Dr.Brega Howley is a Galway native and qualified from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in 2001. During her time in Trinity, she was awarded with the prestigious Trinity Scholarship. Following graduation, she worked a year as a house officer in the Dublin Dental Hospital. Dr.Howley attained her membership examinations from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003, while working treating children in the public dental service. From 2003-2007 Dr.Howley worked in a practice limited to children’s dentistry and in a general dental practice. Paediatric Specialty Training: From 2007-2010, Dr.Howley completed her specialty training with a 3-year (full-time) Master’s programme in Paediatric Dentistry in Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas TX, where she also trained at Children’s Hospital and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Her master’s research has won 3 international awards.