Meet the Team

Dr Deirdre O’Neill

Dr O’Neill graduated from Semmelweis University, Budapest in 2014. She has worked in private and mixed practices in Cork and Galway before joining the Smiles Dental team on South Anne St. She regularly attends CPD lectures and seminars and has a keen interest in periodontal treatments.

Oonagh Cronin Hygienist

Oonagh is originally from Cork and qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2013. She was the winner of the Best Community Oral Health Project 2013. Oonagh enjoys interacting with patients and teaching them about oral hygiene. Oonagh is available to see patients Monday from 5pm to 8pm, Wednesdays from 2pm to 8pm and Thursdays from 12pm to 6pm.

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 Nicolette Ravenscroft

Dr Nicolette Ravenscroft graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2015. She has worked in private and mixed practices in Dublin and Wicklow before joining the Smiles Dental team on South Anne St. Nicolette places great importance on making her patients feel relaxed and confident and she has an interest in restorative and pediatric dentistry.

Dr Walid El Kininy

 Dr Walid El Kininy is dually qualified in Medicine and Dentistry from Trinity College Dublin. He has been working in Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery for over five years. He accepts referrals for simple and surgical extractions including wisdom teeth extractions under local anaesthetic and oral sedation if necessary. Dr. El Kininy is passionate about providing the quality dentistry that his patients deserve. 

Dr. Julia Rosales-Palermo

B Dent Sc, MSc in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, MSc in Periodontics

Julia qualified from the Dental School at the University of Granada (Spain) in 2004. She completed a three year Master’s Degree in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants with honours in 2010, and a Master’s Degree in Spain with Dr. Raúl Caffesse from Michigan University in 2011.

Julia has worked exclusively in the field of Oral Surgery and Periodontics for the past seven years. Her additional training and experience allows Julia to provide you with the most up to date and advanced periodontal treatment, as well as with different oral surgical procedures. She is proud of her ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with both patients and co-workers.

Julia is committed to patient care, trying to make the experience as easy and comfortable as possible for her patients, helping and guiding them during the treatment and afterwards.

Dr Corina Florea DMD

Dr Corina Florea graduated from the university of Medicine and Dentistry G T Popa Lasi Romania. She has worked in a variety of practices in Romania, UK and Ireland. Corina has great experience with general dentistry and is particularly skilled at extractions. She enjoys working with children who she always makes a special effort with to put at ease. In her spare time, Corina enjoys swimming and going to the gym.

Dr Ameerah Azeeza Fakim

Dr Ameerah Azeeza Fakim graduated from Trinity College Dublin and completed her post-graduate studies in the UK to pursue foundation training with the Northern Deanery. After working as a National Health Service Associate Dentist, Ameerah moved back to Ireland and joined Smiles Dental in 2011. Ameerah thoroughly enjoys all aspects of general dental practice with a special interest in restorative dentistry, having completed a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry with the Tipton Training Academy in Manchester. She is also a member of the MFDS Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and has completed Level 1 and Level 2 of her Six Month Smiles training, so she is a fully qualified provider of the treatment.