Dental Sedation at the James Clinic

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Reasons to Have Dental Sedation for Your Next ProcedureAt The James Clinic, we offer dental sedation for patients who may be anxious or fearful about a certain procedure and need to be calm so that it can be carried out properly and they feel at ease during their time in the dentist’s chair. It’s part of our total commitment to patient comfort at all times, ensuring you are not worried or anxious during a treatment and that the result is professional and a success.

Dental sedation doesn’t necessarily have to knock you out so that you’re asleep for a procedure, as usually you have some level of consciousness but are in an entirely relaxed state and not concerned about what’s going on. This is good for the patient as well as the dentist, as they’re able to quickly perform the procedure instead of possibly having to repeatedly stop in the case of a nervous patient who might need numerous breaks.

There’s more than one type of dental sedation, and they’re used depending on the patient and what’s being done. One you’ve probably heard of is laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, and it’s still widely in use today. The benefit of laughing gas is not only that it gives patients a feeling of deep relaxation, but as it’s a gas, the effect wears off almost as soon as you stop breathing it in. This makes it an ideal dental sedation method for those who want to return to work, for example, or even drive themselves home or back to the office.

Another kind is oral sedation, where you’re prescribed a pill that you take before the procedure — it may be taken the night before or, say, an hour before your dental appointment, depending on what your dentist says. You’ll be sedated for the procedure but still conscious; many patients say that although they were awake, they don’t remember anything about it. With this type of dental sedation, you’ll most likely feel sleepy for the rest of the day. You won’t be able to drive, so you will have to organise for someone to take you home.

It’s also possible that patients can receive IV sedation for a dental procedure. Known as Twilight anaesthesia, it’s a mild form of general anaesthetic, but it won’t put you under; you’ll be awake for your procedure but have no anxiety or fears about it at all. Specialist training is required for dentists to give this kind of sedation, but most patients really don’t require it.

So do you need dental sedation? It’s best to talk to your dentist if you’re scheduled to undergo a procedure and are worried or anxious. No one, and especially your dental team, wants you to suffer anxiety during your procedure, and the good news is there is help at hand to give you the sense of calm you need.

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ENFIELD

Enfield Court, Main Street,
Enfield, Co.
Meath.

MULLINGAR

Mullingar Medical Park,
Market Point, Mullingar,
Westmeath. N91W0DP.

FERBANE

Chapel Lane Mews, Chapel Lane,
Ferbane,
Offaly. R42DP7.

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Meet the Team

Dr. James Hiney

Dr. James Hiney

Clinical Director

Dr. Hiney qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a Ba.B Dent Sc. in 1994. He relocated to London to continue his studies and worked in Private Practice until 2003. During that time he was mentored and tutored by such legendary orthodontic colleagues as Dr. Bill Clarke and Dr. John Mew.

He completed memberships in General Practice and developed a keen interest in low force non-extraction orthodontics, Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology.

On his return to Ireland he continued his interest in complex inter-disciplinary work with his late friend and Periodontal Implantology expert Dr. Nicky Mahon. James travelled to America, Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K to study the most advanced Dental techniques.

Dr. Hiney was also an early pioneer in scanning technology for Dental purposes with Galway University Maths PhDs and Enterprise Ireland, developing one of the first 3D dental scanners, which also simultaneously assessed optimum bracket placement for orthodontic purposes. This commitment to continuing education developed into a Master of Science at Warwick Medical School where Dr. Hiney completed the comprehensive 3 – 8 year MSc programme in 3 years and gained the unprecedented grade of distinction in Orthodontic Theory, distinction in Orthodontic Clinical Treatment and a distinction in his disertation on using dental implants and mini-screws in complex orthodontic cases. Presently, Dr. Hiney is employed by Warwick Medical School where he was awarded an Honourary Clinical and Teaching Fellowship. In this capacity, he corrects principles of orthodontic papers and mentors final year postgraduate MSc students with their dissertation.

This academic position allows Dr. Hiney as clinical director, to ensure that The James Clinic is at the cutting edge of advanced Dentistry. Each clinic has the latest orthodontic treatment, 3D Cerec scanners and Cat Scans for orthodontic assessment, to achieve optimum aesthetic results and guided placement for implants. Dr. Hiney after invitation, spoke on behalf of the Irish Dental Association to the national convention on ethical successful general practice and orthodontics and remains dedicated to best patient care in conjunction with the latest technology.

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Dr. Seif Mohamed

Dr. Seif Mohamed

Periodontist

Dr. Seif Mohamed practicing dentistry in Ireland for more than 15 years. He completed his specialist training over three years at Dublin Dental University Hospital, where he was awarded a doctorate in periodontology and implantology that led to registration as a specialist periodontist with the general dental council in the U.K.

Dr. Mohamed also holds certificate of European Federation of periodontology (EFP) and fellowship in periodontology (FFD) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Mohamed was a clinical lecturer at Trinity College Dublin for seven years.

Dr Mohamed provides a range of unique services at The James Clinic

  1. All aspects of periodontal therapy including plastic muco-gingival surgery, gingival grafting, augmentation and reduction.
  2. Surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, using the invaluable 3 d scanning techniques and utilizing multiple implant systems for optimum results, including Straumann,Nobel Biocare,Biohorizon and 3i dental implants.
  3. Surgical extraction of difficult teeth.
  4. Surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth.
  5. Exposure of canine teeth for orthodontic purposes. Dr Seifs amazing skills at locating and exposing canine teeth has allowed The James Clinic to achieve life- changing results for some of our young orthodontic patients.

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Dr. Joanne Mohammed

Dr. Joanne Mohammed

Dentist

Dr. Joanne Mohammed was born in Turkey and was raised in Mullingar. Joanne has been an integral part of our practice since she was a very young girl. We are so proud of her achievements and her exceptional clinical skill. While working with Dr. Hiney, she obtained her diploma in dental nursing from Trinity College, Dublin in 2011.

Determined to reach her dream in becoming a dentist she completed multiple courses and received her degree in dental medicine from Pun in Poland in 2016.

Joanne is very popular with all our patients and staff. Joanne is now an associate for Dr. Hiney in both his Mullingar and Enfield practices. She believes you should have a goal in life and reach it, and she embodies our ethos of lifelong education and achievement.

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Mohammed Alsewadi

Dr. Mohammed Alsewadi

Doctor

Dr.Mohammed Alsewadi initially qualified as a pharmacist in Jordan in 2006, he studied pharmacy at Al-Zaytoonah University Jordan (ZUJ) and graduated top of his class.in 2017 he qualified as a dental surgeon after finishing a B.D.S program at University college cork.


Dr.Mohammed enjoys all aspects of Dentistry providing a wide range of treatments for patients of all ages.He maintains the most up to date understanding of treatment care by attending numerous postgraduate courses.
His time off is dedicated to his wife and son, and enjoying cycling if the weather is clear.
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Maurice Treacy

Dr. Maurice Treacy

Doctor

Dr Maurice Treacy graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with honours in 2018 and has been working as part of The James Clinic team since. He is a general dentist who enjoys all areas of dentistry and has a special interest in prosthodontic work which includes dentures, implants, crowns and bridges.


Maurice has a keen interest in digital dentistry and provides many crowns using our CEREC single-appointment technology. Maurice particularly enjoys working with nervous patients, helping them overcome their dental fears and rebuilding their confidence in the dentist. He treats patients of all ages and is excellent with children. Maurice also works as an undergraduate clinical supervisor in Dublin Dental University Hospital where he helps train and supervise dental students. He has also completed numerous post-graduate courses both in Ireland and the UK and is continuously upgrading his knowledge and skills.
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