Dr Rose-Marie Daly established Northern Cross Dentistry for Children and joined the Beacon Hospital in 2017 where she has admission privileges for General Anaesthetic. Prior to that she worked as a consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee since 2010. Her practice offers a bespoke service for children, providing comprehensive dental care from infancy through to adolescence. Her special interests include the management of dental disease in early childhood, dental developmental defects in primary and permanent teeth (weak teeth), preventive and non-invasive dental care, interceptive and preventive orthodontic care, behavioural acclimatisation for anxious, phobic and pre-cooperative children, treatment of tongue ties and dental trauma management in growing patients.
She also collaborates closely with her sister practice, Northern Cross Dental where she and her brother and Orthodontist, Dr Kieran Daly to provide preventive orthodontic treatment for growing children and multidisciplinary coordinated planning and treatment for complex cases. The practices are located side by side and she and her brother love share their expertise, passion for their specialities and knowledge to achieve exceptional outcomes for their patients.
She qualified in University College Cork and worked in private practice, community dentistry and the Dublin Dental Hospital before seeking specialty training in Paediatric Dentistry in Leeds in the UK. She obtained a Specialist Membership in Paediatric Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and a Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2009. Her masters research won awards from the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry. Her research evaluated the relationship between Glycaemic Index of carbohydrates and dental caries and childhood obesity and dental caries.
In 2015 Dr Daly was awarded a Masters of Law in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh. Her dissertation examined oral health care in Ireland in relation to the compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). She is past president of the Kerry Branch of the Irish Dental Association, was an active Council Member of the Irish Dental Association for many years and has chaired the Public Affairs and Public Relations Committee of the Irish Dental Association.
She believes strongly that many dental problems for children can be prevented with the right education for parents and that children deserve high quality dental care, delivered in a manner in which they find acceptable. She aims to develop lifelong positive attitudes to oral health for her patients and knows that when the right attitudes are nurtured early on, children can really enjoy their dental visits and learn about oral health in a positive way.
Dr Daly is a passionate advocate for paediatric oral health in Ireland and has written numerous syndicated articles helping parents understand the importance of oral health, preventive care and early visits for children. She regularly lectures on paediatric oral health topics for health care professionals. She is a member of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, the International Association of Dental Traumatology and the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.