How to find a dentist in Dublin
An average dentist salary is €8,924 a year in Ireland, according to figures published by the Irish Dental Association.
But for those who are looking to earn more, there are a number of options to consider.
The top-paid dentist in the country is John T. MacNeil, who earns €24,500 per annum.
In Dublin, MacNeil has three other dental partners, including a female dentist who earns $22,500 a year.
Another is John O’Neill, who is earning $21,200 a year and has two dental partners.
The Irish Dina dentist is the only one earning more than the national average, with an annual salary of $29,400.
He’s a member of the Association of Irish Densurers, the governing body for the profession.
“He’s a very experienced dental professional, a very successful dental practicer,” said Dr John Oster, the association’s chief executive.
“But I think the reason that he’s the top dentist in Ireland is because he is doing his job properly.”
In the last year, the number of dentists in Ireland has risen to almost 40,000, a figure that’s on track to rise to over 50,000 by 2023.
“It’s a real, very healthy growth,” said Terence Murphy, president of the Irish Society of Dental Assistants.
“We’ve got a population of over 6 million, which is a lot of dentistry, so it’s not just about the dentists, it’s about the assistants and the people that are involved.”
While the numbers of dentistas in Ireland have grown, the numbers working in the industry are also increasing, with the average dentist paying an average of $26,000.
This compares to the national salary of €24.10 an hour.
It’s worth noting that the average salary for dental assistants in Ireland in 2016 was €16,400, according a survey carried out by the Dental Institute of Ireland.
The number of dental assistants working in Ireland rose from 10,000 in 2014 to 15,000 last year.
However, the survey did not consider the number that are paid as part of a dental team, which could include other dental practitioners.