A Limerick dentist who helped a woman overcome her “dental phobia” has been named as the Munster Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year 2014.
Dr Aidan Higgins, whose practice Veronadental Clinic is based at O’Connell Avenue, was nominated by patient Alice Myers, who said that she had neglected her dental health for most of her adult life due to a serious fear of dentists.
“Even when I chipped my front tooth I still refused to go for treatment. My phobia was greater than the pain. “But when I got an abscess I could not avoid it anymore. I cried in pain for three days until eventually my brother forced me to visit his dentist, Aidan Higgins and that was a turning point in my life.”