Meet the Team

Dr Joanna Szydlowska

Dr Joanna Szydlowska graduated in 2002 from The Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. After working in Poland for many years, Joanna joined Smiles Dental in 2007. Joanna’s favourite aspect of being a dentist is putting her patients at ease. Joanna also has a special interest in oral surgery implantology, aesthetic and prosthetic procedures. Joanna completed a Certificate in Implant Dentistry in 2009 at Warwick University and has recently graduated with a High Profile Diploma Degree in Implantology from The University of Manchester (UK).She is fully qualified to take on implant cases. She also has a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry issued by The Dublin Dental School and Hospital(2012’).

Dr Janusz Banasik

Dr Janusz Banasik graduated from the Medical University Dental School in Lodz, Poland in 1994. Janusz spent many years working in his native country before moving to Ireland, where he joined the Smiles Dental team in November 2007. Janusz has a great interest in orthodontics, occlusion and tempro-mandibular disorders.

Dr Janusz Banasik has received his orthodontic training from the following institutions:

Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics by Dr J.W. Truitt- comprehensive orthodontics

Full Face Global by Dr Derek Mahoney- Damon System three stages full certification training and STB lingual braces three stages certification program

Wired Orthodontics by Dr Ian Hutchinson- orthodontic mini implants

Dr Janusz Banasik is also certified in:

Invisalign System

Incognito lingual braces

Insignia Braces System- Advanced Smile Design

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 Angelko Ashtalkoski

Dr Angelko Ashtalkoski (Angel) studied at the Medical University Plovdiv and graduated in 2009. Angel became part of the Smiles Dental Team in 2011. He loves all aspects of dentistry, especially oral surgery procedures. Angel speaks the speaks the following languages; Macedonian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Serbo – Croatian and English.

Dr Deirdre Coghlan

Dr Deirdre Coghlan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2013 and joined the Smiles Dental team in Tallaght in February 2014. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially helping nervous patients overcome their fear of attending the dentist.

In June 2013 she was part of a group which was awarded the annual student award by the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health for a project in the field of special care dentistry. Dr Coghlan loves to travel and has spent time in Central America where she worked as a dental volunteer in Honduras.

Natasha Jarvis

Natasha has been with Smiles Dental since 2006 and has been Practice Manager at Smiles Dental Tallaght since 2007. Natasha’s main responsibility is to ensure that all patients are 100% comfortable and happy during their visit and satisfied with their treatment before leaving the practice. Natasha’s duties also include ensuring that the clinic runs smoothly day to day.

Zaneta Marek

Zaneta completed her studies to become a Dental Hygienist in 2007 and has been working for Smiles Dental since 2009. She started working as a dental nurse and after fully registering with the Dental Council of Ireland in 2011, she began working as a hygienist. She has completed her “Administration of Local Anaesthetic” course in Dublin’s Dental School and Hospital shortly after. Zaneta is very friendly and always helpful, professional and understanding to all of her patients. She believes that it is hugely important to look after the gums to enjoy great oral health.