Meet the Staff
Dr Colm O’Loghlen Jnr
Colm received his certificate in implantology from University of Manchester in 2003. This has enabled him to competently place dental implants.
After 5 years and having received a certificate and diploma in restorative dentistry, Colm was awarded a Masters of Science (MSc.) in 2009 by the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital in London. Restorative dentistry involves all the different techniques necessary to repair and replace teeth including cosmetic dentistry.
Colm has recently completed 18 months of study in Trinity College Dublin culminating in a Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation. This allows him to treat anxious patients by giving them drugs to make dental treatment more
Dentistry is a fast changing science and Colm attends courses worldwide to ensure that he is up to date at all times. He has travelled to the USA, Germany, Italy, UK and Portugal to learn from world experts in implantology, Invisalign,
restorative and cosmetic dentistry over the last 10 years.
Dr Colm O’Loghlen Snr (Retired)
Colm Snr. Qualified from U.C.C. Dental School Cork in 1972. Having worked in England he returned to Tralee where he has provided dental care for the past 40 years. Colm retired in June 2016. We wish him every happiness in his retirement, and thank him for the exceptional standard of dentistry he provided for so many years.
Dr Susan Van Der Merwe
Susan qualified as a dentist in South Africa in 2002, where she worked in private practice and developed a passion for treating children. She moved to Ireland in 2009 with her husband. They have settled in Kerry with their 2 young boys.
Susan has experience in all aspects of general dentistry and is motivated to provide good quality care to all her patients.
Continuing professional development and enhancement of skills is important to Susan and she ensures that she attends courses annually.
Eileen joined the practice in 2008 and is the first point of contact for most patients at the practice. She is the efficient glue that keeps the practice running smoothly. Eileen is also very knowledgeable about dentistry and can assist you with most queries.
Michelle joined the practice in 2015, she is a registered dental nurse and qualified from University College Cork. She is very experienced and assists Colm Jnr. with complex restorative, implant and sedation dentistry.
Bernie has worked with Colm Snr. For over 25 years and is one of the most experienced members of the team. Her ability to share this experience has made her an invaluable member of the practice.