Our Team

Dr. Carmel Curtin Principal Dentist
BDS NUI, DPDS U (Bris), Cert Pros, Kings College London

Carmel graduated from University College Cork in 1997. After graduation she spent 3 years working for an NHS practice in the UK before returning to Ireland and general practice in Blarney Street Cork. She founded Corabbey Dental & Orthodontics (Formerly Corabbey Dental Clinic) in 2004 and has built the clinic with her associates to the point it is today with a patient base of 10,000 plus. She has completed postgraduate studies with both the University of Bristol and Kings College London.

She continues to attend courses and seminars as part of continuous professional development to keep abreast of the latest developments in present day dentistry.

Dr. Carmel Curtin | Principal Dentist
Dr. Graham Deane | Associate Dentist

Dr. Graham Deane Associate Dentist

Graham graduated with honours from Cork University Dental School in 2012. During his time at university he was one of the top students in his class and achieved multiple awards including the Title of college scholar two years in a row for outstanding academic achievement and The Academy of Operative Dentistry and Manepa awards for outstanding clinical achievement in the fields of operative and restorative dentistry.

Upon graduation Graham moved to the U.K. where he worked first in general practice in St. Helens and then onto hospital based practice at Liverpool University Dental Hospital (LUDH). During his time in LUDH he gained invaluable experience working with specialists in the fields of paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, restorative dentistry, dental emergencies and the treatment and management of those with special needs and severe dental anxiety.

Following this Graham worked in a private dental practice in Australia before returning to Dublin to provide private dental treatment for companies such as AIB, Microsoft and Yahoo. In 2017, Graham was delighted to return to his home county of Cork to work at Corabbey Dental and Orthodontics.

Graham is a caring and compassionate dentist who constantly keeps his knowledge and skills up to date to ensure the best possible treatment for his patients. Since qualification he has completed hundreds of hours of extra courses and conferences both nationally and internationally to enhance his skills. This included gaining the post graduate Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Edinburgh. This diploma is awarded to those who have demonstrated they have enhanced their knowledge and skills, in all areas of denntistry, well beyond that of their primary dental degree.

Graham looks forward to working with you in the near future.

Dr. Emer O’Leary Specialist Orthodontist
BDS NUI, MFDS RCS (Glasg), MOrth RCS (Edin), D.Clin Dent Orthodontics (Glasg)

Emer completed her dental degree in University College Cork in 2005. Following graduation, she worked in general practice in Scotland and Australia followed by SHO positions in a wide range of specialities such as paediatrics and oral surgery. Dr O’Leary completed her MFDS exam in the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow before undertaking a three year orthodontic training programme in Glasgow. She graduated with a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics with merit and completed the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh professional membership exam. Dr O’Leary is a member of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland (OSI) and is also listed as a Specialist Orthodontist on the Dental Council’s Specialist Register in the Division of Orthodontics. She is also a member of the Irish Dental Association. Dr. O’Leary offers a complete range of orthodontic treatments for all age groups including Invisalign, white ceramic braces and short course treatments.

Dr. Emer O’Leary | Specialist Orthodontist
Dr. Alice Cleary | Associate Dentist

Dr. Alice Cleary Associate Dentist
BDS NUI, MJDF RCSE, MFDS RCSI, MSc Implantology Cardiff (TBC June 2019)

Alice graduated from University College Cork in 2009; during her undergraduate training she won the J.Creaven prize in restorative dentistry. She has worked for many years in general practice in Cornwall and enjoys all areas of preventive and restorative dentistry. During that time she also enjoyed a year working in Australia, including time spent in the remote location of Thursday Island in Queensland, providing emergency dental care.

Over time working in private practice, she also developed an interest in helping adult patients, of all ages, achieve more confidence in their smile. In 2017, Alice undertook additional full-time postgraduate training at Cardiff University Dental Hospital, so that she could offer patients more treatment options for replacing missing teeth, and successfully completed her MSc in Dental Implantology in September 2018 with Distinction. She is also a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Away from work, Alice enjoys yoga, swimming and a cup of tea with a good book.

Dr. Roisin Phelan Associate Dentist

Roisin qualified from University College Cork with an Honours Degree, receiving the Dr Noel Hayes for coming top of the class in Oral Dental Surgery. Roisin is interested in family dentistry and providing a quality service to her patients. She believes in minimally invasive dentistry, including composite bonding, to give patients confidence in their smile. She attends regular lectures and courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques and advances in dentistry. Since qualifying Roisin has continued her professional development. Outside of work Roisin has a huge interest in sports and has played with the Cork Senior Ladies Football team since 2012. She has won 5 All-Ireland Senior Championships and has also won a Junior Club All-Ireland with her club in Aghada.

Dr. Roisin Phelan | Associate Dentist
Dr. Orla McPhillips | Associate Dentist

Dr. Orla McPhillips Associate Dentist

Orla graduated in 2018 with honours from Trinity College Dublin. She then worked in private practice in Cavan for three years before accepting the role of SHO in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine in Cork University Dental Hospital where she worked for 18 months before joining the team at Corabbey Dental. Orla has completed a post graduate diploma in Primary Care Dentistry and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. Orla is keen to develop her skills and regularly attends continuous development courses both in Ireland and abroad.

Orla enjoys cooking and tag rugby outside of dentistry.

Dental Hygienists

Our hygienists have all qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Cork University Dental Hospital CUDH.

Their main role is to help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease by helping you to look after your teeth between your dental check-ups.

Karen Hayes | Hygienist

Karen Hayes RDH

Gillian Murphy | Hygienist

Gillian Murphy RDH

Áine Neary | Hygienist

Áine Neary RDH

Lisa Kelly | Hygienist

Lisa Kelly RDH

Peter Pietron Dental Technician

Our technician, Peter Pietron is a very important part of our clinic. Peter has a great eye for aesthetics and provides patients with dentures that look very natural. His onsite presence makes the management of even the most difficult of cases much easier for dentist and patient. He prides himself on creating very natural and beautiful dentures for our patients.

Peter Pietron | Dental Technician

Kamilla, Monica & Carolyn Dental Nurses

Our nursing staff, Kamilla, Monica and Carolyn will assist you to the surgery and make you comfortable. They primarily assist the dentist with the dental procedures.

Corabbey Dental Nurses

Miriam Curtin Clinic Director
BComm MEconSc

Miriam graduated from University College Cork in 1998 with masters in Economics. Having worked in Finance Banking for many years Carmel was delighted to welcome her sister Miriam on board in 2008. Miriam’s business expertise helps the clinic to run smoothly and since Miriam joined the clinic has grown from strength to strength.

Miriam Curtin | Clinic Director

Mary Curtin

Mary Curtin

Carmel is very lucky to have the support of her mum Mary who is much loved by all the clinic’s patients.

Mary looks after reception. She has helped the Clinic grow from zero patients to to over 13,000 patients in 14 years.

Nina Receptionist

Nina | Receptionist

Nina at reception will organise your appointments and deal with any concerns / queries you may have.