Meet the Team

Dr Ali Afrasiabi

Dr Afrasiabi qualified in 2006 from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor degree in Dental Science. After graduation, he started working in private practice and has been continuously attending various courses to deliver a higher standard of dental care. He keeps up-to-date with the latest techniques, materials and clinical protocols in dentistry.

Dr Afrasiabi has completed courses in Implant dentistry, Restorative dentistry and Endodontics. He is currently studying a Masters degree in Endodontics at King’s College London. Ali travels to each of the 20 Smiles Dental practices throughout the year and is constantly reviewing methods and dental materials to ensure that our patients receive best possible dental care. He also works as a dentist in Smiles Dental Dundrum.

Dr Janusz Banasik

Dr Janusz Banasik graduated from the Medical University Dental School in Lodz, Poland in 1994. Janusz spent many years working in his native country before moving to Ireland, where he joined the Smiles Dental team in November 2007. Janusz has a great interest in orthodontics, occlusion and tempro-mandibular disorders.

Dr Janusz Banasik has received his orthodontic training from the following institutions:

Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics by Dr J.W. Truitt- comprehensive orthodontics

Full Face Global by Dr Derek Mahoney- Damon System three stages full certification training and STB lingual braces three stages certification program

Wired Orthodontics by Dr Ian Hutchinson- orthodontic mini implants

Dr Janusz Banasik is also certified in:

Invisalign System

Incognito lingual braces

Insignia Braces System- Advanced Smile Design

Dr Ebenezer Thomas

Dr Ebenezer Thomas qualified in 2003 at the Dr M.G.R Medical University in Chennai India. Since 2015 he has worked in different private practices around Ireland. Ebenezer joined Smiles Dental Dun Laoghaire in 2017. He enjoys performing general, emergency and cosmetic dentistry with a keen interst in oral surgery and endodontics. He is committed to continued education programs and is a member of the IDA.

Dr Mohamed Alhag

Dr Mohamed Alhag received his Bachelor of Dental Science in 1994. Mohamed worked for five years in a general dental practice before commencing a full time Master’s programme in Periodontology and Dental Implants in the Dublin Dental School and Hospital. In October 2004, Mohamed completed his Master’s programme and in 2009 he completed his PhD in the same field, in that same year Mohamed joined the Smiles Dental team.

Mohamed is also a member of the Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry and trained in oral and IV sedation for any nervous or anxious patients. Mohamed has worked exclusively in the field of periodontics and dental implants for many years and he also has an additional three years of unique specialist training, which provides him with expertise in healthy teeth and gums. Mohamed can also provide the Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment. Mohamed’s favourite aspect of his job is helping the prevention of tooth sensitivity, bleeding gums as well as the management of receding gums and providing excellent overall oral hygiene to the patients.