Our Team

Our team

Our team



Dr. Colin Lynam

Dental Surgeon – UWCM

Dr Colin Lynam quailified fom the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2003. He completed a Vocational training qualification in Scotland over the following year. Having worked in his father PJ Lynam’s practice in Swords, he opened his own practice in Balbriggan in 2005.

Colin has kept up to date with modern dental techniques through his commitment to continual professional development. This has enabled him to expand his skills and offer patients high quality dentistry in a relaxed and friendly environment. Colin has had great success in treating nervous and anxious patients by building their trust and creating a strong personal relationship .

Colin also currently runs Swords Dental with his wife, Dr Lyndsey McTavish.  Colin and Lyndsey have a young family and when not working or spending time with the kids he enjoys going fishing. 



Dr. Laura Burns

Dental Surgeon – TCD

Laura has recently joined Balbriggan Dental Clinic, working part-time here, as well as working in Newry. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2013, and went on to complete Vocational Training qualification over the next year, working in Cornwall, UK.

She also completed a year of Dental Core Training in Oral Surgery in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. Laura is a member of both the Irish and British Dental Associations, and is committed to Continuing Professional Development. She is interested in adult short-term orthodontics and is a certified provider of CFAST Brace for adults who want to cosmetically improve the appearance of their smile by straightening the front teeth. She is also keen on improving the oral health of children and helping them to overcome any anxiety about going to the dentist. 




Paula Cavanagh

Dental Hygenist RDH

Paula joined Balbriggan Dental in 2013 having completed a certificate course in dental nursing in 1999 followed by a diploma course in dental hygiene in university college cork.  During the course she was awarded the communicator award by the university.

She has recently completed a course in smoking cessation by the HSE as well as an updated CPR-EAD course.

Paula is a member of both the Irish dental hygienist assocation and dental council.

“I am very passionate about oral health and i continue my education by regularly attending conferences and seminars”




Ciara McCarthy

Practice Manager

Ciara is our Practice Manager and has been with us since 2008. She qualified in dental nursing in Trinity College Dublin in 2010. Ciara oversees the general running of the practice. She enjoys welcoming and meeting our patients and is always happy to talk people through any queries or concerns that they may have. She has an excellent rapport with both her work colleagues and our patients.