Meet the Team

Bernadett Ratkai

Practice Manager Bernadett is originally from Hungary and has been living in Ireland for the last nine years. She is also qualified as a midwife and health care assistant. After having a child just a year ago, she returned to work with Smiles Dental when it opened in Limerick. As a people person, she enjoys working at reception and making sure patients feel cared for and listened to. In her hometime, she likes to spend time with her baby and with friends and family.

Samantha Enright

Sam has been in customer service for approximately 20 years. She is very patient and caring when dealing with her patients. Sam is our Lead Receptionist and always does her best to make her patients feel at ease, providing guidance and leadership. She will always be on site making sure our patients have the best quality service.

Dr. Cristina Barba


Originally from Spain, Cristina has been working in different countries such as Sweden, Chile and most recently Ireland. She qualified in Dentistry from the University of Seville in Spain and the University of Malmo in Sweden. She has a masters degree in Dentistry for Special Needs Patients and Oral Surgery and a Diploma of Aesthetic Composite Rehabilitation. Cristina takes a special interest in caring for nervous patients and can offer sedation options. Cristina will take the time to explain your treatment to you in full.

Dr. Juan Ramon Esteve

Dr Juan Ramon Esteve qualified as a dentist in Madrid, Spain in 2014. Juan’s passion is to promote the long-term well-being of patients and he also frequently attends postgraduate courses in Spain and the UK. He has an Expert Diploma of Aesthetic Rehabilitation and the title of Oral Surgeon.

Juan is interested in all aspects of dentistry and his greatest joy is in endodontics, aesthetic dentistry and oral surgery – such as wisdom tooth surgical extraction. Juan is a multidisciplinary part of the team and collaborates brilliantly in order to produce the best possible results for all patients.

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.

Katie Veres

Katie Veres

Katie graduated in Hungary in 2008 as a Dental Hygienist. She is a qualified Dental Nurse and Dental Technician. With over nine years of experience Katie has extensive expertise and is highly adaptable. Katie’s mission is to help the dentist and provide a supportive and friendly atmosphere for our patients. Our aim at Smiles Dental Limerick to create a pleasant dental experience and to ensure our patients feel relaxed during their visit.

Dr Sana Hussain

Having graduated from King’s College London, Sana practiced general dentistry in London before moving to Ireland. During her years of study she received recognition for restorative dentistry and undertook research projects, expanding her understanding of dentistry. She is especially interested in treating nervous patients, and has carried out treatments under sedation as well. Her friendly, open attitude will ensure you know all your treatment options and receive the care that best suits you.

Claire Mason


Jennifer Forde

Jennifer is one of our trainee dental nurses in Smiles Dental Limerick and has been part of our team since May 2017. She is currently in her 4th year studying Dentistry in University College Cork. With the vision of becoming a dentist, Jennifer has a keen interest in developing her skills and knowledge. Jennifer is passionate about dental care and aims to create an enjoyable and comfortable experience for our patients.

Charline Kelly

Dental Nurse.

Leila Acuna

Dental Nurse.

Dr Niall Cummins

Niall graduated from U.C.C. in 1997 and thereafter worked in England for over a decade and later Australia before returning to settle in Cork. He has a keen interest in all areas of general dentistry. Post graduate courses and qualifications completed include; Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry over one year in London and a Diploma in Endodontology at the University of Chester. Niall enjoys treating anxious patients and restoring their oral health.