Why Choose Us


Westport Dental Centre is one of the longest established dental practices in Ireland, founded in 1938 by Dr James McGovern and taken over by his son, Dr Joseph McGovern in 1972. In 2013 Dr Joseph McGovern gave long and careful consideration to who he would like to see bringing the practice into the future. He decided to retire and sell his successful practice to husband and wife team Dr Przemek Popielarek and Dr Agnieszka Kwiatkowska, who relocated to Westport from Drogheda.

Over the years our practice has built up a very large base of loyal clientele and our welcoming environment not only appeals to patients from all over County Mayo and County Galway, but also to our staff, many of whom have been with us for a considerable length of time too!



As a long-established, family-run dental practice we have always enjoyed being able to get to know our patients and thereby provide a very personal service. After all, generations of Mayo and Galway families have been in our care for over 75 years! Our dentists and staff have always strived to create a friendly and relaxed environment, and one which is considerate of each patient’s needs. We treat all our patients with kindness and sensitivity and we take our customer care very seriously. You can be assured that when you come to visit us, you will be treated with the same care and courtesy as we would treat a member of our family.


All our dentists are highly skilled and committed to continued professional development. Every year they attend postgraduate courses and training led by some of the world’s best dental surgeons thereby obtaining higher qualifications and diversifying their skills and knowledge. This has allowed us to offer these skills to the patients of Westport Dental Centre and significantly reduce the number of patients having to be referred for specialist treatment outside of Westport. We are proud to be able to offer the full range of dental treatments, including treatment of complex restorative cases, smile design, orthodontic treatment for adults, oral surgery, dental implants and root canal treatment as well as comprehensive gum disease preventative care, thanks to our hygienist.


We believe that it is vital that all our patients know the pros and cons and the cost of their treatment choices. We will talk you through your options and provide you with a detailed treatment plan and estimate of the costs before you make any decisions. Your consultation will be thorough – we want you to know as much as possible about the health of your teeth and gums. We will then work with you in planning and providing the treatment which is optimal for your long-term oral health and achieves results that look great.


We are proud to offer our patients the best in dental equipment and materials which helps us to provide the highest possible quality of treatment. Our practice is equipped with digital x-ray machines which means the lowest possible dose of radiation and high quality pictures ready to be viewed almost immediately. We also have an intra-oral camera and a digital SLR camera allowing us to show and explain to our patients any existing dental health problems. Added to this, we are a fully computerised practice which means all our patients’ records are kept safe in one place and we are able to offer a very efficient appointment recall system and send our patients SMS and email reminders about their visits. All our laboratory work, such as dentures, crowns, bridges and biteguards, are made to a very high standard by highly skilled technicians in Ireland, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Spread the love