Our team

At Dublin Orthodontics you can rest assured that you are in excellent hands. All our team are friendly, knowledgeable and focused on providing the best possible treatment for our patients. Each member of the team has been carefully chosen because of their skills, experience and positive attitude towards patient care.


All of our orthodontists are on the Irish Register of Dental Specialists, which means they have completed 2-3 years of postgraduate training in orthodontics, in addition to five years at dental school. They are also members of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland and the American Association of Orthodontists. Between them they have successfully treated over 10,000 patients.

Dr Anthony Coughlan

Dr Anthony Coughlan is the founder and clinical director of Dublin Orthodontics. Dr Coughlan has practised orthodontics in Dublin since 1995. Before specialising in orthodontics, he was a general dentist for 10 years. He received his dental degree from Trinity College Dublin and carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Tufts University in Boston, USA. Dr Coughlan was President of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland in 2007.

Dr Brian O'Connor

Dr Brian O'Connor has practiced orthodontics in Ireland and the UK since 1990, and before this he was a general dentist for 15 years. He completed his dental training in Dublin, and his post-graduate orthodontic training in St Louis, USA.

Dr Jonathan Butler

Dr Jonathan Butler completed his dental training in Dublin and worked as a general dentist for 9 years before undertaking his orthodontic training at Guy's Hospital in London. Dr Butler was awarded the prestigious William Houston Medal from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2008. He currently teaches orthodontics at the Dublin Dental School and Hospital and also holds a clinical post at St James Hospital, Dublin.

Dr Paul Murphy

Dr Paul Murphy completed his dental degree in Cork and graduated with honours in 2005. He received first place in his class for clinical orthodontics in his final BDS exam. Following graduation, Dr Murphy worked in general practice in the UK followed by an SHO surgical post in Cork. He completed his MFD exam in the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. He then embarked on his postgraduate orthodontic training in Cork. He completed his doctorate with honours, and attained the M.Orth from Edinburgh.

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This page was last updated on the 23rd of October 2014