Sunday Independent Article on McNally Dentire Clinic

The B.P.S (Biofunctional Prosthetic System) dentures are a type of denture system designed to provide better comfort, functionality, and aesthetics for individuals who require removable dentures.

Here’s how they work and the benefits of using them:

Manufacturing dental care
Another successful manufacturing company makes dentures for dental patients.
Paul McNally is a skilled Clinical Dental Technician, who set up McNally Denture Clinic in 2014. They are responsible for the design, creation, and processing of new dentures. With durable, state-of-the-art materials, advanced impression techniques, and in-house technology, the clinic provides full denture services directly to members of the public. This means that from initial consultation, Paul is responsible for a patient’s treatment, from clinical visits right through to denture design, manufacture, and final fitting. Paul says that because their expertise in this field is widely recognised, they have patients coming from all corners of the country for treatment.

“Dentistry has changed a lot over the years and technology has moved along with it, especially in the last four or five years. We make everything on-site in our laboratory including dentures,
nightguards, snoring appliances, orthodontic retainers, and gum shields for contact sports. In fact, one of our customers is rugby player Sean O’Brien!”

Innovative techniques
McNally Denture Clinic also offers patients the most innovative technology and techniques. Paul studied under Dr Jiro Abe, a professor at Tohoku University in Japan and a founder of the Japan Denture Association. He learned the Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Denture (SECMD) technique, a highly specialised denture technique. After this study, Paul not only uses this in his work, but he teaches it in their training center, which was set up in 2017.


“We have dental professionals from all over the world come to be trained in this technique at our centre.
We have a two-day, hands-on course with lectures and presentations, then we go through the technical aspects of the technique on day one. On day two, we have a live patient in the chair to demonstrate how to treat a real patient.”

Paul is also a Biofunctional Prosthetic System (BPS) Denturist Instructor for Ivoclar Vivadent, an international dental company. He also trains professionals in this dental technique. But McNally Denture Clinic also stays up-to-date with the latest technology, as they have started using digital dentistry.

 

“This means you don’t always have to take impressions of patients’ mouths and moulds; you can simply digitally scan the patient’s mouth and turn that into a 3D print. We have a digital scanner and a 3D printer at our clinic, and we hope to have a fully digital workflow by this time next year. “This technology is unbelievable. One of the only things we don’t do at the clinic is metal casting, but we design the metal frame and email the STL file (for 3D printing) to a lab in Germany. They create it and post it back to us. This used to take us around two weeks to do, but now it barely takes any time at all. So, the processes are much cleaner and more efficient.”

McNally Denture Clinic has won several awards already, including being the 2017 Overall Winners in the Local Enterprise Office
Enterprise Awards, which Paul says was “fantastic”.

“The Local Enterprise Office in Carlow County Council have been brilliant as they have really helped us with mentoring.”

When Paul looks to the future, he says he wants to keep the patients at the core of the business.

 

“We are looking at a different referrals system and we are in the process of overhauling our website, so people can book courses through it or purchase a course. Everything is pretty exciting.”