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know how to maintain their oral health for life.
Dr. Ian Kok graduated with honours from Trinity College Dublin’s Dentistry degree programme and since then he has gained additional qualification in Primary Care Dentistry by completing the diploma course and Membership exams of RCSI’s Faculty of Dentistry, as well as attaining a postgraduate diploma in advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry through the Academy of Dental Excellence based in London.
Hailing from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and having lived in China for over 15 years in his childhood, Dr. Ian speaks English and Chinese fluently, and has followed his passion for brilliance in dental care around the globe. Since moving to Ireland at 17 to study dentistry, he has been constantly adding to his expertise through hands-on training in treatments including Invisalign Go, composite veneers, and composite bonding with leading cosmetic dentists across the world.
Dr. Ian Han Xiang KokProsthodontics & Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Rehman Barlas embarked on his academic journey in dentistry at the esteemed Trinity College Dublin, having been distinguished with the Entrance Exhibition Scholarship.
Upon earning his degree in Dental Science from Trinity College, Dr. Barlas initiated his professional practice in renowned private practices situated outside of Dublin. During this phase, he was conferred with the Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry and Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, reflecting his unwavering commitment to dental excellence.
Deeply passionate about Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Barlas accepted a role as a Senior House Officer at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, UK. Here, he amassed invaluable experience in managing maxillofacial fractures, treating skin cancers, and addressing intricate head and neck pathologies.
Subsequently, Dr. Barlas made a professional transition back to Dublin, where he now undertakes a position as a Clinical Supervisor in Advanced Restorative Dentistry at the Dublin Dental University Hospital. Parallelly, he has been diligently serving patients in private practices in Dame Street Dental, Skerries and Bray.
With expertise spanning multi-root endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, and aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Barlas is resolute in providing care that is both evidence-driven and centered on patient welfare.
For individuals keen on tracing his professional trajectory, Dr. Barlas maintains an active digital footprint on Instagram, accessible via the handle @doc_barlas.
Outside the confines of his dental practice, Dr. Barlas is dedicated to volunteer work, cherishes moments playing cricket, and values quality time spent with friends.
Dr. Rehman Javed BarlasGeneral Dentistry
Dr Lisa Boland is an honours graduate in dentistry from the prestigious Trinity College Dublin, the premier clinical dental teaching institute in Europe. She holds further qualifications in cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentistry having completed a year in London with the world renowned Dr Chris Orr, making her one of the most up to date and minimally invasive cosmetic dentists in the country.
Dr Boland is skilled in the provision of crowns, veneers and cosmetic bonding and creates beautiful smiles for all of her patients using the most modern and transformative techniques. She is registered with the Dental Council of Ireland and a member of the Irish Dental Association and Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care. She is also a Faculty member of Dentistry in The Royal College Of Surgeons having completed her membership exams in 2011.
During the year she devotes a significant amount of time attending advanced clinical courses & education programmes to keep up to date with the most recent techniques and materials. Lisa also won the Junior Hatton Award for her research in composite material and went on to the Dental Materials Conference in Seattle to present her findings.
Lisa believes that there is nothing more beautiful than natural beauty itself - and she aims to provide her patients with a smile they take pride in and love to show off!
Dr. Lisa BolandCosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Ksenija Zaporozceva is chief medical officer here at DSD and Truly Dental group . She leads a team of 35 + doctors encompassing a clinical, administrative and leadership role. She excels at providing comprehensive advanced dental care whilst creating a relaxed and comfortable environment for her patients and prides herself on being very thorough, gentle and compassionate in her treatment approach, focusing on preventative and conservative dentistry. She works closely with her patients and leads the dental team to customise a detailed dental care plan that focuses on promotion of lifelong dental health.
Ksenija attended secondary school in Waterford and became a recipient of the All-Ireland Scholarship for her academic achievements. She earned her Dental Science degree from the prestigious Trinity College Dublin, Ireland's leading University with a reputation for excellence in education, innovation and cutting edge research. After graduation she moved to the United Kingdom, where she completed her Foundation Training and worked in the National Health Service as well as general dental practice in Cambridge. Dr. Ksenija then returned home to Ireland and joined our team at Truly Dental .
With a commitment to continual professional development within dentistry Dr. Ksenija trained with the most influential celebrity cosmetic dentist in the world, Dr. Michael Apa and also perfected her restorative skills with leading clinicians in the field of cosmetic dentistry and “Style Italiano”, Professor Louis Hardan and Dr. Walter Devoto. Dr. Ksenija is passionate, driven, and motivated to continue her professional development and stays on top of the most advanced dental techniques. More recently she completed hands on training in the Belograd institute on “microscopic endodontic treatment and crown preparations” , David Allermans certificate in conservative biomimetic dentistry and surgical training on wisdom tooth extractions in Havana, Cuba. Her artistic nature drove Ksenija to professional dental training in photography with Minesh Patel.
Dr Ksenija is registered with the Irish dental association and Royal College Of Surgeons in Ireland having completed the membership of the faculty of dental surgery examinations.
Outside of dentistry Ksenija enjoys travelling, hiking, and learning languages, and is fluent in English, German, and Russian.
Dr. Ksenija ZaporozcevaChief Medical Officer
Dr. O’Hagan studied atTrinity College Dublin’s Dental Science B.Dent.Sc programme - graduating with honours - and also won the Royal Academy of Medicines Ireland Odontology Bronze Medal Prize for her final year dissertation.
While working in Dublin in both private practice and part-time within the HSE, Dr. O’Hagan completed her diploma in Primary Care and RCSI’s fellowship examinations to become a Member of their Faculty of Dentistry in 2015. She further specialised in the provision of Invisalign treatment around that time, solidifying her ongoing passion for minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry that is maximally impactful for her patients’ smiles, comfort, and confidence.
Swapping Sandycove for Sydney in 2017, Dr. O’Hagan continued to pursue continuous experience and advanced study in cosmetic dentistry, training under Dr. Bharat Agarawal and Dr. Yohan Choi, two of Australia’s leading dentists working in composites. While continuing to work in private practice, this training allowed Dr. O’Hagan to expand her skills and artistic flair with composite bonding and veneer treatments, enabling her to give her patients aesthetically beautiful and natural-looking results in a reliable and relaxing environment.
Nothing motivates Dr. O’Hagan more than seeing delighted, satisfied smiles on her patients’ faces, and her commitment to staying at the cutting-edge of advanced techniques and materials led to her undertaking her MSc in Restorative Dentistry with the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2022. On her return to Ireland, Dr. O’Hagan wanted to join a practice that shared her focus on the patient experience and building informed, trusting relationships of care. We were thrilled to welcome her to the Dame Street Dental clinical team, where she offers a wide range of restorative dental procedures, with persisting special interests in Invisalign, Cosmetic and Endodontic (Root Canal) treatments.
Rachel has enjoyed being able to combine her passion for dentistry with her love of travel and seeing the world. Outside of the clinic, she lives for all things active – a regular swimmer, hockey player, and triathlon enthusiast.
Dr. Rachel O’HaganCosmetic and Restorative Dentist
Dr Nastri graduated from Dublin’s renowned Trinity College Dental School, achieving honours in restorative dentistry and various distinctions from his colleagues. Upon qualification, he immediately entered private dental practice where he has gained extensive experience in restorative dental procedures.
Dr Nastri stays at the top of his field through dedicated work as a practitioner, instructor, and ongoing student of aesthetic dentistry. He is completing his Master of Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry at the prestigious King’s College London School of Dental Medicine. He also attends various courses throughout the year, having completed more than 300 hours of continuing professional education.
He has studied with some of the biggest names in international dentistry such as Maxim Belograd and Dr Monik Vasant. He is a member of the Irish Dental Council and is an affiliate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, having achieved his Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry. He also plays an important role as an educator, being part of the panel of clinical supervisors at the Dublin Dental University Hospital.
Dr Nastri is passionate about providing the most cutting edge dental solutions and has been doing so using the most advanced technology available in the dental field, ensuring that each of his patients gets the best that modern dentistry has to offer. He is highly skilled at “microscope dentistry”, using high magnification to achieve optimum results for root canal procedures as well as restorative cases, making him one of the only cosmetic dentists to be able to provide this service in general practice.
As a cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr Nastri is highly skilled in provision of veneers, crowns, cosmetic bonding, and tooth whitening. He is trained in Invisalign, the invisible braces system and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in advanced facial aesthetics, giving him the ability to create beautiful cosmetic results using a holistic approach that focuses on helping his clients achieve the best oral health, restored youthfulness and confidence in their smiles.
Dr. Enea NastriProsthodontics
Dr. Lara obtained her Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1990 from the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. Her early focus was in endodontics (Root Canal treatment) as this specialization allowed her to help and relieve patients in acute pain. After achieving the title 'Chair of Endodontics' and training hundreds of postgraduate Endo residents in the University Dental Hospital, Dr. Lara wished to further specialise and expand her skills and offering to her patients.
A firm believer in preventative dentistry, Dr. Lara's experience in caring for nervous patients of all ages, with a gentle approach that includes the patient in their own care decisions at every step, drew her to the field of Orthodontics. Having now been providing fixed braces for adults and children for over 20 years, Dr. Lara completed her Ortho postgraduate training in 1998 in Spain. The following year she entered a competitive Ortho programme in Canada, performing intensive Clinical Orthodontic training. Dr. Lara continuously seeks to learn from the best practitioners the world over, advancing her professional and technical knowledge by frequently participating in Orthodontic conferences, conventions and training seminars including many advanced hands-on Clinical Orthodontic courses with live patients.
Dr. Lara whole-heartedly shares Dame Street Dental's commitment to continuous learning, so that we can always offer our patients state-of-the-art, minimally invasive but maximally impactful solutions. She has completed three courses in occlusal adjustment (corrective or pre-restorative Orthodontics), and continues to be driven to achieve true expertise and reach the top of her field. Since moving to Dublin in 2018, Dr. Lara has to that end completed numerous additional advanced training programmes and specialist courses in both the USA and Europe. Dr. Lara is a certified platinum provider of the ground-breaking, patient popular Invisalign Clear Aligners system of straightening teeth for fully functional, highly natural aesthetic results. She has completed a 3-year intensive postgraduate Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy with the City of London Dental School, and further advanced and multidisciplinary case study through the Masters in Advanced Biomechanics with Aligners programme with the internationally renowned Aligners Academy in Madrid. Following which she completed a further Masters in Biological Dentistry RMR and RNO, also in Madrid. All to ensure that Dr. Lara has the most current and evidence-based clinical knowledge and experience to expertly take care of Dame Street Dental’s Invisalign patient needs.
Beatriz never gets far from dentistry even in her free time. A dedicated foster home for rescued animals, Beatriz has been volunteering in rescue groups since she was 14 - and has even carried out dental treatments for dogs and cats in a veterinary hospital in Spain! Beatriz's favourite evenings are spent with her two dogs and three cats, baking one of the delicious treats she's picked up on her many travels - her dulce de leche chocolate-walnut cake and baked apple muffins are famous in the clinic kitchen!
Dr. Beatriz LaraOrthodontics
Dr Mo Shirin was the youngest student ever to be awarded an entrance exhibition scholarship to study Dentistry in Trinity College Dublin aged 17.
He graduated with a first class honours degree in Restorative Dentistry with a passion for oral surgery and implant dentistry. His drive to excel in this niche field lead to postgraduate surgical training in Miami Florida, USA where he spent time with the world’s preeminent authorities on bone biology, bone grafting and dental implant surgery. He was awarded a dual fellowship from the International Dental Implant Association and International Congress Of Oral Implantologists .
Following this he then completed a 2 year masters degree in Frankfurt Germany in Oral Implantology with his thesis topic being “Clinical Outcomes Of Platelet Rich Plasma To Enhance Bone Augmentation Procedures” giving him a comprehensive approach to both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implants. Dr Shirin aims to provide long lasting solutions to his patients oral health needs with the latest and greatest in dental implant development and technology and enjoys using novel techniques in treating challenging cases. Having an interest in orofacial pain led him to complete the 1 year joint post graduate cert with Trinity College Dublin and the University Of Southern California on the management of neuropathic facial pain , temporomandibular joint disorders and headache disorders.
Dr. Shirin is a member of the Irish Dental Association and Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland.
When not performing surgery or studying up to date techniques Dr Shirin enjoys playing rugby having represented CBC Monkstown and Trinity College Dublin as well as spending time with family and friends.
Services provided by Dr Shirin include but are not limited to
Dr. Mohammed ShirinDental Surgery
Dr. Jimmy Butt grew up in Lucan, Dublin and graduated from Trinity College magna cum laude with a first class degree in restorative dentistry. He immediately began his professional career by being accepted onto the coveted Dublin Dental House Officer post. Here he gained valuable experience across all facets of dentistry. From oral surgery to paedodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics.
A passion for oral maxillofacial surgery culminated in a transition to St Richards Hospital Chichester UK. Dr. Butt worked as a full time hospital doctor managing facial skin cancers and oral surgery lists including wisdom teeth, facial fractures, and more. Whilst in Chichester he sat the Royal College Surgeons Ireland membership exams, acquiring the BA B Dent Sc(Hons) DIP PCD RCSI, MFD RCSI, MGDS RCSI.
In order to gain exposure to complex oral cancer reconstructions Dr Butt moved to Wales and to the Cardiff University Hospital, a national trauma and referral centre. Here he acquired experience in soft tissue biopsies, bone grafts, and dental implant surgery as well as management of facial fractures.
Dr. Butt is currently studying medicine in Trinity College Dublin and will be one of few dual Trinity Medicine and Dentistry graduates as part of his specialist training pathway for oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a keen interest in teaching and holds a clinical supervisor post for extraction clinics with undergraduate students in the Dublin Dental Hospital.
His belief is that all patients deserve to have optimal oral health in a calm, painless, and judgement free environment. He aims to provide this quality care using the most modern and evidence based techniques.
Dr. Jimmy ButtDental Surgery
Dr. Contreras graduated with an honours degree in Dental Surgery in Mexico over 10 years ago. At that time, she began furthering her experience in both general and restorative dentistry within emergency and acute care as part of the Dental Hospital system. Following this experience Dr. Contreras has worked exclusively in private practice, both in Mexico and here in Ireland.
This highly varied and dynamic experience is where Dr. Contreras's values as a practitioner crystallised - she is committed to always treating each patient as an individual first, with individual care requirements and personal need, preferences and comfort levels. Having worked in acute care, Dr. Contreras strives to keep finding new and better ways to provide quality dental healthcare, in such a way that a visit to her will also be a pleasant, welcoming, and joyful experience, with the added outcome for her patients of a much more positive attitude to taking care of their oral health.
On first moving to Dublin, Dr. Contreras spent some time working as a Dental Nurse, while also studying full time to undertake the Irish healthcare system's highly competitive professional exams into general Dental practice. She took to the dental nursing role with enthusiasm, as it allowed her valuable insight into the complete patient experience from a new perspective, in particular allowing her to focus in even more in the patient journey for more nervous or anxious patients. Her time as a dental nurse with Dame Street Dental allowed her to strengthen her skills in working with phobic patients as individuals, to overcome any predisposed fear, unease or worry.
Inspired and supported by her colleagues at Dame Street Dental, on completing her final Irish practice qualification examinations in 2022, Dr. Contreras followed up her successful registration as a full Member with the Irish Dental Council by immediately seeking to pursue further clinical and skills development. She is dedicated to keeping up with the latest techniques, trends and technology available to modern Restorative dentistry, as her passion lies in being able to deliver to her patients bespoke options for their dental needs from an array of clinically proven and evidence-based treatments.
When not thinking about her next dentistry moves, Estefania can be found enjoying Irish and international culture at a gallery or the theatre - or getting back out and travelling the wide world. She loves getting the chance to use her native Spanish, and with constant practice her Portuguese is improving every day!
Dr. Estefania ContrerasGeneral Dentistry
Vanessa has been not only passionate about dentistry but excelled in it right from the start of her studies. She was an All-Ireland scholarship winner; Dean’s prize winner in 2018 for university performance; and graduated from Trinity College with a First Class Honours. She also achieved the Dental Council Prize for highest result in oral medicine, oral surgery, and pathology.
Her career started in private practice, and her desire to keep upskilling and learning led her to Dame Street Dental. Vanessa believes in the importance of connecting with patients on a personal level and strives to build a close level of trust with them. She understands that dentistry can be daunting, but she believes that it can and should be enjoyable for both patients and practitioners, and she does her best to implement this with every interaction.
When she is working, Vanessa’s focus is to do her best to meet her patients’ expectations, and for them to leave the practice feeling more confident than when they walked in.
When she is not working, Vanessa loves fashion and beauty; travelling and learning about different cultures; and keeping fit with a round of therapeutic cardio!
Dr. Vanessa MordiGeneral Dentistry
Mihaela has been working in general dentistry since her graduation from Trinity College in 2019 with an honours degree. She has a particular gift for dealing with geriatric patients; paediatric patients; and patients who require special care, including those with autism or who are wheelchair bound.
This focus was nurtured by her time in family orientated practices and allowed Mihaela to develop a passion for preventative and conservative dentistry bringing a holistic approach to treatment planning. By using atraumatic restorative techniques and minimally invasive dentistry she makes being in the dental chair more comfortable, especially for those more nervous patients.
Her specialties include paediatric dentistry and composite aesthetic work, and she brings her conservative and caring approach to each patient interaction.
Outside of work, Mihaela loves to indulge her passion for nature photography and can frequently be found hiking with her camera.
Dr. Mihaela StamatovaGeneral Dentistry
Dr Abed has lived and worked in both Canada and Kuwait, and we’re delighted he’s now added Ireland to that list also. He attended Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia in Canada, graduating from a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Economics in 2016, and then from a Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery in 2020.
He is Canadian Board (NDEB) certified and is also a member of the Kuwaiti Dental Association. During his time in Kuwait, he completed a year of training at the Kuwait Ministry of Health’s Dental Residency Program, focusing on Surgical, Endodontic, and Paediatric procedures. He has also completed rotations with several clinics providing high quality general dentistry services to local patient communities. He is particularly interested in surgical procedures, as well as crown and bridge work and day-to-day restorative procedures.
Outside of work, Dr Abed loves to be outside! He enjoys hiking trips around Ireland, and is prepared for all types of weather, because he plays football when its nice, and goes on a ski trip when it’s cold!
Dr. Mohammad ZadehGeneral Dentistry
Dr Renuka moved to Ireland in 2019, having already studied at the Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences in Loni, Maharashtra, India and worked in dentistry in the beautiful city of Surat – her hometown – for 4 years. During these early years of her career, she worked under the mentorship of several skilled senior dentists, and with patients from all walks of life and backgrounds, and she developed a passion for treating patients supported by an ability to develop a quick and easy rapport with everyone.
During these early years, Dr Renuka performed treatments on patients under general anaesthesia – with her mentor’s supervision – and is planning on doing a sedation course in the future.
Since moving to Ireland, she has prepared for the Irish dental graduate exam for non-EU applicants while working as a nurse and a front office team member, gaining insight and an overall understanding of the operational dynamics of a private dental practice. To date in her career, she has displayed a drive for innovation and improvement, and has completed courses in RCT and Restorative Dentistry as well as multiple dental camps.
She also has a special interest in Surgical, Aesthetic, and Paediatric dentistry, and while she has already worked at Margaret Tuite Paediatric Dental Clinic, she would also pursue further studies in these fields in the future.
Apart from work, Dr Renuka stays active with yoga, gardening, and swimming. She loves listening to Indian music and sharing time with her family and loved ones
Dr. Renuka YadavGeneral Dentistry
Dr. Kim graduated ‘with honour’ from the University of Pecs in Hungary in 2015. He immediately entered into practicing and has been developing his skills and experience from strength to strength since.
Following graduation he joined a clinic known for dental tourism, and gained invaluable experience in prosthodontics and cosmetic cases – especially veneers, crowns, and bridges – as well as implant dentistry. This clinic also gave him face to face experience with patients from a wide range of backgrounds and with a variety of specific needs. Helping these patients inspired Dr Kim to continue his own professional development, and he is currently completing a master course in Prosthodontics in Italy.
One of his main drives is to help his patients and teammates, and he is passionate about doing this every day. Additionally, he loves performing the delicate work of dentistry with his hands, and seeing the results.
In his spare time, Dr. Kim loves playing golf with his wife.
Dr. Daniel KimProsthodontist
Dr Alison Quirke is originally from Cork, attended University in her hometown, graduating in 2019. During her time in college, she travelled to Kathmandu in Nepal and worked as a dental volunteer, providing much needed dental treatment to less fortunate patients in a rural setting, and gaining invaluable experience.
After graduating, she worked in a family-based general practice clinic in Kilkenny for three years, before joining the team at Dame Street Dental.
Her specialty interests include conversative dentistry and preventative dentistry. She also has a particular passion for working with nervous patients, or those suffering from a dental phobia. She is also continuing to pursue professional development goals and is currently enrolled in a Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry with the RCSI.
Outside of work, Alison is a fitness fanatic who loves going to the gym and playing tennis.
Dr. Alison QuirkeGeneral Dentistry
Dr Simona Bugaciu is our resident specialist periodontist in Dame Street Dental. She graduated with a DDS in 2004, and during her undergraduate academic career she completed a 1 year internship in the University Hospital St. Spirdon Jasi, as well as a number of training and internship programs and certifications.
Following a number of years in general practice, Simona chose to continue her studies with a full time 3 year hospital residency in periodontics culminating with a Masters Degree in Periodontal Surgical and Regenerative Techniques. Periodontics remains the primary focus of hers to this day, and she has expanded her skill set to include modern techniques such as Laser Diodes. As a specialist periodontist Simona will take the time to assess your gum health and determine the best possible treatment plan to prevent , diagnose and treat gum disease. You can expect your first periodontal consultant to be extremely thorough with a clear explanation of the cause and a customised patient centric treatment approach.
When she is not working or studying, Dr Simona enjoys exploring her creative side with drawing, painting, and reading, and also loves to go walking.
Dr. Simona BugaciuPeriodontist
Dr Luis Gonzalez graduated in Madrid in 2015, and then immediately entered a two year postgraduate program in Advanced Endodontics in 2017. In that same year, he was recognised and rewarded for ‘Best Research Paper’. After his second graduation he began working in general practice.
In late 2018, Dr. Luis moved to Dublin to gain new professional and personal experiences. He continued working in general practice and also focusing on endodontics, particularly on restorations of the endodontic tooth. When the COVID pandemic began he had to return to Spain, where he continued working as an endodontist while also working as an associate professor at the Universidad Europea de Miguel de Cervantes. Dr Luis also used this time to continue his professional development and education, particularly in endodontics, endodontic surgery, and cosmetic surgery. He also now splits his time between the two countries, spending one week per month in Dublin performing root canal treatments in different clinics.
When he’s not working, Dr. Luis enjoys staying active with sports - his favourites include football, climbing, and paddle-boarding – and he also starts each day with a yoga session. When he’s at home he relaxes by playing piano and planning travels around the world.
Dr. Luis GonzalezEndodontist
Dr Koukoulis is originally from Greece, and served as a Dental Officer in the Greek armed forces as part of his national service. He has studied and worked abroad, having graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2003 and also completed a post-graduate degree in Dental Implantology from the University of Warwick in 2006.
He has been based in Dublin for 15 years, and has placed over 3000 implants during this time. He has also completed a series of CPD courses on Implants & Bone Grafting to ensure he remains at the leading curve of the Dental industry.
His passion is to develop ‘real life solutions for patients – working within their expectations, concerns, and budgets to create an individualized plan that sits their particular needs.
In his free time, Michael enjoys staying active with exercise, gym visits, social hurling, skiing, and taking his 3 children on days out.
Dr. Michael KoukoulisImplant Dentist
Dr. Saad Ahsan's academic journey began as an entrance exhibition scholar, culminating in an honors degree in Dental Science from Trinity College Dublin.
His dedication to patient care led him to serve as a full-time hospital doctor first at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire and then in various Manchester hospitals , where he gained valuable clinical experience in the management of orofacial trauma, cancer, reconstructive surgery, Implant surgery and bone augmentation / grafting procedures.
He sat the membership of the faculty of dentristry exams and is registered with the royal college of surgeons in Ireland.
Always eager to expand his skills, Dr. Ahsan is currently pursuing a diploma in implant dentistry in Bristol, staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field to provide cutting-edge treatments to his patients.
In addition to his local experiences, Dr. Ahsan broadened his perspective by completing surgical training in Havana, Cuba, where he worked alongside esteemed practitioners and gained insights into diverse surgical techniques.
Dr. Ahsan's journey is a testament to his dedication to dental excellence and his unwavering commitment to his patients' well-being. He combines his expertise with a genuine concern for each patient's health
Dr Ahsan returned to Dublin Ireland where he now splits his time between the Dublin Dental University hospital teaching students and passing on his experience and private practise dentistry with a focus on restorative dentistry and surgical procedures.
Dr Saad AhsanDental Surgery
Dr Bogdan Manea has always been fascinated by dentistry, not least for its ability to alleviate pain and restore a patient’s confidence and happiness. His passion for dentistry led him to pursue a degree at Queen Mary University of London, during which time he undertook an Erasmus programme at the world-renowned Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Bogdan’s main areas of practice are general dentistry and minimally invasive dentistry. He strongly believes that prevention is of the utmost importance, and his approach towards minimally invasive dentistry provides his patients with personalised treatment goals that prioritise prevention over intervention.
Always keen to learn and further his skills, Bogdan is accredited to provide TRIO ClearAligners. After achieving the Diploma for Primary Care Dentistry (RCSI), he is currently pursuing the membership to the Faculty of Dentistry (MFDS RCSI). Fluent in English, German and Romanian, can provide your treatment in any of the aforementioned language.
In his free time, Bogdan enjoys doing city breaks in other European cities, loves to ski and to catch up with friends from the countries he has lived in.
Dr. Bogdan ManeaGeneral Dentistry
I'm Dr. Khan, a dedicated dentist with a deep passion for the art and science of dental aesthetics. My journey in dentistry has been a continuous quest for excellence, and my commitment to providing top-quality care has driven me to expand my knowledge and expertise through various specialized courses.
My pursuit of aesthetic dentistry led me to undertake Botox training with the prestigious Harley Street Dental in London, where I gained valuable insights into enhancing facial aesthetics through non-surgical treatments. In addition, I had the privilege of refining my skills in veneer placement by training with renowned Aesthetic dentists Maxim Belograd and Monik Vasant. Their guidance and expertise have allowed me to create beautiful, natural-looking smiles that my patients can confidently flaunt.
To offer a comprehensive range of services, I also pursued extensive training in dental implants and prosthodontics. This skill set enables me to provide complete solutions for patients seeking to restore their smiles, whether through implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures. I am committed to delivering the best possible outcomes in both form and function, ensuring that my patients leave with the healthy, beautiful smiles they desire.
One of my core strengths as a dentist is my ability to create a comfortable and relaxing environment for my patients. I understand that dental visits can be daunting for some, and I take pride in my skill at putting patients at ease. Building trust and open communication with my patients is essential to me, and I always strive to ensure that they have a positive and stress-free experience.
In all aspects of my practice, I am dedicated to the pursuit of the highest quality in dentistry. I believe that a beautiful, healthy smile can transform lives, and I'm here to make that transformation a reality for each and every one of my patients. Your journey to a stunning smile begins here, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your dental goals.
Dr. Jalal KhanGeneral Dentistry
Aiza graduated with a distinction from the full-time Dental Nursing diploma course in Trinity College Dublin in 2020, and her impressive academic bona fides coupled with her track- record of proven hands-on knowledge earned through her training at the Dublin Dental University Hospital made Aiza a perfect fit for the clinic and she was brought on board like a shot to the Dame Street Dental team.
Her education and intensive training experience at the Dental Hospital have equipped Aiza with the clinical skills, background and competency to assist confidently in the widest range of different specialities that span the field of dentistry. Upon graduation and joining the clinic, Aiza hit the ground running and has been continuously expanding her expertise daily, crucially employing her broad knowledge working closely with the clinic's distinct dental specialists to assist on a diverse spectrum of procedures, from fundamental, time-tested treatments to exceptional, ground-breaking surgical and implant techniques.
From day one, Aiza's ambition and commitment to the values of Dame Street Dental were apparent, as was her determination to elevate the standards of patient care and satisfaction within the clinic by perfecting her own abilities. As our nursing supervisor, Aiza works as the right hand to the entire management team, ensuring the delivery of only the highest quality patient care, comfort and outcomes through coordination and communication between our clinical teams in all aspects of the practice. Aiza is also one of our Treatment Coordinators, and is a vital part of ensuring that patients know they have picked the right practice with Dame Street.
In her work, Aiza lives to put a smile onto other people's faces, whether that's creating an exceptional experience and comforting atmosphere for our patients through her positive mindset and reassuring personality, or dedicating herself to building team cohesion and an affirming, warm working environment for all of her team members. At the end of a busy day in the clinic, Aiza loves to relax with a good film, and if she hasn't been on the go every minute of the day she'll even stay awake for the entire movie!
Aiza RevazovaHead Nurse & Clinical Coordinator
Karen graduated with a bachelor's degree in dentistry in 2016, in Valencia, Venezuela. Later that same year she decided to move to Ireland to improve her English, and pursue her lifelong ambition to work in dentistry. Her experience of moving country led to a reinvention of sorts and Karen decided to focus on Dental Technology, which she now considers one of the most beautiful and interesting careers, as it allows her to combine her passion for dentistry with her interest in computers and technology.
In January 2017 she started working in a dental clinic, where she developed a particular interest in the dental technology field. Karen has 4 years of experience working in a dental laboratory, especially in CAD/CAM design and finishing all types of restoration.
One of her favourite things about the job is being able to understand what the dentist and patient wants, working together and including the patient in the process to give them the smile they are looking for and achieve the perfect results.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys doing outdoor activities, going to the gym, and spending time with her family.
Karen BlancoLab Technician
Hailing from the vibrant city of Mumbai, India, Vilas is a testament to dedication, expertise, and passion in the realm of dental design. A proud alumnus of the Dental College of Mumbai, he embarked on a journey that has spanned over 30 years in the dental industry, leaving an indelible mark with his innovative designs and impeccable craftsmanship.
Valis’ deep-rooted knowledge, combined with the cutting-edge techniques of CAD/CAM technology, allows him to craft dental pieces that are both aesthetically captivating and functionally superior. Every design he conceives is a harmonious blend of science, art, and a deep understanding of individual patient needs.
Vilas possesses a unique ability to visualize the end result even before he begins his design process. This foresight, combined with his meticulous attention to detail, ensures that every dental piece he crafts is both aesthetically pleasing and perfectly functional. Whether it's a complex dental prosthetic or a subtle veneer, Vilas approaches each project with the same level of dedication and expertise.
Beyond the confines of his professional realm, Vilas is an avid cyclist and has a love for cartoons, a delightful contrast to his profession, showcasing his vibrant personality and his ability to find joy and creativity in all facets of life.
Vilas GargoteCAD/CAM Designer
Jennifer's journey in dental ceramics is a harmonious blend of science, art, and an unwavering commitment to perfection. With a BA degree from the esteemed Trinity College Dublin, she possesses a unique blend of academic rigor and artistic flair, making her an exceptional dental ceramist.
Her role as a ceramist goes beyond just crafting dental restorations. For Jennifer, each ceramic piece is a canvas, where she meticulously sculpts, shades, and refines to achieve a lifelike appearance that seamlessly integrates with the patient's natural dentition. Her deep understanding of colour, translucency, and form ensures that every restoration is not just functional but also aesthetically impeccable.
Jennifer's passion for visual artistry is particularly evident in her expertise in dental photography. With a keen eye for capturing the intricate details and nuances of dental structures, her photographs serve as both a diagnostic tool and a testament to her dedication to precision and aesthetics. This specialized skill set allows her to document cases, communicate effectively with colleagues, and showcase the beauty of her ceramic work.
Jennifer's fusion of academic excellence, artistic prowess, and dedication to her craft makes her an invaluable gem in our dental team.
Jennifer MironDental Ceramist
Evelyn’s professional journey began as a professional Radiographer in Venezuela, gaining hands-on experience under the guidance of experienced medics. Having developed her career confidence, she felt compelled to venture beyond her homeland and explore new opportunities.
In 2014, Evelyn arrived in Ireland hoping to enhance her English skills and advance her career prospects. She immersed herself in learning the language, experiencing Irish culture, and pursuing a business degree. This unique blend of medical and business acumen opened doors to successful career transitions.
In 2018, she entered the dental lab industry, starting in the plaster room and gradually specializing in designing digital smile makeovers. She quickly made advances and gained significant proficiency through dedicated practice and the utilization of Exocad software.
A strong believer in continuous professional development, Evelyn actively undertook management responsibilities, overseeing inventory, coordinating schedules, and optimizing resource allocation. These experiences allowed her to develop a well-rounded perspective and the ability to balance creativity with efficient management practices
Outside of work, Evelyn finds fulfillment in reading, captivating stories, and embracing nature’s beauty. Sharing moments with friends and family is also a source of joy, fostering meaningful connections and creating lasting memories.
Evelyn RomeroLaboratory Manager
Everyone remembers the first day they met Duško - one of Dame Street Dental's outstanding rays of sunshine!
Duško first moved to Ireland in 2017, coming to us from beautiful Croatia, and we were lucky enough to welcome him to the Dame Street Dental nursing team in 2020. His motivation, professionalism, and positive attitude quickly established him as a vibrant and vital part of our clinical team. Duško's passion for teamwork and efficiency at coordinating between multiple complex deadlines saw him quickly become one of the strong supports of our clinical team as our chief Sterilisation Nurse. His meticulous eye for order and detail are essential to maintaining the highest standards of quality, clinical hygiene, and excellence in patient experience which our practice enjoys.
Duško highly enjoys the variety of dental treatments that he sees daily while assisting during general dental procedures, and he is keen to continue his education and training in dental nursing in the future. While he is dedicated to his role in the dental sterilisation room, ensuring that every day runs smoothly and safely, he will admit that his favourite part of the job is to see our patients leaving smiling and happy. Always happy to stop and share stories and experiences, Duško enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but particularly enjoys meeting and helping new patients, especially if he can help put an anxious mind at ease with his kind and easy humour.
Even in his free time, Duško loves to discuss dental news and innovations with his better half, who is also a dental nurse! When he can tear himself away from work, he enjoys relaxing out in nature - especially with Buddy, his gorgeous pet English bulldog!
Duško ĐumićDental Sterilisation Nurse
Anton is a seasoned dental technician from Zaporozhia, Ukraine, with 20 years of hands-on experience specializing in removable prosthodontics, including both acrylic and chrome dentures. Before the war, Anton ran his own successful dental lab in his hometown, serving the community with dedication and skill.
Balancing tradition with innovation, Anton is well-versed in conventional methods and the latest in 3D printing technology for dentures. This blend of knowledge allows him to offer tailored solutions that fit the unique needs of each patient, earning him a strong reputation in the field.
In a harmonious blend of family and profession, Anton’s brother is a dentist, which has enabled valuable collaboration and insight, enhancing the overall quality of care provided to their patients.
Away from his work, Anton is a passionate fisherman, enjoying the peace and balance nature offers. His early years were marked by a successful stint as a professional swimmer, showcasing his discipline and commitment—traits that continue to define his approach to dental technology.
Anton's diverse experience, technical skills, and commitment to his craft make him a standout dental technician, ensuring every patient leaves with a comfortable fit and a happy smile.
Anton KoshulynskyiDenture Specialist
Embarking on my journey as a dental technician sparked by sheer curiosity, I delved into the intricate world of crafting dentures, eager to unravel the artistry behind each creation. My primary motivation has always been to put a genuine smile on people's faces, knowing that my work contributes to their comfort and confidence.
Fueled by a passion for perfection, I strive to bring meticulous attention to detail to every project. Family holds a special place in my heart, and the joy of making my kids happy serves as a constant inspiration.
In my professional pursuits, my goal is to elevate the quality of dental lab work, consistently pushing boundaries to achieve excellence. Beyond technical expertise, fostering strong relationships with colleagues is a priority. I believe in the power of collaboration and a positive work environment.
On a personal note, one of my cherished ambitions involves exploring the world with my family. Traveling not only provides enriching experiences but also reinforces the importance of creating lasting memories with those closest to me.
As I continue to evolve in my career and personal life, my commitment remains steadfast—to bring precision to my craft, joy to my family, and a sense of camaraderie to the professional realm.
Bogdan CorujanDental Technician
Shannon Dolan graduated as a dental nurse from Marino College in 2017 and has been working in large multidisciplinary practices ever since. This has allowed her to gain extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of dentistry.
Shannon became interested in the dental field after overcoming her extreme dental anxiety as a child by meeting a lovely nurse who changed her whole perception of dentistry. This experience drove her passion to become a dental nurse and make these same changes to others out there who have a fear of dentists.
With over 7 years’ experience she worked in her previous clinic for over 5 years, with swift promotion to Head Nurse managing a team of 25+ nurses, until she decided to take the plunge and expand her horizons even more in a new clinic.
This year she completed the Dental Radiography course in Trinity College Dublin.
She also completed a Phlebotomy and Cannulation course in 2022 to allow her to be more hands-on while assisting the surgeons with IV Sedation. She attends Infection Prevention and Control courses to stay on top of current policies and procedures and to ensure patients are receiving the highest standard of care every day.
Shannon has keen interest in implants and oral surgery and everything bloody.
When she is at work, she loves to make sure it’s positive vibes all round!
Shannon DolanClinical Supervisor
Next up is dental nurse, Bart!
We were lucky enough to welcome Bart to our shores 17 years ago, when following his graduation as a Dental Hygienist in 2006, he and his family swapped Poland for Cavan Town, and the rest is history!
Bart’s successful completion of the Dental Nursing course in Cavan Institute prepared him to support a multi-disciplinary dental team, and his first post as a Ward Clerk in Cavan General Hospital provided him with the experience needed to help, comfort, and take care of patients and families in all manner of distress. Bart’s patients were sad to see him go when, after 12 years in Cavan as a Dental Nurse, he took the plunge and moved to Dublin for the opportunities to challenge and expand his skills and training – and for the thrills of the big city!
From the very beginning and his first post as a Dental Nurse, Bart has assisted in the widest variety of dental procedures, and over the course of his career has worked with over 40 different dentists, immersing him in an extensive, diverse, and ever-developing learning and training environment. His well-earned confidence through many years of dedicated experience has cemented Bart’s place on the Dame Street Dental team as an invaluable part of our state-of-the-art practice, and a beloved member of our family.
Bart has always been popular with his patients and co-workers alike, enjoying his natural talent of being able to make anyone relax and laugh – even putting those preparing to undergo a surgical procedure at ease with his warm, calming wit. Bart found his calling when he became a Dental Nurse, and if you ask him now he simply can’t imagine ever doing anything else!
Bart believes that ‘Professionalism with a smile and laugh’ are words to live by, but when he can tear himself away from work and investigating pharmacology research, he takes advantage of the beautiful city he’s made his home, and can be seen out walking his bulldog, or hitting the town with friends!
Bart MerzSurgical Nurse
Meet Mia, a passionate advocate for oral health and a dedicated dental professional. From a young age, Mia discovered her enduring interest in dental care, and she knew she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. What she loved even more than teeth was connecting with people and listening to their stories, and this empathetic spirit is something she brings to Dame Street Dental every day to make their patients feel comfortable and at home.
After leaving school, Mia worked as a Dental Nurse for nearly three years, immersing herself in patient care and assisting the dentist to ensure the best possible experience for each individual. During this time, her ambition to become a Dental Hygienist grew stronger, and she decided to enroll in the Dental Hygienist Diploma course at Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Dental University Hospital. Mia's understanding and appreciation of the importance of periodontal care continued to flourish, and she dedicated herself to developing lasting patient relationships as a Dental Nurse, always providing a calming presence before treatment begins.
Mia firmly believes that maintaining healthy gums is essential for overall oral health and preventing long-term tooth loss. Her ultimate goal is to graduate as a Dental Hygienist and actively contribute to educating and assisting patients with gum diseases and decay. Mia is passionate about combatting and preventing reversible issues like gingivitis and helping individuals living with periodontitis to manage their condition positively. While bone loss cannot be reversed, she firmly believes that it can be arrested with proper care and guidance.
Having graduated with distinction, Mia excelled at Trinity College Dublin, where she topped her class. Her dedication and hard work were recognized when she was awarded the Dental Council Award for the highest academic achievement in dental hygiene in 2023.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Mia remains a dyed-in-the-wool Dub, deeply connected to her city. Despite this, she enjoys exploring different parts of the world, having traveled across Europe and with her sights set on discovering Asia next. In her leisure time, Mia embraces her love for musical theatre, and you might have even caught her mesmerizing performance as the Bird Woman, singing 'Feed the Birds,' in an amateur production of Mary Poppins at the Helix.
With her unwavering passion for dental hygiene, patient care, and disease prevention, Mia is a valuable member of the dedicated team at Dame Street Dental. She works alongside the dentist and the patients themselves, serving as a partner in their ongoing oral healthcare journey. Her mission is to promote excellent oral hygiene habits and ensure that each patient's smile is healthy and radiant for years to come.
Mia CoffeyDental Hygienist
Since she came through our door at Dame Street Dental, Shannon has been a testament to our practice values – that a diverse clinical team united by a dedication to first-rate dentistry can together achieve not only real excellence in oral healthcare but also an optimal patient- led, dental clinic experience that can truly make every patient feel welcome and cared for.
Shannon graduated with distinction from the Dental Nursing course based in Trinity College Dublin in 2020, but she has always had an eye for aesthetics and an interest in the science behind a smile. Hailing from Clonakilty in Co. Cork, Shannon grew up in Florida before returning home to study Fine Art at Crawford College of Art and Design. While she loved art history and the physicality of drawing and painting, Shannon realised she was happier enjoying art to unwind, and that in her professional life while she still wanted to work with her hands, she knew now it needed to be in service of helping people to look after their health. After graduating from TCD, Shannon worked as a Dental Nurse for a year in a busy, multidisciplinary dental clinic in Galway, and it was here while developing her knowledge and experience daily that she discovered her passion for preventative oral healthcare and patient education.
Shannon is now studying Dental Hygiene at Trinity College Dublin while continuing to progress and develop as a Dental Nurse every day at Dame Street Dental, and her keen interest in engaging and connecting with nervous patients to ensure a fully stress-free treatment experience means that she constantly learns as much from her patients as from the expert dentists and specialists she assists. You’ll always recognise Shannon by her sunny disposition and caring, bubbly nature, and she can’t wait to graduate as a fully-fledged Dental Hygienist to bring her passion for educating patients on the foundational importance of periodontal (gum) health and the prevention of gum disease to the clinic every day.
Whenever Shannon isn’t hard at work supporting her team here at the clinic she can be found in the kitchen (she’s both a wicked cook and baker) or keeping active with some yoga, hiking or swimming. And when there’s time to get a little further afield she plans to add Australia and Canada to her list of destinations reached, alongside southeast Asia, America and all over Europe.
Shannon AkkaouiDental Hygienist
Lina has been a qualified nurse since 2021, having previously worked as a childminder. She began volunteering at a clinic while she was searching for her passion, and in her own words she landed the jackpot! She loves dentistry and particularly loves seeing the results of treatment. Smiles have always been one of the first thing she notices about people, and she loves being a part of people making changes to their smile and confidence.
She is dedicated to continuously learning, and becoming the best at what she loves doing, in her professional and personal life.
Outside of work, Lina loves cycling, reading, hiking, and cooking and sharing desserts, somehow she manages to resist them herself!
Lina KlisauskaiteDental Nurse
Raluca ClopotelDental Nurse
Sara completed her diploma in the beautiful surroundings of France in 2017. Since then, she has worked s a dental nurse in the bright lights of Paris for the past 8 years, helping to support the City of Love with the smiles of satisfied customers!
Her favourite part of the job is seeing and sharing in her patient’s satisfaction. That’s how we knew she’d be the perfect fit for the team at Dame Street Dental. Sara loves nothing more than to know she has built a good rapport both with her patient and with the doctor. Seeing a patient smile with confidence after their treatment is for Sara the most important part of her job.
Sara is passionate about her work, and always wants to improve herself. This is another thing which drew her to Dame Street Dental and to Ireland – the opportunity to gain new experiences in new surroundings and to learn in a new environment is one that she just couldn’t pass up!
Outside of work, Sara loves art and history – so working in Paris was an absolute dream! Happily for us in Ireland, she also loves hiking, and she’s looking forward to exploring her new home on foot – as well as through art and history.
Sara BendamouhDental Nurse
Paulina completed a diploma in Dental Hygiene in Poland in 2016 and has been working in the area since. She was originally drawn to the role by her love of helping people, and now she is fascinated by the variety of procedures available, and loves to experience new ones as the role progresses.
She is passionate about dental hygiene, and is always very keen to practice and promote good oral health behaviour and cleaning techniques with her patients. Her favourite thing about her job is helping patients.
Paulina is social and ambitious, and pushes herself both personally and professionally. She practices continuous professional development, and is enrolled in the CPT course with the Ireland Payroll Association. She also promotes healthy living, and provides cooking demonstrations for people eager to pursue the same.
She is an active gym attendee, and loves spending time with her two amazing dogs – Bonnie and Clyde.
Paulina HaraburdaTreatment Coordinator
A warm welcome to one of the friendliest faces at Dame Street Dental - meet Sophie, one of our dedicated Dental Nurses.
Coming to our clinic from a background as a makeup artist, Sophie has always had a talent and love of expressing creativity through beauty, while making people feel great about themselves all at the same time. Over the last 6 years, Sophie has completed a number of courses and workshops led by brilliant professional makeup artists from all over the world - she has always understood that when you truly commit to something, you learn from the best.
Deciding to follow her passion for working closely with and helping people into a career in healthcare, Sophie working on her qualification through the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses UK, with whom she currently studies while working full time at Dame Street Dental. On completing her diploma in Dental Nursing, Sophie has no intention of slowing down - further education, specialised training courses and continuous new experiences from working alongside and assisting our practice resident dental experts and specialists is how Sophie is excited to spend her time over the coming years. She finds the constant evolution and expanding possibilities of modern dentistry exciting and motivating - Sophie couldn't be happier to be building and developing her knowledge while getting to spend every day working with our patients and making a difference in people's lives. Whether she's helping to put an anxious patient's mind at ease with a joke, a chat about makeup tips, or an encouraging mindfulness moment, Sophie loves being part of a team that restores patients' smiles and confidence
A great believer in work hard, rest hard, Sophie enjoys unwinding from work and study with yoga and meditation practice. She loves to mix taking time for wellness with having fun, whether that's getting out to the gym or her favourite yoga retreats, or relaxing on a long walk with her dog, Luna.
Sophie GreeneAesthetic Injector
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Sara MaggoireDental Nurse
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Sarah GalvinDental Nurse
Meet Mark Kane, a Dublin native with a fascinating journey that took unexpected turns along the way. Born and raised in the vibrant neighborhood of Drimnagh, Mark's life story is one of diverse experiences and a commitment to spreading positivity wherever he goes.
Mark's educational journey began in his hometown, attending school in Drimnagh, where he quickly displayed an eagerness for learning. His academic prowess allowed him to graduate at the remarkable age of 17, setting the stage for an impressive future.
After graduating, Mark ventured into the world of healthcare, taking on the role of a Multitask Technician, often referred to as Steri Tech, at the prestigious Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital. For a year, he worked diligently, contributing to the vital operations of this renowned institution. But life had more in store for Mark than he initially thought.
With a change of heart, Mark decided to embark on a new adventure. He enrolled in college to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering, a field that promises innovation and creativity. However, his heart led him back to his passion for Steri work, this time in a dental environment. It was in the clinic setting that Mark truly found his calling.
What sets Mark apart is his unwavering love for his work and the incredible people who surround him in the clinic. The sense of teamwork and camaraderie is something he values immensely. Mark's dedication goes beyond his professional responsibilities. He strives to be as efficient as possible, bringing an infectious positivity to the workplace. He's the one who's always there to brighten up someone's day with his music, clever whiteboard art, or simply by encouraging a short break to rejuvenate the team's spirits. Mark's generosity is evident in his willingness to offer a helping hand whenever it's needed, making him a cherished colleague.
When he's not busy creating smiles at the clinic, Mark has a passion for the beautiful game of football. Whether he's playing on the field or watching it with friends and family, the sport is a significant part of his life. In fact, his love for football extends to the virtual realm, where he enjoys a game of FIFA with friends. Mark is always on the move, exploring new eateries and sharing drinks with friends, adding a dash of adventure to his life.
But what truly defines Mark is his ability to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary ones, whether through his work, love for football, or his enthusiasm for life. Mark Kane is more than just a Steri Tech; he's a dedicated professional, a football enthusiast, and a source of joy and inspiration to those fortunate enough to cross paths with him
Mark KaneSterilisation Technician
Kamran is the backbone of Dame Street Dental’s accounts, financial and risk management department. After completing postgraduate and research degrees in Pakistan – graduating with an MBA in Banking and Finance in 2011 and an M.Phil in Finance in 2018 – Kamran set his sights on expanding his already vast experience in the fields of accounting, financial management and internal auditing with a move to Ireland to complete an MSc in FinTech (Financial Technology).
Kamran’s professional career began in 2004 with a part-time accounting role he held while working simultaneously on his BComm in Commerce. After graduation, he joined the Head Office team of an established non-profit organisation, where his abilities and drive quickly saw him rise up through a number of different roles over his years of service, from internal auditor and accountant to Senior qualified accountant and ultimately Chief Financial Officer. Over that time Kamran has qualified as a certified member of several internationally recognised accounting bodies, most recently through the Ireland and UK recognised Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Advanced Diploma course in 2021.
Kamran’s passion for continuous learning and professional development have been a hallmark of his career, and one which has enormously benefitted the institutions of which he has been a member. His active involvement in the development and implementation of innovative financial procedures, risk management strategies and internal control systems have contributed to Kamran’s research for his own published works – he is the author of several peer-reviewed academic papers and book chapters in the areas of microfinance, accountancy education, and the economic environment of multinationals.
Kamran’s keen interest in the modernisation and data analytics potential of FinTech motivated his move to Dublin and MSc graduation from the National College of Ireland in 2020. From the very first day of his joining Dame Street Dental’s Head Office in early 2021, Kamran has been a dedicated and vital member of our welcoming, inclusive professional culture. Our practice commitment to excellence in client care and implementing modern, leading-edge solutions perfectly aligns with his own, and every member of our team has benefited from Kamran’s professional advice, financial expertise and forward thinking.
Outside of the office, Kamran likes to switch off and indulge in as much travel and tourism as he can. When not working or traveling the globe, he loves to unwind by cooking with family and watching movies. Whenever he is away from his work, he loves to do cooking and watching movies.
Abdul completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Goa, and has over 13 years of impressive career experience in both the Finance and Accounting. He is incredibly well travelled having worked in India, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Ireland, and speaks four languages.
He is joining the Dame Street Dental team as an Accounts Executive, and we’re delighted to have him on board. Abdul appreciates the full Accounting cycle, and his experience in optimising and streamlining accounts is already making a difference. He consistently strives to stay not just up to date but ahead of the curve with professional development, and has additional qualifications including a First Class Diploma in Software Management.
When he is not working, Abdul likes to stay active and is a keen sports man. When he needs to relax, he loves nothing more than a good movie.
Abdul KaderAccounts Executive
Alannah’s main speciality is that she is a people person, and she brings that to every day in her role as our Regional Manager. Her career and personal life have both been marked by her enthusiasm for meeting other people; her ability to act as a positive motivator; and her fundamental drive to help people.
After serving as Head Girl at her secondary school, Alannah moved to the UK where her potential was recognised, and she was enrolled in the prestigious customer service training programme with Boots Pharmacy before serving as Team Leader for No7 in the flagship store in Guildford. Ever eager to explore, Alannah then moved to Spain and worked in an administrative role in an exporting company, gaining invaluable organisational experience and some excellent travel memories!
On her return to Ireland, Alannah honed her customer service skills as the receptionist in a 5-star hotel before making our day and joining the Dame Street Dental team, originally as Practice Manager. She was drawn to work in healthcare because – in her own words – ‘In this job we get to make people feel better, and I really enjoy that.’
Alannah’s enthusiasm for making people feel better also extends to her relationships with her colleagues. We have yet to see her stressed – no matter how tough the day has been – and her vision to provide a smooth, superior, and fully patient-focused experience across every clinical team inspires us all. She is also devoted to her own personal growth as well as that of the team and is currently enrolled in a diploma in Leadership & Management at UCD.
When she’s not filling our schedules and our practices with happy patients, Alannah likes to make sure every weekend is filled with entertainment. She loves spending time with her family, and with new random friends that she makes wherever she goes!
Alannah HarganRegional Manager
Gráinne graduated from IADT with an Honours degree in Business with Marketing. Eager to explore and ambitious to succeed, she then moved to New York to live & travel. During this time she also gained invaluable customer service and organisational experience by managing a busy Manhattan restaurant. In New York she grew to love the positive “anything is possible” attitude, and she was determined to bring that home with her. She still believes a positive attitude is the best tool in life.
Her passion is creativity & automating, and she truly believes ‘Love what you do and you won’t work a day in your life’. Gráinne expresses her creativity by developing innovative campaigns, designing appealing visuals, and staying up to date with the latest trends and adapting strategies accordingly.
Gráinne has worked in the dental space for the past 4 years. Her favourite thing about it is seeing the customers before & afters. She loves being the person asking for testimonials and seeing the confidence change. It’s truly amazing to see the glow in their eyes. Her professional ambition is to help spread the word and to encourage people to make the change in their life.
She recently moved to Bray, essentially making her a neighbour to our new clinic. She is happiest when she’s near the sea, and some of her favourite things to do are a cold dip in the morning, surfing the Wild Atlantic Way, or grabbing coffee with her miniature dachshund “Pickle”.
Gráinne McMahonMarketing Executive
Vince HartiganHead Of Construction
During the course of her career to date Orla Henry has worked across multiple industries, including the Medical Aesthetic and Laser Clinics field, select salons and leading Spas in both Ireland and overseas, and within the Dental industry. Her 10+ years’ experience has provided her with in-depth experience in People Management, Sales, Operations, and Business Development.
Orla has joined Dame Street Dental’s leadership team in the role of Head of People in 2022 to continuously improve best HR practices and to collaborate with department heads on projects to add to our already outstanding company culture. Orla brings her previous experience of implementing key new sales roles to Dame Street Dental.
Orla’s work philosophy is to consciously encourage an environment where every member of the team feels supported and is ‘’set up for success’’ within their role every day. To put it simply, she believes - and we agree - that ‘A thriving team is a thriving business!”
Orla is nothing if not motivated about professional development, and has recently completed a Diploma in Business Management at Griffith College, Dublin. She is currently attending National College of Ireland studying a CIPD Human Resource Diploma in People Management and has planned to progress onto a BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management Strategy and Practice in 2023 at NCI.
When she's not working, Orla likes to keep up with watching the latest series at home, and trying out the latest restaurants in town!
Orla HenryHead of People
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We're delighted for you to meet Krystyna, our 'can-do' front of house colleague who can make any plan possible. Originally from Poland, Krystyna came to Dublin for a month's holiday and fell in love with the city, the culture and the people - that was nine years ago!
Fluent in both English and Polish, Krystyna has amassed a wealth of customer service experience and responsibility over the last nine years - her natural confidence and positive attitude have always enabled her to go after the things she cares about, and in her professional life this has always meant a drive to be the absolute best she can be. In previous roles Krystyna's passion for organisation and systems has seen her rise to supervisory and operations positions; keeping everything running smoothly is what she's known for. We were thrilled to welcome her onto the Dame Street Dental team where she can further grow and develop her capabilities and qualifications as an all-round administrative rockstar - and Krystyna's organisation skills and dedication to excellence in customer service have quickly seen her go above and beyond as a real backbone of the front of house team.
Just as organised in her home life as at work, Krystyna is efficiency and cleaning obsessed - but then that's no surprise, with the world's fluffiest Chow Chow, Johnny, at home. When not taking even more photos of the puppy, Krystyna is a huge fan of reading and travel, with some of her all-time favourite spots nearby in sunny county Wexford.
Krystyna EgelPractice Manager
Bio coming soon
Eimear PowellSupervisor Receptionist
Meet Amy, a dedicated and friendly Front of House star here at Dame Street Dental!
Amy fell in love with the city when she first came to Dublin in 2018 to study Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design. She began working at the same time in hospitality, developing her skills in effective, articulate, and responsive communication between both college and work roles, and quickly rose through the ranks to take on additional senior staff responsibilities including training and supervising, liaising between multiple departments to fulfil customer needs, and keeping a dozen administrative and scheduling plates in the air at once with a smile.
In March 2020, Amy decided life still wasn’t quite busy enough and took time out to start a family. She joined the team here at Dame Street Dental in the summer of 2021, and the clinic has been benefitting from her careful eye for detail, her quick thinking, and her even quicker smile and supportive word, ever since. Whether on the phone or a first-time emergency call-in, patients always comment on Amy’s calm, reassuring demeanour and ability to put them at ease in even the most difficult situations. While the strengths and skills that Amy developed during her time in study and working in hospitality have transferred effortlessly to her role here at the clinic, she is keen to continue growing and progressing her abilities and experience long into the future of Dame Street Dental.
Outside of work the organising prowess doesn’t stop for Amy, as she currently spends the majority of her time running around after a wonderful but adventurous one-and-a-half-year-old, and the rest trying to find a moment of zen among the chaos of raising a young family!
We’re delighted to introduce you to Dame Street Dental’s own Front-of-House Renaissance man, Vincent!
Our gregarious Gaeilgeoir, Vincent got his start during the summer months at the Coláiste na Bhfiann Gaelteachts in West Meath and Galway, while also fitting in countless hours of practice on the school cycling team around his Leaving Cert studies at Dublin’s Rosmini Public School. This propensity for seeking out cultural as well as physical challenges to pursue would always be a passion of Vincent’s, as he went on to join the 7th Field Artillery Regiment via the McKee Barracks in Dublin, spending six years as a part-time soldier, three of those at the rank of corporal.
Never content to rest on his laurels, Vincent’s drive to diversify and develop knowledge in every field that fascinates him led to his beginning at this time a career as a civil servant, going on to spend 10 years working with statistics and the law. While his acuity, organisational and administrative strengths, and boundless cooperative communication skills were perfected over this period, it was Vincent’s adventurous spirit that put him on the path to Dame Street Dental – and we couldn’t be happier that it did! Vincent’s decision to take a bold career break at this stage and spend four years traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East, led to his being in London at the right place at the right time, to take up an exciting, transformative position at the Eastman’s Dental Hospital in King’s Cross.
During his time at the Dental Hospital, Vincent worked extensively on reception at a clinic dedicated to serving patients with severe dental phobias – an experience that has made him a natural fit on our reception team here at the clinic – where his understanding, empathy, and genuine interest in reassuring while getting to know those undergoing stress, can help put even our most nervous patients at ease. If Vincent’s on the front desk during your visit to our clinic, see if you can guess which landmark Dublin establishments you’ve definitely seen his hand in without realising it, from his time working on several high profile, city centre Capital Bars’ building projects. Vincent is still very happy to swap a cúpla focal in Irish with any interested parties, patient and colleague alike – while outside of work he still carries on as an amateur cyclist to this day, and staying fit outdoors indulging in swimming all year round, and landscaping garden areas for his friends and family.
Lucy joins us from a General and Children's Nursing background, which she began studying in Trinity College Dublin in 2021. Prior to her experience as a student nurse Lucy worked in retail customer service, and her natural ease connecting and building professional relationships of trust with her clients across both roles has allowed her to hone her excellent patient communication and support skills.
Lucy thrives in multi-focus, high-energy patient support roles, and has been delighted to expand her knowledge and competency in both medical and dental contexts supporting our patients and practice teams with all general, complex, and scheduling issues.
Lucy hopes to learn all she can about direct patient support in a primary care setting, with the dream of becoming a frontline paediatric, theatre, or A&E nurse following her education and further training. When she gets any time away from her textbooks, Lucy loves to travel and to keeping active, combining sea swims and games of tennis with time with family and friends when she can.
Meet our team member Emily from Dublin, born and bred on the Northside. A proud Gaeilgeoir, Emily completed her entire education through the Irish language. After graduating from DCU with a degree in Children's and General Nursing in 2022, she decided to take a break to explore different career paths.
Emily’s favorite aspect of the job is the camaraderie with colleagues and the meaningful connections formed with patients. Embracing the unexpected, they've delved into the world of dentistry, finding it to be a wonderful surprise. Outside the workplace, she finds joy in reading, baking, running, exploring new places, and cherishing moments with family and friends.
We’re committed to always getting better through tech-enabled
procedures. Better mouth scans mean more accurate implants
and better procedure planning — which leads to happier guests
with better oral health. Working smarter is a no-brainer!