Santiago is our new dental assistant, he graduated as a dentist in 2016 in Venezuela. He loves everything about dentistry and is very enthusiastic about his role at Crown Dental. Santiago is hardworking and a perfectionist and always ensures that the surgery is in perfect order.
He is a sports enthusiast also enjoys socializing and reading in his free time.
Sofia is a highly qualified, skilled and friendly dental nurse. In 2016 she graduated as a dentist in Venezuela before moving to Ireland with her husband, who is also a dentist. She wanted to gain more all-round experience in Ireland before working full-time as a dentist, therefore she started working as a dental nurse. The fact that she is a qualified dentist makes her an excellent colleague as she knows everything about dental treatments. Patients can also rest assured knowing that they have a highly skilled dental nurse looking after them.
Sofia speaks English and Spanish, she is also the mother of an adorable little girl.
Luisana is our friendly and approachable receptionist, her cheerful personality brings a ray of sunshine into the practice. She moved to Ireland from Venezuela in 2013 and fell in love with the country. She manages the day to day running of the clinic which includes booking appointments and all administrative duties. She always puts patients' needs first.
Luisana loves reading and socialising with her friends. She speaks English and Spanish
When you meet Dr. Lara you will instantly see how she loves everything about being a dentist here at Crown Dental, especially offering orthodontics treatment to her patients.
Dr. Lara has over 30 years of experience as a dentist. Adding to this, she also is after completing an abundant amount of training focused in offering orthodontic treatments for children and adults with the most modern and scientifically based principles in orthodontic technology.
After receiving her degree in dentistry she became a teaching assistant in theoretical and practising classes for the Chair of Endodontics at her university. She gained further experience in general dentistry and oral surgery by working in both dental hospitals and in private clinics.
She Endeavoured to reach the top of her field, she has completed numerous specialist courses and training programs in both Europe and the USA. Dr. Lara continued developing her skills in various orthodontics techniques, such as; metal brackets, clear braces, orthopaedic appliances, and much more. She is also a certified provider of Invisalign.
Dr. Lara is a caring person who loves to spend time with her patients ensuring they have a great relationship and feel at home here. She finds it rewarding to help patients of all ages achieve and maintain beautiful, functional smiles. She believes that straight teeth are important for daily life, not only for the obvious aesthetic benefits, but also because straight teeth are healthier since they are easier to clean.
Her philosophy of treatment emphasises taking into account the effects of orthodontic treatment on the facial features. She utilises her scientific knowledge as well as her artistic sense to design a wonderful smile, unique to each patient, while providing excellent bite function.
Dr. Lara loves animals, she rescued a number of homeless dogs providing them a better life. She speaks English and Spanish.
Dr Joanna Szydlowska graduated in 2002 from Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland.
After working for many years in her native country, Dr Joanna came to Ireland in 2007.
She has a special interest in oral surgery, implantology and prosthetic procedures.
She has completed a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry from Trinity College Dublin in 2012, Certificate in Implantology from the University of Warwick in 2009 and Diploma in Implantology from the University of Manchester in 2015.
In day-to-day practice, she enjoys all variety of dentistry and her favourite aspect of being a dentist is putting Patients at ease.
She enjoys running in her free time.
Dr. Barta is highly experienced in complex restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, multiple crowns , bridgework and endodontics and is passionate about improving the lives of patients through the creation of natural, healthy-looking smiles.
Dr Erika Barta graduated from Semmelweis University Budapest in 2005. She moved to Dublin from the UK in 2008. She has been working at Crown Dental since the opening of the practice. Her main interest is cosmetic dentistry, and she loves designing and creating great smiles for her patients. Erika practises all aspects of general dentistry, and has considerable experience in restorative (rebuilding) and cosmetic dentistry. Erika continually develops her knowledge with courses , she has received advanced training in Smile design and Short-Term Orthodontics. She adapts the most advanced techniques in dentistry using the best materials. She has had great success in treating nervous patients and building trusting relationships with those under her care.
Erika has a calm and caring approach to her patients, and always tries to make the dental visit as pleasant as possible.
Field of expertise: General dentistry, cosmetic dentistry
Erika lives in Terenure and became an Irish citizen in 2015 . Outside the practice she enjoys sports, she is a member of the local gym, and enjoys running outdoors as well. She loves traveling and visiting new places, trying the local cuisine. She has a passion for cooking and baking from healthy ingredients.
Our goal is to provide our patients with the most suitable preventive, restorative and cosmetic care that is functional, comfortable and long-lasting. Come visit our state of the art clinic in Dublin 6 now.