Team Of Specialists
Dr. Brendan O’Gara
Michaela Mc Glinchey
Dr. Gonzalo Lopez Baillo
Dr. Rachel Birt
Susan O’ Loughlin
Dr. Siobhan Murray
BSc BA BDentSc MFD (RCSIre) MSc(Orth.
Founded The Blue Poppy Dentistry & Orthodontic
Siobhan founded The Blue Poppy (Donegal) in 2010. She comes from a family of dentists. Her father founded Murray Dental in Omagh where he practiced for forty years. Her brother, Emmet, took over the practice and works there currently as a general dentist.
Siobhan undertook her dental training at Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded the prestigious academic title of Scholar in 1997 and graduated with honours in 2001. She obtained a Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery and was made a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland) in 2003.
As well as General Dental and Health Board dentistry her resume includes twelve months as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial surgery in Manchester; six months as a Locum Registrar in Orthodontics in Manchester and two years as a Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental School.
Her specialist interest is in Adult and Child Orthodontics and has a Masters in Orthodontics from Warwick University. She is currently studying for a postgraduate certificate in Cone Beam Computerised Tomography through Kings College London
The Keen Traveler !
Siobhan has been a keen traveller and has carried out voluntary dental work in Guyana and in The Himalayas. It was while on the latter trip that she encountered the Blue Poppy, a flower native to the Himalayas and the national emblem of Bhutan.She has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and canoed The Yukon River in Canada.
Administrative assistant and Dental Nurse.
Angela is a qualified dental nurse.
She also has over 6 years experience in administration
Welcoming smile to put our patients at ease!
She works hard to ensure that things run seamlessly and patients & Staff alike are happy, what she enjoys most about her role at the practice is getting to interact so warmly with patients while helping to improve their smile.
Angela prides herself on providing excellent customer service from her and the team, and is always on hand with a welcoming smile to put our patients at ease.
Angela was a Blue Poppy patient in their Donegal Practice before joining the new Blue Poppy Team in their new Letterkenny practice.
Angela enjoys travelling,hiking, cooking and learning New Skills. She has a keen interest in fitness and health.
Studies & work history
Lorraine obtained her Dental Nursing Qualification in 2006 from the National Examining Board of Dental Nursing.
She has gained considerable experience working in general practice for 15 years before joining the Blue Poppy Team in Oct 2019
Catherine is from lovely Longford and joined our team in January 2019.
She qualified as a Dental Nurse from Athlone institute of technology in 2007.
Catherine spent 10 years working in a busy dental practice in Galway City before settling in County Donegal.
She has a keen interest in orthodontics and is dedicated to making your visit to Blue Poppy Dental relaxed and enjoyable.
In her spare time Catherine enjoys keeping fit and spending time with family and friends.
General Dentist with Special Interest in Dental Implants
Passion for History !
Dental nurse and Practice Administrator
Jayne is from Inver. She graduated with distinction in Dental Nursing from Letterkenny Institute of Technology in October 2017 at the age of 20.
Since Jayne graduated she has worked at Blue Poppy Dentistry and Orthodontics, Donegal Town both in the surgery and on Reception.
Jayne excells at patient care and treatment coordination to the practice.
She is dedicated to her role in ensuring everything we do for you before, during and after your appointment is both efficient and enjoyable.
Music lover !
In her spare time Jayne enjoys her music and has won medals in Fleadhs across Ireland, playing accordion. She also loves singing.
Jayne is also a big animal lover and enjoys taking her two dogs for walks on the beach in the evenings.
Dr. Brendan O’Gara B.Dent. Surg.
Special interest in Oral Surgery including Surgical extractions
Brendan is a highly experienced dentist, competent in all aspects of general dentistry. He has a special interest in oral surgery, and has wide experience in wisdom teeth extraction and difficult extractions generally.
The Problem Solver !
Michaela Mc Glinchey
She qualified as a dental nurse in 2017 from Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
During an early career in retail where she learned the importance of providing great customer service.
She fulfilled an ambition of travelling and working abroad when she went to Australia and worked as a dental nurse where she gained valuable insights into other practices and procedures.
Michaela takes pride in her work ensuring patients receive the best care possible. She enjoys a chat with the patients and is calming and reassuring towards nervous patients.
Michaela joined the Blue Poppy team in 2019.
Gym time !
Outside of work, Michaela enjoys going to the gym, walking and spending quality time with family and friends.
Dr Gonzalo Lopez Baillo
BSc Dentistry, post graduate in Oral Malfunction, Occlusion & Oral Rehabilitation. Post graduate in Oral Surgery & implants
Gonzalo graduated with a BSc in Dentistry from Complutense University Madrid in 2000 and achieved a post graduate qualification in 2003 in Oral Malfunction, Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation from CEU University, Valencia, followed by a further post graduate qualification in Oral Surgery and Implants from Hospital University La Concepcion Madrid.
Gonzalo has more than 20 years of professional experience in leading local and multinational dental centers across Europe. Trained both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in top ranked Universities in Spain with on-going training in relevant international annual meetings and specialized courses. He is extremely experienced with full focus on patient care. Gonzalo has postgraduate qualifications and extensive experience in Oral rehabilitation and Implants. He is an active member of SEI (Spanish Implant Association), IDA (Irish Dental Association), SECIB ( Spanish Oral Surgeon Association) and ITI(International Team for Implantology) and SEPES.
Susan O’ Loughlin
Susan began her training as a dental nurse in New York City. She subsequently graduated from Trinity College Dublin as a Dental Nurse and worked in a specialist periodontal practice in Dublin for a number of years as a dental nurse before undertaking training in Glasgow Dental Hospital. She graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 1995.
Susan is a qualified trainer, and has designed a course for cross infection control in the dental surgery.
Susan was the first Dental Hygienist to work in Donegal Town. She has worked in Donegal Town since 1995 and is a founder member of The Blue Poppy, Donegal team. She has enjoyed participating in building a professional and dynamic practice.
Quality family time
In her spare time Susan enjoys spending time with her family, including their dog Milly. She also enjoys travelling, reading and walking.
Dr Rachel Birt
General Dentist – Special Interest in Children’s Dentistr
Dr Rachel Birt is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.
Rachel enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and children’s dentistry.
She is especially good with anxious patients and young children. She enjoys working with patients to build a supportive and friendly environment in order to create a pleasant dental experience.
Marathon aficionado !
Originally from Cavan, in her spare time Rachel enjoys running and keeping fit and has run in many marathons including The Dublin City Marathon. Rachel also has a keen interest in music and plays both traditional Irish flute and classical piano.