Research Profile

Mairead Harding

Biography

Deputy Director of Oral Health Services Research Centre, University College Cork (UCC)
Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health, University Dental School & Hospital, University College Cork (UCC)
Senior Dental Surgeon in Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Health Service Executive (HSE)

Research Interests

My Areas of research focus on the epidemiology of tooth wear: PhD completed: Tooth wear in Irish teenagers: a laboratory and epidemiological study http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2813 , Dental caries and the use of fluorides in caries prevention Epidemiological Indices and measurement Health Services Research and the analysis of routinely collected oral health data Dissemination of knowledge and research led teaching

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Tooth Wear: A Prospective Cohort Study
Mapping the DivideHealth Research Board
Tooth Wear in Irish TeenagersHealth Research Board
What Impact Have Major Policy Changes Had on Oral Health in Ireland? Establishing a Blueprint for Oral Health Surveillance.Health Research Board17-DEC-12
Is tooth erosion in primary teeth predictive of Tooth Wear in Permanent Teeth?
Diet, Oral Hygiene, Salivary parameters and dental erosion among dental studentsHealth Research Board

Contract Researchers

 Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Dr Patrice JamesHRA_HSR/2012/25Postgraduate ResearcherHealth Research Board
Dr Helena GuineyCARG_2012_34Postdoctoral ResearcherHealth Research Board
Ms Tara BeecherCARG_2012_34Postgraduate ResearcherHealth Research Board

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'AC O'Connell Mairead Harding'
Editors Morineke Oluwatoyin Folayan (2017) 'AC O'Connell Mairead Harding' In: Ireland in, A compendium of facts on Oral Health of Children around the world: early childhood caries. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc. [Details]
(2013)'Saliva and Oral Health'
Edgar M, Dawes C, O'Mullane D (2013) 'Saliva and Oral Health' In: Saliva and Oral Health 4th Edition. Oxfordshire: Stephen Hancocks Ltd. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2018)BASCD Autumn Scientific Meeting, London, UK
McAuliffe U, Harding M (2018) A proposed recall service for children with a history of dental extractions under general anaesthesia BASCD Autumn Scientific Meeting, London, UK [Details]
(2017)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, San Francisco, California
James Patrice, Harding Mairead, Whelton Helen (2017) Estimating Dental Hygienist Clinical Activity IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, San Francisco, California [Details]
(2017)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, San Francisco, California
Harding M, Whelton H, O'Mullane D, Cronin M, Dantani Soha (2017) Toothwear in an Eleven Year Longitudinal Study of Irish School Children IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, San Francisco, California [Details]
(2016)IADR Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting
Beecher, T., Harding, M., James, P., Whelton, H. (2016) Self-Perception of Enamel Opacities among Irish 12-Year-Olds IADR Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting Cork, Ireland, , 03-MAR-16 - 04-MAR-16 [Details]
(2016)IADR/APR General Session, Seoul, Korea
Nishi, M, Harding M, Cronin M, Allen F (2016) Subject characteristics in a caries prevention project for disadvantaged people IADR/APR General Session, Seoul, Korea [Details]
(2016)70(Suppl 1):A80.2-A81
McCarthy L, Harding M, Geaney F, Perry I (2016) P61 The Prevalence of Childhood Overweight and Obesity in the Republic of Ireland in 2002 and 2014 70(Suppl 1):A80.2-A81 [Details]
(2015)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, Boston, Massachusetts
Harding M, Whelton H, Cronin M, Dattani S (2015) A longitudinal study of toothwear in 12 and 14 year old school children IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, Boston, Massachusetts [Details]
(2013)Irish Division Meeting, Cork, Ireland
Whelton H, Beecher T, Harding M, James P, Parnell C (2013) FACCT (Fluoride And Caring for Children's Teeth) Irish Division Meeting, Cork, Ireland Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2013)Irish Division Meeting, Cork, Ireland
McAuliffe U, Kinirons M, Woods N, Harding M (2013) Retrospective study of dental general anaesthesia and financial considerations Irish Division Meeting, Cork, Ireland [Details]
(2013)Irish Division Meeting, Cork, Ireland
O'Regan A, Harding M, Whelton H, Tabirca S (2013) Developing a tooth wear training App Irish Division Meeting, Cork, Ireland [Details]
(2010)IADR/PER General Session, Barcelona, Spain
Harding MA, Whelton H, Hu Wentao, Sheehan D (2010) Tooth Wear, Diet, Oral Hygiene and Saliva Proteomics IADR/PER General Session, Barcelona, Spain [Details]
(2008)Pan European Federation Meeting
Harding MA, Whelton H, Shirodaria Soha C, O'Mullane DM, Cronin M (2008) Risk Factors associated with Tooth Wear Pan European Federation Meeting London, UK, [Details]
(2008)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session
Harding MA, Whelton H, Shirodaria Soha C, O'Mullane DM, Cronin M (2008) Toothwear in the permanent dentition of 12-year-olds: A follow-on-study IADR/AADR/CADR General Session Toronto, Ontario, Canada, [Details]
(2007)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session
Browne D, Whelton H, Crowley E, O'Mullane D, Harding M, Guiney H, Cronin M, Flannery E, Kelleher V (2007) Factors associated with Enamel Fluorosis in the Republic of Ireland IADR/AADR/CADR General Session New Orleans, Louisiana, [Details]
(2007)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session
O'Mullane D, Whelton H, Crowley E, Cronin M, Flannery E, Harding M, Guiney H, Kelleher V (2007) Pattern of caries amongst children in the Republic of Ireland 1984-2002 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session New Orleans, Louisiana, [Details]
(2007)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session
Harding MA, Whelton HP, O'Mullane DM, Crowley E, Browne D, Guiney H, Cronin MS, Flannery E, Kelleher V (2007) Factors affecting toothwear in the Republic of Ireland IADR/AADR/CADR General Session New Orleans, Louisiana, [Details]
(2007)Irish Division Meeting
Harding MA, Whelton HP, Milosevic A, O'Mullane DM (2007) Toothwear and Correlates in Irish Teenagers in a Training Programme Irish Division Meeting Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2006)Pan European Federation Meeting
O'Mullane DM, Whelton HP, Harding MA, Flannery E, Crowley E, Cronin MS (2006) Tooth Wear Amongst Children in the Repubic of Ireland Pan European Federation Meeting Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2006)Pan European Federation Meeting
Harding M, Davies A, Whelton H, O'Mullane D (2006) A Pocket PC and Web-based Software for Data Entry Pan European Federation Meeting Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2003)AADR/CADR Annual Meeting
O'Mullane DM, Harding MA, Whelton HP, Cronin MS, Warren JJ (2003) Dental Fluorosis in Primary Teeth of 5-year-olds in Ireland AADR/CADR Annual Meeting San Antonio, Texas, [Details]
(2002)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session (San Diego, California)
Harding MA and O'Mullane DM (2002) Dental erosion in 5-year-old Irish Children; a pilot study IADR/AADR/CADR General Session (San Diego, California) California, [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Use and waste management of restorative materials in the Republic of Ireland'
Callanan A, Harding M, Lynch C, Burke F, Martina Hayes (2020) 'Use and waste management of restorative materials in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 66 (1):29-35 [Details]
(2020)'Dentists’ attitudes towards the phase-down of dental amalgam in Ireland'
Callanan A, Harding M, Lynch C, Hayes M, Burke F (2020) 'Dentists’ attitudes towards the phase-down of dental amalgam in Ireland'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 66 (2):75-79   [Details]
(2018)'Fluoride And Caring for Children's Teeth (FACCT): Clinical Fieldwork Protocol'
James P, Harding M, Beecher T, Parnell C, Browne D, Tuohy M, Kavanagh D, O'Mullane D, Guiney H, Cronin M, Whelton H (2018) 'Fluoride And Caring for Children's Teeth (FACCT): Clinical Fieldwork Protocol'. Hrb Open Research, [Details]
(2017)'Brief communication: Dentists’ reproducibility in scoring the Plaque Index using a fluorescent colouring agent'
Nishi M. Roberts A, Harding M, Allen F (2017) 'Brief communication: Dentists’ reproducibility in scoring the Plaque Index using a fluorescent colouring agent'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 63 (4):212-216   [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Clinical Study to monitor dentinal hypersensitivity with episodic use of a desensitising dentifrice'
Mason S, Kingston R, Shneyer L, Harding M (2017) 'Clinical Study to monitor dentinal hypersensitivity with episodic use of a desensitising dentifrice'. British Dental Journal, [Details]
(2017)'Knowledge of caries risk factors/indicators among Japanese and Irish adult patients with different socio-economic profiles: a cross-sectional study, http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3766'
Nishi, M.; Harding, M.; Kelleher, V.; Whelton, H.; Allen, F. (2017) 'Knowledge of caries risk factors/indicators among Japanese and Irish adult patients with different socio-economic profiles: a cross-sectional study, http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3766'. BMC Oral Health, 17 (55):1-10 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health'
James, Patrice; Worthington, Helen V.; Parnell, Carmel; Harding, Mairead; Lamont, Thomas; Cheung, Andrea; Whelton, Helen; Riley, Philip (2017) 'Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (3) [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'A retrospective investigation of the oral health records of a cohort of preschool children who received extractions under general anaesthesia including cost analysis of treatment'
McAuliffe A, Woods N, Kinirons M, Harding M. (2017) 'A retrospective investigation of the oral health records of a cohort of preschool children who received extractions under general anaesthesia including cost analysis of treatment'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, [Details]
(2016)'The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in the Republic of Ireland in 2002 and 2014'
McCarthy LE, Harding M, Guiney H, Kelleher V, Perry I (2016) 'The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in the Republic of Ireland in 2002 and 2014'. Journal Of Epidemiology And Community Healthjournal Of Epidemiology And Community Health, 70 :A1-A119 [Details]
(2013)'Water Fluoridation and Oral Health'
Máiréad Harding and Denis O'Mullane (2013) 'Water Fluoridation and Oral Health'. Acta medica Hungarica, 42 (2):131-137   [DOI] [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'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 58 (3 Suppl) [Details]
(2003)'Dental erosion in 5-year-old Irish school children and associated factors: a pilot study'
Harding MA, Whelton H, O'Mullane DM, Cronin M (2003) 'Dental erosion in 5-year-old Irish school children and associated factors: a pilot study'. Community Dental Health, 20 (3):165-170 [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'. Community Dental Health, 28 :182-187 [DOI] [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'. Journal of Irish Dental Association, [Details]
(2012)'Learning from the past'
Harding M (2012) 'Learning from the past'. Journal of Irish Dental Association, ((Supplement)) [Details]
(2010)'Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health (Protocol)'
James P, Parnell C, Harding M, Whelton H, Worthington HV, Beirne PV. (2010) 'Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [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'. Community Dental Health, 27 :41-45 [DOI] [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'. Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, 38 (5):415-421 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Primary Tooth Fluorosis in 5-year-old School Children in Ireland'
Harding, M. A., H. Whelton, D. M. O'Mullane, M. Cronin and J. J. Warren ; (2005) 'Primary Tooth Fluorosis in 5-year-old School Children in Ireland'. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 6 (3):155-161 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2020)Study on Usage and Waste Management of Amalgam Dental Fillings and Mercury-free Alternatives.
Hayes M, Callanan A, Harding M, Lynch C, Burke F (2020) Study on Usage and Waste Management of Amalgam Dental Fillings and Mercury-free Alternatives. EPA, EPA Research Report 307. Dublin [Online].   [Details]
(2020)Research 307: Study on Usage and Waste Management of Amalgam Dental Fillings and Mercury-free Alternatives.
Martina Hayes, Aileen Callanan, Mairead Harding, Christopher Lynch and Francis Burke (2020) Research 307: Study on Usage and Waste Management of Amalgam Dental Fillings and Mercury-free Alternatives. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland, Dublin.   [Details]
(2006)North South Survey of Children's Oral Health in Ireland 2002.
Whelton H, Crowley E, O'Mullane DM, Harding MA, Guiney H, Cronin M, Flannery E, Kelleher V (2006) North South Survey of Children's Oral Health in Ireland 2002. http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/oral_health_report.pdf, Dublin. [DOI] [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2017)Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health (Review).
James, P;Worthington, HV;Parnell, C;Harding, M;Lamont, T;Cheung, A;Whelton, H;Riley, P (2017) Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health (Review). HOBOKEN: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

PhD Thesis

 YearPublication
(2015)Tooth wear in Irish teenagers: a laboratory and epidemiological study.
Harding M (2015) Tooth wear in Irish teenagers: a laboratory and epidemiological study. PhD Thesis [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008Dental Health Foundation Award Dental Health Foundation
2014IADR Unilever Social Entrepreneur Approach to Change Oral Health Behaviour Research Award International Association for Dental Research (co-investigator)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
IADR Irish Division Immediate Past President/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2013)IADR Irish Division,
Whelton H, Beecher T, Cronin M, Harding M, James P, Parnell C, Tuohy M (2013) FACCT: Fluoride and Caring for Children's Teeth. [Poster Presentation], IADR Irish Division, Cork . [Details]
(2013)IADR Irish Divisional Meeting,
McAuliffe U, Kinirons M, Woods N, Harding M. (2013) Retrospective study of dental general anaesthesia and financial considerations . [Oral Presentation], IADR Irish Divisional Meeting, Cork Ireland . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Dental Public Health Advisory Committee to the Irish Committee on Specialist Training in Denstistry Committee member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Health Services Executive Senior Dental Surgeon01-JUL-05 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2001University College Cork MDPHDentistry
1986University College Cork BDS - NUIDentistry

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Healthcare industry
Consultant on Toothwear Epidemiological study Protocol to help China Stomatological Association to align on fundamental elements of study

Other Activities

 Description

Coordinator and lecturer on the Taught Masters in Dental Public Health (MDPH)

Examiner for UCC Undergraduate Dental Programme and for the Masters in Dental Public Health

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
What Impact Have Major Policy Changes Had on Oral Health in Ireland? Establishing a Blueprint for Oral Health Surveillance. Oral Health Services Research CentreIRELAND

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