COVID-19 Updates

Thu 23rd July

I hope everyone is safe and well and adjusting to the changes we are all having to make in our day-to-day lives.

As you are probably aware, we have been open for some weeks now, and we are able to offer appointments with both our dentists and hygienists.

Whilst you will notice significant changes within the practice there are many things which remain unchanged, namely that the health and safety of our patients and the team are paramount. We have always had stringent hygiene and decontamination procedures in place, and these have been modified to mitigate the risk posed by Covid-19.

We will of course have to wear additional PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), which I have been sourcing for weeks and which I have in place. Appointments will also take longer, which combined with increased decontamination time, will unfortunately mean that we can safely see significantly fewer patients than before the crisis.

Amongst others measures we are operating staggered appointments to comply with Government, Dental Council and HPSC guidelines. The practice is adhering to a strict social distancing policy.

I have been planning for our reopening from the very day we had to close and taken every precaution available to secure your health.  I appreciate that for the foreseeable future things will be different but let me reassure you that it will still be very much the same faces under PPE and we are genuinely looking forward to seeing our patients. As always, our wonderful team are on the other end of the telephone ready to answer any questions, offer advice and provide any necessary dental care required.

The team and I look forward to seeing you soon.


Kind regards,

Dr Mary O’Dea.

Wednesday 1st April

Due to the health and safety risks to you, and members of my team, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the practice is closed until further notice.


In the event of a dental emergency please e-mail and mark your e-mail for the attention of your dentist. Please leave your name and contact telephone number as well as a brief outline of your dental problem in your e mail.


The dentists of the practice are as follows:

Dr. Mary O’ Dea

Dr. Zita Geaney

Dr. Owen O’ Neill


I apologise for any inconvenience caused at this time but the health and safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,


Dr. Mary O’ Dea

Practice Principal


Tuesday 17th March


Dear patients, 


Due to the health and safety implications of the COVID-19 pandemic the practice closed on Monday the 16th of March. 


We hope to reopen on the 30th of March dependent on the directives from the Department of Health and the Government. 


In the event of an emergency please contact Cork  University Hospital on 021 4545100.


Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to taking care of you again soon.


Dr.  Mary O’ Dea.




Tue 10th March

Dear all,

We are all aware of the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the recent community acquired case in Cork. Due to this we are requesting that any patients who have recently returned from an infected area or who have been in contact with anyone suspected of or suffering from the virus, PLEASE refrain from coming to the surgery for a period of 14 days (the incubation period). This is to ensure the safety of not only our staff and their families but also of our other patients.

In the interest of everyone's health but particularly our patients who have various illnesses & conditions causing low or compromised immune systems we are asking you to PLEASE cooperate with our request. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Kind Regards,

The team at Mount Oval Dental Practice

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