Our Team

The team at Portlaoise Dental are highly skilled in dental care. A close-knit group, we are dedicated to helping your with any dental problem you have. As a family-run practice, we strive to create a friendly, welcoming environment for patients of all ages.

Dentists

Keeping abreast of current thinking in dentistry is very important to us and all our dentists regularly attend courses and lectures to help keep skills and knowledge up-to-date.

Dr. Karen Cosgrove BDS

Dr. Karen Cosgrove BDS established Portlaoise Dental with her husband David in December 2010. Hailing from Co. Down, she studied dentistry at Queens University, Belfast and qualified in 2006 with a distinction in Practice of Dentistry.
Karen and David met at university and married in 2007. They now have three beautiful, busy little boys. Outside of work Karen has a passion for cooking, which is lucky as her husband and children have a passion for eating!

Dr. David Cosgrove BDS

Dr. David Cosgrove BDS is one half of the husband and wife team behind Portlaoise Dental. A native of Belfast, he qualified as a dentist from Queens University, Belfast in 2005. He and Karen married in 2007 and worked in rural Scotland for five years before settling in Ireland in January 2010. David is a keen golfer, when he gets time, and a member of Portarlington Golf Club.

Dr. Helena Joy BDS

Dr. Helena Joy BDS joined the team at Portlaoise Dental in February 2014. Hailing from Kerry, Helena is an avid fan of Munster Rugby and is a founding member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Choir, performing at many major matches and events. Helena is a great believer in the important of of life-long learning and regularly attends courses and seminars to keep her dentistry skills and knowledge up to date.

Aoibheann O’Donoghue

Aoibheann is a highly skilled dental hygienist who is passionate about oral health. She joins our team from August 2017 and will help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Portlaoise Dental provide a full range of dental services in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Reception

Collette Doocey

Collette works on reception and has been with Portlaoise Dental since 2013. She is often the first face you see or voice you hear when you contact us! Collette will usually be able to help with any queries you have regarding your appointment, so don’t be afraid to ask!

Portlaoise Dental provide a full range of dental services in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Dental Nurses

Deirdre Hyland

Originally from Ballyroan, Deirdre has worked at Portlaoise Dental since the very beginning and is a fully qualified dental surgery assistant.

Kate Fogarty

Kate Fogarty joined the team at Portlaoise Dental in February 2011. Hailing from Carlow, she is a fully qualified dental nurse and highly experienced dental surgery assistant.

Helen Quigley

Helen Quigley, from Timahoe, has been with Portlaoise Dental since April 2012. She obtained her Diploma in Dental Nursing from UCC in December 2015.