Principal Dentist – Dr. Tom Rodgers B.D.S.
Tom, the practice owner qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 1995 and set up Blackrock Dental Surgery in 2007 after working as an associate dentist in Hollywoods in Dundalk for three years. Before moving to the Dundalk area he worked in general practice in Belfast, Strabane and Cardiff. Tom also completed a year working as an oral surgeon in the University Hospital Wales and Cardiff Royal Infirmary in Cardiff. He practices a wide variety of dentistry, including tooth extractions, fillings, root canal treatment, cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, dentures, periodontal treatment, diagnosis and management of dental pain or toothache, emergency treatment and preventative dentistry. From his time in hospital he gained experience in surgical extractions, wisdom tooth extraction, oral medicine, diagnosis and treatment of lesions in the mouth, oral cancer and management of facial trauma.
He continues to attend post-graduate courses regularly to keep up to date with the latest technology, techniques and procedures in dentistry. In recent years Tom has developed an interest in digital dentistry and cosmetic treatments and facial aesthetics. He is an active member of the Irish Dental Association participating on the General Practitioner committee. Tom is also a member of the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care. Originally from Lurgan in Co Armagh, he has been living in Blackrock since 2004 with his wife and four children. A keen fan of Gaelic football, Tom has played for Armagh at minor, under 21 and senior level as well as winning a Freshers, Ryan Cup and Sigerson cup with Queen’s University Belfast . He remains an active member of the GAA, coaching with local club Geraldines GFC.