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Meet the Dental Team Gate Clinic Galway

Dr Paul Moore BDS

Clinical Director at Smiles Dental Gate Clinic, Galway.

Qualified in 1981 in Sheffield, Dr Moore ran a private dental practice in North Devon for 15 years, and moved to Ireland in 1997. Originally founded by Dr Gerry Meehan, the practice was well established when Dr Moore moved to Galway in 1999. Then after four years the practice relocated to Gate Clinic and by merging a combination of personal service and advanced technology, merged the personal values of an old practice with the modern services of the new.

The spacious cheerful practice gives a warm reception to all patients, and reflects Dr Moore’s philosophy: Do it Once and Do it Well.

Irish Dental Association.
Irish Association of Aesthetic Dentistry.
Association of Dental Implantology.
International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Irish Society of Computerised Dentistry (Founder Member).
Trainer for the International Society of Computerised Dentistry.

Dr Ian Wellings BDS

Dental Surgeon at Smiles Dental Gate Clinic, Galway

Dr Ian. J. Wellings has 15 years of clinical experience in Oral Implantology. While working in German private practice in the late 1980s, he decided to seek education in the then new field of Oral Implantology and attended the Second Maxi Course at the Medical College Georgia USA and subsequently passed the written examination for the Associate Fellowship of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Ian and his wife Linda offer a surgical service with intravenous sedation for implant placement and wisdom teeth extraction within the practice. In 1998 he met Dr Hilt Tatum. Since then Dr Tatum has been his teacher and mentor. They have spent many hundreds of clinical hours together both in Florida and in the UK. As a member of the faculty of the Tatum Institute, he has clinical teaching experience and has made presentations to the students as well as to the Yorkshire section of the Association of Dental Implantology. Specialisation in modern dentistry allows us to offer a standard of dental care to meet international standards.

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit.”
Aristotle 284-322BC

Dr Brian Delgado BDS

Dental Surgeon at Smiles Dental Gate Clinic, Galway

Brian is a highly experienced and accomplished General Dental Practitioner. He qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2000. After a few years of hospital appointments and NHS Dentistry in Cardiff he moved to Bristol where he started his career in private dental practice. This led him to work in several private practices throughout Europe before settling in Ireland. His expertise includes root canal treatment, Crown & bridgework, implants, difficult teeth extractions including third molar removal and treatment of the dental phobic patient including young children.

Louise Mitchell

Louise is Practice Manager of Gate clinic Smiles Dental in Galway. Louise has worked in the Smiles Group since 2008 firstly as Practice manager in our Middle St practice in Galway and then as Field Support Manager responsible for eight of our dental practices across the country. Louise took the position as Practice Manager in The Gate clinic in June 2017 and is excited to be part of this unique practice.