Meet the Team

Dr Kostas Efthymiou

Dr. Kostas Efthymiou, DDS, Dip. Orth, MSc (Orth)

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr. Kostas Efthymiou qualified as a dentist from the School of Dentistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2001. He then worked in private general dental practice in England before pursuing his post-graduate orthodontic studies. In 2003, he started a three year full-time specialist training programme in Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry of Marmara University. In 2006 he received his Specialty Diploma in Orthodontics and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Orthodontics with Honours. Shortly after his graduation he earned the title of the Dental Specialty in Orthodontics in Greece. Since then, he has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics.

Kostas is a Registered Specialist in Orthodontics (Irish Registration #4DS09) and has presented his research at the 83rd and 84th European Orthodontic Society Conferences in Berlin (2007) and in Lisbon (2008). He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Greek Orthodontic Society and the Orthodontic Society of Ireland and he is a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Kostas has been the principal orthodontist at Smiles Orthodontics since January 2009 and has build an excellent reputation for achieving first class results and providing high quality orthodontic care to his patients. He has extensive experience with the latest advances in orthodontics such as Damon® Braces, Invisalign® and Incognito™ Lingual Braces and he loves creating beautiful and healthy smiles that enhance his patients’ self-confidence and quality of life.

Chiara Vesentini

Chiara Vesentini

Chiara is our orthodontic nurse. She joined the Smiles Orthodontics team in December 2016. She is originally from Italy and has three years experience as a dental nurse working in different dental specialties. Chiara is very patient and caring and always does her best to put her patients at ease.

Orla Sproule

Orla is our Practice Manager. Having worked as a Practice Manager in Canada for a number of years, she joined Smiles Orthodontics Dublin team in September 2017. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the clinic, she believes the most important part of her job is to ensure all patients are comfortable and confident in the practice. She looks forward to meeting and greeting both new and existing patients, and witnessing the confidence and joy that a newly enhanced smile brings to each person.​