Meet the Team

Dr John Lynch

Dr. John Lynch BDS MSc. (U.Lond)
Dental Surgeon

Fellow of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD)
Fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics (IADFE)

Dr John Lynch is also has a great interest in advanced restorative dentistry.

Dr Kathleen Byrne

Dr Kathleen Byrne qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1990. Following a period of vocational training in the UK, Kathleen returned to Ireland and has worked as a dental associate since then at a small number of practices. Kathleen’s favourite aspect of the job is seeing a patient delighted with their results.

Dr Julia Quinlan

A Cork woman, Julia graduated in 2012 from UCC. She then spent the next period of her life in Cornwall in the NHS, working as a general dentist. She left there to return to Ireland in 2015. Julia keeps up to date in the trends in dentistry with regular CPD and maintains her professional development with dental workshops. Outside of dentistry, Julia loves Six Nations rugby, dancing and the theatre. She hasn’t any strong feelings about hurling!

Dr Christina Lapaz

Dr Christina Lapaz

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.