Our Experienced Dental 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.
Paul O'Connell - Dental Surgeon - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick

Dr. Paul O’Connell

Principle Dental Surgeon, BDent SC

Dr. O’Connell studied dentistry at Trinity College in Dublin, graduating in 2004. Prior to this, he studied and worked as a pharmacist. Paul has also run his own highly successful dental surgery for over ten years in Limerick City and carries with him a wide range of knowledge and experience in all fields of dentistry.

Paul has trained extensively throughout Europe and the USA, learning various aspects of dentistry, most notably short-term and comprehensive orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and endodontics (root canals).

He studied endodontics at the prestigious Eastman clinic, University College in London and Manchester University, before moving on to study at the top dental cosmetic clinics in Harley street, as well as abroad in Italy.

He trains constantly to improve his knowledge and skills in advanced dental techniques and enjoys applying them to help his patients get the very best in dental care.

Fearghal O’Connell, BA, BDentSc (Trinity College), Dentist


Fearghal graduated from Trinity college with a degree in dental science. During his course he won the Costello medal awarded by the Irish Dental Association.

He also has a degree in physiotherapy, where he graduated from the University of Limerick in 2009.

He worked as a physiotherapist for two years before returning to trinity to undertake his dental degree.

He has a keen interest in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry.  Furthermore he has recently become a father to a beautful little boy.

Sandra Montano, BA, BDentSc 

1997-2000 Masters in Orthodontics. Full-time Masters Course. University of Barcelona. Spain.

1997 Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Mayor de San Simon University. Bolivia.

Sandra joined the team in August 2018. She is an Associate Professor.

Sandra loves to treat nervous patients and getting patients the beautiful straight teeth that they deserve.

She is warm and welcome and has a calming nature.

Dr. Joaquin Rincon


Dr Joaquin Rincon is 3 Dental Limericks vastly experienced implantologist.

Since completing his formal implantology training 17 years ago he has placed over 5000 implants and has completed over 500 All on 4 treatments along with many sinus lifts and soft tissue procedures.

During his career Dr Joaquin has kept himself up to date with the latest techniques by training extensively in Europe and America.

Dr Joaquin has surgeries in 3Dental Limerick, Dublin and Valencia.

Dr. Joaquin Rincon - Dental Implants - 3 Dental at Old Quarter

Dr. Marianna Barcelos Vaz


After 2 years working in private practice Portugal has come to Ireland and has recently joined Old Quarter Dental in Limerick.
She likes to keep up to date with Continuing Professional Development and has attended numerous courses including the Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry courses.
She enjoys treating nervous patients and dealing with dental enquiries.

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 3 Dental at Old Quarter surgery.

Nikki Richardson - Practice Manager - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick
Lenka Jurgosova Dental Hygienist - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick

Lenka Jurgosova

Dental Hygienist

Our dental hygienist Lenka joined the team after graduating with honours from University College Cork in 2014 and during her studies she was awarded of the Dentsply Student Award.

Lenka started her dental career in 2007 as a dental nurse and completed her Dental Nurse Training Programme in Cork University and Hospital in 2010.

Prior her dental experience she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies, back in her native country, Slovakia.

Lenka aims to build lasting relationships with her patients by providing them with a comfortable experience. She has a gentle touch and works hard to educate patients about their oral health.

Rosario Costello

Dental Hygienist

Rosario qualified as a dental hygienist in 2006 from University College Cork. Prior to this she qualified as a dental nurse in 2000 and worked for many years before pursuing a career in dental hygiene.

Rosario is a registered member of the Irish Dental Council of Ireland and the Irish Dental Hygiene Association and frequently updates her skills and knowledge as part of her continuing professional development.

Rosario is qualified in the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. Once Rosario has carried out your treatment, she will be happy to tailor a specific oral hygiene regime for each individual patient.

Rosario is very gentle and welcoming and she is excellent with both children and nervous patients. Rosario enjoys walking, swimming and listening to music.

Rosario Costello Dental Hygienist - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick
Grace O’Shaugnessy Dental Nurse - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick

Grace O’Shaugnessy

Dental Nurse

Grace has worked in Old quarter Dental for the past year and has worked to make the clinic more relaxed environment for patients.

I her spare time she like to practice Yoga and go for walks in the countryside.

Magda Dylak

Dental Nurse

Magda is a dental nurse, graduating from University College Cork, who enjoys all areas of dentistry.

Her previous role as a treatment coordinator allowed her experience to engage with patients and alleviate any concerns regarding their treatment journey.

Magda enjoys working with patients ensuring their comfort throughout their treatment experience

Magda Dylak Dental Nurse - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick


Dental Nurse

Samantha – Started working as a dental nurse in July with 3 Dental.

She used to work within Customer service in the University of Limerick.
She loves working with people and helping them with their needs.
and is CRF trained.

She’s a very outgoing people person. She loves working with patients, watching patients confidently smile as we complete there end result is one of the biggest rewards working in dentistry.

Fiona Foley

Dental Nurse

Fiona started working in 3Dental in July 2018, in her short time here she has become an invaluable member of the team.
She takes great pride in her work and enjoys dealing with people. Seeing people leave the surgery happy after coming in nervous is so rewarding!

In her spare time she likes to read and to watch movies with friends.

Shaunagh Naughton

Dental Nurse

Shaunagh is studying dental nursing and is a joy to have in the clinic. She is enthusiastic about getting patients the smiles that they have always wanted. She has a specific interest in cosmetic dentistry

In her spare time she likes to hike swim and a bit of Dancing.
Emma Loftus Front of House - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick

Emma Loftus

Front of House

Emma has been working with us here in 3 Dental Old Quarter for over a year. In that time she has gotten to be one of our greatest assets.

Before coming to 3 Dental, she worked in retail since I the age of 15 with roles in management, buying, merchandising and front of house/customer service roles. She loves to deal with people.

Melinda Higgins

Front of House

Melinda has been working with us here in 3 Dental at Old Quarter for over 2 years. In that time she has amassed a great working knowledge of the dental industry.

Before coming on board her she managed one of the busiest Peter Marks Salons in Munster. Her responsibilities were to grow the business through client retention and through retail  sales and offering clients  amazing standards of customer care.

Melinda Higgins Front of House - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick
Tammy O’Shea Front of House - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick

Tammy O’Shea

Front of House

Has previously worked as front of house and therapist in a health and beauty clinic. She is the newest member of the team but has already been working hard to make our patients comfortable.

Caroline Price

Front of House

Caroline has amassed over 12 years experience in the customer service industry from working as a childcare assistant, as a result she is very welcoming and approachable to patients.

Caroline has a great understanding of all dental procedures and is always happy to spend time accommodating any patient concerns in a friendly and understanding manner.

In her spare time Caroline enjoys a healthy lifestyle that includes walking and going to the gym.

Caroline Price Front of House - 3 Dental at Old Quarter Limerick