Our Team

Colm Smith
Colm SmithPrincipal Dentist & Founder
Colm Smith is the founder and principal of Dr. Colm Smith & Associates. The practice was established 29 years ago. It has grown from a single handed practice to a multidisciplinary practice compromising of six full time dentists, one part time dentist, consultant orthodontist, specialist oral surgeon, experienced hygienist, qualified dental nurses and support clerical staff.

Colm has wide experience in dentistry having gained post graduate training for general practitioners in Bristol University in Orthodontics, Oral Surgery and tooth wear.

In addition, he received training in Orthodontics from Mr. Keith Isaacson consultant orthodontist. Mr. Isaacson treatment plans all orthodontic cases, and can advise on cases during treatment.

Colm has worked as a part time clinical tutor in Queens University for five years and was an associate editor of the ‘Irish Dentist’ magazine for two years.

In the year 2000 he was appointed by the Post Graduate Medical & Dental Board as a trainer in Vocational Training for dentists. Finally, he has been involved in dental research in Queens University and was a member of the International Association for Dental Research.

Dr. Smith keeps current with all the latest techniques in dentistry and has a particular interest in aesthetic and prosthetic dentistry, having been among the first dentists to place Veneers and Maryland bridges in Ireland over 25 years ago. Over the last five years he has regularly travelled to the United States to keep up to date on the various implant systems.

Chris Bell
Chris BellSpecialist Oral Surgeon
Mr Bell has worked in Bristol Dental School and Hospital since 1993 and has recently been appointed as Specialty Lead for Oral Surgery. He is on the Specialist Register for Oral Surgery in both Ireland and the UK.

Chris has been a major player in the BOULD postgraduate training programme and has lectured on the Bristol M.Sc Implant course. He has been involved in many research projects in the hospital and has contributed to many literature reviews. He is held in extremely high regard by general practitioners as one of the best lecturers in his field, and his courses are always fully booked up.

Chris is highly experienced in dental sedation and is a founding member of the Dental Teacher Sedation Group (DTSG). Patients can have great confidence in having their sedation managed by such expertise.

Chris has been visiting Cootehill for 15 years, and in addition to treating patients from the Practice, he accepts referrals from other practitioners.

Chris Williamson
Chris WilliamsonDentist
Chris graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2004. He spent two years completing a General Professional Training (GPT) scheme, and obtained his MFDS qualification. In 2006, Chris moved back to Ireland when he joined Colm Smith Dental Practice.

Since qualifying, Chris has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in advanced restorative dentistry, sedation, sports dentistry and facial aesthetics. He travels to London on a regular basis to teach with a facial cosmetic group at Harley Street.

Chris is the first, and currently the only, dentist in Ireland to have achieved Gold membership of the British Dental Bleaching Society.

Jonathan Deane
Jonathan DeaneDentist
Jonathan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2003. He then entered a Vocational training scheme, where he spent a year working part-time in Colm Smith’s dental practice and in the Health Service Executive in Cavan. He then joined the practice full time in 2004 as an associate where he has practiced since.

Over the past number of years Jonathan has attended many post-graduate courses and has developed an interest in Restoration Dentistry.

Fionn MurphyDentist
Fionn graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1995. He worked in London for five years and returned home to Ireland and was partner in a private practice.

He joined the practice in 2001 and has developed a great interest in Gerodontics, especially in dentures and minimally invasive dentistry.

He has recently developed the mini-implant system for loose lower dentures and for palate free upper dentures.

Aoife Kerr
Aoife KerrDentist
Aoife graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1999. She worked in a private practice in London and returned home to Ireland and joined the practice in 2001.

Aoife has a special interest in orthodontics and works along side Mr. Keith Isaacson, Consultant Orthodontist.

Hannah AgnewDentist
Hannah joined

Hannah attends many post graduate courses and likes to keep up to date on all new developments and techniques in dentistry.  

Catherine HackettDentist
Catherine joined

Catherine attends many post graduate courses and likes to keep up to date on all new developments and techniques in dentistry.  

Nielle O Connell
Nielle O ConnellDentist
Nielle graduated with an honors degree from Trinity College Dublin.She worked in the NHS in scotland before joining our practice in 2015.

She is interested in all aspects of dentistry and has recently completed a postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry from RCSI.  

Avril Johnston
Avril JohnstonDental Hygienist
Avril Johnston is our full time hygienist. She qualified with honours from Trinity College Dublin in 2000. Since then she has worked in many specialised private practices in London, Oxford and Manchester before joining the practice in January 2009.
Lucia Smith
Lucia SmithPractice Manager
Lucia is greatly experienced in all aspects of dental work. She has overall responsibility for the non-clinical area of the practice. She strives to ensure your experience in the practice should be positive and rewarding. She leads a team who are committed to giving the highest possible patient care to ensure that all patients are at ease during their visit. Lucia has worked at the dental surgery for 20 years and will be happy to answer any queries you may have.
Kelly Hogan
Kelly HoganSenior Nurse Manager
Kelly joined the practice in 2000, having qualified with her certificate in Dental Nursing from Craigavon College, Portadown. She is the senior dental nurse in the practice and manages the orthodontic department, the prosthetic phase of implant placement, as well as day to day assisting to Dr Colm Smith.
Fiona Costin
Fiona CostinSenior Nurse
Fiona joined the practice in 2006 having qualified with her certificate in Dental Nursing from southwest college. Since joining the practice Fiona has gained great experience as a dental nurse and receptionist duties and is happy to answer any queries you might have regarding treatment.
Andrea Trenier
Andrea TrenierSenior Nurse
Andrea graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a diploma in dental nursing in 2009 and joined the practice in 2011. Andrea is experienced in all aspects of dentistry. As well as the day to day assisting of Dr. Chris Williamson, Andrea also assists Mr Chris Bell in implants and oral surgery.
Eilish Carroll
Eilish CarrollDental Nurse
Eilish joined the practice in 2014, having qualified with her certificate in Dental Nursing from Athlone Institute of Technology. She has a particular interest in orthodontics, and is the day to day assistant to Dr Aoife Kerr.

 

Louise ManningSenior Nurse
Grace McDonaldDental Nurse
Shauna CarragherTrainee Nurse
Aoife McDonaldTrainee Nurse
Megan McDermottTrainee Nurse
Maria Clarke
Maria ClarkeReceptionist
Maria joined the practice in 2001. She studied in DIT and holds a degree in Leisure Management. Her experience in the practice leaves her well placed to answer any queries you may have.
Louise McCann
Louise McCannReceptionist
Louise joined the practice in 2008. She studied in Sligo IT and holds a degree in Information Systems Management. Louise is from the area and lives locally. She will be happy to answer any queries you may have and arrange a suitable appointment.
Paula Lynch
Paula LynchReceptionist
Paula joined the practice in 2012, having studied administration in Cavan institute. Paula is from the area and lives locally. She will be happy to answer any queries you may have and arrange a suitable appointment.