meet the team

Our Team
Hello, meet your “Love Your

Our Team

Hello, meet your “Love Your Teeth” oral health care team. We are all professionally qualified and enjoy providing super oral health care to our patients. We will support you in preventing oral health problems together with healing and improving your overall oral health.  We advocate to be eco aware with your dental care.


Dr. David Vard – B.Dent.Sc. B.A. (Mod Hons) Microbiol. Trinity 1992

David has developed a reputation of relieving people of their dentistry-related fears and anxieties whilst providing experienced, quality affordable solutions for dental problems.

David also teaches in the Dublin Dental hospital and continues to attend conferences and lectures to maintain his knowledge on current dental trends.

David has developed an award winning, family orientated, welcoming dental practice which continues to serve the local communities.

Dearbháile Larkin

Dearbháile passed her nursing exams from Trinity College with distinction in 2015.  Dearbháile gained a wide range of experience working in specialist, corporate and hospital environments. We are delighted that Dearbháile’s preference is to work in a general practice where local community connections and engagements are a valuable part of our after-care services.

Sara Murphy

Sara, after gaining her nursing qualification in Trinity, went on to complete a course in Dental Radiography in 2018.  Sara has experience of working in both a specialist and a general dental practice plus extensive retail experience outside of dentistry.  Sara naturally fits with the Vard Dental culture with her bias towards community, family and work life balance which shows in an empathetic approach to all our patients.

Maria O’Rourke

Maria qualified in 1992 from Liverpool Dental Hospital and worked in both private and NHS practice in England. Maria returned to Ireland in 1995 and has worked in public and private practice. Maria joined Vard Dental over 10 years ago.  Marias delivery of quality, oral hygiene work and advice together with a friendly nature has allowed her to develop trusting relationships with our patients.

Yvonne O’Sullivan

Yvonne qualified from Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Trinity College in 2009 and joined Vard Dental in April 2017.  Yvonne has both specialist and private practice experience both in Ireland and abroad and continues to be a dental hygiene tutor in the Dublin Dental hospital. Yvonne’s passion for her oral hygiene work shows through meticulous and detailed work and advice, which benefits our patients enormously.

Ilaria Balconi

An Italian native from Rome, Ilaria graduated with a first-class honours degree in dental hygiene and has several years’ experience in both private, public and specialist practices in Rome and now in Ireland. Ilaria joined Vard Dental in December 2017.  Ilaria followed her heart to Ireland and through her “seize the day” approach to life and bubbly personality quickly gained the respect of our patients.

Keeping Current

We are aware of the need to keep our dental knowledge refreshed, to keep up with dental trends, and aware of our impact on our communities and more recently we’ve a new initiative to be eco aware within our dental care.

In 2018, we introduced our Community Chat initiative. Patients’ pop into our photo booth, we snap a photo, we pop the photo up on social media and for every photo we take we pop a €1 into our Community Chat Fund.  As of September 2019, we donated from our Community Chat Fund; €136 to SVP Ballybrack; €158 to one our patients who ran the Westport half marathon to raise funds for Pieta House; and 150€ to Lakers special needs club in Bray, who are planning to open the very first mobile cafe managed and staffed by people with intellectual disabilities.  The participants of Community Chat nominate the local worthy causes for the Community Chat Funds.

We share a lot of dental information online through Google, Facebook, Instagram and more recently Twitter.  Our posts include: Dr. David’s Eco Chat; Hygiene Chat; Fun Family Facts; Fridays’ Joke; Community Chat; Celebration Days and information about promotion, competitions and our raffles.

On Facebook you will find us at…  Vard Dental – Love Your Teeth

On Instagram and Twitter you will fund us at… Vard_Dental

We attend industry conferences e.g. IDA (Irish Dental Association) annual conferences and conferences which are run by leaders within the dental industry.

We subscribe to, and are members of, the Irish Dental Association, which is the Irish dental governing body.

We continue to keep our dental knowledge current through attending courses, doing online courses e.g. health and safety, restorative specialised courses and adopting new implant techniques.

We implement efficiently and effectively regulatory changes e.g. GDPR and data privacy requirement and publish them within our practice.

The dental industry operates a voluntary CPD scheme – Continual Professional Development scheme. As we believe that it’s important to keep up to date with industry development and improvements, we voluntarily achieve and keep in line with the Continual Professional Development scheme.

Quality statement

Vard Dental aims to provide quality, affordable dental services and treatments which meet and exceed our patients’ requirements whilst raising the profile of being eco aware within your dental care.