Meet Our Staff

Dr. Caroline Byrne, Associate Dentist

Caroline qualified as a dentist from Trinity College Dublin in 2015. Following this, she worked fulltime in private practice in Dublin and Meath. Prior to studying dentistry, Caroline completed a PhD in Botany at Trinity College Dublin.

Caroline enjoys all areas of dentistry and has a keen interest in Special Care Dentistry and the treatment of nervous and anxious patients. She is also fully trained in the administration of Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Fillers, having qualified at the Dr. Bob Khanna Training Institute in the UK.

In her spare time she loves to read, listen to audiobooks, paint and travel. Her next plan is to learn Spanish fluently – she is in good hands!

Dr. Caroline Byrne

Edel Sutton, Receptionist

Edel joined Kinnegad Dental in November 2013 and is a valued member of our team. Edel is the first warm and friendly face you will meet when you enter the practice or speak to on the phone.

She has been part of the dental industry for more than a decade and brings her experience of customer service and operations management to our practice.

When Edel is not working she loves to spend time with her family and friends, going on long walks and traveling to new places, but not during lockdown of course!  

Edel Sutton

Sandra Clarke, Hygienist

Sandra brings a wealth of experience to the practice. Initially she trained and worked as a Dental Nurse in Dublin and later trained as a Dental Hygienist at Glasgow’s Dental Hospital in Scotland.

Since qualifying Sandra has worked as a Dental Hygienist in Private Practice and at all times she tries to be as informative and reassuring to patients, especially anxious patients. She gets great satisfaction seeing positive outcomes and from seeing patients motivated to keep better oral health.

She loves to keep abreast of new developments and annually attends the Annual Scientific Conferences run by the Irish Dental Hygienists Association. In her spare time she is a keen student of local history and loves everything related to ancestry and heritage, travel, walking, yoga and theatre.


Charlene Smith-Garvey, Dental Nurse

Charlene is a fantastic dental nurse who brings calm and a steady hand to every one of our surgeries. Charlene worked in Cavan and Longford before making the move to Kinnegad Dental. 

She qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and has since worked in a number of dental practices in the midlands.

In her spare time she loves spending time with family and helping out on their farm in Longford.  She is currently (busy!) on maternity leave minding her three wonderful children. 

Charlene Smith

Iris Barrios-Aherne, Dental Nurse

Iris qualified as a Dental Nurse in Trinity College Dublin and over the years has built solid relations with our patients.  She loves to welcome patients for their six monthly (or yearly!) review and seeing them go home happy with a new smile. She also assists with administrative aspects in the surgery, ensuring proficient procedures and helps maintain cross infection control.

Iris has a background is in Management & HR for which she has a qualification from D.I.T.  Prior to joining Kinnegad Dental she worked as HR Administrator and Training Co-Ordinator for BT Ireland. 

When not juggling many balls in the practice, Iris loves to read and write and has a keen interest in Latin American and Spanish literature. She also enjoys theatre, music, traveling and outdoor activities like walking (lately!).

Iris Barrios

Marta Pareja Pané, Dental Nurse

Marta is a qualified dental hygienist and dental assistant, born in Barcelona, Catalunya. Marta took the brave step of moving to Ireland and brings with her and amazing 36 years of experience in dentistry. 

She is extremely passionate about her work and loves helping patients feel comfortable. She applies her experiences and studies in natural therapies, specifically essential oils, in helping patients feel at ease. The oils and aromas help patients relax and help us in Kinnegad Dental create a very pleasant environment.

In her spare time Marta loves to travel and get creative by doing handicrafts!

Marta Pareja