Dr. Ian Fitzgerald qualified as a dentist from Trinity College, Dublin in 2000. Having practiced in Bray, Co. Wicklow he relocated to Kilkenny in 2005.
Dr. Fitzgerald carried out his post-graduate Orthodontic training at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He received his Masters of Science and certificate of post-graduate orthodontic study in 2010, as well as receiving the Marquette University award for Academic Excellence and the highest scholastic record.
Dr. Fitzgerald received the Certificate of Charles H. Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Research in 2009. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and is a former President of the South Eastern branch of the Irish Dental Association. He is also Treasurer of the Irish Academy of American Graduate Dental Specialists (IAAGDS). Dr. Fitzgerald has involved himself in scientific research with his work being successfully published in the European Journal of Orthodontics (http://ejo.oxfordjournals.org/content/34/2/257.abstract)
Outside dentistry, Dr. Fitzgerald played Gaelic football with his home club, Portlaoise. He also played on the Laois Senior Football team for 11 years and was captain of the Laois team which won the Leinster Senior Football Championship in 2003.
Dr. Fitzgerald is married with two daughters and three sons.