Dr. Derek Sheils is our Specialist Orthodontist here at Waterford Orthodontics. He first graduated from University College Cork as a General Dentist in 1993. Dr. Sheils went on to spend 3 years working in a General Dental Practice in the UK before obtaining 3 years experience in a hospital environment, working various posts in Paediatric and Restorative Dentistry, as well as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

In 1998, Dr. Sheils attained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. This gained him the eligibility to be accepted onto a 3 year postgraduate Orthodontic training programme in Guys Dental Hospital, London.

In 2002 Dr. Sheils was awarded his Masters in Orthodontics from the University of London and also gained his membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Dr. Sheils is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the Irish Dental Association, the Orthodontic Society of Ireland and is registered as a Dental Specialist with the Dental Council of Ireland.

Dr. Derek Shiels

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Derek A. Sheils, B.D.S. N.U.I., F.D.S.R.C.S. Eng., MSc. Ulond., M. Orth. R.C.S.Edin.

23 O’Connell Street, Waterford
8 Summerhill, Tramore

T: 051 841 774

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If you have had any flu like symptoms, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or recently come into contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, please do not attend for appointment and contact reception.Please do not attend if you have have returned from abroad in the past 14 days.

We aim to reduce numbers of people moving through the practice and to observe social distancing within the premises.
The waiting room and toilets will be closed during this time and patients will enter when a member of staff opens inner door at the appointed time.
Parents should not accompany patient unless they feel there is an urgent matter they wish to discuss with Dr. Sheils or Suzanne the Orthodontic Therapist.
Please use hand sanitiser provided before entering. PLEASE WEAR A MASK UNTIL SEATED IN DENTAL CHAIR. We observe strict cross infection control protocols and adhere to Dental Council code of practice.
Appointment duration will be kept as short as possible but allowing patients treatment to progress.
Patients will be given their next appointment without deliberation but if this is extremely inconvenient then please phone reception to rebook.
We would be grateful if you could work with us on this one and appreciate your understanding.
Patients should attend with clean teeth as our bathroom will be closed until further notice.
Our receptionist is available as usual to deal with any specific queries and can receive payments preferably over the phone.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.