Dr Dermot Canavan

Practice limited to management of orofacial pain disorders, snoring and dental sleep medicine


Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00
The Fitzwilliam Clinic, 5 Fitzwilliam Terrace, Strand Road, Bray, Co Wicklow, A98A4X9
All correspondence to this address.
Northbrook Clinic, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, D06 CH04.

 01 286 3040


Welcome to my practice website. I have dedicated my professional life to the management of patients suffering from persistent oral, facial and headache pain. Some of these conditions may be associated with injury or disease, while others may be linked to dental issues. Management of these disorders is frequently based on a multidisciplinary approach and we work closely with our colleagues in neurology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, maxillofacial surgery, etc. Our clinics also treat patients with snoring and sleep apnoea. The diagnosis of sleep apnoea is made a by medical sleep specialist but oral appliances are often effective in the management of this condition.

If you wish to make an appointment, please contact us by phone or email. It is our preference that patients have a letter of referral from a dentist or doctor but we also welcome patients who contact us directly.

Jaw clicking

The term temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) refers to a group of disorders that affect the jaw joints and the associated jaw muscles. Although patients often assume that all these problems are the same for each patient, the reality is that many different types of jaw joint disorder can occur.

Muscular pain

Sometimes muscle pain can be difficult to distinguish from toothache and when properly diagnosed, generally stretching and exercise is a help to the patient.


Migraines affecting the face and oral cavity may last from four to 72 hours and are generally unilateral (one sided). A big issue here is the potential for overuse of simple painkillers.

Make an appointment

If you are suffering from any form of orofacial pain, or a sleeping disorder, you may get a referral from your dentist or doctor, or if you prefer, you can contact me directly.



09:00 – 17.00


(01) 286 3040