Meet The Team

Our dedicated and specialist team have one primary goal—your utmost comfort!

Dr Brian Halton
Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with over 20 years’ experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a third practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four adult children.

Dr. Brian Halton

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with over 20 years’ experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a third practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four adult children.

Bio
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.

Dr. Ian Fitzgerald

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 was 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.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Audrey Garrett

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.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Olga Nowak

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.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Aleksandra Salter

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 and a daughter.

Aleksandra joined the practice in 2007.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Mary Hoban

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 4 children.

Mary joined the practice in 2003.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Marie Walsh

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 joined the practice in 2007.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Anna Foszczej

Anna Foszczej is working as a Senior 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.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Grace O'Dowd

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 son who keeps her active outside of work with hurling and horse riding.

Grace joined the practice in 2007

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

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

Eadaoin joined our team in 2014

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Agnieska Multan

Agnieska Multan is a Senior 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

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Averil Heslin
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

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Jenny Owens

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

Jenny joined our team in 2016.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Aoife Ryan

Aoife Ryan works with us in all 3 practices as a Clinical Auxillary. Aoife is married with one son. She enjoys running, walking, going to the gym and travelling.

Aoife joined our team in 2016

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Kirsty McElhinney
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

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Lauren Maher

Lauren Maher is working between all of 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.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Sarah Creagh
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.

Bio

Dr. Brian Halton is an established orthodontist in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise with 21 years experience. Having qualified in Dublin, Dr. Halton practiced in London, England for 5 years before going to the USA for further post-graduate training.

Dr. Halton carried out his post-graduate orthodontic training at Indiana University USA. While in the USA, Dr. Halton was awarded the Indiana University Certificate of post graduate study, a Master of Science degree in Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Award for Academic Excellence, and the Farnsworth Award was presented to Dr. Brian Halton for his academic achievements and patient care.

Dr. Halton first set up the practice in Kilkenny in 1995 and opened a second practice in 1998 located in Carlow. In 2016 a Third Practice was opened in Portlaoise.

Dr. Halton is married with four teenage children.

Elaine Cass
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 their Orthodontic journey.