people who want the most customised whitening treatment possible.

Our dentists use dental crowns to improve the size, shape, strength and appearance of broken down or discoloured teeth. Crowns are usually made with metal, porcelain, ceramic or a combination of these materials. When a crown is placed in the mouth it blends in with the other natural teeth making it look like a seamless part of the smile.

Dental bridges are used to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Using two crowns as anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and a false tooth in between, our dentist will fill the gap in your smile. These types of dental restorations are cemented onto existing teeth or dental implants making them immovable.

At Rathmines Road Dental we can offer you the option of Amalgam (silver) or (white) Composite fillings to close off the spaces in your teeth and prevent bacteria from entering them. When our dentist gives you a filling, they first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with your chosen filling material.

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.

Bruxism is a condition whereby excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching wear down the tooth. Bruxism is a common problem. Some of the commonly associated symptoms with bruxism include hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles, headaches, tooth wear, damage to dental restorations (e.g crowns and fillings) and damage to teeth. In many cases headaches can be one of the only short term side affects of Bruxism and therefore people may not be aware of the condition. The causes of bruxism are not completely understood, but stress has been identified as one contributing factor.

If you are suffering with Bruxism we would generally recommend a mouth guard to protect your teeth, and minimise the effects of the grinding. But, while this will help with the grinding issue short term, it might be advisable to seek help with your underlying stress or anxiety to fully resolve the matter, long term.

Make An Appointment With Us Today

  • Monday 8am – 8pm
  • Tuesday 8am – 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am – 8pm
  • Thursday 8am – 8pm
  • Friday 8am – 5pm


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