Ms Vera Oliveira
Following this she started her postgraduate training in Center of Portugal, Leiria, in private practice developing skills in cosmetic, implants dentistry, prosthodontic rehabilitation, TMJ disorders. She finished her postgraduate with honours.
Vera is very passionate about her work and does everything she can to take care of her patients. She believes that in order to continue providing the best care for her patients that we need to be able to stay up to date with the latest techniques.
Ms. Sorcha Mulryan
Sorcha is one of the most recent additions to the Seapoint Clinic team, joining in September 2014. She has 6 years of customer service experience working within the hospitality industry. Her extensive experience comes from an array of different fields including restaurants, retail and insurance.
She has a wonderful manner and enjoys working in a busy clinic environment. Our patients can always expect a warm, friendly welcome from Sorcha.
Ms. Claire Dempsey
Claire joined Seapoint in October 2015 with a strong background in customer service. She has previous customer service experience working within the banking sector and hospitality industry. Her previous experience in five star hotel has allowed her to work very closely with the public; her kind and friendly manner doesn’t go unnoticed by patients here at Seapoint. Her sunny disposition and smile have proven to put even the most nervous patients at ease.
With an education background in communications and design to add to her CV, she has become an excellent fit within the Seapoint team.
Ms. Aisling McBride
Aisling studied Travel &amp;amp; Tourism at college in Dublin, and has gained a wealth of experience in customer service, mostly within the travel and leisure industry.
She boasts a warm and friendly manner, which served her well during her time working as cabin crew for Irish airline, Aer Lingus. She thoroughly enjoyed her time there and is happiest when working with the public.
Aisling has decided to keep her feet on the ground and is now a valued member of our customer service team here at Seapoint. She’s on hand with a welcoming smile to help you during your time here.
Mr. John Pigott
John joined the Seapoint Clinic customer service team in April 2014. John has over 15 years of management experience within the hospitality industry. His extensive experience comes from several different fields including hotels, bars and retail.
Over these years he has found his passion and natural talents, lay in developing excellent customer relations and he prides himself on delivering a 5 star experience. Our patients can always expect a warm welcome and a friendly smile from John.
Ms. Lynn Collins
Lynn joined the Seapoint Clinic team in April 2012. She has an Honours degree in Law and has over 4 years experience working extensively within that field, where she gained strong one to one client relationship skills and excellent organisational skills. She has a keen interest in working within a customer service role which has led her to Seapoint clinic.
Since joining Seapoint she has completed training on Patient Co-ordination with Designer Dental UK and an Introduction to Photography course with Canon Ireland. Her role with us is to introduce prospective patients to the Clinic and to educate them as to the benefits of dental implants, orthodontics and cosmetic treatment through consultations. She guides the patient through their entire treatment journey and thrives on maintaining the highest levels of personal service with all clients.
Ms. Susan Darley
Susan has been with the Clinic since 2010 and is currently managing the accounts of the practice. She has an Honours Degree in Hospitality Management and has experience working in 5 star Hotels.
She has also partaken in numerous accounting courses, which are ACCA accredited and has been on Implant training in Northern Ireland. She has a strong knowledge of all treatments within the Clinic and with excellent multi-tasking and organisational skills, she is a great all-rounder and an asset to the team.
Ms. Victoria Baird
Victoria studied BA(Hons) Communication at Bournemouth University in the UK and has 18 years experience in people and company management. Victoria’s experience includes 10 years of running her own business in the UK and 4 years running a PLC.
Victoria has a proven track record in staff and logistical management in a variety of industries. Victoria is also currently studying for a Diploma in Project Management and also recently attended the Total Practice Success™ Dental Consulting Programs with the Levin Group in America.
Victoria joined Seapoint Clinic in February 2011and has quickly became a vital member of the team and is also key to the company development.
Ms. Kimi Umpad
Kimi graduated with honours as a dental nurse from Dublin’s Trinity College in June 2015 and worked in several general dentistry practices before joining the Seapoint team.
A dedicated and hardworking addition to the team, Kimi is eager to broaden her knowledge and further skill set within the dental world. Her friendly and organised manner have earned her positive feedback from patients and staff alike.
Kimi is very good with our younger patient and it comes as no surprised that she expresses a keen interest in paediatric dentistry, among other specialties.
Ms. Indre Baubonyte
Indre joined Seapoint Clinic in October 2014 and is the latest addition to the dental nursing team.
Indre graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2011 and has spent three years working at Roscommon and Tuam dental clinics in general dentistry and orthodontics.
She is looking forward to expanding her skills and knowledge here at Seapoint Clinic.
Ms. Karen O’Callaghan
Karen graduated from Trinity College in June 2010. She is Dr O’Flaherty’s nurse and is senior nurse at the clinic. She has excellent interpersonal skills and is a great working asset to the nursing team. She has experience in dental nursing since 2006 and regularly attends training both in Ireland and internationally.
She is a member of the ADIA and the ADI and attended the 2011 Summer Implant Symposium. She works primarily on Implant cases and has experience using the most modern techniques in Dental Nursing and assisting surgery. Karen thrives in a busy clinical environment and is known in the clinic for her keen organisational skills!
Ms. Danielle Doyle
Danielle graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2009. Whilst in college, Danielle achieved the highest marks in her class in first year and, on graduating, won an award for clinical excellence. Upon her graduation, Danielle has continued to develop her education by completing other courses such as venepuncture and cannulation, indirect bonding, and conscious sedation.
Danielle worked in a surgery in Bray from graduation until January 2012 when she joined Seapoint. Danielle is a member of the ADI and has extensive experience with the most modern of dental procedures. She is currently studying a BA in Science and a Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.
Ms. Rachael Byrne
Rachael has completed her Professional Nursing Qualification from Trinity College and she is from Wicklow. She works as our Orthodontic nurse and has also had training in tooth whitening and fresh breath treatments. She has also had training in cannulation for IV sedation.
As a real multi-tasker, assisting with general administration duties, stock ordering, research for new product lines and customer service tasks, Rachael is a strong asset to the team and is a firm favourite with the patients at Seapoint.
Ms. Regina Byrne
Regina is a qualified dental nurse since 2003 and is senior nurse at the clinic. She came to us from the Northbrook Clinic in 2007. She is Dr Linehan`s nurse and has been with the clinic since it opened. Regina has extensive experience both in Implant Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry.
She is a member of the ADIA and the ADI and has attended the Bio Horizons Implant Nurse Course in 2009 in Chicago, the Summer Implant Symposium 2011 also in Chicago and the Carl Misch 2013 Surgical Program in Orlando, Florida . She has also had cannulation training for IV sedation. She has an excellent manner with patients and thrives in a busy environment.
Ms. Ciara Hendy
Ciara joined Seapoint Clinic in 2015 as a dental hygienist and has quickly become an asset to the team. A registered dental nurse since 2011, Ciara decided to return to University Collage Cork to develop her dental education and train as a dental hygienist. She graduated with honours in dental hygiene before joining our growing team here at Seapoint.
She is an active member of the Irish Dental Council the Irish Hygienists Association and frequently attends dental conferences in order to continuously develop her skill set.
Ciara has quickly settled into the team and her sunny disposition makes her popular with patients and staff alike.
Ms. Laura Kearns
A London native, Laura moved to Sligo in the year 2000. After completing her studies in Trinity College in 2011, she worked in a private Orthodontic clinic in Clontarf in Dublin. She has travelled extensively and attends regular conferences to expand her skill-base and keep up to date with any advances in her field.
She started at Seapoint Clinic in September 2012 as a Dental Hygienist and is a welcome member to the team. She has a very sociable yet caring manner and thoroughly enjoys her chosen profession.
Ms. Claire Richards
Claire started her career in 2003 as a dental nurse and qualified from the Dublin Dental University Hospital with a Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2005. In order to promote the importance of long term health, and prevention of dental problems, Claire gained a specialist certificate in oral health promotion from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2007.
Claire returned to the Dublin Dental University Hospital and received her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2010. Claire is a registered member of the Irish Dental Hygienists Association and regularly updates her knowledge and skills as part of her continuing professional development.
Mr. Lucian Maier
Lucian joined our busy dental laboratory in August 2015 and has quickly found his feet. He qualified as a dental technician, with honours, in 2006 after attending Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Lucian worked in the crown and bridge department at a private laboratory gaining a wealth of experience, before moving to Dublin in 2012, where he continued to develop his skills as a dental technician in another private lab. We’re thrilled to have him on board at Seapoint.
Mr. Oisin Mc Donnell
Oisin graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 with an honours degree in Dental Technology. He completed his work experience at Burlington Road clinic and since graduating he has worked in a private prosthetics lab in Dublin.
Oisin has undergone further training in speciality removable appliances in Eurocast laboratories. He joined the Seapoint team in January 2013 and is a welcome addition.
Dr. Fabiano Galassi
Fabiano received his BA from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, in Italy. After two years general practice, he moved to Dublin where he continued working as a general practitioner until 2008.
Dr. Galassi then continued his education and followed the MSc. program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the Academic Center for Dentistry in Amsterdam (ACTA), in The Netherlands from 2008 to 2011, and graduated with honours.
He is published in peer-reviewed journals and wrote some chapters recently for textbooks in periodontology. Dr. Galassi is a member of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and his focus is on the treatment of periodontal disease, bone regeneration, cosmetic periodontal plastic surgery and implant dentistry.
Dr. Sarah Flannery
Dr. Flannery obtained her dental degree from Trinity College, and graduated with honours in 2010.
Previously, Sarah studied Dental Hygiene at Trinity College and qualified with a distinction in 2002. She worked for a number of years as a dental hygienist in a number of specialist practices before returning to further her career in dentistry.
Sarah has been dedicated to continuing her dental education and has attended many courses internationally. Among them are the Dr. Lorenzo Vanini, Master classes in composite dentistry, Lake Como, Italy and (DSD) Digital Smile Design Courses in Istanbul and Timisoara with the world renown Dr. Christian Coachman and Dr. Florin Cofar.
She has also completed a number of courses in areas such as endodontics, paedodontics and orthodontics. She provides a wide range of treatments including 6 month braces, Digital Smile Design and children’s dentistry.
Sarah is a member of the Irish Dental Association and the International Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. Areas of interest include cosmetic smile makeovers, minimal prep veneers and adhesive dentistry. Here at Seapoint Sarah’s gentle friendly manor makes her a wonderful choice for any patient who is anxious or nervous.
Mr. Leonardo Bocabella
One of the promising new talents in the dental ceramic field from Brazil, Sao Paulo. Leonardo has been a Dental Technician since 1998.
His cases, developed in close collaboration with Dr. Victor Clavijo appear in several numbers of Revista clinica – International Journal of Brazilian Dentistry, and in Labline Magazine.
Collaborating with respected specialists in Brazil and Europe: Leonardo Bacherini, Paulo Batistella, Eric van Dooren, Willie Geller, Gustavo Giordani, Florin Cofar.
At present he owns his private Laboratory in Sao Paulo, and travels internationally for collaborations, lecturing and teaching.
Member of the team with Murilo Calgaro in Eric Van Dooren’s office – Antwerp, Belgium 2010-2011
Master Dental Technician of Eric Van Dooren’s office since 2012 – Antwerp, Belgium
Co-autor of the book “A Beleza do Sorriso”
Co-autor of the book “Quintessence of Dental Technology”
Co-autor of the book “Perio-Implantodontia Estética” Quintessence 2014
Dr. Altona Myers
Dr. Altona Myers graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2007. She has worked in general practice in Dublin since, then focusing heavily on Cosmetic Dentistry, Aesthetic Reconstructions and Digital Smile Design. She has trained on Harley Street for several advanced dental courses.
Altona performs orthodontic treatments including 6 month braces and has completed training on both 6 Month Smiles and Invisalign. She is regularly featured in the media for her Cosmetic Smile Makeovers and for Q and A’s as an industry expert.
Dr. Cormac Cullinane
Dr Cullinane qualified from UCC in 1995. He worked in general practice for 7 years in the UK and 6 years in Waterford where he was a partner in a multi-surgery premises. He completed a full time MSc in Endodontics in 2009 at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London which he was awarded with distinction. He was the recipient of Dentsply Maillefer Award for Endodontology Graduate of the Year.
He has lectured both nationally and internationally. He is a visiting lecturer and programme committee member on the Diploma in Endodontic Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute, London where he teaches qualified dentists to improve their endodontic(root canal) skills.
His practice is limited to endodontics and he undertakes all aspects of both non-surgical and surgical endodontic treatment.
Dr. Peter Doherty
Dr Doherty studied dentistry at Trinity College Dublin, where he was awarded a scholarship, and graduated in 2003. His first year after graduation was spent as a house officer in Dublin Dental Hospital, gaining experience across several different dental specialties. He then moved to private practice in Ireland whilst studying for the MFDS, which he completed in 2005.
Following this, Dr. Doherty spent five years in the Northeast of England where he worked in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, and also in dental practice. During this time he trained in implant dentistry at Newcastle Dental Hospital, graduating in 2011. He works in all areas of general dentistry, with particular interests in implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, intravenous sedation for nervous patients, wisdom tooth removal and Oral Surgery.
Dr. David Bell
Dr. Bell began his dental training at the University of Dundee, graduating in 2006 with Merit for his final examinations. Following this he started his postgraduate training in North-East England in private practice, quickly developing interests in Cosmetic, Implant and restorative dentistry. More recently Dr. Bell maintained a private practice in Glasgow, Scotland before joining the team at The Seapoint Clinic.
David has always been committed to ongoing continuing education and training. It is his belief that in order to continue providing the best care for our patients that we need to be able to stay up to date with the latest techniques.
Dr Bell is a graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute (Detroit) where he trained alongside Dr. Linehan. He has also graduated with Merit from the University of Central Lancashire in Aesthetic Dental Implantology.
Dr Bell regularly updates his training and education in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in these exciting fields and has recently returned from an update in Advanced Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting, in Baltimore, USA.
He is also currently engaged in a yearlong Postgradute training programme at The Windsor Centre for Advanced Dentistry (London) with the world renowned Dr. Tidu Mankoo.
Dr Bell is a member of the ICOI, the International Congress of Oral
Implantologists, and the ITI, the International Team for Implantology.
Dr. Gerry Smit
Dr. Gerry Smit graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1982 before moving to the UK in 1987. With over 30 years of experience, he has developed his skill set to become an expert implant and cosmetic dentistry.
In 1995 he attended the renowned Misch Institute of Implantology, with over 20 years of experience placing implants primarily in the UK and began his career as an NHS dentist.
In 1997 he was Managing Director of his own dental corporate body, which specialised in aesthetic and sedation patients in the UK. He managed 49 dentists and 52 anaesthesiologists across 23 clinics and 52 sedation clinics, treating up to 500 patients per day. Gerry carrying out implant and cosmetic work on patients across all practices before selling the business in 2006.
Since 2006, he has been working across two clinics in Essex, in the UK, where he focussed primarily on implant dentistry and cosmetic work.
As a highly accomplished implant dentist, Dr Smit has been invited to speak at several conferences, including International Congress of Oral Implantology.
His ability to instil confidence in his patients with his calm manner and extensive knowledge has made him a firm favourite with some of the most nervous patients.
Professor Victor Clavijo
Graduated in Dentistry at the Paulista University UNIP. Specialised in Restorative Dentistry at the Sao Paulo State University.
Masters in Implant Dentistry, SENAC University, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Masters and PhD in Restorative Dentistry at Araraquara Dental School, São Paulo State University.
Professor for several years at the Implante-Perio Institute of Sao Paulo, for the Advanced Program in Implantology and Restorative Dentistry.
Visiting Professor, Advanced Program in Operative Dentistry, Division of Restorative Sciences, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C., Los Angeles, California, USA.
His cases are published by leading dentistry magazines of the world (Quintessence, Labline, Revista Clinica – International Journal of Brazilian Dentistry).
Has more than 40 articles and book chapters published in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Nowadays he lectures internationally on Aesthetic Dentistry, and practicing in Brazil and Europe. We welcome him to Seapoint for advanced aesthetic cases and for lecturing and mentoring.
Dr. Clodagh Myers
Clodagh graduated from UCC in 2000. She moved to London and worked in a private clinic in Wimbledon for two years and upon her return, she set up her award winning practice in Bray, Co. Wicklow. This was amalgamated with Seapoint in 2012.
Dr. Myers has completed advanced training in dental implants in the USA, Ireland and the UK.She has extensive experience in both placing and restoring implants, and is also a regular attendee at courses both at home and overseas in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in cosmetic and implant dentistry.
She has had several articles published locally and appears regularly on radio and in other media talking about dental issues and the relative solutions. She has also received advanced training in CEREC and digital dentistry. In her spare time, Clodagh is heavily involved in all areas of fitness and nutrition and has completed several ironman triathlons overseas.
Dr. Marc Onuohu
Dr. Marie Sanfey
Dr. Vaidas Varinauskas
Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine
PhD Oral surgery postgraduate program
Dr. Vaidas Varinauskas is registered Oral Surgery Specialist with the Irish Dental Council.
He is Member of the Irish Association of Oral Surgery (IAOS) & Member of ITI International Team for Implantology.
Dr. Varinauskas often shares his experience, lecturing and presenting courses in various conferences and seminars. He is author and co-author of 13 articles in refereed Scientific Journals related to teeth implants and oral surgery.
On 10/Oct/2014 Vaidas Varinauskas was rewarded with PhD degree at Lithuanian Health Science University for defending theses on “Functional study of overloading of symmetrical dental implants and fixed full-arch restoration in edentulous jaw case by finite element method”.
His practice fields:
- minor oral surgery
- dental implantation with metal-free 100% ceramic dental implants
- guided jaw-bone regeneration (3-D bone block augmentation)
- recessions around teeth & implants covering with soft tissue grafts.
Dr. Thomas Linehan
He has completed extensive training in Dental Implantology and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute of Detroit, U.S.A. and completed his training in Full Mouth Restorative Care under the world renowned Dr. Harris Sidelski at his Harley Street practice. He has a certificate in Implant Dentistry from the University Of Warwick, England and is currently engaged in a research degree in Implant Technology. He travels regularly to America and Europe, attending educational venues in order to remain at the top of the field.
After qualification, he moved to the London to focus on advanced training and Advanced Restorative practice. Upon returning to Ireland he focused his attention on Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Implant Dentistry and set up his own dental clinic. He Co-founded The Seapoint Clinic with Dr. O’Flaherty in 2005. Through his college years, he achieved success by creating the first Ryanair website, Ryanair.com and setting up his own I.T business that exists to this day.
Dr Linehan has been asked to appear on TV many times such as, on Ireland AM and on TV3. He has also been interviewed for his views on a wide range of dental topics by national media. Dr Linehan has treated many noteworthy Irish people who trust his years of experience and caring manner.
Dr Linehan is a member of the ICOI, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the AO, the Academy of Osseointegration. He is also a registered doctor at the DaVinci Veneer laboratory in the USA.
Dr. Michael Koukoulis
Dr. Koukoulis graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2003 with Commendation. Following completion of his vocational training in the UK, Michael joined the army for a year where he worked as a Dental Officer. In 2006, he completed postgraduate training in Dental Implantology from the University of Warwick (UK) and he regularly attends courses for continuing professional education. Since then his area of interest lies primarily with the provision of dental implant restorations.