A Greystones dentist has scooped a high regional prize at a nationwide ceremony.
r Lisa Lucey of Lucey Dental was chosen because the Leinster winner on the Colgate Caring Dentist of the Yr Awards 2021, held on the Intercontinental Resort in Dublin.
The annual awards recognise dentists which have supplied dental therapy and care over and above expectations as nominated by sufferers and the general public.
Dr Lucey was nominated by a mom and carer of two ladies with Cystic Fibrosis. She praised Dr Lucey for reaching out to the household – and different households of weak sufferers – within the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic to see how she would possibly help them, whether or not via hygiene provides or within the case of an emergency.
In her nomination, the mom mentioned: “Within the early days of the pandemic, we felt very remoted. We have been fearful of the unknown and what it’d imply if both of the ladies caught it. We obtained a name late one night from Dr Lucey asking how we have been doing and if there was something she might do it assist, giving us her private cell in case of an emergency.
“She provided hygiene provides from the surgical procedure if we have been brief or in case there have been any provide points and mentioned that she can be obtainable on her private cell in case of an emergency. Lisa was working her approach via her affected person checklist to see who was weak and to supply her assist and help.
“She is an excellent dentist, all the time implausible with each adults and kids however in making these personal telephone calls she went above and past in demonstrating the distinctive stage of caring she has in direction of her sufferers. There is no such thing as a another deserving to win the Colgate Caring Dentist of the Yr award and I’m delighted to appoint her for it”.
Hosted by the Irish Dental Affiliation and title sponsor Colgate, this yr noticed virtually 1,000 nominations obtained from dental sufferers all around the nation. Kerry dentist Dr Colm O’Loghlen was named general ‘Colgate Caring Dentist of the Yr 2021’ for the compassionate treatmen supplied to a teen who had misplaced his two entrance tooth in a fall off a wall.
The President of the Irish Dental Affiliation Dr Clodagh McAllister mentioned: “We congratulate all of our winners and nominees immediately and have a good time with them their achievements. Regardless of the challenges offered by the Covid-19 pandemic, the dental skilled has continued to indicate a dedication, resilience, and willpower in offering distinctive requirements of care that has had, as confirmed by all this yr’s winners and nominees, transformative results on the sufferers being cared for.
“What makes the Caring Dentist of the Yr awards so particular is that it’s sufferers telling their private tales and, in doing so, shining a highlight on the unbelievable dedication and care that dentists are offering to sufferers day by day in communities throughout the nation – typically going over and above the decision of responsibility,” she added.