Dr Liam O’Sullivan
Dr Liam O’Sullivan qualified from University College Cork, (NUI) in 1981 and practiced in the UK in general practice for a number of years. On returning to Ireland, he set up a private practice in 1990, offering routine, advanced restorative, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. This included the taking of continuing professional education courses in all of these areas including post-graduate studies in Trinity College Dublin.
The greatest problem facing the general dentist is the cosmetic/aesthetic replacement of lost or very damaged teeth. Therefore, a fascination with the possibilities offered in the use of dental implants to permanently replace missing teeth took hold in 2004. “This emerging area of dentistry can provide solutions and aesthetic results that could only be dreamed of when I first qualified.” There followed a series of courses in Europe, culminating in studies for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry, at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London. Liam has been working with Smiles Dental at Waterloo Road, since 2011.
Dr Dan Gruenfeld
Dr Dan Gruenfeld graduated from the University of Tuebingen in Germany in 2006. Dan spent two and a half years in the south of Germany in a general practice. In 2009 Dan moved to Ireland and started working with the Smiles Dental Team in 2010. Dan is committed to continuing his professional development and has a particular interest in aesthetic dentistry, the replacement of missing teeth with dental implants and various surgical procedures. Dan is also member of the “German Society for Dental Implantology” (DGZI) and the “Irish Association of Aesthetic Dentistry”.
Lucia Domenech Correcher
Lucia Domenech Correcher trained as a dental hygienist in her native Valencia, Spain. Since then she has worked in private practices as a dental nurse and hygienist. Lucia joined the Smiles Dental Waterloo team in 2010, where she focuses on oral hygiene instruction, routine scale and polish and has special interest in the treatment of gum disease (periodontitis). Lucia continues her education and she takes every opportunity to attend lectures and seminars to keep her up to date. She believes that it is important to treat the gums for long term oral health. The prevention of dental problems as the gums are the foundation to all the teeth.
Dr Yusuf Patel
Dr Yusuf Patel graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1982. On completion of his studies he spent 12 months working and travelling in South Africa where he was born. In 1983 he moved to England where he worked in an NHS practice for four years. During this time he yearned for the African sun and returned to Cape Town where he lived for the next 12 years. His time there was spent both in private practice and teaching undergraduate dentistry at the University of Western Cape. In 1999 Yusuf moved to England and worked in general practice. He has now relocated to Ireland joining Smiles Dental and enjoys carrying out all aspects of dentistry.