Shackleton Clinic

Our dental practice has been in Newbridge for over thirty years. We have known our patients for many years and we work hard to provide a consistent, dedicated service.

About the Shackleton Clinic

Here at Shackleton Dental we have a team of 8 led by clinic owner Dr Cathy O’Leary. We focus on making sure our patients feel relaxed and confident during each visit.

Featured Cosmetic Treatments:

Invisalign Braces

Invisible & Removable Braces Invisalign is a revolutionary system that straightens teeth without traditional metal braces. This is done with clear aligners, like mouthguards which are […]

Anti-wrinkle Injections

Anti wrinkle treatments will bring a fresh, youthful glow to your skin.  Anti-wrinkle Injection Here at Shackleton Clinic we offer anti-wrinkle injections to treat the facial […]

Teeth Whitening

Professional tooth whitening is a fast, effective way to improve your smile. Teeth whitening works by applying a gel concentrate to your teeth, which interacts with […]

Useful Information

Dental emergencies

Dental emergencies can happen at the worst of times causing a lot of pain and anxiety. As soon as an accident occurs or issue arises, contact […]

Dental Care for Children

Focusing on prevention. Dental decay in children is very common and recent surveys have shown that one in four children have some element of tooth decay. […]

Oral Hygiene

Good Oral Hygiene is Critical Healthy gums = healthy teeth. Oral hygiene is an important part of keeping you and your teeth healthy. Our dental hygienist, […]

Reviews for Shackleton Clinic

  • Trevor Kennedy
    I had a experience from start to finish in Shackleton Clinic. From Louise at the front desk, to Cathy and her staff, I was thrilled with the result. Thank you so much Cathy and all the staff at Shackleton Clinic.
  • Kristy Maclean Hayes
    Called on the 23rd of December for my 5 year old son following a dental accident. The receptionist could not have been nicer to ensure he was seen. The dental team were incredibly freindly and my son felt at ease. He's actually excited to go back 👍.
  • Nicola Doyle
    Brillo experience with dentist Cathy , no pain , quick, I left feeling completely safe and taken care of . I would full recommend this dental practice.
    Nicola Doyle
  • Sarah Maddock
    Brought my two young, nervous kids to the dentist. We had a very friendly greeting from Louise and then saw Cathy and Daisy at the clinic. It was such a positive experience that put the kids completely at ease. I couldn’t have asked for better. The kids left delighted with themselves. I can’t recommend this clinic enough!
  • Barry G
    There is a great team at The Shackleton Clinic and I (almost) look forward to going to the dentist now! Cathy is a brilliant dentist and a bit of an artist too!
  • Aine Gallagher
    I had the most wonderful experience from start to finish in Shackleton Clinic. From Louise at the front desk, to Dr Cathy and her trainees, I was made feel comfortable and well looked after. Dr Cathy listened to what I wanted to do about my dental work, and gave me options to choose from. She knew exactly what I was trying to achieve and I was thrilled with the end result. Thank you so much Dr Cathy and all the team at Shackleton Clinic.
  • Stacey Emdadian
    I am so pleased I came across this practice. From the friendly helpful staff to the thorough check up I received. Cathy and her team made me feel so comfortable. My fears of going to the dentist are no longer. Thank you so much. I have both kids booked in now too😊
  • Jamie Mulrooney
    Fantastic service from all staff at the Shackleton Clinic. The dentists were very professional and the receptionists are very friendly. I've been there twice and will definitely be back again. Would highly recommend !!
  • Olivia Daly
    Highly recommend Shackleton clinic the staff are all very friendly. Dr Catherine Eager is a fantastic dentist can't thank her enough for all the treatment and advice she has given me, will definitely return..
  • Barry McDaid
    I’ve been to the Shackleton clinic a few times now and would highly recommend them. I am on my invisalign journey and delighted they made this happen for me and so easily too! I’ve recommended Shackleton clinic to all of my family and friends.
  • Rebecca Cramer
    All the staff are so lovely, definitely eased my mind as I'm not a big fan of the dentist, even have a TV in the room so I could watch Friends while getting a filling 😊
  • Peter Shirran
    Highly recommend this clinic, professional and very frendly they put the patient at ease and have recommended to others..
    Peter Shirran
  • Aine Leahy
    Cathy and her team are brilliant, put you completely at ease, would recommend if you are nervous of trips to the dentist
  • Barry Olwill
    Excellent facilities and amazing service. Highly recommend

Our dedicated staff are ready to make you smile

Our dedicated staff are ready to make you smile

Shakleton Clinic on Instagram:

Invisalign and Teeth whitening

This treatment was carried out with very limited in person appointments with the help of @dentalmonitoring . I check the patient virtually every week to allow the patient to have her invisalign treatment carried out under the watchful eye of a dentist but from the convenience of her own home

#invisalign #dentalmonitoring #teethwhitening #newbridgedentist #shackletonclinic

This patient attended for an Invisalign consultation as she was unhappy with the position and colour of her teeth.
🦷Invisalign treatment time 15 months 🦷Boutique teeth whitening
🦷Happy patient 😁

#invisalign #teethwhitening #newbridgedentist #shackletonclinic #dentalhygiene #teamwork #retainers

1. There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people on this earth
2. Your tongue print is as unique as your footprint 👅
3. Enamel is the hardest thing in your body💪
4. Most of your tooth is actually below the gum line, you can’t see it!
5. We produce 2 swimming pools of saliva in our lifetime! 🏊‍♀️
6. You spend about 38 days of your life brushing your teeth in a lifetime 🪥

#dentalhygienist #dentist #oralhealth #invisalign #teethwhitening #newbridgedentist #shackletonclinic #dentalnurse

Something to smile about..
Another happy patient after a course of Elighten teeth whitening from @enlightensmiles

#teethwhitening #shackletonclinic #newbridgedentist #invisalign #dentalhygienist

A bit thank you to all our patients who let us take care of them in 2021. Thanks for trusting all of the team at Shackleton Clinic to give you the smiles you want and deserve and looking forward to seeing you all in 2022 🦷x ...

Pearly whites for Christmas 🎄

A short course of teeth whitening followed by the replacement of an old discoloured filling and voila 😁

#enlightenteethwhitening #teethwhitening #composite #newbridgedentist #shackletonclinic #aestheticdentistry #invisalign

What a year!

A big thank you to all our patients new and old for entrusting us to care for you over the past year. We have been blown away by all your kind words about our team and the care you have received. Everyday we try to treat everyone as if they were our mother, father, sister or brother ❤️

Here’s to many more years to come x

A little snippet of the patient’s journey to the dental surgery 🦷 ...

What a transformation!

Another amazing result from @enlightensmiles. Two weeks at home whitening and one in clinic treatment

#enlightenwhitening #teethwhitening #shackletonclinic #newbridgedentist #invisalign #facialaesthetics

Say cheese 😀

A lovely way to finish a busy week. This lady had wear present on her lower teeth and was unhappy with the appearance and I was concerned that this would worsen over time.

After some careful planning with @southerncrossdental_ie we carried out teeth whitening and injection moulded composite bonding and got a lovely cosmetic result with the bonus of protecting the natural tooth structure from further wear 🎉

#toothwear #compositebonding #newbridgedentist #shackletonclinic #teethwhitening

The real Boss lady..

Louise is our receptionist, confidant, comedian and everyone’s mammy 😍

Louise came to the practice 9 months ago , sent from heaven at the perfect time when things were changing in the practice. She does not have a dental background but is a quick learner and is dying to get into the surgery with us to try to learn even more.

Louise goes out of her way to accommodate patients and make them feel welcome in a setting that can make some people feel a little nervous 😬

#newbridgedentist #dentalreceptionist #shackletonclinic #teethwhitening #invisalign #dentalimplants #botox #obagi

Put your sunglasses on…

Great result from @enlightensmiles after two weeks of at home whitening and one in clinic session 😎

#newbridgedentist #enlightenwhitening #teethwhitening #shackletonclinic

Dental nurse/Receptionist/Lovely person 😊

Paula and I have worked together for approximately 8 years now, minus several maternity leaves! She is amazing at her job whether that be welcoming patients to the practice or nursing in the surgery. Always putting patients at ease through her gentle manor and genuine interest in their well being ❤️

#dentalassistant #dentalreceptionist #newbridgedentist #shackletonclinic #teethwhitening #kindness

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We work with the best to give you the best care…

We offer great dental and aesthetic treatments here in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. We use the latest technologies to give you more options and the best outcomes.

Irish Dental Association
Irish Dental Council