Dr. Susan Crean

Susan Crean

Clinical lead & Practice Owner




Dr Susan Crean is the clinical lead and owner of the practice. Having over 11 years of experience working as a cosmetic dentist and aesthetic clinician. Susan graduated with an honours degree in 2009 at University College Cork. She then undertook. Foundation training with the University of Bristol in Uk where she worked in a combined NHS and private practice. It was there that her passion for dentistry ignited working within a multidisciplinary team including specialists and general practitioners. She received particular recognition from the University of Bristol for her clinical work and patient care. Following three years in the United Kingdom, Susan worked in a specialist aesthetic, cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry clinic in Queensland, Australia focusing on jaw joint discomfort, tooth grinding and tooth wear and sleep disorders in particular. Appliances for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. She returned to Ireland in 2014 and trained in Oral surgery as a senior house officer within the Dublin dental hospital and the national maxillofacial unit of St James hospital. She obtained her membership exams with the royal college of surgeons in the same year. She returned to Kerry and has worked in private practice in both Tralee, Killorglin and Kenmare. She has completed further training in implantology and paediatric dentistry. She holds a diploma in orthodontics with the city of London Dental school, focusing on Invisalign clear aligner systems and short term adult orthodontics ie, six-month smiles. She has completed her masters in aesthetic medicine with the Harley Academy London. She is also a certified provider of sedation ”happy gas” for nervous patients. She is a certified provider of somnowell sleep devices for snoring, and sleep apnoea and correction of Jaw joint dysfunction and is trained in the use of UV zoom laser technology for cosmetic tooth whitening and the wand pain-free computerized anaesthesia.
Susan has achieved numerous awards and recognitions for her achievements in dentistry: Finalist in the Irish dentistry awards 2020, nominee most caring dental practitioner at the Colgate caring dentist awards( nominated by her patients)2019, Winner of the Connect Kerry best specialist cosmetic procedure 2019, nominated by her patients, nominee connect Kerry Women in business awards 2018.
Susan is a member of the Irish Dental Association and served for 4 years on the advisory council of the association. She has also served as chairperson of the national conference. She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and member of the primary faculty of dental care. She is also a member of numerous aesthetic medicines groups promoting safe practice within the profession namely ACE and IMAS and is also a member of the Irish Academy of cosmetic dentistry.

A Personal Note

“In Crean Dental we strive to create healthy smiles in a caring and compassionate environment. I believe in treating the person and not just the tooth. I adopt a more holistic approach to dental care where everything is taken into consideration, your jaw joint, salivary glands, neck glands gums and teeth are always checked.After all, the first signs of disease are in the mouth. Your individual needs are our priority.

I love my job, no two days are ever the same. I’ve wanted to be a dentist ever since I was seven years old when I had a horse-riding accident and ended up with a loose and fractured upper front tooth. I thought I was going to lose my tooth. That for me was life-changing. The dentist treated me with so much kindness and empathy and reassured me even though I was terrified. (As well as doing an amazing Job )I’ve always wanted to transform peoples smiles ever since.

Having been in private practice for 11 years. I have pretty much-seen everything. Nothing will ever shock me. So don’t let that be a barrier in creating the smile you deserve.
I love watching the transformation from the initial visit where patients could be quite anxious, particularly if they haven’t seen the dentist in many years, to the final visit where it’s just like any other regular appointment. Hopefully, they have gained a new smile that they can be proud of as well. That for me is job satisfaction.

I particularly enjoy treating children, it is so important to remember that we are shaping their future and their perception towards dental treatment. Gone are the days when children leave dental practices traumatized from dental visits. This is why I specialize in providing needle-free injections and happy gas for nervous patients. There’s no reason why it should be scary. I adopt the tell, show, Do approach. So kids will know exactly what to expect.

Please allow me to assist you on your dental journey, creating the smile you deserve. Looking forward to seeing you soon
Sue ”