Covid-19 Pandemic


Practice Update May 5th 2020.

Emergency Care

We understand that over 30% of all the reported COVID–19 cases in Co. Tipperary are in Roscrea.

In order to protect you, our patients, and ourselves, Castle Street Dental Practice is not yet in a position to re-open to provide direct dental care. Be assured that we are monitoring the situation daily and taking advice from a number of sources both locally and nationally. As soon as I am satisfied that it is safe to do so, we will be open and available to provide our usual high standards of care in a safe clinical environment for you. In the meantime, please use the form on our website to let us know if you are having dental problems. They are reviewed every day.
We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in these difficult times. Please continue to be vigilant and follow all the guidance that will keep us all safe and rid our town of this disease as soon as possible.

Dr Pàdraig O Reachtagain


Dr Pádraig Ó Reachtagáin, Castle Street Dental Practice Roscrea

Published 15/03/2020


How to avoid a dental Emergency during Covid-19

For the safety of staff, patients and community, I have had to make the difficult decision to suspend all routine dental care until further notice.

If you already have a scheduled appointment, it is cancelled. We will contact you as soon as things return to normal to re-schedule.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for routine dental care in the future, visit our Facebook page or our website for updated information.
Due to scarcity of resources, we will endeavour to provide care only for those who have been patients of our practice or of Dr Gerard Browne, Emmet Sq., Birr. Details will be checked against practice records. If you are not a patient, please contact the dentist you last attended.

Only if you are a patient of myself or Dr Browne, please complete the COVID-19 Dental Screening Form in relation to Emergency Care, Denture Care, or Routine Care.
Please note: all children under 16 years old are entitled to emergency dental care from their local HSE dental clinic. Due to the scarcity of our resources, we are not in a position to provide any treatment for this age category at this time. HSE Children’s Dental Clinic Contact Details: Nenagh (067) 37507; Tullamore (057) 934 1301; Portlaoise (057) 86 92625.
Emergency Care

For the duration of this and future phases of the COVID-19 pandemic ONLY the following are considered as dental emergencies:
· Swelling of face and/or neck associated with your mouth
· Acute dental pain causing you not to sleep
· An accident or trauma which has caused the teeth to move preventing you from closing your teeth
This is necessary to protect staff and to save very scarce protective equipment for the most serious cases.
Denture Repairs

If you have broken your denture which was made at my practice or by Dr Browne, please complete the COVID-19 Dental Screening Form available here
Other Dental Issues

For any other dental issues and you are a patient of myself or Dr Gerard Browne, Emmet Sq., Birr, please complete the COVID-19 Dental Screening Form available here

Thank you for your understanding and we hope that we can all return to normal as soon as possible. Please follow all HSE guidance given regarding social distancing, handwashing etc and together we can all look forward to an early end to this pandemic.

Dr Pádraig Ó Reachtagáin and staff