Freedman, Dr. Michael
Speciality: Dentistry / Oral Surgery
Practice: Suite 20, Blackrock Clinic
Clinic Times: Tuesday - Friday all day.
Telephone: 01 288 1619
Fax: 01 283 3299
Dr. Michael Freedman is a specialist Oral Surgeon. He is based at Blackrock Clinic, where he provides a full range of services in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Implant Dentistry. Treatment for anxious patients is available under intravenous conscious sedation and general anaesthetic. Dr. Freedman is a fully participating provider with VHI, AVIVA, GloHealth, LAYA healthcare and the Garda Medical Scheme.
Dr. Freedman graduated as a scholar of Trinity College Dublin in 2006 with first class honours. Following a year as a House Officer in the Dublin Dental Hospital, he worked in general dental practice in Dublin and provided Oral Surgery services at the Dublin Dental Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital. He completed his specialist training over three years at the Dublin Dental Hospital, where he was awarded a doctorate in Oral Surgery and graduated with the Dean’s prize. He became a Fellow of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland following his specialist training. He then went on to complete a Masters of Science in Oral Medicine at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London, where he graduated with distinction.
Oral Surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the removal of wisdom teeth, the surgical management of impacted teeth and the biopsy and management of cysts or benign tumours of the mouth and jaws.
Oral Medicine covers the treatment of diseases affecting the lining of the mouth, which may cause mouth pain. These include infections, mouth ulcers, blisters, white or red patches, burning mouth syndrome, facial pain, oral pre-cancerous lesions and oral lichen planus. Dr. Freedman also performs oral cancer screening and diagnosis.
Dr. Freedman performs the surgical aspects of implant dentistry in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to replace missing teeth and to support dentures or bridges. Bone grafting, sinus lifts and other implant site preparation procedures are often performed prior to implant placement. Zygomatic implants can be used when there is severe bone loss in the upper jaw and when conventional dental implants cannot be placed.
Dr. Freedman is a member of the Irish Dental Association, the British Society of Oral Medicine, the Irish Society of Conscious Sedation in Dentistry. He is a past president of the Irish Association of Oral Surgery.
Idiopathic isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy: a diagnosis of exclusion. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology 2008 Jul;106(1):e22-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2008.02.024. Freedman M1, Jayasundara H, Stassen LF.
An audit of a protocol for the management of patients with hereditary bleeding disorders undergoing dental treatment. Journal of Disability and Oral Health, December 2009. Michael Freedman, Barry White, Alison Dougall
Effect of alveolar bone support on zygomatic implants: a finite element analysis study. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013 May;42(5):671-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2012.12.006. Epub 2013 Jan 21. Freedman M, Ring M, Stassen LF.
Effect of alveolar bone support on zygomatic implants in an extra-sinus position–a finite element analysis study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Jun;44(6):785-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2015.01.009. Freedman M, Ring M, Stassen LF.
Case report: post-maxillary (mouth) cancer: oro-facial and dental rehabilitation using zygomatic implants to support a bar-retained obturator. Journal of the Irish Dental Association. 2020; 66 (3): 145-150