Our Experienced Dental Team
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
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
BDS (Val) MFDS RCPS
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. Marianna Barcelos Vaz
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.
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 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.
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 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
Samantha – Started working as a dental nurse in July with 3 Dental.
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 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 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
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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.
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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.
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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.