The Team

The most important asset to our clinic is our people. At the heart of our team is a group of talented dentists, nurses and managers who have a wealth of experience and are focused on providing the very best in customer service.


Dr. Paul O’Connell

Principle Dental Surgeon, BDent SC
Since graduating from Trinity College in 2004, Paul has gained substantial experience working in Ireland and the UK. Paul has also trained extensively throughout Europe and the USA in advanced dental procedures. Paul’s area of expertise include dental implants, advanced cosmetic dentistry and 6 month braces.
Courses Paul has attended:

  • 6 month course on Dental Implants under Dr. Spencer Woolfe (Dublin)
  • Bicon Implant Course – 1 week – Boston, USA

  • 6 month braces with Dr. Richard DePaul, Cleveland, USA

  • Advanced Composite Restoration under Dr. Lorenzo Vanini, Como, Italy

  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry – 6 month course. Dr. Basil Misrahi, Harley Street, London
  • 6 Month Advanced Endodontic Course (Root Canal). Eastman Institute, London

  • Advanced Composite Restorations under Dr. Lorenzo Vanini, Como, Italy
  • F.O.R.C.E. Comprehensive Orthodontic Course, 2 weeks. Dr. Richard A. Litt, Detroit, USA

  • 2 weeks Advanced Composite Restoration course, Optident, Dublin

  •  Ongoing
Dr. Paul O'Connell

Dr. Derek Lombard BDS (UGlas) MFDS RCPS (Glasg)


Dr. Lombard graduated from the University of Glasgow Dental Hospital with a BDS (Commendation) in 2007 and received the James Rankin Brownlie Prize for Dental Surgery, awarded to “the best student in the Dental Surgery class at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.”

Since graduating, he has worked in state of the art dental clinics in Ireland, Scotland and Australia.  In 2010 he gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow. Derek is one of the few dentists in Ireland providing same-day CEREC natural tooth coloured all-ceramic crowns and ceramic reconstructions.

He believes in keeping up to date with all the latest advances in dentistry for the benefit of his patients and is a member of the Irish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Derek’s degree in Applied Psychology and policy of gentle dentistry means he is especially skilled in working with nervous patients. He recently became a member of the Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry.

His other areas of interest include 6 month braces, short term orthodontics, aesthetic dentistry and dental implants.


Courses recently undertaken include:

Powerprox Six Month Braces Certification Course with Dr. Rick DePaul, Santa Ana, California

Inman Aligner Certification course, London and California

Six Month Smiles Short Term Orthodontics Certification course, London

MIS Implant surgery and restoration course, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

CEREC 3D Ceramic Restorations course, Galway

CAD/CAM Chairside Shade Staining course, Dublin

Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) course in conscious sedation, London          

Cutting Edge Techniques in Composite Resin with Dr. Marc Geissberger, Melbourne, Australia

Derek is currently attending a 6 month course in Advanced, Anterior, Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Harley Street, London with Dr Basil Mizrahi, Specialist in Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Clinical Lecturer, Eastman Dental Institute, Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Paul O'Connell

Nikki Richardson

Dental Practice Manager
Nikki is the dental practice manager and is in charge of reception and administration. Nikki worked as a dental nurse in Australia for 2 years before returning to Limerick and taking up her current post at the Old Quarter Dental Surgery.
Dr. Paul O'Connell