Dr Norma O’Connor provides the oral surgery service for patients referred to Riverpoint Dental Specialist Clinic. She studied dentistry in University College Cork, graduating with Honours in Oral Surgery in 2004. She gained experience in General Dental Practice before pursuing further study in her chosen specialty of Oral Surgery. She completed an SHO post in the Dublin Dental Hospital followed by SHO posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Chichester, West Sussex and the Mid Western Hospital Limerick. She was awarded with Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2008. She completed a four and a half year Oral Surgery Specialty Training programme in the Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Insitute. During this time she successfully completed her Membership and Fellowship examinations in Oral Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She also completed a Masters in Oral Surgery with the University of Edinburgh in 2013, graduating with a distinction.
She has worked as a Consultant in Oral Surgery in the Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute since June 2015 and took on the role of Interim Programme Director for the Masters in Oral Surgery Programme from August 2015 to July 2016. Dr O’Connor is a member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons and the Irish Dental Association.
She provides a full range of oral surgery services including:
• Simple and surgical removal of teeth including wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth
• Exposure of unerupted teeth
• Management of cystic lesions
• Assessment and management of other soft and hard tissue lesions
• Diagnosis and management of temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome and facial pain
• Surgical endodontics.
Treatment can be carried out under local anaesthetic or with adjunctive conscious sedation for anxious patients as required.