The Shackleton Clinic Team

Dr. Cathy O'Leary

Dr. Cathy O’Leary is an accomplished dentist with over ten years’ experience.

She qualified from University College Cork with an honours degree and also received the gold medal award for restorative dentistry. Cathy completed postgraduate vocational training in Scotland and spent time working in the Dublin Dental Hospital.

Cathy has always had passion for preventative and restorative dentistry. Prior to becoming a dentist, she qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a distinction in dental nursing and dental hygiene. Today Cathy is very focused on working with her patients on oral hygiene as well as preventive and restorative procedures such as fillings, crowns and veneers.

Cathy is also focusing on facial aesthetics including anti-wrinkle injections because of her expertise in facial anatomy. She has chosen to offer this treatment in Shackleton Clinic for patients who would like to be treated in a safe, medical environment by highly professional staff. Cathy also offers medical grade skincare to enhance the outcome of injectable treatments.

Cathy is a Member of the Facility of Dental Surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and a member of the Irish Dental Association.

In her spare time Cathy enjoys life with her young family.

Dr Rabie Elbalasy

Dr Rabie Elbalasy is a highly experienced dentist who has been treating patients for almost seventeen years.

Rabie qualified as a dentist in 2004 and worked for seven years in public and private hospitals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Rabie went on to become a registrar in Saudi Arabia, heading up hospital departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery for over five years. 

Before coming to Ireland Rabie qualified with a Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Galsgow and he also qualified for Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry, Ireland. Rabie has maintained his keen interest in oral surgery and is very experienced in complex extractions and other surgeries. His skill and knowledge enables Rabie to put his patients at ease during their treatments along with his gentle and calm approach. 

Rabie moved to Ireland in 2019 with his family to join Centric Health Newbridge where he worked with Cathy O’Leary and now continues his work at Shackleton Clinic. 

Dr. Catherine Eager

Dr. Catherine Eager is a highly skilled dentist having been awarded the American Academy of Operative Dentistry Prize, for her technical skills during her training at University College Cork where she qualified with honours.

Catherine believes patient comfort is equally important to skill and precision and she will always take the time to make sure you feel comfortable with your care and treatment.

Catherine also has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry and facial aesthetics, having trained with the UK’s top aesthetic medicine doctors. Catherine specialises in areas including anti-wrinkle injections- Botox and Obagi prescription skincare.

In her spare time Catherine loves yoga, surfing, hiking and travelling.

Angela Parke

Angela Parke is a dental hygienist with over twenty years of experience working with patients here in Newbridge.

Angela has a certificate in dental nursing from the Dublin Dental Hospital and a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Birmingham Dental Hospital, where she received an award for clinical excellence.

Angela worked in the Dublin Dental Hospital for 5 years in areas of oral and implant surgery, accident & emergency and restorative dentistry. She also worked in Limerick and Carlow before coming to Kildare over 20 years ago. Angela has also continued her education earning certificates in x-ray, anaesthesia, crowns and CPR.

Angela has gained huge experience and works with her patients to ensure they have the best care and support available.

Dr Daisy McCarthy

Dr Daisy McCarthy graduated from University College Cork and has over ten year’s experience working in the UK and Dublin –  in hospital, community and private practice. 

Daisy has joined the Shackleton Clinic to offer sedation dentistry to younger patients who are nervous and anxious about treatments such as extractions or fillings. 

Daisy began her focus on sedation in Newcastle  where she completed a diploma in conscious sedation at Newcastle University and worked in the sedation department of the dental hospital there for two years. Daisy specialises in working with children to provide the most up-to-date and progressive dental care to younger patients in a comfortable and friendly environment.  She can provide a wide variety of treatments under sedation from fillings to extractions, root treatments to crowns. 

She offers dental treatment under inhalation sedation (where suitable) to children and also intravenous sedation to anxious or dental phobic adults. The positive dental experience provided by this service can completely change a patient’s relationship with their dentist and set them on a positive track to improving their dental health and confidence in their smile. 

Dr Paulina Bodrug

Dr Paulina is a specialist orthodontist graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, DMD in 2017 in Romania .She always has been passionate about aesthetics and functionality so she completed a master degree in Orthodontics and Orthopedics .

After working in private practices ,she moved to Ireland to continue her passion in orthodontics.Currently she is registered in Dental council of Ireland as specialist orthodontist

She believes achieving great results requires skills and determination ,therefore continues to expand her professional knowledge by taking various courses such as TMJ disorders,Biomechanics,preventive-interceptive orthodontics.

Apart from work, Paulina enjoys exploring Ireland’s beautiful landscapes and culture with her friends and family.