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Meet The Staff

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.



Audrey Garrett is the Practice Manageress for the Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise practices. 

As the practice manageress, Audrey has helped to build Castle Orthodontics into a successful orthodontic practice. Audrey's expertise provides the vital link between clinic and reception. "We are always looking at ways to improve the service we provide to our patients and appreciate their suggestions".

Audrey is married with two daughters and joined the practice in 1996.

Olga Nowak is the Senior Clinical Auxillary in the Carlow, Kilkenny and Portlaoise practices. Olga's work in addition to assisting in the clinic involves the coordination and management of the clinic in Carlow. Olga strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient.

Olga joined the practice in 2008 and she loves seeing the final results with healthy, confident smiles.

Aleksandra Salter is a Receptionist for Castle Orthodontics. Aleksandra is mostly based in Carlow where she ensures we maintain the highest of standards and efficiency. She loves assisting the patients with their appointments and adding to their positive orthodontic experience. Aleksandra is married with two sons.

Aleksandra joined the practice in 2007.

Mary Hoban is a Senior Clinical Auxillary. Mary is a Patient Treatment Coordinator, using her extensive experience to help clarify what is being achieved during treatment and discuss treatment options before braces are fitted. Mary enjoys seeing patients excited about making the commitment to changing their smile. Mary is married with two daughters and 2 son's and is currently on maternity leave. 

Mary joined the practice in 2003.

Marie Walsh is a Senior Receptionist with Castle Orthodontics. Marie has previously worked in several large hotel chains and brings a high level of expertise to both the Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise practices. Marie is married with a son.

Marie joined the practice in 2007.

Anna Foszczej is working as a Receptionist, making sure your experience with us is as smooth as possible. Anna is married with a teenage boy and a big dog. Anna loves running, hiking, gardening and all outdoor activities. Anna ensures that each patient leaves with a smile. 

Anna joined the team in 2015


Grace O'Dowd is a Senior Clinical Auxillary in the Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise practices.  Grace is a brilliant member of the team who has excelled in her role developing our Portlaoise service. Grace ensures the smooth running of the clinic so that patients enjoy their experience every time. Grace has a young son who keeps her active outside of work with hurling and horse riding.

Grace joined the practice in 2007



Eadaoin Coonan is a Clinical Auxillary and works throughout our practices ensuring everyone is kept happy. 

Eadaoin joined our team in 2014

Agnieska Multan is a Clinical Auxillary in our 3 practices. Aga enjoys making sure each patient leaves with a big smile. Aga enjoys hiking and outdoor activities.

Aga joined the team in 2016  


Louise O'Sullivan is a Clinical Auxillary who works in our 3 locations. Louise has recently moved into her new home and is expecting her first child. Louise enjoys reading, walking and travelling.

Louise joined the team in 2016


Jenny Owens is a Clinical Auxillary who works in all 3 practices. Jenny is married with two boys who keep her busy outside of work. 

Jenny joined our team in 2016


Aoife Ryan works with us in all 3 practices as a Clinical Auxillary. Aoife has recently moved into her new home and is expecting her first child. She enjoys running, walking, going to to the gym and travelling.  

Aoife joined our team in 2016

Averil Heslin is a Senior Receptionist in our Portlaoise practise, making sure that all appointments run smoothly. Averil is married with three young men who keep her very busy with their rowing. Averil is a rowing coach and enjoys walking along the barrow track.

Averil joined our team in 2016

Kirsty McElhinney is working with us as a Receptionist and brings laughter to all our 3 practises. Kirsty is originally from Donegal, she moved to Kilkenny in 2015. Outside of work Kirsty enjoys swimming and boxing activities. 

Kirsty joined our team in 2018


Sarah Creagh is working as a Clinical Auxillary in all our 3 practises. Sarah studied Dental Nursing in Trinity College Dublin. Sarah plays camogie for her local club and is also on the Laois County Team. 

Sarah joined our team in 2018.


Lauren Maher is working between all our 3 practises as a Clinical Auxillary.

Lauren is married with a little girl Ruby and loves going on adventures with her and their two dogs, Roxy and Teddy. Lauren enjoys chatting to patients and making them feel at ease.

Lauren joined our team in 2018.



Paula Beach is working as a Clinical Auxillary in all 3 practises. Paula is married with a little boy and enjoys going to the gym and for walks with her dog. 

Paula joined our team in 2018.



Elaine Cass works at our Carlow & Kilkenny practices as a Dental Hygienist. Elaine qualified from University College Cork in 2016. Elaine loves helping people achieve a healthy smile throughout there Orthodontic journey. 


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