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.
Dr Shahzad Baig
Dr Shahzad Baig completed his degree in dentistry in 2007 from the University of Health Sciences, Pakistan. Following graduation, Shahzad worked intensively for three years in a hospital and private practice setting, before embarking on a masters degree in dental materials at the Queen Mary University of London. With a passion for dental science, he was accepted on a fully funded PhD in dental materials science at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin which he recently completed.
Having committed to postgraduate student life for several years, Shahzad is keen to resume practice in clinical dentistry. On a personal level, Shahzad is a very sociable and energetic individual, always looking forward to meeting new people every day. His naturally positive attitude and excellent communication skills include an ability to speak English, German and Urdu fluently.
Dr Angelko Ashtalkoski
Dr Angelko Ashtalkoski (Angel)
Originally from Macedonia, Angel studied dental technology (Dental Technician) from 1999-2003 in Macedonia. He got his dental Masters degree in Dental Medicine in the Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria and graduated in 2009. Angel went on to work in private practice for two years and become part of our team in Smiles Dental in 2011.
Among his professional accomplishments, Angel completed the two-year course for advanced practical oclussion and restorative dentistry with Professor Paul Tipton. He is also a member of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD). Angel prides himself on being highly skilled in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, and has a special interest in TMJ disorders and root canal treatments.
Dr Deborah O'Reilly
Dr Deborah O’Reilly graduated from Trinity College Dublin with Honours. She later joined the Smiles Dental team in 2017. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is involved in continuing her professional development. Deborah places great importance in making her patients feel at ease and giving them a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to their individual needs. Her postgraduate endeavours have included dental research in the areas of evidence based dentistry which is awaiting publication shortly.
Dr Anne Wall
Dr Anne Wall graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 and completed the postgraduate Dental Boards Vocational Training in 2008 in County Cavan. Anne worked for some time in a private practice in her native county of Dublin, before leaving to travel to Australia where she spent a year working in private and public dentistry. In 2010, Anne joined the Smiles Dental team and her favourite part of being a dentist is producing the best results possible for all of her patients.