Mr P.D. Flanagan, principal dentist. | BDS BSc(Hons) FDSRCS(Eng) MFGDP, DipImpDentRCS(Eng)Adv.Cert. | GDC 67254 | IDC 6796
Damian graduated in dentistry from Queen’s University Belfast in 1991 and has since gone on to become one of the UK’s leading implantologists and cosmetic dentists. In addition to his dental degree, he undertook a one-year BSc(Hons) – a supplementary programme to study subjects in greater depth – in dental anatomy research. Damian went on to win the UK BDA/Dentsply student clinician award for his work on a rare bone condition that affects teeth and he presented his findings to the American Dental Association (ADA) in Boston.
As a student Damian also spent several months at the Centre for Craniofacial Molecular Biology at the University of Southern California, carrying out research on in vitro stem cell culture for dental enamel formation. Following graduation, Damian worked for a year in the dental school in Belfast before moving to East Anglia to work in oral surgery and oral medicine at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. During this time he passed his fellowship in dental surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Damian returned to Ireland in 1994 to enter general practice and in 2002 founded 03 Dental with an initial surgery in Ballymena.
Throughout his career Damian has always kept at the top of his field with ongoing postgraduate learning, undertaking training in Harley Street with Chris Orr, one of the UK’s most prominent aesthetic and cosmetic dentists. He has also completed the implantology training course at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Damian regularly attends international dental conferences and courses worldwide and has spent time studying at the universities of Tübingen and Frankfurt in Germany. This commitment to continuing professional development is reflected in the standard of his work.
In his spare time Damian is a keen fly fisher and an aviation enthusiast, currently working towards his private pilot’s licence. He also has a keen interest in the arts, literature and science.