Your Dental Team
The staff at Breaffy Dental in Castlebar are highly qualified and have many years of experience in their field of expertise. We attend conferences and dental meetings on a regular basis to update our knowledge and skills in dental treatments and new materials. Our patients can be assured that they receive the most up to date treatments with the best materials available.
Dr. Terence McAliden
BSc(Hons) PhD DDS
Dr Mc Alinden graduated from Queens University Belfast in 1987 with a BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and then went on to get his PHD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Medical College of Ohio, OH USA in 1992.
He started his career in the medical research area and he has published articles in peer reviewed journals in cancer research and in molecular biology. While working at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit as a research associate he decided on a career change.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1999 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and worked for 2 years with Park Dental in Minneapolis. On returning to Ireland he worked as an associate in Castlebar, Co. Mayo before taking over Tuam Dental from Dr Kieran Cooke in 2002. Dr Mc Alinden holds both American and Irish Dental Licence and attends meeting in Europe and the United States regularly to keep up with latest innovations in techniques and materials.
Patricia graduated from the City University of New York in 1997 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked in New York for eight years prior to returning to the west of Ireland. She has also qualified in dental radiography, local anaesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
Patricia has worked in Breaffy Dental in Castlebar since we opened in 2008 and also works in other private dental practices. She is an active member of the Irish Dental Hygienist Association and the American Dental Hygienist Association.
Dr. Ray Power
A native of Limerick, Ray worked in Cancer care as a Radiation Therapist In Galway University Hospital before returning to study Dentistry at University College Cork. Ray graduated with an Honours degree in Dentistry, and was also recognised for his passion for Endodontics (Root canal treatment) receiving an award from the American Association of Endodontics for his work in root canal therapy. Ray enjoys all aspects of Dentistry, especially cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry,
When not working Ray enjoys travel and photography, and is very happy to be living back in the west of Ireland