Research Profile

Edith Allen

BIOGRAPHY

Research Interests

My main research interest is examining the impact of chronic oral infection on systemic health, in particular on the Diabetic state. I have undertaken a clinical trial; the results of which suggest that oral infection and inflammation does have a negative impact on Diabetic status and is associated with poorer health outcome in Diabetic patients.Furthermore, my research suggests that oral treatment can improve the outcome for Diabetic patients.These findings add further evidence of the need to maintain good oral health by Diabetic patients and highlight the overall general health benefits of dental treatment within this group. I have also investigated potential mechanistic links at the cellular (in-vitro) level between oral inflammation and systemic ill-health, specifically in relation to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress does appear to be a common feature of both conditions and these results provide an explanation and potential therapeutic possibilities in the management of both Diabetes and oral health. The clinical trial was conducted in collaboration with the Diabetic out-patient clinic and has raised awareness of the importance of oral health within the local Diabetic population and their medical health care team.

Finally, I have collaborated with the Biochemistry Dept. At UCC and a research team in Birmingham for my research; this cross-disciplinary research project has expanded beyond the boundaries of Restorative Dentistry and has benefited the discipline in highlighting the importance of restorative (periodontal) care in overall health.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'Diabetes and Periodontitis; is Oxidative Stress the mechanistic link'
Allen, EM et al. ; (2010) 'Diabetes and Periodontitis; is Oxidative Stress the mechanistic link' [Details]
(2008)'Attitudes, awareness and oral health-related quality of life in patients with diabetes'
Allen EM, Ziada HM, O'Halloran D, Clerehugh V, Allen PF.; (2008) 'Attitudes, awareness and oral health-related quality of life in patients with diabetes' [Details]
(2008)'Periodontics: 10. Maintenance in periodontal therapy'
Allen E, Irwin C, Ziada H, Mullally B, Byrne PJ; (2008) 'Periodontics: 10. Maintenance in periodontal therapy' [Details]
(2008)'Periodontics: 9. Periodontitis and systemic conditions--is there a link?'
Irwin C, Mullally B, Ziada H, Allen E, Byrne PJ; (2008) 'Periodontics: 9. Periodontitis and systemic conditions--is there a link?' [Details]
(2008)'Periodontics: 8. Periodontal problems associated with compromised anterior teeth'
Irwin C, Mullally B, Ziada H, Allen E, Byrne PJ; (2008) 'Periodontics: 8. Periodontal problems associated with compromised anterior teeth' [Details]
(2007)'Periodontics: 7. Periodontal problems associated with compromised posterior teeth'
Mullally B, Irwin C, Ziada H, Allen E, Byrne PJ. ; (2007) 'Periodontics: 7. Periodontal problems associated with compromised posterior teeth' [Details]
(2007)'Periodontics: 4. Surgical management of gingival and periodontal diseases'
Ziada H, Irwin C, Mullally B, Allen E, Byrne PJ ; (2007) 'Periodontics: 4. Surgical management of gingival and periodontal diseases' [Details]
(2007)'Periodontics: 2. Risk factors and susceptibility in periodontitis'
Irwin C, Mullally B, Ziada H, Allen E, Byrne PJ; (2007) 'Periodontics: 2. Risk factors and susceptibility in periodontitis' [Details]
(2007)'Periodontics: 3. Non-surgical periodontal therapy in general dental practice'
Mullally B, Irwin C, Ziada H, Allen E, Byrne PJ.; (2007) 'Periodontics: 3. Non-surgical periodontal therapy in general dental practice' [Details]
(2007)'Periodontics: 5. Surgical crown lengthening'
Ziada H, Irwin C, Mullally B, Allen E, Byrne PJ ; (2007) 'Periodontics: 5. Surgical crown lengthening' [Details]
(2007)'Periodontics: 6. The management of gingival recession'
Allen E, Irwin C, Ziada H, Mullally B, Byrne PJ; (2007) 'Periodontics: 6. The management of gingival recession' [Details]
(2006)'Trauma to an osseointegrated anterior dental implant: a case report'
Allen EM, Allen PF.; (2006) 'Trauma to an osseointegrated anterior dental implant: a case report' [Details]
(2005)'Attitudes to conscious sedation in patients attending an emergency dental clinic'
Allen EM, Girdler NM. ; (2005) 'Attitudes to conscious sedation in patients attending an emergency dental clinic' [Details]
(0)'Periodontics: 1. Identification and diagnosis of periodontal diseases in general dental practice'
Ziada H, Irwin C, Mullally B, Allen E, Byrne PJ; (0) 'Periodontics: 1. Identification and diagnosis of periodontal diseases in general dental practice' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2008)International Association for Dental Research, Annual Scientific Meeting
Allen EM et al.; (2008) The impact of Periodontitis on oxidative/inflammatory status in Diabetes patients International Association for Dental Research, Annual Scientific Meeting Toronto, [Details]
(2008)Pan European Federation of the International Association for Dental Research
Allen EM et al.`; (2008) The Effect of Periodontal therapy on oxidative/inflammatory status in Diabetes Patients Pan European Federation of the International Association for Dental Research London, [Details]
(2007)Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Annual Meeting
Allen EM et al.; (2007) Periodontal Status in Diabetes Patients Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Annual Meeting Cork, [Details]
(2006)International Conference on Learning Outcomes
Allen EM.; (2006) Learning Outcomes in Restorative Dentistry International Conference on Learning Outcomes UCC, [Details]
(2006)UCC, Medical Faculty Research Day
Allen EM et al. ; (2006) The knowledge of periodontitis risk in Diabetes Patients UCC, Medical Faculty Research Day [Details]
(2005)Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Annual Meeting
Allen EM et al.; (2005) The Knowledge of sedation in Dental Patients Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Annual Meeting Belfast, [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2009)unknown,
Allen, EM; (2009) Infection and Oral Health. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Glasgow , 01-SEP-09 - 01-SEP-09
(2009)unknown,
Allen, EM; (2009) Oxidative stress in the Inflammatory state. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Glasgow , 01-SEP-09 - 01-SEP-09
(2008)International Association for Dental Research Annual Scientific Meeting,
Allen, EM; (2008) The impact of Periodontitis on oxidative/inflammatory status in Diabetes patients. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Dental Research Annual Scientific Meeting, Toronto , 01-JUN-08 - 01-JUN-08
(2008)Pan European Federation of the International Association for Dental Research,
Allen, EM; (2008) The Effect of Periodontal therapy on oxidative/inflammatory status in Diabetes Patients. [Oral Presentation], Pan European Federation of the International Association for Dental Research, London , 01-SEP-08 - 01-SEP-08
(2008)Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research, annual prize competition (during Pan Eurpean research meeting),
Allen, EM; (2008) Conference Organisation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research, annual prize competition (during Pan Eurpean research meeting), London , 01-SEP-08 - 01-SEP-08
(2008)Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Annual Scientific Meeting,
Allen, EM; (2008) Conference Organisation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork , 03-OCT-08 - 05-OCT-08
(2007)Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting,
Allen, EM; (2007) Periodontal Status in Diabetes Patients. [Oral Presentation], Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, Cork , 01-SEP-07 - 01-SEP-07
(2007)unknown,
Allen, EM; (2007) Periodontitis in General Dental Practice. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Dublin , 01-FEB-07 - 01-FEB-07
(2006)Medical Faculty Research Day,
Allen, EM; (2006) The knowledge of periodontitis risk in Diabetes Patients. [Oral Presentation], Medical Faculty Research Day, Cork , 01-JUN-06 - 01-JUN-06
(2006)unknown,
Allen, EM; (2006) Periodontitis in General Dental Practice. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Dublin , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06
(2006)International Conference on Learning Outcomes,
Allen, EM; (2006) Learning Outcomes in Restorative Dentistry. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Learning Outcomes, Cork , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06
(2005)unknown,
Allen, EM; (2005) Dental Sedation. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Kilkenny , 01-APR-05 - 01-APR-05
(2005)Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting,
Allen, EM; (2005) The Knowledge of Sedation in Dental Patients. [Oral Presentation], Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, Belfast , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry01-JAN-04 /
University College Cork Part Time Clinical Teacher01-JAN-01 / 31-DEC-04
Newcastle Dental School Clinical Assistant01-JAN-99 / 31-DEC-01
unknown General Dental Practitioner01-JAN-88 / 31-DEC-99

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1988University College Cork BDSunknown
2000University of Newcastle DiplomaDip Con Sed
2005University College Cork Postgraduate CertificatePG Cert T&L
2008University College Cork PhDunknown

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Development of Clinical Skills RD3006Development of Clinical Skills

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