Research Profile

Niamh Coffey

Biography

Research Interests

Link between Oral Health and Systemic Conditions

Oral Health in Cystic Fibrosis

Oral Health in Pregnancy


Inclusion Health Research

Oral Health of the Travelling Community


Periodontal Disease

Sustainability in Dentistry

Dental Education

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2023)'Oral care considerations for people with cystic fibrosis: a cross-sectional qualitative study'
Coffey N;O' Leary F;Burke F;Plant B;Roberts A;Hayes M; (2023) 'Oral care considerations for people with cystic fibrosis: a cross-sectional qualitative study'. BDJ Open, 9 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'Dental and oral implications of prescribed Oral Nutritional Supplements for disease related malnutrition- A systematic review'
Coffey, N., O' Leary, F., Roberts, A., Plant, B., Hayes, M. (2023) 'Dental and oral implications of prescribed Oral Nutritional Supplements for disease related malnutrition- A systematic review'. Nutrition and Healthy Aging, [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'P138 The impact of cystic fibrosis on periodontal disease and oral hygiene levels in adults: results from a clinical study'
Coffey, N.,O’Leary, F.,Burke, F.,Roberts, A.,Plant, B.,O’Regan, P.,Kirwan, L.,Hayes, M. (2023) 'P138 The impact of cystic fibrosis on periodontal disease and oral hygiene levels in adults: results from a clinical study'. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 22   [Details]
(2022)'Self-reported dental attendance, oral hygiene habits, and dietary habits of adults with cystic fibrosis'
Coffey N;O' Leary F;Burke F;Plant B;Roberts A;Hayes M; (2022) 'Self-reported dental attendance, oral hygiene habits, and dietary habits of adults with cystic fibrosis'. Special Care In Dentistry, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Proficiency Based Progression (PBP) training- the future model for dental operative skills training?: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of existing literature'
Kehily E;Mazzone E;Coffey N;Allen F;Gallagher A;Roberts A; (2021) 'Proficiency Based Progression (PBP) training- the future model for dental operative skills training?: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of existing literature'. Journal of Dentistry, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'"Oral Nutritional Supplements: Sugar Content and Potential Dental Implications"'
Coffey, N;O' Leary, F;Burke, F;Roberts, A;Howlett, C;Plant, B;Hayes, M (2021) '"Oral Nutritional Supplements: Sugar Content and Potential Dental Implications"'. Gerodontology, [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Periodontal and oral health status of people with Cystic Fibrosis: a systematic review'
Niamh Coffey, Fiona O' Leary, Francis Burke, Anthony Roberts, Martina Hayes (2020) 'Periodontal and oral health status of people with Cystic Fibrosis: a systematic review'. Journal of Dentistry, 103   [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Oral disease in people with Cystic Fibrosis'
Coffey, Niamh; O’ Leary, Fiona; Burke, Francis M.; Hayes, Martina (2020) 'Oral disease in people with Cystic Fibrosis'. Irish Medical Journal, 113 (9):183-187   [Full Text] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2023)'Delivering oral healthcare for people with cystic fibrosis: A survey of dental practitioners in Ireland'
O'Leary, F., Coffey, N., Burke, F., Roberts, A., Hayes, M. (2023) 'Delivering oral healthcare for people with cystic fibrosis: A survey of dental practitioners in Ireland' Public Health Challenges, 2 (2) .   [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Oral care for patients with cystic fibrosis'
O' Leary, F.; Coffey, N,; Burke, F.; Roberts, A.; Hayes, M. (2021) 'Oral care for patients with cystic fibrosis' Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 67 (3) :146-149.   [Details]
(2021)'Oral care for people with cystic fibrosis requiring a solid organ transplant'
O' Leary, F.; Coffey, N,; Burke, F.; Roberts, A.; Hayes, M. (2021) 'Oral care for people with cystic fibrosis requiring a solid organ transplant' Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 67 (5) :203-205.   [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2020)43rd European Cystic Fibrosis Conference
N. Coffey F. O’ Leary M. Hayes F. Burke (2020) Oral health in adults with cystic fibrosis 43rd European Cystic Fibrosis Conference   [DOI] [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2022)Proficiency Based Progression (PBP) training- the future model for dental operative skills training?: A systematic review and meta-analysis of existing literature.
Kehily, E;Mazzone, E;Coffey, N;Allen, F;Gallagher, A;Roberts, A (2022) Proficiency Based Progression (PBP) training- the future model for dental operative skills training?: A systematic review and meta-analysis of existing literature. OXFORD: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2020)Periodontal and oral health status of people with Cystic Fibrosis: a systematic review.
Coffey, N;O'Leary, F;Burke, F;Roberts, A;Hayes, M (2020) Periodontal and oral health status of people with Cystic Fibrosis: a systematic review. OXFORD: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2023European Cystic Fibrosis Society Travel Grant ECFS
2023Sir Wilfred Fish Research Prize British Society of Periodontology
2022Doctoral Bursary Award UCC College of Medicine and Health
2021Dental Health Foundation Prize International Association of Dental Research (Irish Division)
2019John Zamet Award in Periodontal Research Alpha Omega Society

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Society of Periodontology Member/
British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry Member/
Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow Member/
International Association of Dental Research Member/
British Society of Restorative Dentistry Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2023)International Association for Dental Research,
Niamh Coffey (2023) IADR- Irish Division. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Dental Research, Ireland . [Details]
(2023)British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry,
Niamh Coffey (2023) Perceptions towards dental care provision among adults with Cystic Fibrosis: a cross-sectional questionnaire study. [Poster Presentation], British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry, Cork , 15-JUN-23 - 16-JUN-23. [Details]
(2023)British Society of Periodontology,
Niamh Coffey (2023) BSP Conference. [Oral Presentation], British Society of Periodontology, Birmingham . [Details]
(2023)European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference,
Niamh Coffey (2023) The Impact of Cystic Fibrosis on Oral Hygiene Levels and Periodontal Disease in Adults: Results from a Clinical Study. [Poster Presentation], European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference, Vienna , 07-JUN-23 - 10-JUL-23. [Details]
(2023)Bright Futures UCC,
Niamh Coffey (2023) Doctoral Bursary Recipient Speech. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bright Futures UCC, Cork , 26-APR-23. [Details]
(2022)British Society of Restorative Dentistry Joint Spring Conference,
Niamh Coffey (2022) Oral Nutritional Supplements and Dental Health. [Poster Presentation], British Society of Restorative Dentistry Joint Spring Conference, Online . [Details]
(2022)International Association of Dental Research Pan European Conference,
N. Coffey (2022) Periodontal Disease in People with CF. [Oral Presentation], International Association of Dental Research Pan European Conference, Marseille . [Details]
(2020)New Horizons in Medical Research Conference,
Niamh Coffey, F. O' Leary, F Burke, A Roberts, M Hayes (2020) “Periodontal Health and Oral Health Status of People with Cystic Fibrosis: A review. [Poster Presentation], New Horizons in Medical Research Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2019)Irish Association of Dental Research Conference, Cork. 2019,
Niamh Coffey, F. O' Leary, F Burke, A Roberts, M Hayes (2019) “Dental Hygiene Students’ Confidence in Managing Patients with Eating Disorders. [Poster Presentation], Irish Association of Dental Research Conference, Cork. 2019, Cork . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Committee Member2023 /
Postgraduate Studies and Research Committee Committee Member2019 / 2020

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
General Dental Practice Associate Dentist02-SEP-13 / 28-FEB-18
General Dental Practice Associate Dentist01-AUG-18 / 01-AUG-19
University College Cork Clinical Tutor in Restorative Dentistry06-SEP-18 / 31-JUL-19

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2013University College Cork Bachelor of Dental SurgeryDentistry
2023University College Cork PhDPeriodontal Disease and Oral Hygiene in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
2022University College Cork Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTLHEd
2015Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow Membership of the Faculty of Dental SurgeryDentistry
2020University College Cork Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTLHEd

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
Spanish FunctionalBasicBasic
Gaeilge FluentFluentFunctional

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Applied Sciences Peer Reviewer01-MAR-20 -
European Journal Of Dentistry Peer Reviewer27-OCT-22 -
Journal Of Dentistry Peer Reviewer01-MAY-21 -
Children Peer Reviewer01-JAN-22 -
International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health Peer Reviewer01-FEB-21 -

Other Activities

 Description

Examiner for the Dental Council Examinations for non-EEA dentists

Inclusion Health Research Group - College of Medicine & Health

Teaching Activities

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2023Liath O' Shea University College CorkMSc Health SciencesNoise Exposure in the Dental Clinic: Investigations and Recommendations for Dental Personnel

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Barry Plant Adult CF UnitIRELAND
Amr El-Refaie University College CorkIRELAND
Keelin O' Donoghue Cork University Maternity HospitalIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Martina Hayes Dublin Dental School and HospitalIRELAND
Ciara Howlett Cork University HospitalIRELAND

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Cork University Dental School & Hospital

Wilton, Cork, Ireland

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