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.

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.

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. 

Lorna Mohan

Lorna qualified from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in Dental Science in 2010. After qualification she worked for two years as a house officer in the Dublin Dental University Hospital where she gained valuable post graduate training, with a strong focus in oral surgery. Her rotations also included providing emergency on-call dentistry for many of the Dublin hospitals.
During this time in the Dental Hospital, she completed her Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (MFDS RCSI)
She then moved to England for a year and worked as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery in Chichester, West Sussex, where she also completed her Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training. She then returned to Dublin and worked as a registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in St James’s Hospital for a year.

Since 2014 Lorna has working in private practice treating both adults and children. From the initial consultation to treatment she has a friendly, calm and approachable chair side manner. Lorna prides herself in the quality of her clinical care and understands the importance of listening and keeping you at ease.

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys keeping fit with cycling and hiking, and loves travelling when she’s not working!

Dr. Olimpia Dziendziela

Dr. Olimpia Dziendziela graduated from the Medical University of Pomerania, Poland. She moved to Ireland in 2010 and has continued with her education outside of working in a private practice.

Olimpia has become a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and in 2018 has been awarded a Master’s Degree in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry from the University of Manchester.

Olimpia enjoys continuing her professional development by undertaking numerous courses and accreditations to be able to deliver the best care for her patients. She has a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Olimpia is very passionate about using minimally invasive concepts to restore patients’ confidence in their smile. She continues to provide her patients with the latest dental treatment options including Invisalign, composite bonding and contouring.

In her spare time, Olimpia loves yoga, running and kayaking.

Dr Tom O’ Brien

I am delighted to have joined such a brilliant team here at Shackleton Clinic. I have thirty
years’ experience in all aspects of dentistry. Every dentist here at Shackleton Clinic is very
capable. I can only add a few skills that are helpful to everyone, I hope. Root canals of
difficult teeth is a challenge I enjoy. If anyone is nervous, I am happy to use sedation with
very effective tablets. I am comfortable with difficult extractions also. Regarding improving
appearance, I would always want to guide patients carefully in a direction that works for
them and is minimally invasive.
I do find the more crooked, dark, and misshapen the teeth are initially, the more satisfying it is to bring them up to a normal smile or perhaps brighter if desired …. again, minimally
invasive is usually the theme here also. Overall making patients comfortable relaxed and
more trusting at end of treatment is my goal which fits the whole ethos of Shackleton Clinic.
My interests outside of work are golf, my family and charitable work.