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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.


David Vard B.Dent.Sc. B.A. (Mod Hons) Microbiol.

David graduated from Trinity College Dublin as a Dental surgeon in 1992 after also qualifying with a Microbiology Degree. Initially, David worked in private practice in London, returning home in 1995, to join his father, Ivor, in partnership on Rochestown Avenue. Ivor retired 2012.
David also teaches in the Dublin Dental hospital and continues to attend conferences and lectures to maintain his knowledge on current dental trends.
In practice, David has developed a reputation, amongst his patients of relieving people of their dentistry-related fears and anxieties whilst providing experienced, quality solutions to your dental problems.
David was awarded a Sensodyne Dentist Award in 2012 and again in 2015 & 2016. The Vard Dental practice is also the proud holder of an award for customer service.
David has developed an award winning, family orientated, welcoming patient centric practice and continues to serve the local communities.

Ilaria Balconi – Dental Hygienist

Ilaria joined Vard Dental in December 2017.  An Italian native from Rome, Ilaria followed her heart and moved to Ireland last year.  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. 

Yvonne O’Sullivan

Yvonne qualified from Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Trinity College in 2009 and joined Vard Dental in April 2017.  Yvonne is a great asset to our team with specialist and private practice experience both in Ireland and abroad.  Yvonne is also a dental hygiene tutor in the Dublin Dental hospital. 

Dearbhaile Larkin

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

Maria O’Rourke

Maria is the longest serving member of our team having joined over 10 years ago. Maria qualified in 1992 from Liverpool Dental Hospital and worked in both private and NHS practice in England. She returned to Ireland in 1995 and has worked in public and private practice. Maria joined Vard Dental over 10 years ago and has built up a great reputation of supporting you to Love Your Teeth.