Lecturer In Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation
Restorative Dentistry
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-420-5033
E: g.mckenna@ucc.ie

Research Interests

Determining the impact of oral status on the health of older Irish adults ( PhD Project )

At the present time, very little is known about the oral health behaviours of older adults in the Republic of Ireland. In addition to sporadic uptake of dental care at present, there are also inequalities in the funding of dental care in Ireland. A significant portion of the budget (approximately 50%) for publicly funded dentistry is currently allocated to adults in employment. Older adults who are passed retirement age have a far more limited access to dental schemes supported by public funding. Dental care can be accessed through the DTSS scheme for holders of a Medical Card, and this is automatic for adults over 70 years. It appears that uptake of dental care schemes nationally is sporadic, with approximately 30% of adults attending routinely for dental care (personal communication, Dept. of Health & Children). This phenomenon may relate to anxiety about dental treatment and associated financial costs, or, difficulties accessing dental care. Accordingly, older adults tend to have higher disease prevalence. The recently published survey of oral health of Irish adults indicates that periodontal disease and pathology of the oral mucosa are more prevalent in adults over 65 years than younger cohorts in the survey. This should be addressed in order to broaden the range of oral healthcare possibilities for older adults in the future.
In the past, oral healthcare for older adults was dominated by tooth extraction and provision of dentures, and this may no longer be acceptable to older adults. A number of studies in the UK and the Netherlands have suggested that partially dentate adults are not happy with the prospect of wearing dentures to replace missing teeth. Compliance with wearing partial dentures has proved to be variable, with non-wearing of dentures reported to be as high as 40% in some studies. Accordingly, there is a need for research to further determine the type of care most acceptable to older adults
This research is underpinned by the recommendation of the World Health Organisation that "global strengthening of public health programmes through implementation of effective oral disease prevention measures and health promotion is urgently needed, and common risk factors approaches should be used to integrate oral health with national health programmes". The project is also based on the premise that oral healthcare programmes for older adults must address their specific needs, recognise diversity in demand, be readily accessible, and, affordable for public fund providers.


Overall Aims and Objectives of Research Project
1.  To assess the impact of dental status on oral health related quality of life of Irish older adults.
2.  To assess the impact of dental status on nutrition status of Irish older adults.
3.  To undertake a clinical trial of the effect of a targeted therapeutic intervention on oral health related quality of life and nutrition status of older adults.


Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'Periodontal manifestations of chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature (CANDLE) syndrome in an 11 year old patient'
McKenna G, Ziada H (2013) 'Periodontal manifestations of chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature (CANDLE) syndrome in an 11 year old patient'. Journal of Periodontology, [Details]
(2013)'Cost-effectiveness of tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate elderly: a randomised controlled clinical trial'
McKenna G, Allen PF, Woods N, O'Mahony D, Cronin M, DaMata C, Normand C (2013) 'Cost-effectiveness of tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate elderly: a randomised controlled clinical trial'. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, [Details]
(2013)'Cost-effectiveness of ART restorations in elderly adults: a randomized clinical trial'
DaMata C, Allen PF, Cronin M, O'Mahony D, McKenna G, Woods N (2013) 'Cost-effectiveness of ART restorations in elderly adults: a randomized clinical trial'. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, [Details]
(2013)'Prosthodontic rehabilitation of a patient using a swing-lock lower denture after segmental mandibulectomy'
McKenna G, Ziada H, Allen PF (2013) 'Prosthodontic rehabilitation of a patient using a swing-lock lower denture after segmental mandibulectomy'. The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, [Details]
(2013)'An analysis of the attitudes of dental patients attending general dental practice in the West of Ireland'
Hayes M, Madden J, McKenna G, Burke FM, Cronin M (2013) 'An analysis of the attitudes of dental patients attending general dental practice in the West of Ireland'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, [Details]
(2013)'Survey of oral health behaviours of patients receiving methadone therapy at a drug rehabilitation centre'
McKenna G, Madden J, Manton S, Cronin M (2013) 'Survey of oral health behaviours of patients receiving methadone therapy at a drug rehabilitation centre'. Journal of The British Association For The Study of Community Dentistry and The European Association of Dental Public Health, [Details]
(2013)'Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Older Patients-Part 2: Minimally invasive operative interventions'
Hayes M, Allen E, DaMata C, McKenna G, Burke F (2013) 'Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Older Patients-Part 2: Minimally invasive operative interventions'. Dental Update, [Details]
(2013)'Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Older Patients-Part 1: Risk Assessment and Caries Prevention'
Hayes M, Allen E, DaMata C, McKenna G, Burke F (2013) 'Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Older Patients-Part 1: Risk Assessment and Caries Prevention'. Dental Update, [Details]
(2012)'New elearning resource for dentistry'
Curtin S, Ray N, McKenna G, FM Burke (2012) 'New elearning resource for dentistry'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 58 (3):128-129 [Details]
(2012)'Prosthodontic rehabilitation for a patient with progressive scleroderma: a case report'
McKenna G, Hayes M, Burke FM (2012) 'Prosthodontic rehabilitation for a patient with progressive scleroderma: a case report'. European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, 20 (2):56-59 [Details]
(2012)'Trends in material choice for direct restorations by final year students from University College Cork 2004-2009'
O'Sullivan C, McKenna G, Burke FM (2012) 'Trends in material choice for direct restorations by final year students from University College Cork 2004-2009'. European Journal of Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry, 20 (1):31-34 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'A preliminary report of the cost-effectiveness of tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate elders'
McKenna G, Allen PF, Woods N, O'Mahony D, DaMata C, Cronin M, Flynn A, Normand C (2012) 'A preliminary report of the cost-effectiveness of tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate elders'. Gerodontology, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'A report to support career choice in dentistry'
Curtin S, Ray N, McKenna G, Burke FM (2012) 'A report to support career choice in dentistry'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 58 (1):43-44 [Details]
(2011)'The effect of variability in the powder/liquid ratio on the strength of zinc phosphate cement'
McKenna J, Ray N, McKenna G, Burke FM; (2011) 'The effect of variability in the powder/liquid ratio on the strength of zinc phosphate cement'. International Journal of Dentistry, 2011 (679315):1-4 [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Impact of tooth replacement strategies on the nutritional status of partially dentate elders'
McKenna G, Allen PF, O'Mahony D, Flynn A, DaMata C, Cronin M, Woods N; (2012) 'Impact of tooth replacement strategies on the nutritional status of partially dentate elders'. Gerodontology, 29 (12):883-890 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'An evidence based approach for the provision of resin-bonded bridgework'
Howard-Bowles E, McKenna G, Allen PF; (2011) 'An evidence based approach for the provision of resin-bonded bridgework'. European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, 19 (3):99-104 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Prosthodontics for older patients'
Allen PF, McKenna G, Creugers N; (2011) 'Prosthodontics for older patients'. Dental Update, 38 :460-470 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Is the shortened dental arch an underused treatment strategy in the Republic of Ireland? Supplementary analyses from the 2000/02 national survey of adult oral health'
Guiney H; McKenna G; Whelton H; O'Mullane D; (2011) 'Is the shortened dental arch an underused treatment strategy in the Republic of Ireland? Supplementary analyses from the 2000/02 national survey of adult oral health'. Community Dental Health, 28 (4):265-268 [Details]
(2011)'Caries and the older patient'
DaMata C, McKenna G, Burke FM; (2011) 'Caries and the older patient'. Dental Update, 38 :376-381 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Toothwear and the Older Patient'
Burke FM, McKenna G; (2011) 'Toothwear and the Older Patient'. Dental Update, 38 :165-168 [Details]
(2011)'Do removable dental prosthesis have an impact on tooth loss?'
McKenna G; (2011) 'Do removable dental prosthesis have an impact on tooth loss?'. Evidence Based Dentistry, 12 (1):14-15 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Attitudes of Irish dental graduates to vocational training'
McKenna, G., Burke, F., O'Sullivan, K. (2010) 'Attitudes of Irish dental graduates to vocational training'. European Journal of Dental Education, 14 :118-123 [Details]
(2010)'Age-related oral changes'
McKenna G, Burke F; (2010) 'Age-related oral changes'. Dental Update, 37 (8):519-523 [Details]
(2010)'Gerodontology: Now and the future'
Burke, FM; McKenna, G; (2010) 'Gerodontology: Now and the future'. Dental Update, 37 (7):448-450 [Details]
(2010)'Gerodontology: How big is the challenge in Ireland?'
Allen, PF; McKenna, G; DaMata, C; Cronin, M; Woods, N; O'Mahony, D; Allen, E; (2010) 'Gerodontology: How big is the challenge in Ireland?'. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 56 (3):134-140 [Details]
(2009)'Career choices on graduation - a study of recent graduates from University College Cork'
McKenna, G; Burke, F; (2009) 'Career choices on graduation - a study of recent graduates from University College Cork'. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 55 (6):288-292 [Details]
(2010)'A study of patient attitudes towards fasting prior to intravenous sedation for dental treatment in a dental hospital department'
McKenna, G; Manton, S; Neilson, A; (2010) 'A study of patient attitudes towards fasting prior to intravenous sedation for dental treatment in a dental hospital department'. Primary Dental Care, 17 (1):5-11 [Details]
(2009)'Case report: Presentation of lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital (LADD) syndrome in a young female patient'
McKenna, GJ; Burke, FM; Mellan, K; (2009) 'Case report: Presentation of lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital (LADD) syndrome in a young female patient'. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, 10 (1):35-39 [Details]
(2009)'The importance of oral health for the systemic well being of an ageing population'
McKenna G, Allen PF, O'Mahony D, DaMata C, Cronin M, Woods N; (2009) 'The importance of oral health for the systemic well being of an ageing population'. Irish Medical Journal, 102 (7):202-204 [Details]
(2009)'Limitations of panoramic radiology in the anterior mandible'
Walker, Cameron; McKenna, Gerald; Thompson, Donald; (2009) 'Limitations of panoramic radiology in the anterior mandible'. Dental Update, 36 (10):620-623 [Details]
(2008)'Pre-operative fasting for intravenous conscious sedation used in dental treatment: are conclusions based on relative risk management or evidence?'
Dr Gerald McKenna and Dr Sarah Manton.; (2008) 'Pre-operative fasting for intravenous conscious sedation used in dental treatment: are conclusions based on relative risk management or evidence?'. British Dental Journal, 4 :173-176 [Details]
(2008)'Presentation of a plasmablastic lymphoma in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient after administration of an inferior alveolar dental block'
McKenna G, Manton S; (2008) 'Presentation of a plasmablastic lymphoma in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient after administration of an inferior alveolar dental block'. Oral Surgery, 3 :153-157 [Details]
(2007)'Accelerated Rehabilitation of an edentulous patient with implant supported overdentures: a case report'
Dr Gerald McKenna and Dr Graeme Lillywhite.; (2007) 'Accelerated Rehabilitation of an edentulous patient with implant supported overdentures: a case report'. Gerodontology, 24 :181-184 [Details]
(2007)'Patient attitudes to dental clinical attire: a cross-sectional survey in a dental hospital'
Dr Gerald McKenna, Dr Graeme Lillywhite and Dr Nikhil Maini.; (2007) 'Patient attitudes to dental clinical attire: a cross-sectional survey in a dental hospital'. British Dental Journal, 12 :681-685 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'Technical Talk: the importance of Communication'
Theocaropoulos A, McKenna G (2013) 'Technical Talk: the importance of Communication' Ireland's Dental Magazine, . [Details]
(2012)'Improving the success of Resin Bonded Bridges'
McKenna G (2012) 'Improving the success of Resin Bonded Bridges' Irelands Dental Magazine, . [Details]
(2011)'Simple tooth replacement using fibre reinforced composite resin'
McKenna G, Rosenberg B, Van Heumen C (2011) 'Simple tooth replacement using fibre reinforced composite resin' Irish Dentist, 2011 :11-14. [Details]
(2010)'Provision of dental care for older Irish adults'
Gerald McKenna, Cristiane Da Mata; (2010) 'Provision of dental care for older Irish adults' Irish Dentist, 13 (2) :16-18. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2012)IADR Irish Division Annual Meeting
McKenna G, Allen PF, Flynn A, O'Mahony D, Cronin D, DaMata C (2012) Impact of tooth replacement on nutritional status of older patients: a randomised controlled trial IADR Irish Division Annual Meeting [Details]
(2012)European Prosthodontic Association Annual Conference
McKenna G, Allen PF, Woods N, O'Mahony D, Cronin M, DaMata C (2012) Treatment provision for partially dentate elders: a randomised controlled trial European Prosthodontic Association Annual Conference [Details]
(2012)Irish Gerontological Society Scientific Meeting
McKenna G, Allen PF, O'Mahony D, Flynn A, Cronin M (2012) Impact of tooth replacement on the nutritional status of older patients Irish Gerontological Society Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2012)IADR General Session
McKenna G, Allen PF, Woods N, O'Mahony D, Cronin M, DaMata C (2012) Cost Effectiveness of tooth replacement for partially dentate elders IADR General Session [Details]
(2011)Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland
O’Connor, C., O’Sullivan, K.,Whelan, R., Buckley, T., O’Keefe, C., Burke, F., Ray, N., McKenna, G., McKenna, J., Doherty, C. (2011) The Effect of Variation in Proportioning of Zinc Phosphate Cement Composition on Diametral Tensile Strength Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland Galway, Ireland, , 18-MAY-11 - 20-MAY-11 [Details]
(2011)89th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research
G. McKenna, N. Woods, PF. Allen, D. O¿Mahony, M. Cronin, C. Normand.; (2011) Cost effectiveness of tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate elders 89th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, , 16-MAR-11 - 19-MAR-11 [Details]
(2011)7th Congress of the EUGMS
McKenna G, Allen PF, Flynn A, O'Mahony D, Cronin M, Woods N; (2011) Comparison of tooth replacement strategies on the nutritional status of older patients: A randomised controlled clinical trial 7th Congress of the EUGMS [Details]
(2011)IADR General Session, 2011
McKenna G, Allen P F, Woods N; (2011) Cost effectiveness of tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate elders . In: Journal of Dental Research 2011; 90: Abstract No 2913 eds. IADR General Session, 2011 [Details]
(2010)International Association for Dental Research: Irish Division
O'Sullivan C, McKenna G, Burke FM, McConnell R, Ray N; (2010) Trends in materials used for direct restorations by final year students from University College Cork: 2004-2009 . In: Journal of Dental Research 2010; 89C: Abstract No 189 eds. International Association for Dental Research: Irish Division [Details]
(2010)IADR general session, Barcelona
McKenna, G; Allen, PF; (2010) Realtionships between oral health and nutritional status of older adults . In: Journal of Dental Research 2010; 89B: Abstract No 492 eds. IADR general session, Barcelona [Details]
(2010)IADR general session, Barcelona
Burke, FM; McKenna, J; McKenna, G; Ray, N; (2010) Zinc phosphate cement: variation in proportioning affects affects dimetral tensile strength . In: Journal of Dental Research 2010; 89 B: Abstract No 1414 eds. IADR general session, Barcelona [Details]
(2009)International Association for Dental Research, Irish Division
McKenna, G; Guiney, H; Allen, PF; Whelton, H; (2009) Impacts on oral health-related quality of life in Ireland . In: Journal of Dental Research 2009; 88B; Abstract No 018 eds. International Association for Dental Research, Irish Division [Details]
(2008)PEF IADR Programme 2008
McKenna G, Burke FM; (2008) Graduate Attitudes towards Vocational Training . In: Journal of Dental Research 2008, 87C: Abstract No 0123 eds. PEF IADR Programme 2008 [Details]
(2008)PEF IADR Programme 2008
Ali H, Burke FM, McKenna G; (2008) Aesthetic Perceptions - Is There a Difference? . In: Journal of Dental Research 2008; 87C: Abstract No 0267 eds. PEF IADR Programme 2008 [Details]
(2007)Division IADR Annual Scientific Meeting
McKenna G, Manton S; (2007) Dietary habits of patients undergoing methadone therapy . In: Journal of Dental Research 2007; 86B: Abstract No 087 eds. Division IADR Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2007)DSTG Newsletter Autumn 2007
Gerald McKenna, Sarah Manton, Avril Neilson; (2007) A Survey of patient attitudes towards fasting prior to intravenous sedation for dental treatment DSTG Newsletter Autumn 2007 [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2012)NDLR Fest 2012,
Curtin S, Ray N, McKenna G, Burke F (2012) National meeting of the NDLR. [Poster Presentation], NDLR Fest 2012, Dublin , 02-MAY-12 - 02-MAY-12
(2012)PER/IADR Congress Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland,
C Da Mata*, PF.Allen, N.Woods, D. O'Mahony, M.Cronin, G. McKenna (2012) Comparison of ART with Conventional Restorations in Older Patients. A Cost Effectiveness Analysis. [Oral Presentation], PER/IADR Congress Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland, PER/IADR Congress Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland , 12-SEP-12 - 15-SEP-12
(2012)IADR General Session,
McKenna G, Allen PF, Woods N, O'Mahony D, Cronin M, DaMata C, Normand C (2012) IADR Senior Clinical Hatton Award. [Poster Presentation], IADR General Session, Brazil , 18-JUN-12 - 20-JUL-12
(2011)European Union Geriatric Medicine Society 7th Annual Congress: New Therapies for an Ageing Europe,
McKenna G, Allen PF, O'Mahony D, Flynn A, Cronin M, Woods N; (2011) EUGMS Malaga 2011. [Oral Presentation], European Union Geriatric Medicine Society 7th Annual Congress: New Therapies for an Ageing Europe, Malaga, Spain , 28-SEP-11 - 01-OCT-11
(2011)European College of Gerodontology: Oral Health, General Health, A Harmonious Marriage In Advanced Age,
Gerald McKenna, P Finbarr Allen, Denis O'Mahony, Noel Woods, Michael Cronin, Cristiane DaMata; (2011) Oral and Poster Presentation. [Oral Presentation], European College of Gerodontology: Oral Health, General Health, A Harmonious Marriage In Advanced Age, Ghent, Belgium , 18-MAY-11 - 20-MAY-11
(2011)IADR General Session,
McKenna G; (2011) Oral Session Chair. [Other], IADR General Session, San Diego , 15-MAR-11 - 19-MAR-11
(2011)IADR Irish Division Annual Meeting,
McKenna G, Allen PF, O'Mahony D, Woods N, Flynn A, Cronin M; (2011) IADR Irish Division Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], IADR Irish Division Annual Meeting, Dublin , 14-OCT-11 - 14-OCT-11
(2011)Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland,
O’Connor, C., O’Sullivan, K.,Whelan, R., Buckley, T., O’Keefe, C., Burke, F., Ray, N., McKenna, G., McKenna, J., Doherty, C. (2011) The Effect of Variation in Proportioning of Zinc Phosphate Cement Composition on Diametral Tensile Strength. [Poster Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Galway, Ireland , 18-MAY-11 - 20-MAY-11
(2011)IADR General Session,
McKenna G; (2011) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], IADR General Session, San Diego , 15-MAR-11 - 19-MAR-11
(2010)IADR: Irish Division,
O'Sullivan C, McKenna G; (2010) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], IADR: Irish Division, Dublin, Ireland , 15-OCT-10 - 15-OCT-10
(2010)International Association for Dental Research,
McKenna G; (2010) J Morita Award, Judge. [Other], International Association for Dental Research, Barcelona, Spain , 14-JUL-10 - 17-JUL-10
(2010)International Association for Dental Research,
Burke FM, McKenna J, Ray N, McKenna G; (2010) Poster Presentation. [Poster Presentation], International Association for Dental Research, Barcelona, Spain , 14-JUL-10 - 17-JUL-10
(2010)International Association for Dental Research,
McKenna G; (2010) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Dental Research, Barcelona, Spain , 14-JUL-10 - 17-JUL-10
(2010)IADR: Irish Division,
McKenna G; (2010) Undergraduate Research Award, Judge. [Other], IADR: Irish Division, Dublin, Ireland , 15-OCT-10 - 15-OCT-10
(2010)IADR General Session,
McKenna G; (2010) Oral Session Chair. [Other], IADR General Session, Barcelona , 12-JUL-10 - 15-JUL-10
(2009)International Assocation for Dental Research: Irish Division,
McKenna G; (2009) Poster Presentation. [Poster Presentation], International Assocation for Dental Research: Irish Division, Limerick, Ireland , 15-OCT-09 - 16-DEC-09
(2008)IADR Pan European Meeting,
McKenna G, Burke F; (2008) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], IADR Pan European Meeting, London , 11-SEP-08 - 11-SEP-08
(2008)IADR Pan European Meeting,
Ali H, Burke FM, McKenna G; (2008) Poster Presentation. [Poster Presentation], IADR Pan European Meeting, London , 10-SEP-08 - 10-SEP-08
(2007)British Society of Restorative Dentistry Spring Scientific Meeting,
G. McKenna; (2007) Poster Presentation. [Poster Presentation], British Society of Restorative Dentistry Spring Scientific Meeting, Brighton , 01-MAY-07 - 01-MAY-07
(2007)IADR Irish Division Meeting,
G. McKenna; (2007) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], IADR Irish Division Meeting, Cork , 01-SEP-07 - 01-SEP-07
(2007)Dental Sedation Teachers Group meeting,
G. McKenna; (2007) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], Dental Sedation Teachers Group meeting, Birmingham , 01-APR-07 - 01-APR-07

Internet Communication

YearPublication
(2012)Bridges can be more cost-effective than dentures.
McKenna G (2012) Bridges can be more cost-effective than dentures. Internet Communication [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013Gary Pollock Postgraduate Prize British Society of Restorative Dentistry
2013BSSPD In Training Award British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry
2012IADR Unilver Senior Clinical Hatton Award International Association for Dental Research
2012European College of Gerodontology GABA Research Award European College of Gerodontology
2012IADR / Royal College of Surgeons Postgraduate Research Award Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
2012IADR Hatton Award Entrant: Irish Division International Association for Dental Research
2012UCC Graduate School Travel Bursary: College of Medicine and Health University College Cork
2011Irish Division IADR Postgraduate Award IADR
2011University College Cork, Doctoral Showcase Winner University College Cork
2011Finalist in European College of Gerodontology GABA Research Award European College of Gerodontology
2009Dental Health Foundation Research in Primary Dental Care Award, second place IADR Irish Division
2010Erasmus visit to the University of Nijmegen Erasmus Programme
2006British Society for the study of Prosthetic Dentistry, New Graduate Award British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
International Association for Dental Research: Irish Division Treasurer/
International Association for Dental Research Member/
International Association for Dental Research: Irish Division Council Member/
British Society of Gerodontology Member/
European College of Gerodontology Councillor/
British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry Member/
Specialist Registrars in Restorative Dentistry Group Council Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
National Oral Health Forum Cork University Dental School Representative/
College of Medicine and Health Cirriculum Committee Cork University Dental School Representative/
Cork Dental School and Hospital, Lecturer's Committee Chair2013 /
International Association for Dental Research (Irish Division) Councillor2009 / 2011
IADR Irish Division: Awards committee Member/
MFDS Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Examiner/
Curriculum Committee 4th year Coordinator/
IADR Irish Division Treasurer2011 /
European College of Gerodontology Councillor2012 /
1st year BDS Examinations Examiner/
2nd year BDS Examinations Examiner/
4th year BDS Examinations Examiner/
5th year BDS Examinations Examiner/
Irish Division Annual Meeting Organising Committee /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Dundee Dental Hospital Senior House Officer01-JUL-06 / 01-AUG-07
Restorative Dentistry, UCC Clinical Fellow in Restorative Dentistry01-AUG-07 / 31-JAN-12
Edinburgh Dental Institute General Professional Trainee01-JUL-04 / 01-AUG-06
University College Cork Lecturer in Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation01-FEB-12 /

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2010University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2012University College Cork PHDRestorative Dentistry
2004Newcastle-upon-Tyne Bachelor of Dental Surgery''
2006Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh DENTISTRYMFDS RCSEd
2011University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning in Higher Education

Reviews

 JournalRole
European Journal Of Prosthodontics And Restorative Dentistry Member of Editorial Board
British Dental Journal Referee
Community Dental Health Referee
Indian Journal Of Dental Research Referee
Oral Surgery Referee
Gerodontology Referee
Evidence-Based Dentistry Referee
Journal Of The Irish Dental Association Referee
Journal Of Dental Research Referee
Primary Dental Care Referee

Other Activities

 Description

Collaborations

2007 - Date. School of Medicine, UCC: Collaboration with Dr Denis O'Mahony on ongoing project - Determining the impact of oral status on health and quality of life of older Irish adults. (Ongoing)

2007 - Date. School of Mathematics UCC: Collaboration with Dr Michael Cronin on ongoing project - Determining the impact of oral status on health and quality of life of older Irish adults. (Ongoing)

2007 - Date.  School of Policy Studies UCC: Collaboration with Dr Noel Woods on going project - Determining the impact of oral status on health and quality of life of older Irish adults. (Ongoing)

2007 - Date. School of Food Science, UCC: Collaboration with Prof Albert Flynn on ongoing project - Determining the impact of oral status on health and quality of life of older Irish adults (Ongoing)

2007 - Date. School of Dentistry, Newcastle University: Collaboration with Prof Jimmy Steele on ongoing project - Determining the impact of oral status on health and quality of life of older Irish adults (Ongoing).

2007 - Date. School of Health Economics, Trinity College Dublin: Collaboration with Prof Charles Normand on ongoing project - Determining the impact of oral status on health and quality of life of older Irish adults. (Ongoing)

2007 - Date. School of Dentistry, Dundee University: Collaboration with Dr Sarah Manton on Dental Sedation and Dental Effects of substance abuse. (Ongoing).

2006 - Date. Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute: Collaboration Dr Graeme Lillywhite on Dental Materials research (Ongoing)

2008 - Date. School of Mathematics, UCC: Collaboration with Dr Kathleen O'Sullivan on education research. (Ongoing).

2009 - Date.  Department of Oral Function, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands:  Collaboration with Prof Nico Creugers, Dr Dick Witter and Dr Anneloes Gerritsen on Geriatric Oral Research. (Ongoing)


Teaching Interests

I teach undergraduate dental students in clinical and preclinical prosthodontics in addition to conservative dentistry, endondontics and periodontology.  I also provide teaching on the Masters in Dental Public Health programme in University College Cork

In 2010 I completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from University College, Cork.  In 2011 I completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning.  I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK (FHEA).    

I am the year coordinator for 4th year BDS and module co-ordinator for RD4002: Clinical Restorative Dentistry 

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Clinical Adult Oral Health RD4002Clinical Adult Oral Health