About Orofacial Pain Clinic

Patrick O’Beirne

Dr. Patrick F. O’ Beirne
BDS (NUI) 2004,
DPDS ( Bristol),
PG Cert Orofacial Pain Management (TCD)

Dr. Patrick O’ Beirne is originally from Athlone, Co.Westmeath. He is a graduate of University College Cork, University of Bristol, Trinity College Dublin and is currently completing a Master’s Degree at the University of Southern California. He has almost 20 years of experience both nationally and internationally in patient care.

He has lived in Galway for 15 years and also owns a private dental practice in Ballinrobe Co.Mayo.

His wife Ciara is an Optometrists (Ciara Mc Hugh Optometry, Ballinrobe Co.Mayo) and they have two wonderful children aged 11 and 9 years.

Qualifications and Expertise

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (NUI Cork) 2004
  • Post Graduate Diploma Dental Science, University of Bristol 2011
  • Post Graduate Cert Orofacial Pain Management, Trinity College Dublin 2021
  • 18 years in Dental Practice both Nationally & Internationally (United Kingdom & Australia)
  • Principal Dental Surgeon at Ballinrobe Dental, Co.Mayo

Short Courses

  • Facial Aesthetics/Professor Khana Botox Training, London 2015
  • Prosthetic Dentistry, Professor Paul Tipton Academy 2014
  • Orthodontics/Orofacial Orthopedics, Dr. J Wellington Truitt, Birmingham 2016
  • Snoring & Sleep Apnea Management for the GDP – Dr. Dermot Canavan, Dublin 2018
  • British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis- Patient Management Training 2021
European Academy of Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction
European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Irish Society of Dental Sleep Medicine
British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis


  • International Association of Dental Research Crest Undergraduate Award 2003
  • Irish Dental Awards 2017-2019 Finalist Best Practice, Finalist Best Treatment of Dental Anxiety
  • Sensodyne Award for Patient Care 2019
  • Gno Maigh Eo–Business Award 2017, Co.Mayo Chamber of Commerce

Currently Reading for:

  • Master’s of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, University of Southern California

Research Interests:

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Mandibular Appliance use for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome/ Small Fibre Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Benign Migratory Glossitis

“By definition pain is a subjective and highly personal experience, which presents challenges for both the researcher and clinician.”