Vice Head of College
College of Medicine & Health
Room 2.37, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
University College Cork
Ireland

T: +353214201571
E: h.whelton@ucc.ie
Dean of Graduate School
College of Medicine & Health
Room 2.37 Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353 21 4205310
E: h.whelton@ucc.ie
Director
Oral Health Services Research Centre
University College Cork
Ireland

T: +353 21 490 1210
E: h.whelton@ucc.ie
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Professor (Scale 2)
Oral Health & Development
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 1210
E: H.Whelton@ucc.ie
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Helen Whelton is Vice Head of the College of Medicine and Health and also Dean of the College’s Graduate School. She is also a Professor of Dental Public Health at the Dental School and Director of the Oral Health Services Research Centre which is a designated World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre. She is currently the President of the International Association for Dental Research, a global research organisation with almost 13,000 members worldwide.





Since gaining a PhD in Oral Epidemiology she has led multiple regional and six national oral health surveys in Ireland, she has also been involved in helping others in both developing and developed countries to monitor oral health among their populations. She has been PI on an extensive range of RCTs for industry. She heads up a multidisciplinary investigator driven research team who combine both laboratory and clinical research in a purpose built research centre at the University. She leads a number of interdisciplinary research projects dealing with the interrogation of large oral health services databases. She is currently leading a guidelines development programme in Ireland. She directs an interdisciplinary taught Masters in Dental Public Health and two intervarsity and interdisciplinary structured PhD programmes in Health Services Research and Clinical and Translational Health Research.



Her work nationally has involved research to inform the development of dental services and she has also expanded her research contribution to the areas of overweight and obesity and to women’s general health issues.



Internationally her research focus has been on health services research incorporating fluoride research.



She has contributed to the development of the agenda for dental research nationally and internationally through her leadership of research organisations.



Dental Public HealthPreventive DentistryFunctional FoodsMeasurement of oral health and oral health related states in individuals and in populationsEpidemiological research methodsNational and regional surveys in Ireland and in other countriesHealth Services ResearchDesign and Conduct of Randomised Controlled Clinical Trials CariesGingivitis, plaqueSensitivity / PainTooth wearFluoride measurement and effectsGuideline DevelopmentEvidence Based Health CareUse of large scale service data to manage and plan oral health services.
 Project (ID))RoleDescriptionStart DateEnd Date
What impact have major policy changes had on oral health in Ireland? (R14845)Principal InvestigatorUC17-DEC-1216-DEC-17
Mapping the divide - Population need, demand and geographic access to oral care in Ireland. (R14584)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JUL-1330-JUN-16
Tackling oral health inequalities in Preschoolers - an integrated approach. (R14843)Principal InvestigatorUC01-DEC-1231-DEC-13
Tackling Oral Health Inequalities in Preschoolers - an integrated Approach (R13635)Principal InvestigatorUC04-JUN-1103-JUN-13
Data entry and descriptive statistics for the HSE (R13970)Principal InvestigatorUC01-FEB-1101-AUG-11
Non-fluoride topical remineralising products for the prevention of dental caries. (R13770)Principal InvestigatorUC01-NOV-1031-OCT-13
HRB Cochrane Training Fellowships 209 Patrice James CTF/2009/7 (R13279)Principal InvestigatorUC02-NOV-0901-NOV-12
HSE - Training and Calibration exercise on the 4th and 5th November 2008 of 2 HSENE Dental Survey Teams (R13111)Principal InvestigatorUC04-NOV-0830-MAY-09
HRB 'Use of Equilibrium Salivary Fluoride Levels to Measure Compliance with Advocated Frequency' (R12279)Principal InvestigatorUC01-AUG-0831-JUL-11
Oral Health in Ireland 2nd Edition (R12565)Principal InvestigatorUC01-MAR-0831-JUL-09
Analysis of BMI Data (Northern Ireland) National Children's Survey (R11948)Principal InvestigatorUC01-MAR-0631-AUG-08
"Evidence Based Oral Health Policy for the Elderly" (R11277)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-0531-DEC-08
Developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the health board dental services (R11346)Principal InvestigatorUC01-DEC-0403-JUN-11
[North/South Survey] {Whelton Dr. H} N (R11103)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-0431-MAR-04
[Editorial Work] {O'Mullane Prof D} V (R11028)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-0331-DEC-08
European Global Oral Health Indicators (R11138)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-0331-DEC-04
[TOOTHPASTE USE EVAL.] {Whelton,Dr.H.} N (R10808)Principal InvestigatorUC01-NOV-0231-JUL-08
[RP/51 /2002] {Dr H Whelton } N (R10723)Principal InvestigatorUC01-OCT-0230-SEP-05
HRB Dental Erosion in Irish Teenagers: An Epidemiological and Laboratory Investigation (R11433)Principal InvestigatorUC01-OCT-0530-SEP-09
[RP/50 /2002] {Prof D o' Mullane} N (R10722)Principal InvestigatorUC01-OCT-0230-SEP-06
Questionnarie Parents of 5 year olds (R10825)Principal InvestigatorUC01-AUG-0201-NOV-06
[HRB PRO60/2001] {D' O' Mullane} N (R10596)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JUL-0231-OCT-08
[INFANT FEEDING PATTERN] {Dr H Welton}V (R10632)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JUN-0231-DEC-08
[HRB GRANT 05/2001] {Whelton Dr. H} N (R10589)Principal InvestigatorUC01-APR-0231-MAR-05
[EU QLK4-2000-00097 DUWS]{O'MULLANE D} V (R10185)Principal InvestigatorUC01-MAR-0130-JUN-03
[EHB - LOT 1] {O'Mullane, Prof.} N (R10385)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-9001-JAN-12
[ERHA - LOT 9] {O'Mullane, Prof.} N (R10470)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-9001-JAN-12
[EHB - LOT 3] {O'Mullane,Prof.D.} N (R10386)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-9001-JAN-12
[MISCELLANEOUS] {O'MULLANE, PROF} N (R10274)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-9001-JAN-12

Books

 YearPublication
(2002)Oral Health in Ireland.
O'Mullane D.M., Whelton H.P., Sadlier D.; (2002) Oral Health in Ireland. Dublin: Department of Health and Children. Globe icon [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Nutritional and Health-Promoting Properties of Dairy Products:'
Whelton H; (2011) 'Nutritional and Health-Promoting Properties of Dairy Products:' In: Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences 2nd Edition. London: Academic Press. [No details]
(2009)'Functional Foods and Oral Health'
Whelton H; (2009) 'Functional Foods and Oral Health' In: Wilson M (eds). Food constituents and oral health: current status and future prospects. London: Woodhead Publishing. [No details]
(2003)'Dental Disease (d) Fluoride in the Prevention of Denal Decay'
Whelton H.; (2003) 'Dental Disease (d) Fluoride in the Prevention of Denal Decay' In: * (eds). Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition. [No details]
(1997)'Anatomy and Physiology of the Salivary Glands'
Whelton H.P.; (1997) 'Anatomy and Physiology of the Salivary Glands' In: Edgar M., O'Mullane D.M (eds). Saliva and Oral Health (2nd Edition). [No details]
(1997)'Public Health aspects of oral diseases and disorders - Dental Caries'
Whelton H.P., O'Mullane D.M.; (1997) 'Public Health aspects of oral diseases and disorders - Dental Caries' In: Publ Wright (eds). Community Oral Health. [No details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'The effect of copayments for prescriptions on adherence to prescription medicines in publicly insured populations; a systematic review and meta-analysis'
Sinnott, SJ, Buckley, C.M., O’Riordan, D., Bradley, C., Whelton, H. (2013) 'The effect of copayments for prescriptions on adherence to prescription medicines in publicly insured populations; a systematic review and meta-analysis' [Details]
(2013)'Building on Our Strengths'
Whelton H (2013) 'Building on Our Strengths' [Details]
(2013)'Helen Whelton:'it is difficult to imagine the population's decay levels without fluoridation'. Interview by Ruth Doherty'
Whelton H (2013) 'Helen Whelton:'it is difficult to imagine the population's decay levels without fluoridation'. Interview by Ruth Doherty' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Is 50 cent the price of the optimal copayment? - a qualitative study of patient opinions and attitudes in response to a 50 cent charge on prescription drugs in a publicly funded health system in Ireland'
Sinnott, SJ,Guinane, M,Whelton, H,Byrne, S (2013) 'Is 50 cent the price of the optimal copayment? - a qualitative study of patient opinions and attitudes in response to a 50 cent charge on prescription drugs in a publicly funded health system in Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Is 50 cent the price of the optimal copayment? - a qualitative study of patient opinions and attitudes in response to a 50 cent charge on prescription drugs in a publicly funded health system in Ireland'
Sinnott SJ, Guinane M, Whelton H, Byrne S (2013) 'Is 50 cent the price of the optimal copayment? - a qualitative study of patient opinions and attitudes in response to a 50 cent charge on prescription drugs in a publicly funded health system in Ireland' [Details]
(2013)'IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Agenda (IADR-GOHIRA(R)): A Call to Action'
Sgan-Cohen HD, Evans RW, Whelton H, Villena RS, Macdougall M, Williams DM (2013) 'IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Agenda (IADR-GOHIRA(R)): A Call to Action' [Details]
(2012)'Randomized controlled trial to evaluate tooth stain reduction with nicotine replacement gum during a smoking cessation program'
Whelton, H,Kingston, R,O'Mullane, D,Nilsson, F (2012) 'Randomized controlled trial to evaluate tooth stain reduction with nicotine replacement gum during a smoking cessation program' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Analysis of a payments database reveals trends in dental treatment provision'
Guiney, H., Whelton, H., Felicia, P., and Woods, N. (2013) 'Analysis of a payments database reveals trends in dental treatment provision' http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/05/17/0022034513484327 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Dental anxiety prevalence and surgery environment factors: A questionnaire-based survey of attenders in Ireland'
Brady P , Dickinson C, Whelton H (2012) 'Dental anxiety prevalence and surgery environment factors: A questionnaire-based survey of attenders in Ireland' [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Milestones in oral health services in the Republic of Ireland'
McDonnell M, Harding M, Whelton H, O'Mullane D. (2012) 'Milestones in oral health services in the Republic of Ireland' Dublin [Details]
(2012)'Monitoring the effectiveness of water fluoridation in the Republic of Ireland'
Whelton H, O'Mullane D (2012) 'Monitoring the effectiveness of water fluoridation in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(2012)'Comparing estimated treatment need with treatment provided in two dental schemes in Ireland'
Helena Guiney, Patrick Felicia, Helen Whelton and Noel Woods (2012) 'Comparing estimated treatment need with treatment provided in two dental schemes in Ireland' PMID: 22898307 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Methodological issues in oral health research: intervention studies'
O'Mullane, D,James, P,Whelton, H,Parnell, C (2012) 'Methodological issues in oral health research: intervention studies' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Comparing epidemiologically estimated treatment need with treatment provided in two dental schemes in Ireland'
Guiney, H,Felicia, P,Whelton, H,Woods, N (2012) 'Comparing epidemiologically estimated treatment need with treatment provided in two dental schemes in Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Predictors of utilisation of dental care services in a nationally representative sample of adults'
Guiney, H,Woods, N,Whelton, H,Morgan, K (2011) 'Predictors of utilisation of dental care services in a nationally representative sample of adults' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The aesthetic impact of enamel fluorosis on Irish adolescents'
Browne D, Whelton H, O'Mullane D, Tavener J, Flannery E; (2011) 'The aesthetic impact of enamel fluorosis on Irish adolescents' [Details]
(2011)'ADA Council on Scientific Affairs Expert Panel on Nonfluoride Caries-Preventive Agents. Executive summary of evidence-based clinical'
Rethman MP, Beltrán-Aguilar ED, Billings RJ, Hujoel PP, Katz BP, Milgrom P, Sohn W, Stamm JW, Watson G, Wolff M, Wright JT, Zero D, Aravamudhan K, Frantsve-Hawley J, Meyer DM + Collaborators (2011) 'ADA Council on Scientific Affairs Expert Panel on Nonfluoride Caries-Preventive Agents. Executive summary of evidence-based clinical' [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' [Details]
(2011)'Non-biological factors associated with tooth retention in Irish adults'
Guiney, H,Woods, N,Whelton, H,Mullane, DO; (2011) 'Non-biological factors associated with tooth retention in Irish adults' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'A new index to measure tooth wear - methodolgy and practical advice'
Bartlett, D,Harding, M,Sherriff, M,Shirodaria, S,Whelton, H; (2011) 'A new index to measure tooth wear - methodolgy and practical advice' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Is the shortened dental arch an underused treatment strategy in the Republic of Ireland?'
Guiney, H; McKenna, G; Whelton, H; O’Mullane, D (2011) 'Is the shortened dental arch an underused treatment strategy in the Republic of Ireland?' [Details]
(2011)'Predictors of utilisation of dental care services in a nationally representative sample of adults'
Guiney H., Woods N., Whelton H., Morgan N. (2011) 'Predictors of utilisation of dental care services in a nationally representative sample of adults' [Details]
(2010)'Is tooth wear in the primary dentition predictive of tooth wear in the permanent dentition? Report from a longitudinal study'
Harding, MA,Whelton, HP,Shirodaria, SC,O'Mullane, DM,Cronin, MS; (2010) 'Is tooth wear in the primary dentition predictive of tooth wear in the permanent dentition? Report from a longitudinal study' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Is tooth wear in the primary dentition predictive of tooth wear in the permanent dentition? Report from a longitudinal study'
Harding, MA,Whelton, HP,Shirodaria, SC,O'Mullane, DM,Cronin, MS; (2010) 'Is tooth wear in the primary dentition predictive of tooth wear in the permanent dentition? Report from a longitudinal study' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The Influence of Economic Incentives on Treatment Patterns in a Third-Party Funded Dental Service'
Woods, Noel; Considine, John; Lucey, Siobhan; Whelton, Helen; (2010) 'The Influence of Economic Incentives on Treatment Patterns in a Third-Party Funded Dental Service' [Details]
(2010)'Fluoridation and tooth wear in Irish adults'
Burke, FM,Whelton, H,Harding, M,Crowley, E,O'Mullane, D,Cronin, M,Kelleher, V,Byrtek, M; (2010) 'Fluoridation and tooth wear in Irish adults' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The caries-preventive effect of chlorhexidine varnish in children and adolescents: A systematic review'
James, P; Parnell, C; Whelton, H; (2010) 'The caries-preventive effect of chlorhexidine varnish in children and adolescents: A systematic review' Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'A comparative clinical study investigating the efficacy of a test dentifrice containing 8% strontium acetate and 1040 ppm sodium fluoride versus a marketed control dentifrice containing 8% arginine, calcium carbonate, and 1450 ppm sodium monofluorophosphate in reducing dentinal hypersensitivity'
Hughes, N; Mason, S; Jeffery, P; Welten, H; Tobin, M; O'Shea, C; Browne, M.; (2010) 'A comparative clinical study investigating the efficacy of a test dentifrice containing 8% strontium acetate and 1040 ppm sodium fluoride versus a marketed control dentifrice containing 8% arginine, calcium carbonate, and 1450 ppm sodium monofluorophosphate in reducing dentinal hypersensitivity' Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Development of Gold Standard Ion-Selective Electrode-Based Methods for Fluoride Analysis'
Martínez-Mier, EA; Cury, JA; Heilman, JR; Katz, BP; Levy, SM; Li, Y; Maguire, A; Margineda, J; O'Mullane, D; Phantumvanit, P; Soto-Rojas, AE; Stookey, GK; Villa, A; Wefel, JS; Whelton, H; Whitford, GM; Zero, DT; Zhang, W; Zohouri, V; (2010) 'Development of Gold Standard Ion-Selective Electrode-Based Methods for Fluoride Analysis' Globe icon [Details]
(2009)'Have we got an oral health policy?'
Woods, N; Whelton, H; Kelleher, V; Crowley, T; Stephenson, I; Ormsby, M; (2009) 'Have we got an oral health policy?' Ireland Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'The heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger'
Perry IJ, Whelton H, Harrington J, Cousins B; (2009) 'The heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)'Factors Influencing the Need for Dental Care amongst the Elderly in the Republic of Ireland'
Woods, N; Whelton H; Kelleher, V; (2009) 'Factors Influencing the Need for Dental Care amongst the Elderly in the Republic of Ireland' Thompson United Kingdom Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The Impact of System Changes on Dental Treatment Patterns'
Woods, N., Whelton H., Considine J., and S. Lucey. ; (2008) 'The Impact of System Changes on Dental Treatment Patterns' [Details]
(2007)'Edentulousness in the Republic of Ireland in 1989 and 2001'
Whelton, H., D. O¿Mullane, E. Crowley, N. Woods, M. Cronin, V. Kelleher, and M. Byrtek; (2007) 'Edentulousness in the Republic of Ireland in 1989 and 2001' [Details]
(2007)'Prevalence of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland: results from the North South Survey of Children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002'
Whelton H, Harrington J, Crowley E, Kelleher V, Cronin M, Perry IJ; (2007) 'Prevalence of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland: results from the North South Survey of Children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2006)'Dental caries and enamel fluorosis among the fluoridated population in the Republic of Ireland and non fluoridated population in Northern Ireland in 2002'
Whelton, H,Crowley, E,O' Mullane, D,Donaldson, M,Cronin, M,Kelleher, V (2006) 'Dental caries and enamel fluorosis among the fluoridated population in the Republic of Ireland and non fluoridated population in Northern Ireland in 2002' [Details]
(2006)'Dental caries and enamel fluorosis among the fluoridated population in the Republic of Ireland and non fluoridated population in Northern Ireland in 2002'
Whelton, H., E. Crowley, D. M. O'Mullane, M. Donaldson, M. Cronin and V. Kelleher; (2006) 'Dental caries and enamel fluorosis among the fluoridated population in the Republic of Ireland and non fluoridated population in Northern Ireland in 2002' [Details]
(2006)'Socio-Economic, Demographic and Cognitive Risk Indicators of Dental Caries amongst Adults in the Republic of Ireland'
Woods, N. and Whelton H.; (2006) 'Socio-Economic, Demographic and Cognitive Risk Indicators of Dental Caries amongst Adults in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(2006)'A lacticin 3147 enriched food ingredient reduces Streptococcus mutans isolated from the human oral cavity in saliva'
O'Connor, EB,O'Riordan, B,Morgan, SM,Whelton, H,O'Mullane, DM,Ross, RP,Hill, C; (2006) 'A lacticin 3147 enriched food ingredient reduces Streptococcus mutans isolated from the human oral cavity in saliva' [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'A lacticin 3147 enriched food ingredient reduces Streptococcus mutans isolated from the human oral cavity in saliva'
O'Connor, EB and O'Riordan, B. and Morgan, SM and Whelton, H. and O'Mullane, DM and Ross, RP and Hill, C. (2006) 'A lacticin 3147 enriched food ingredient reduces Streptococcus mutans isolated from the human oral cavity in saliva' [Details]
(2005)'Oral health-related quality of life for 8-10-year-old children: an assessment of a new measure'
Humphris, G,Freeman, R,Gibson, B,Simpson, K,Whelton, H; (2005) 'Oral health-related quality of life for 8-10-year-old children: an assessment of a new measure' [Details]
(2005)'Parents' preference as to whether they would like to accompany their child when receiving dental treatment--results from a national survey. '
Crowley E, Whelton H, O'Mullane D, Cronin M, Kelleher V, Flannery E.; (2005) 'Parents' preference as to whether they would like to accompany their child when receiving dental treatment--results from a national survey. ' [Details]
(2005)'Primary tooth fluorosis in 5-year-old schoolchildren in Irelane'
Harding MA, Whelton H, O'Mullane DM, Cronin M, Warren JJ; (2005) 'Primary tooth fluorosis in 5-year-old schoolchildren in Irelane' [Details]
(2005)'Socio-Economic and Demographic Risk Factors Influencing Caries Prevalence in the Republic of Ireland'
Woods, N. and Whelton H. ; (2005) 'Socio-Economic and Demographic Risk Factors Influencing Caries Prevalence in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(2005)'Use of Dental Service Data to Inform Research and Policy'
Whelton H. D. O'Mullane, F. Burke, N. Woods and M. Cronin; (2005) 'Use of Dental Service Data to Inform Research and Policy' Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Fluoride metabolism and fluorosis'
Brownw D., Whelton H., O'Mullane D.; (2005) 'Fluoride metabolism and fluorosis' [Details]
(2004)'The normal range of mouth opening in an Irish population'
Gallagher, C,Gallagher, V,Whelton, H,Cronin, M (2004) 'The normal range of mouth opening in an Irish population' [Details]
(2004)'A standardized photographic method for evaluating enamel opacities including fluorosis'
Cochran JA, Ketley CE, Sanches L, Mamai-Homata E, Oila AM, Arnadóttir IB, van Loveren C, Whelton HP, O'Mullane DM (2004) 'A standardized photographic method for evaluating enamel opacities including fluorosis' [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'A comparison of the prevalence of fluorosis in 8-year-old children from seven European study sites using a standardized methodology'
Cochran JA, Ketley CE, Arnadóttir IB, Fernandes B, Koletsi-Kounari H, Oila AM, van Loveren C, Whelton HP, O'Mullane DM (2004) 'A comparison of the prevalence of fluorosis in 8-year-old children from seven European study sites using a standardized methodology' [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'A standardized photographic method for evaluating enamel opacities including fluorosis'
Cochran, JA,Ketley, CE,Sanches, L,Mamai-Homata, E,Oila, AM,Arnadottir, IB,van Loveren, C,Whelton, HP,O'Mullane, DM; (2004) 'A standardized photographic method for evaluating enamel opacities including fluorosis' [Details]
(2004)'A review of fluorosis in the European Union: prevalence, risk factors and aesthetic issues'
Whelton, HP and Ketley, CE and McSweeney, F and O'Mullane, DM; (2004) 'A review of fluorosis in the European Union: prevalence, risk factors and aesthetic issues' [Details]
(2004)'Overview of the impact of changing global patterns of dental caries'
Whelton H; (2004) 'Overview of the impact of changing global patterns of dental caries' [Details]
(2004)'Is the fluoride level in dringking water a gold standard for the control of dental caries?'
Khan AA, Whelton H, O'Mullane D,; (2004) 'Is the fluoride level in dringking water a gold standard for the control of dental caries?' [Details]
(2004)'The normal range of mouth opening in an Irish population'
Gallagher C., Gallagher V., Whelton H., Cronin M.; (2004) 'The normal range of mouth opening in an Irish population' [Details]
(2004)'Familial and cultural perceptions and beliefs of oral hygiene and dietary practices among ethnically and socio-economicall diverse groups'
Adair P.M., Pine C.M., Burnside G., Nicoll A.D., Gillett A., Anwar S., Broukal Z., Chestnutt I.G., Declerck D, Ping F.X., Ferro R., Freeman R., Grant-Mills D., Gugushe T., Hunsrisakhun J., Irigoyen-Camacho M., Lo E.C., Moola M.H., Naidoo S., Nyandindi U., Poulsen V.J., Ramoso-Gomez F., Razanamihaja N., Shahid S., Skeie M.S., Skur O.P., Splieth C., Soo T.C., Whelton H., Young; (2004) 'Familial and cultural perceptions and beliefs of oral hygiene and dietary practices among ethnically and socio-economicall diverse groups' [Details]
(2004)'Determining the optimal concentration of fluoride in drinking water in Pakistan'
Khan A.A., Whelton H., O'Mullane D.; (2004) 'Determining the optimal concentration of fluoride in drinking water in Pakistan' [Details]
(2004)'A comparison of the prevalence of fluorosis in 8-year-old children from seven European study sites using a standardized methodology'
Cochran J.A., Ketley C.E., Arnadottir I.B., Fernandes B., Koletsi-Kounari H., Oila A.M., Van Loveren C., Whelton H.P., O'Mullane D.M.; (2004) 'A comparison of the prevalence of fluorosis in 8-year-old children from seven European study sites using a standardized methodology' [Details]
(2004)'Dental caries and enamel fluorosis among the fluoridated and non-fluoridated populatons in the Republic of Ireland in 2002'
Whelton H., Crowley E., O'Mullane D., Donaldson M., Kelleher V., Cronin M.; (2004) 'Dental caries and enamel fluorosis among the fluoridated and non-fluoridated populatons in the Republic of Ireland in 2002' [Details]
(2004)'International comparisons of health inequalities in childhood dental caries'
Pine C.M., Adair P.M., Nicoll A.D., Burnside G., Petersen P.E., Beighton D, Gillett A., Anderson R., Anwar S., Brailsford S., Broukal Z., Chestnutt I.G., Declerck D., Ping F.X., Ferro R., Freeman R., Gugushe T., Harris R., Lin B., Lo E.C., Maupome G., Moola M.H., Naidoo S., Ramos-Gomez F., Samaranayake L.P., Shahid S., Skeie M.S., Splieth C., Sutton B.K., Soo T.C., Whelton H.; (2004) 'International comparisons of health inequalities in childhood dental caries' [Details]
(2004)'Barriers to the treatment of childhood caries perceived by dentists working in different countries'
Pine C.M., Adair P.M., Burnside G., Nicoll A.D., Gillett A., Borges-Yanez S.A., Broukal Z., Brown J., Declerck D., Ping F.X. Gugushe T., Hunsrisakhun J., Lo E.C., Naidoo S., Nyandindi U., Poulsen V.J., Razanamihaja N., Splieth C., Sutton B.K., Soo T.C., Whelton H.; (2004) 'Barriers to the treatment of childhood caries perceived by dentists working in different countries' [Details]
(2004)'Fluoride ingestion from toothpaste: conclusions of European Union-funded multicentre project'
O'Mullane, DM,Ketley, CE,Cochran, JA,Whelton, HP,Holbrook, WP,van Loveren, C,Fernandes, B,Seppa, L,Athanassouli, T; (2004) 'Fluoride ingestion from toothpaste: conclusions of European Union-funded multicentre project' [Details]
(2003)'Dental erosion in 5-year-old Irish school children and associated factors: a pilot study'
Harding M.A., Whelton H., O'Mullane D.M., Cronin M.; (2003) 'Dental erosion in 5-year-old Irish school children and associated factors: a pilot study' [Details]
(2003)'Estimates of Demand for Oral Health Services by Low Income Adults in the Republic of Ireland'
Woods, N., and Whelton H. ; (2003) 'Estimates of Demand for Oral Health Services by Low Income Adults in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(2003)'Presence of Fissure Sealants and Level of Unmet Treatment Need According to Deprivation Status Among Children and Adolescents in Ireland'
Whelton, H., E. Crowley, R. Kingston, D. M. O'Mullane, M. Cronin, V. Kelleher and G. Gavin; (2003) 'Presence of Fissure Sealants and Level of Unmet Treatment Need According to Deprivation Status Among Children and Adolescents in Ireland' [Details]
(2003)'Caries Levels among Children and Adolescents in the Non-Fluoridated North of Ireland and Fluoridated Areas in the Republic of Ireland'
Whelton, H., E. Crowley, M. Donaldson, D. M. O'Mullane, G. Gavin, D. Wilson, V. Kelleher and M. Cronin ; (2003) 'Caries Levels among Children and Adolescents in the Non-Fluoridated North of Ireland and Fluoridated Areas in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(2002)'Dental services for people with special needs: survey of current practices'
Dolan-Mulhall, A and Whelton, HP and Kelleher, V and Crowley, E; (2002) 'Dental services for people with special needs: survey of current practices' [Details]
(2002)'A map of natural fluoride in drinking water in Pakistan'
Ayyaz A.K., Whelton H., O'Mullane D.; (2002) 'A map of natural fluoride in drinking water in Pakistan' [Details]
(2001)'The use of combinations of caries preventive procedures'
Whelton H., O'Mullane D.; (2001) 'The use of combinations of caries preventive procedures' [Details]
(1997)'Dental Fluorosis in the Republic of Ireland [B2012]'
Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; (1997) 'Dental Fluorosis in the Republic of Ireland [B2012]' [Details]
(1997)'The Effect of Anti-Hypertensive Medication on Salivary Properties [B2005]'
Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; (1997) 'The Effect of Anti-Hypertensive Medication on Salivary Properties [B2005]' [Details]
(1997)'Reproducibility of a Photographic Method for Measuring Enamel Fluorosis [B2011]'
Cochran, J.; Whelton, H. P.; Neville, K.; O'Mullane, D. M.; (1997) 'Reproducibility of a Photographic Method for Measuring Enamel Fluorosis [B2011]' [Details]
(1997)'Efficacy of fluoride against dental caries; fluoride in water'
O'Mullane D., Whelton H.; (1997) 'Efficacy of fluoride against dental caries; fluoride in water' [Details]
(1996)'The results of water fluoridation in Ireland'
OMullane, D and Whelton, HP and Costelloe, P and Clarke, D and McDermott, S and McLoughlin, J; (1996) 'The results of water fluoridation in Ireland' [Details]
(1996)'Th results of water fluoridation in Ireland'
O'Mullane D., Whelton H.P., Costelloe P., Clarke D., McDermott S., McLoughlin J.; (1996) 'Th results of water fluoridation in Ireland' [Details]
(1996)'Evaluation of Oral Health Care Systems in Europe [B2001]'
Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; Konig, K.; (1996) 'Evaluation of Oral Health Care Systems in Europe [B2001]' [Details]
(1996)'Oral Health in Europe: Implications for other Oral Health Issues'
O'Mullane D.M., William S.A., Whelton H.P.; (1996) 'Oral Health in Europe: Implications for other Oral Health Issues' [Details]
(1996)'Water fluoridation in Ireland'
O'Mullane D.M., Whelton H.P., Costelloe P., Clarke D., McDermott S.; (1996) 'Water fluoridation in Ireland' [Details]
(1995)'EVALUATION OF A FORTNIGHTLY SCHOOL-BASED SODIUM-FLUORIDE MOUTHRINSE 4 YEARS FOLLOWING ITS CESSATION'
HOLLAND, TJ,WHELTON, H,OMULLANE, DM,CREEDON, P; (1995) 'EVALUATION OF A FORTNIGHTLY SCHOOL-BASED SODIUM-FLUORIDE MOUTHRINSE 4 YEARS FOLLOWING ITS CESSATION' [Details]
(1995)'Caries in Children in the East of Ireland in 1993 [B1997]'
Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; Clarke, D.; McDermott, S.; (1995) 'Caries in Children in the East of Ireland in 1993 [B1997]' [Details]
(1995)'Evaluation of a fortnightly school-based sodium fluoride mouthrinse 4 years following its cessation'
Holland T.J., Whelton H., Oo'Mullane D.M., Creedon P.; (1995) 'Evaluation of a fortnightly school-based sodium fluoride mouthrinse 4 years following its cessation' [Details]
(1994)'ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE TO INCISORS AMONGST IRISH ADULTS'
HOLLAND, TJ and OMULLANE, DM and WHELTON, HP; (1994) 'ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE TO INCISORS AMONGST IRISH ADULTS' [Details]
(1994)'A 12-month study of the efficacy of a pre-brushing rinse in plaque removal'
O'Mullane D.M., Whelton H., Galvin N., Phelan J., Gleeson P.; (1994) 'A 12-month study of the efficacy of a pre-brushing rinse in plaque removal' [Details]
(1994)'Caries prevalence in the Republic of Ireland'
O'Mullane D., Whelton H.; (1994) 'Caries prevalence in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(1994)'Antimicrobial Compounds From Oral and Other Bacteria [B1989]'
Healy, E.; Whelton, H. P.; Fitzgerald, G.; O'Mullane, D. M.; (1994) 'Antimicrobial Compounds From Oral and Other Bacteria [B1989]' [Details]
(1994)'ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS FROM ORAL AND OTHER BACTERIA'
HEALY, EM and WHELTON, H and FITZGERALD, GF and OMULLANE, D; (1994) 'ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS FROM ORAL AND OTHER BACTERIA' [Details]
(1993)'The prevalence of root surface caries amongst Irish adults'
Whelton H.P., Holland T.J., O'Mullane D.M.; (1993) 'The prevalence of root surface caries amongst Irish adults' [Details]
(1993)'Variation of Streptococcus Mutans and Lactobacillus in Saliva and Their Association With Dental Caries [B1987]'
Kavanagh, D.; Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; Jones, C. L.; (1993) 'Variation of Streptococcus Mutans and Lactobacillus in Saliva and Their Association With Dental Caries [B1987]' [Details]
(1993)'Health services and women's oral health'
O'Mullane D., Whelton H., Gavin N.; (1993) 'Health services and women's oral health' [Details]
(1993)'A study of patterns of chewing gum consumption amongst the Irish population'
O'Connor M.G., O'Mullane D.M., Whelton H.P.; (1993) 'A study of patterns of chewing gum consumption amongst the Irish population' [Details]
(1993)'The Relationship Between the Occurrence of Coronal and Root Caries Amongst Irish Adults [B1986]'
Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; Keane, R.; (1993) 'The Relationship Between the Occurrence of Coronal and Root Caries Amongst Irish Adults [B1986]' [Details]
(1993)'Caries Levels in Ireland According to Various Diagnostic Criteria [B2000]'
Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; McLoughlin, J.; (1993) 'Caries Levels in Ireland According to Various Diagnostic Criteria [B2000]' [Details]
(1992)'Bacteriocin Production in High and Low Caries Groups [B1978]'
Phelan, J.; Fitzgerald, G.; Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; (1992) 'Bacteriocin Production in High and Low Caries Groups [B1978]' [Details]
(1992)'Levels of Tooth Loss According to Socio-Economic Status [B1983]'
Galvin, N.; Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; (1992) 'Levels of Tooth Loss According to Socio-Economic Status [B1983]' [Details]
(1992)'Caries Experience According to Fluoridation Status in Irish Adults [B1980]'
Whelton, H. P.; O'Mullane, D. M.; (1992) 'Caries Experience According to Fluoridation Status in Irish Adults [B1980]' [Details]
(1991)'Periodontal treatment needs among Saudi Arabian adults and their relationship to the use of the Miswak'
al-Khateeb T.L., O'Mullane D.M., Whelton H., Sulaiman M.I.; (1991) 'Periodontal treatment needs among Saudi Arabian adults and their relationship to the use of the Miswak' [Details]
(1991)'The effectiveness of a combined fluoride mouthrinse and fissure sealant programme'
Goggin, G., O'Mullane, D.M., Welton, H.; (1991) 'The effectiveness of a combined fluoride mouthrinse and fissure sealant programme' Globe icon [Details]
(1990)'Comparison of the need for periodontal care amongst 15-year-old children in Ireland and Saudi Arabia as assessed by CPITN'
al-Khateeb T.L., O'Mullane D.M., Whelton H.; (1990) 'Comparison of the need for periodontal care amongst 15-year-old children in Ireland and Saudi Arabia as assessed by CPITN' [Details]
(1988)'Effectiveness of water fluoridation in the prevention of dental caries in Irish children'
O'Mullane D.M., Clarkson J., Holland T., O'Hickey S, Whelton H.; (1988) 'Effectiveness of water fluoridation in the prevention of dental caries in Irish children' [Details]
(1988)'Trauma to permanent teeth of children, aged 8, 12 and 15 years, in Ireland'
Holland T., O'Mullane D., Clarkson J., O'Hickey S., Whelton H.; (1988) 'Trauma to permanent teeth of children, aged 8, 12 and 15 years, in Ireland' [Details]
(1986)'A Review of current local anaesthetic techniques in dentistry for children'
O'Sullivan VR, Holland T., O'Mullane DM, Whelton H.; (1986) 'A Review of current local anaesthetic techniques in dentistry for children' [Details]
(12)'The Prevalence of Root Surface Caries Amongst Irish Adults [B1974]'
Whelton, H. P.; Holland, T. J.; O'Mullane, D. M.; (12) 'The Prevalence of Root Surface Caries Amongst Irish Adults [B1974]' [Details]
(0)'Need for Dental Care amongst the Elderly in Ireland'
Woods, N., Whelton H., and V. Kelleher; (0) 'Need for Dental Care amongst the Elderly in Ireland' [Details]
(0)'The Impact of Economic Incentives on Dental Treatment Patterns'
Woods, N., Whelton H., Considine J., and S. Lucey; (0) 'The Impact of Economic Incentives on Dental Treatment Patterns' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2011)European Organisation for Caries Research
Whelton H (2011) Salivary fluoride levels as a measurement of compliance with oral health promotion European Organisation for Caries Research [Details]
(2011)Irish division International Association of Dental Research
Brady P, Whelton H, Dickinson C (2011) Dental anxiety prevalence and surgery environment factors: A questionnaire based survey of attendees in Ireland Irish division International Association of Dental Research [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)7th European Congress of Health Economics, Rome, Italy
Woods, N., Whelton H., Considine J., and S. Lucey.; (2008) The Impact of Economic Incentives on Dental Treatment Patterns in the Republic of Ireland 7th European Congress of Health Economics, Rome, Italy Rome, Italy, , 23-JUL-08 - 26-JUL-08 [Details]
(2008)86th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Health, Toronto, Canada
Woods, N., Whelton H., Considine J., and S. Lucey. ; (2008) The Impact of System Changes on Dental Treatment Patterns 86th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Health, Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada, , 02-JUL-08 - 05-JUL-08 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)86th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Health, Toronta Canada
Guiney, H., Whelton H., Crowley E., O¿Mullane D., Woods N., McGrath C., and Kelleher V.; (2008) Impact of Fluoridation and Disadvantage on Tooth Retention in Ireland 86th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Health, Toronta Canada Toronto, Canada, , 02-JUL-08 - 05-JUL-08 [Details]
(2008)UCC/Cork University Teaching Hospitals Health Research Day
Considine, J., Woods, N., Whelton H., Lucey S., and Nyhan T. ; (2008) The Impact of System Changes on Dental Treatment Patterns in the Republic of Ireland UCC/Cork University Teaching Hospitals Health Research Day Broofield Health Service Complex, UCC, Cork, , 06-JUN-08 - 06-JUN-08 [Details]
(2007)85th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Health
Woods, N., Whelton H., and V. Kelleher; (2007) Need for Dental Care amongst the Elderly in Ireland . In: March 21-24, 2007 eds. 85th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Health New Orleans, Louisiana USA, , 21-MAR-07 - 24-MAR-07 [Details]
(2007)6th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association
Woods N., and Whelton H. ; (2007) Demand for Dental Care amongst the Elderly in Ireland 6th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association Copenhagen, Denmark, , 08-JUL-07 - 11-JUL-07 [Details]
(2007)How Much Heavier Are We? Secular Obesity Trends In The Republic of Ireland
Whelton, H, Harrington, J, Crowley, E, Kelleher, V, Cronin, M, Perry, IJ; (2007) How Much Heavier Are We? Secular Obesity Trends In The Republic of Ireland How Much Heavier Are We? Secular Obesity Trends In The Republic of Ireland , pp.209-209 [Details]
(2007)Society of Social Medicine Annual Conference
Harrington J, Whelton H, Perry IJ; (2007) How much heavier are we? Secular childhood obesity trends in the Republic of Ireland Society of Social Medicine Annual Conference University College Cork, , 12-SEP-07 - 14-SEP-07 [Details]
(2006)6th European Congress of Health Economics
Woods N., and Whelton H. ; (2006) Socio-Economic, Demographic and Cognitive Risk Indicators of Dental Caries Amongst Adults in the Republic of Ireland 6th European Congress of Health Economics Budapest, Hungary, , 07-JUL-06 - 10-JUL-06 [Details]
(2006)Pan European Federation Conference
Woods, N. and Whelton H.; (2006) Determinants of Risk of Dental Caries amongst Adults in the Republic of Ireland Pan European Federation Conference Trinity College, Dublin, , 01-SEP-06 - 01-SEP-06 [Details]
(2006)Journal of Dental Research 85: (Special Issue C), 85550
McKeon A, Whelton H, Kinirons M, Crowley E, Donaldson M. ; (2006) Comparison of dental trauma in the Republic and Northern Ireland Journal of Dental Research 85: (Special Issue C), 85550 [Details]
(2005)83rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Dental Health
Woods N., and Whelton H.; (2005) Socio-Economic and Demographic Risk Factors Influencing Caries Prevalence in the Republic of Ireland 83rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Dental Health Baltimore, Maryland, USA, , 09-MAR-05 - 12-MAR-05 [Details]
(2003)32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Dental Health
Woods N., and Whelton H.; (2003) Estimates of Demand for Oral Health Services by Low Income Adults in the Republic of Ireland 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Dental Health San Antonio, Texas, USA, , 12-MAR-03 - 15-MAR-03 [Details]
(0)Promoting Oral Health in the 21st Century-Proceedings of a Forum Eds
Whelton H., Sadlier D.; (0) Promoting Oral Health in the 21st Century-Proceedings of a Forum Eds . In: * eds. Promoting Oral Health in the 21st Century-Proceedings of a Forum Eds [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2013)British Dental Association,
Whelton H (2013) Taking Care of Caries in the UK - Prevention and Management for Adults. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], British Dental Association, London, Excel , 26-APR-13 - 26-APR-13
(2013)Osaka University, International Symposium and Inaugural Lecture: “Modern Dentistry: Challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing and ever globalising world,
Whelton H (2013) How Good Oral Healthcare Improves the Quality of Life. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Osaka University, International Symposium and Inaugural Lecture: “Modern Dentistry: Challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing and ever globalising world, Osaka University Convention Centre, Osaka, Japan , 06-APR-13 - 07-APR-13
(2013)International Association for Dental Research; Symposium: How Can We Improve Oral Health and Reduce Inequalities by Learning from Others?,
Whelton H (2013) Chair of Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], International Association for Dental Research; Symposium: How Can We Improve Oral Health and Reduce Inequalities by Learning from Others?, Seattle, Washington USA , 21-MAR-13 - 21-MAR-13
(2013)International Association for Dental Research 91st Meeting,,
Whelton H (2013) Inaugural Address: Building on our Strengths. [Plenary Lecture], International Association for Dental Research 91st Meeting,, Seattle, Washington, USA , 19-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13
(2006)36th Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2006,
Crowley, T., Browne, D., Whelton, H., Flannery, E., Di Blasi, Z., Porteous, M., & O'Mollane, D.; (2006) The Impact of Tooth Enamel Defects (Fluorosis) on Irish Children's Quality of Life: A New Measure. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 36th Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2006, Galway, Ireland , 09-NOV-06 - 12-NOV-06
(2006)36th Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2006,
Crowley, T.; Browne, D., Whelton, H., Flannery, E., Di Blasi, Z., Porteous, M., & O¿Mollane, D.; (2006) Investigation of the Relationship between Oral Health and Health-Related Quality of Life. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 36th Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2006, Galway, Ireland , 09-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06
(2010)Utilisation of dental services among insured adults in Ireland,
Helena Guiney, Noel Woods, Helen Whelton, Denis O Mullane; (2010) IADR 88th General Session and Exhibition 2010, Barcelona. [Oral Presentation], Utilisation of dental services among insured adults in Ireland, Barcelona, Spain , 14-JUL-10 - 17-JUL-10
(2008)7th European Conference on Health Economics,
Noel Woods*, John Considine, Siobhan Lucey, and Helen Whelton; (2008) The Influence of Economic Incentives on Treatment Patterns in a Third-Party Funded Dental Service. [Oral Presentation], 7th European Conference on Health Economics, Tor Vergata University, Rome , 23-JUL-08 - 26-JUL-08
(2007)37th Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2007,
Beecher, T., Whelton, H., Di Blasi, Z; (2007) Investigation of the relationship between oral health and health-related quality of life. [Oral Presentation], 37th Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2007, Galway, Ireland , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07
(2003)4th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association,
Woods N., and Whelton H.; (2003) Demand for Oral Health Services by GMS Recipients in the Republic of Ireland. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings], 4th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association, San Francisco, California, USA , 15-JUN-03 - 18-JUN-03
(2002)International Association for Dental Research,
Noel Woods (Helen Whelton); (2002) Demand for Dental Services. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Dental Research, Cork, Ireland , 10-JAN-02 - 12-JAN-02

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)Evidence Based Options for an Oral Health Policy of Older People.
Whelton H., Woods N., Kelleher, V., Crowley T., Stephenson I., , and Ormsby M. ; (2008) Evidence Based Options for an Oral Health Policy of Older People. National Council on Ageing and Older People and Health Research Board, Dublin, Ireland. Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2007)Oral Health of Irish Adults 2000-02.
Whelton H., D. O' Mullane, E. Crowley, N. Woods, V. Kelleher, H. Guiney and M. Byrtek.; (2007) Oral Health of Irish Adults 2000-02. 30-01 05/07 (500) Brunswick Press Ltd. (18127), Dublin, Ireland. Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2007)Dental Treatment Services Scheme - Service Utilisation and Treatment Need.
Whelton, H., D. M. O'Mullane, M. Cronin, N. Woods, V. Kelleher, H. Guiney and M. Tobin ; (2007) Dental Treatment Services Scheme - Service Utilisation and Treatment Need. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
(2006)North South Survey of children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002. Dublin, Department of Health and Children.
Whelton, H., Harrington J, Crowley E, Kelleher V, Cronin M, Perry IJ; (2006) North South Survey of children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002. Dublin, Department of Health and Children. . [Details]
(2005)Dental Treatment Services Scheme Service Utilisation and Treatment Need (Lot 9) Final Report.
Woods, N., O'Mullane D., Whelton, H., Cronin, M., Guiney, G. and Kelleher, V.; (2005) Dental Treatment Services Scheme Service Utilisation and Treatment Need (Lot 9) Final Report. Department of Health and Children, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2005)Oral Health of Adults with an Intellectual Disability in Residential Care in Ireland 2003.
Crowley E., Whelton H., Murphy A., Kelleher V., Cronin M., Flannery E., Nunn J.,; (2005) Oral Health of Adults with an Intellectual Disability in Residential Care in Ireland 2003. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. Globe icon [Details]
(2003)Children's Oral Health in Ireland 2002 - Preliminary Results.
Whelton, H., E. Crowley, D. M. O'Mullane, M. Cronin and V. Kelleher ; (2003) Children's Oral Health in Ireland 2002 - Preliminary Results. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
(2003)North South Survey of Children's Oral Health 2002 - preliminary results 2003.
Whelton H., Crowley E., O'Mullane D., Cronin M., Kelleher V.,; (2003) North South Survey of Children's Oral Health 2002 - preliminary results 2003. Department of Health & Children, Dublin. Globe icon [Details]
(1992)Oral Health of Irish Adults 1989-1990.
O'Mullane D.M., Whelton H.P.; (1992) Oral Health of Irish Adults 1989-1990. Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]
(1986)Children's Dental Health in Ireland, 1984.
O'Mullane D.M.; Clarkson J.; Holland T.; O'Hickey S.; Whelton H.P.; (1986) Children's Dental Health in Ireland, 1984. Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2007)How much heavier are we? Secular obesity trends in the Republic of Ireland.
Whelton, H,Harrington, J,Crowley, E,Kelleher, V,Cronin, M,Perry, IJ (2007) How much heavier are we? Secular obesity trends in the Republic of Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2003)The prevalence of traumatic injuries to permanent incisors of children and adolescents in the republic of Ireland.
Crowley, E,Whelton, H,O'Mullane, D,Gavin, G,Cronin, M,Kelleher, V (2003) The prevalence of traumatic injuries to permanent incisors of children and adolescents in the republic of Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2003)Factors affecting the one-year re-treatment rate of dental restorations provided in a government-funded treatment scheme.
Cronin, MS,Whelton, H,O'Mullane, D (2003) Factors affecting the one-year re-treatment rate of dental restorations provided in a government-funded treatment scheme. Abstract [Details]
(2002)Normal range of mouth opening in the Irish population.
Gallagher, C,Gallagher, V,Whelton, H,Cronin, M (2002) Normal range of mouth opening in the Irish population. Abstract [Details]
(2002)Dental caries amongst Irish children in the 1990s.
Whelton, H,Cronin, M,O'Mullane, D (2002) Dental caries amongst Irish children in the 1990s. Abstract [Details]
(2002)Economic modelling of services utilisation data for policy formulation.
Woods, N,Cronin, M,Whelton, H (2002) Economic modelling of services utilisation data for policy formulation. Abstract [Details]
(2002)Dental services for people with special needs: survey of current practices.
Dolan-Mulhall, A,Whelton, HP,Kelleher, V,Crowley, E (2002) Dental services for people with special needs: survey of current practices. Abstract [Details]
(2001)The relationship between toothbrushing habits and dental fluorosis in 8 year-old children in the North West of Ireland.
Ormsby, M,Whelton, H,O'Mullane, D (2001) The relationship between toothbrushing habits and dental fluorosis in 8 year-old children in the North West of Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2001)Caries levels in Ireland according to deprivation and fluoridation.
Whelton, H,O'Mullane, D,Cronin, M,Mercer, B,Brightman, S,Mullen, J,Murray, J,Haire, C,Rattigan, C (2001) Caries levels in Ireland according to deprivation and fluoridation. Abstract [Details]
(2000)The effectiveness of water fluoridation in Ireland.
Whelton, H,O'Mullane, D (2000) The effectiveness of water fluoridation in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(1998)European oral health care systems: Their structure and oral health.
Neville, OK,O'Mullane, D,Whelton, H,Murphy, A (1998) European oral health care systems: Their structure and oral health. Abstract [Details]
(1998)Dental caries levels amongst children and adolescents in the North Eastern Health Board.
McLoughlin, J,Whelton, H,O'Mullane, D (1998) Dental caries levels amongst children and adolescents in the North Eastern Health Board. Abstract [Details]
(1998)Study of the oral health of schoolchildren of the Irish Traveller community.
Graham, F,Whelton, H,O'Mullane, D (1998) Study of the oral health of schoolchildren of the Irish Traveller community. Abstract [Details]
(1997)The effect of anti-hypertensive medication on salivary properties.
Whelton, H,OMullane, DM (1997) The effect of anti-hypertensive medication on salivary properties. Abstract [Details]
(1997)Oral health of Cork and Dublin medical and dental students.
Harrisson, A,Johnston, E,McLoughlin, J,OConnor, C,Renchan, J,Ryan, D,Whelton, H (1997) Oral health of Cork and Dublin medical and dental students. Abstract [Details]
(1995)SMOKING AND PERIODONTAL HEALTH AMONGST IRISH ADULTS.
WHELTON, H,OMULLANE, D,MURPHY, A (1995) SMOKING AND PERIODONTAL HEALTH AMONGST IRISH ADULTS. Abstract [Details]
(1994)ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS FROM ORAL AND OTHER BACTERIA.
HEALY, EM,WHELTON, H,FITZGERALD, GF,OMULLANE, D (1994) ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS FROM ORAL AND OTHER BACTERIA. Abstract [Details]
(1988)PREDICTION OF CARIES INCREMENT FROM BASELINE CARIES EXPERIENCE IN CHILDREN.
WHELTON, H,OMULLANE, D (1988) PREDICTION OF CARIES INCREMENT FROM BASELINE CARIES EXPERIENCE IN CHILDREN. Abstract [Details]
(1988)THE DENTAL-HEALTH STATUS OF HANDICAPPED-CHILDREN IN GALWAY.
COSTELLO, P,WHELTON, H,OMULLANE, D (1988) THE DENTAL-HEALTH STATUS OF HANDICAPPED-CHILDREN IN GALWAY. Abstract [Details]
(1988)DENTAL-HEALTH STATUS OF FINAL YEAR DENTAL STUDENTS FROM 1984-1988.
DONEGAN, V,WHELTON, H,OMULLANE, D (1988) DENTAL-HEALTH STATUS OF FINAL YEAR DENTAL STUDENTS FROM 1984-1988. Abstract [Details]
(1987)NEED FOR DENTAL TREATMENT IN ADULT HANDICAPPED PERSONS IN GALWAY.
COSTELLO, P,WHELTON, H,OMULLANE, D (1987) NEED FOR DENTAL TREATMENT IN ADULT HANDICAPPED PERSONS IN GALWAY. Abstract [Details]
(1987)ASSESSMENT BY DENTISTS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT NEED AND STUDENTS SELF ASSESSMENT.
HOLLAND, T,OMULLANE, D,WHELTON, H,OHICKEY, S (1987) ASSESSMENT BY DENTISTS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT NEED AND STUDENTS SELF ASSESSMENT. Abstract [Details]
(1986)PREVALENCE OF DENTAL-CARIES IN CHILDREN RESIDENT IN FLUORIDATED AND NONFLUORIDATED COMMUNITIES IN IRELAND.
OMULLANE, D,OHICKEY, S,WHELTON, H (1986) PREVALENCE OF DENTAL-CARIES IN CHILDREN RESIDENT IN FLUORIDATED AND NONFLUORIDATED COMMUNITIES IN IRELAND. Abstract [Details]
(1986)CHANGES IN THE FREQUENCY-DISTRIBUTION OF CARIES IN CHILDREN AGED 12 AND 15 YEARS, BETWEEN 1961 65, AND 1984.
WHELTON, H,OMULLANE, DM,MORAN, A,OHICKEY, S (1986) CHANGES IN THE FREQUENCY-DISTRIBUTION OF CARIES IN CHILDREN AGED 12 AND 15 YEARS, BETWEEN 1961 65, AND 1984. Abstract [Details]
(1986)PROPORTION OF CARIES EXPERIENCE ATTRIBUTABLE TO OCCLUSAL SURFACES OF PERMANENT MOLARS AND PREMOLARS IN IRISH SCHOOLCHILDREN.
HOLLAND, T,WHELTON, H,OMULLANE, DM,OHICKEY, S (1986) PROPORTION OF CARIES EXPERIENCE ATTRIBUTABLE TO OCCLUSAL SURFACES OF PERMANENT MOLARS AND PREMOLARS IN IRISH SCHOOLCHILDREN. Abstract [Details]

Book Review

 YearPublication
(2010)The Caries-Preventive Effect of Chlorhexidine Varnish in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review.
James, P,Parnell, C,Whelton, H (2010) The Caries-Preventive Effect of Chlorhexidine Varnish in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2004)A review of fluorosis in the European Union: prevalence, risk factors and aesthetic issues.
Whelton, HP,Ketley, CE,McSweeney, F,O'Mullane, DM (2004) A review of fluorosis in the European Union: prevalence, risk factors and aesthetic issues. Book Reviews [Details]

Conference Paper

 YearPublication
(2008)The Influence of Economic Incentives on Treatment Patterns in a Third-Party Funded Dental Service.
John Considine, Noel Woods*, Siobhan Lucey, and Helen Whelton; (2008) The Influence of Economic Incentives on Treatment Patterns in a Third-Party Funded Dental Service. Conference Paper [Details]

Editorial

 YearPublication
(2013)IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Agenda (IADR-GOHIRA (R)): A Call to Action.
Sgan-Cohen, HD,Evans, RW,Whelton, H,Villena, RS,MacDougall, M,Williams, DM (2013) IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Agenda (IADR-GOHIRA (R)): A Call to Action. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
(2009)Beyond water fluoridation; the emergence of functional foods for oral health.
Whelton, H; (2009) Beyond water fluoridation; the emergence of functional foods for oral health. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
(1990)SYMPOSIUM ON ROOT SURFACE CARIES, JUNE 30, 1989 TRINITY-COLLEGE, DUBLIN, IRELAND - PREFACE.
WHELTON, H; (1990) SYMPOSIUM ON ROOT SURFACE CARIES, JUNE 30, 1989 TRINITY-COLLEGE, DUBLIN, IRELAND - PREFACE. Editorial [Details]

Invited Seminars

 YearPublication
(2005)Comparing Survey Estimates and Treatment Provided in the Dental Treatment Services Scheme in the Republic of Ireland.
Woods N., and Whelton H. ; (2005) Comparing Survey Estimates and Treatment Provided in the Dental Treatment Services Scheme in the Republic of Ireland. Department of Health and Children Seminar, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2005)To Assess Service Utilisation Patterns of the General Population under the Dental Treatment Services Scheme in the Republic of Ireland.
Woods N, and Whelton H.; (2005) To Assess Service Utilisation Patterns of the General Population under the Dental Treatment Services Scheme in the Republic of Ireland. Department of Health and Children Seminar, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin: Invited Seminars [Details]

Non Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)Evidence Based Options for an Oral Health Policy of Older People.
Whelton H., N. Woods, V. Kelleher, T. Crowley, I. Stephenson, and M. Ormsby; (2008) Evidence Based Options for an Oral Health Policy of Older People. Dublin: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2007)Oral Health of Irish Adults 2000-02.
Whelton H., D. O¿Mullane, E. Crowley, N. Woods, V. Kelleher, H. Guiney and M. Byrtek.; (2007) Oral Health of Irish Adults 2000-02. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2006)Evidence Based Oral health Policy Development for the Elderly.
Woods, N., Whelton, H, and Beirne, P; (2006) Evidence Based Oral health Policy Development for the Elderly. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)Assessment of Dental Treatment Service Scheme Utilisation Department of Health and Children (LOT 9).
Woods, N., Whelton, H., Cronin, M., and Kelleher, V.,; (2005) Assessment of Dental Treatment Service Scheme Utilisation Department of Health and Children (LOT 9). Dublin: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)Dental Treatment Services Scheme - Service Utilisation and Treatment Need.
Whelton H., Woods N., Cronin M.; (2005) Dental Treatment Services Scheme - Service Utilisation and Treatment Need. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)Developing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Health Board Dental Services in Ireland.
Woods, N., Whelton, H. and Kelleher, V. ; (2004) Developing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Health Board Dental Services in Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)Children's Dental Health in the South Eastern Health Board Region 1998.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D.M., Cronin M.; (2001) Children's Dental Health in the South Eastern Health Board Region 1998. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)Children's Dental Health in NOrth Western Health Board 1997.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D., Cronin M.; (2001) Children's Dental Health in NOrth Western Health Board 1997. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1998)Children's Dental Health in the Eastern Health Board Region 1997.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D., Cronin M.; (1998) Children's Dental Health in the Eastern Health Board Region 1997. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1997)Children's Dental Health in the Mid Western Health Board Region 1997.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D., Cronin M.; (1997) Children's Dental Health in the Mid Western Health Board Region 1997. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1996)Children's Dental Health in the North Eastern Health Board Region 1995.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D.; (1996) Children's Dental Health in the North Eastern Health Board Region 1995. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1994)Children's Dental Health in the Western Health Board Region 1991-1992.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D.M.; (1994) Children's Dental Health in the Western Health Board Region 1991-1992. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1994)Children's Dental Health in the Mid Western Health Board Region 1997.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D.M., Cronin M.; (1994) Children's Dental Health in the Mid Western Health Board Region 1997. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1994)Children's Dental Health in the Eastern Health Board Region 1993.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D.M.; (1994) Children's Dental Health in the Eastern Health Board Region 1993. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1991)Children's Dental Health in Northern Ireland.
Whelton H., Mageean J., O'Mullane D.M.; (1991) Children's Dental Health in Northern Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1990)Children's Dental Health in County Clare 1990.
Whelton H.P., O'Keeffe J., O'Mullane D.M.; (1990) Children's Dental Health in County Clare 1990. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1990)Oral Health of Children with Special Needs in the Western Board Region 1989.
Whelton H., O'Mullane D.; (1990) Oral Health of Children with Special Needs in the Western Board Region 1989. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012Leadership Award University College Cork
2011Distinguished Scientist Award International Association for Dental Research
2010IADR Oral Health Research Group Award International Association for Dental Research, Oral Health Research Group
2009ORCA Annual Zsolnay Award European Organization for Caries Research

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Member30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
International Cariology Group Secretary/Treasurer International Secretary IADR 1995-199730-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
a) International Council b) Irish Division a) Past Council Member b) Past President30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA) Member Past board member and past Co-President30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Irish Society of Dentistry for Children Member and Past President30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Dental Council Elected Member 1990-199530-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Health Research Board Ministerial Nominee 1991-present30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Irish Dental Association Member30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
European Society of Specialists in Public Health Dentistry Member30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Governing Body of UCC *2001 / 2012
Womens Health Council *2003 / 2006
Medical Faculty Board *1899 / 1899
National Obesity Task Force *2003 / 2004
Dental Council *1991 / 1996
Health Research Board *1992 / 2002
St. Josephs Primary School *2001 / 2003
International Association for Dental Research *1998 / 2001
European Organisation for Caries Research *1992 / 1996
European Organisation for Caries Research *1992 / 1996
Member of Health Research Board (Ministerial nominee) *1992 / 2002
Chairperson of the HSR sub-committee of the Board *1992 / 2002
Chairperson of the Dental Sciences sub-committee *1899 / 1899
Interim Chair of the Staff Enhancement and Professional Development Committee *2006 / 2006
Member of Quality Promotion Committee *2006 / 2007

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
EU *01-JAN-89 / 31-DEC-91
EU Leader of Dental Special Interest Group01-JAN-91 / 31-DEC-91
Women's Health Council Consultant01-JAN-97 / 30-DEC-99
University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-JAN-98 / 30-DEC-99
University College Cork Director Oral Health Services Research Centre01-JAN-02 / 30-DEC-99
Mid-Western Health Board Temporary Clinical Dental Surgeon01-JAN-80 / 01-JAN-81
General Practice Associateship01-JAN-81 / 31-DEC-81
Southern Health Board Temporary Clinical Dental Surgeon01-JAN-81 / 01-JAN-83
University College Cork Clinical attachment in Department of Oral Surgery01-JAN-83 / 01-DEC-83
University College Cork Research Fellow01-DEC-83 / 01-AUG-86
Southern Health Board Permanent Clinical Dental Surgeon, Grade 201-AUG-86 / 01-MAY-87
Southern Health Board Senior Clinical Dental Surgeon01-MAY-87 / 01-JAN-88
University College Cork Director of Fieldwork01-JAN-88 / 01-JAN-89
University College Cork Senior Research Fellow01-JAN-89 / 01-OCT-92

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1989--none-- PhD
1980NUI BDentSc
1999NUI MDPH
2003--none-- MFPHM (Eng)

I oversee a structured PhD in Clinical and Translational Health Research and am also on the steering committee of a structured PhD in Population Health and Health Services Research. Both of these outstanding programs illustrate innovation and excellence among Irish Universities. These innovative programs draw on skills and expertise at a National level, combining input from three to four universities and national and international placements. My commitment to this approach is founded on the belief that the programs produce excellent graduates who have benefited from diverse educational cultures and experience and who are in a strong position to contribute to the development of society and industry.



My interest in public health and preventive dentistry stems from my desire to plan and manage services to achieve maximum health and social gain. To me teaching is one of the ways in which I can impact on the health of the population. Oral health services can always be improved. Improvement requires leadership by dentists who have postgraduate training in Dental Public Health.  To encourage students to pursue a career in Dental Public Health they need to have their ‘candle lit’ at the undergraduate stage. I know from my own experience that even a single lecture can have an influence on subsequent career choices.  Thus, I strive to make my undergraduate teaching engaging and interesting. I want to develop student’s social conscience.  I want to empower them and make them realize that any of them could have a big positive impact on population health in the future.



I developed a taught Masters Program in Dental Public Health to equip public health dentists to develop the discipline of dental public health in Ireland and in other countries. My objective was to have a positive impact on population health



Supervise a number of PhD students, many of whom are jointly supervised with other departments for example Economics, Statistics and Psychology. I find interdisciplinary work very exciting, it brings specific areas of research to new heights and I am very pleased that it can be done so easily in UCC.



One of the great rewards for me is to see the undergraduate and postgraduate students I have taught progress in their careers.



Harding Mary Margaret AntoinetteDoctoral DegreeCo-SupervisedNishi MakikoDoctoral DegreeCo-Supervised
 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Industrial Research Facility Placement SH7005Industrial Research Facility Placement
2014Academic Laboratory Placement 1 SH7007Academic Laboratory Placement 1
2014Academic Laboratory Placement 2 SH7008Academic Laboratory Placement 2
2014Research Development and Academic Writing EH7012Research Development and Academic Writing
2014Translational Research: Haematology/Oncology SH7013Translational Research: Haematology/Oncology
2014Intellectual Property in the Research Context SH7031Intellectual Property in the Research Context
2014Making Clinical Research Change Practice SH7015Making Clinical Research Change Practice
2014Integrated Pharmacology SH7012Integrated Pharmacology
2014Biological Imaging SH7011Biological Imaging
2014Molecular Medicine: Human Disease SH7010Molecular Medicine: Human Disease
2014Regulation of Medicines and Medical Devices SH7033Regulation of Medicines and Medical Devices
2014Project Management in the Research Context SH7030Project Management in the Research Context
2014Communication, Teamwork and Research Ethics SH7017Communication, Teamwork and Research Ethics
2014Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Pathogenesis SH7009Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Pathogenesis
2014Drug Development and Clinical Trials Design SH7016Drug Development and Clinical Trials Design
2014Stem Cells and Gene Therapy 1 SH7014Stem Cells and Gene Therapy 1
2014Epidemiology SH7032Epidemiology
2014Clinical Research Facility Placement SH7006Clinical Research Facility Placement
2014Biostatistics SH7018Biostatistics
2014Thesis OH6003Thesis
2014Introduction to Health Economics and Econometrics EH7005Introduction to Health Economics and Econometrics
2014Preventive Dentistry OH6002Preventive Dentistry
2014Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health OH2001Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health
2014Dental Public Health OH6001Dental Public Health
2014Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods OH7013Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
2014Evidence Synthesis and Clinical Trials EH7003Evidence Synthesis and Clinical Trials