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 Health, 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

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(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]
(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
(2006)North South Survey of Children’s Oral Health in Ireland 2002.
Whelton, H., Crowley, E., O’Mullane, D., Harding, M., Guiney, H., Cronin, (2006) North South Survey of Children’s Oral Health in Ireland 2002. Department of Health, Dublin. [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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