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Dentist goes beyond call of duty

A WEST Kerry dentist has received a national award for his charity work and for "going above and beyond" normal patient care.

Dr Marcas Mac Domhnaill who lives in Dún Chaoin and has a practice on Denny Street, Tralee has been highly commended at the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist Awards 2011.

The Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist Awards programme invites people to nominate their dentist if they believe they have gone above and beyond normal patient care.

The awards are supported by Sensodyne and the Journal of the Irish Dental Association.

Dr Mac Domhnaill was Highly Commended in the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist 2011 Awards having been initially nominated by his patient Bernie Kennedy.

"I have dental problems related to a recent health problem and he never once refused to see me and encouraged me and he does wonderful work for Chernobyl every year," said Ms Kennedy.

According to Dr Barry Harrington, Chairman of the judging panel, comments Dr Mac Domhnaill "demonstrated a constant availability to treat dental issues for a patient with an underlying health problem, and a commitment to donating his knowledge, skill and expertise to the Chernobyl Charity."