Research Profile

Laura O'Sullivan

Biography

Dr Laura O'Sullivan qualified with an honours degree from Cork University Dental Hospital in 2009.  She then completed two years of postgraduate training in the Wales Deanery, with a focus on oral surgery and oral medicine. After a stint in Australia delivering dental treatment to residents in care home facilities, she spent a few years working in general practice before settling her focus on oral surgery. 

Laura has held a number of busy oral surgery hospital posts in Cardiff, Nottingham and Dublin.  She returned to Cork in 2018 to complete her specialist training, graduating with a first class honours and to date, the highest mark ever achieved in the DClinDent programme.  Her thesis looked at quality of life outcomes for patients undergoing wisdom tooth surgery.    

Laura has a longstanding commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education, and has completed her diploma in teaching and learning through UCC.  She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals with some of her early research on paracetamol overdose receiving coverage on the BBC.  Laura has also received a number of prestigious awards for research presented at international conferences.

 








Research Interests

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2024)'Optimal pain management for the dental team'
O'Sullivan L; (2024) 'Optimal pain management for the dental team'. British dental journal, 236 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2024)'Management of the fractured maxillary tuberosity'
O'Sullivan L (2024) 'Management of the fractured maxillary tuberosity'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'Response to Letter to the Editor, regarding Effect of plasma rich in growth factors on quality of life following mandibular third molar removal: a double-blind randomized controlled trial'
O'Sullivan L;Gallagher C;Ní Ríordáin R; (2023) 'Response to Letter to the Editor, regarding Effect of plasma rich in growth factors on quality of life following mandibular third molar removal: a double-blind randomized controlled trial'. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 52 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'Patient-reported outcome measures in third molar surgery: a scoping review'
O'Sullivan L;Ní Ríordáin R; (2022) 'Patient-reported outcome measures in third molar surgery: a scoping review'. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 60 (9) [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'Autologous platelet concentrates in oral surgery: protocols, properties, and clinical applications'
O'Sullivan L;Ní Ríordáin R; (2022) 'Autologous platelet concentrates in oral surgery: protocols, properties, and clinical applications'. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology And Oral Radiology, 133 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'Effect of plasma rich in growth factors on quality of life following mandibular third molar removal: a double-blind randomized controlled trial'
O'Sullivan L.;Gallagher C.;Ní Ríordáin R. (2022) 'Effect of plasma rich in growth factors on quality of life following mandibular third molar removal: a double-blind randomized controlled trial'. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Variations in reporting of clinician-reported outcome measures in third molar surgery: A focused review'
O'Sullivan L;Ni Ríordáin R (2021) 'Variations in reporting of clinician-reported outcome measures in third molar surgery: A focused review'. Surgeon-Journal Of The Royal Colleges Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh And Ireland, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Twelve months of oral ulceration, weight loss and unexplained fevers: a clfinicopathologic conference'
O'Sullivan L, Galvin S, Flavin R, Fadalla K, Healy CM, Feeney E (2018) 'Twelve months of oral ulceration, weight loss and unexplained fevers: a clfinicopathologic conference'. Oral Surgery, 12 (2):163-170 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Dental pain management - a cause of significant morbidity due to paracetamol overdose'
O'Sullivan LM;Ahmed N;Sidebottom AJ; (2018) 'Dental pain management - a cause of significant morbidity due to paracetamol overdose'. British dental journal, 224 (8) [DOI] [Details]

Published Letters

 YearPublication
(2022)Reply: Autologous platelet concentrates in oral surgery: a problem of reporting.
O'Sullivan, L (2022) Reply: Autologous platelet concentrates in oral surgery: a problem of reporting. NEW YORK: Published Letters [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2021Winner BAOS Open Paper Research Prize British Association of Oral Surgeons
2021Winner BAOS Open Paper People's Vote British Association of Oral Surgeons
2017BAOMS Members' Prize British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
2008Undergraduate College Prize University College Cork
2008Leo Heslin Medal Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
2008BDS IV Medicine & Surgery Award Irish Dental Council
2006Title of College Scholar University College Cork
2005Title of College Scholar University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Association of Oral Surgeons Representative body for oral surgeons in the British Isles01-FEB-15 /
Dental Sedation Teachers Group Standard setting and further education for dental seditionists01-OCT-18 /
Irish Association of Oral Surgeons Representative body for oral surgeons in Ireland01-OCT-18 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2021)British Association of Oral Surgeons Annual Award Ceremony Open Paper Presentations,
O'Sullivan L, Ní Ríordáin R (2021) PRGF® use in third molar surgery: a randomised controlled trial. [Oral Presentation], British Association of Oral Surgeons Annual Award Ceremony Open Paper Presentations, Virtual . [Details]
(2021)European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery 25th Annual Congress,
O'Sullivan L, Ní Ríordáin R (2021) Investigation of the effect of plasma rich in growth factors on quality of life following mandibular third molar removal: a randomised controlled clinical trial. [Oral Presentation], European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery 25th Annual Congress, Virtual . [Details]
(2019)International Association for Dental Research Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting,
O'Sullivan L, Feeley L, Gleeman D (2019) An unusual case of bilateral orthokeratinised odontogenic cysts of the mandible. [Poster Presentation], International Association for Dental Research Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork . [Details]
(2019)Dental Sedation Teachers Group Symposium,
O'Sullivan L, Brady P (2019) An investigation of dose-influencing factors in conscious sedation with midazolam. [Poster Presentation], Dental Sedation Teachers Group Symposium, Cork . [Details]
(2018)British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting,,
O'Sullivan L, Galvin S, Healy C, Barry C, Stassen L (2018) Database of patients attending a multidisciplinary oral epithelial dysplasia clinic. [Poster Presentation], British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting,, Durham . [Details]
(2017)British Society for Oral Medicine,
O'Sullivan L, O'Rourke A, Galvin S, Kirby B, Khoo G, Flavin R, Healy C, Feeney E (2017) Cutaneous/oropharyngeal NK/T-Cell Lymphoma – a diagnostic enigma. [Poster Presentation], British Society for Oral Medicine, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting,,
O'Sullivan L, Ahmed N, Sidebottom A (2017) Dental pain – benign process or cause of crisis?. [Oral Presentation], British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting,, Birmingham . [Details]
(2016)Sheffield Head and Neck Symposium and Study Day,
O'Sullivan L, Oktseloglou V, Hollows P (2016) Castleman’s Disease presenting as a Level II neck swelling in a six-year-old child (. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sheffield Head and Neck Symposium and Study Day, Sheffield . [Details]
(2016)East Midlands OMFS Audit Meeting,
O'Sullivan L, Rajapakse S (2016) One-stop exodontia clinic referrals, outcome and patient satisfaction. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], East Midlands OMFS Audit Meeting, Ashfield-in-Sutton . [Details]
(2016)British Association of Oral Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference,
O'Sullivan L, Ahmed N, Sidebottom A (2016) Dental pain – benign process or cause of crisis?. [Oral Presentation], British Association of Oral Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference, Edinburgh . [Details]
(2011)Welsh Hospitals Meeting,
O'Sullivan L, Madhani S (2011) GA referrals in paediatric dentistry. [Oral Presentation], Welsh Hospitals Meeting, Cardiff . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association of Oral Surgeons Committee Member2020 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Specialist/Lecturer in Oral Surgery01-NOV-21 /
Citygate Specialist Dental Clinic Oral Surgeon30-OCT-21 /
University College Cork Registrar in Oral Surgery01-OCT-18 / 31-OCT-21
Leicester Royal Infirmary Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery01-SEP-17 / 25-SEP-18
Dublin Dental University Hospital Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery26-JUN-16 / 11-JUL-17
Queens Medical Centre Nottingham Dental Core Trainee 2/304-FEB-15 / 24-JUN-16
General Dental Practice General Dental Practitioner01-AUG-12 / 30-JAN-15
Cardiff University Dental Hospital Senior House Officer in Paediatric Dentistry01-JUN-12 / 30-JUL-12
Mobile Dentistry, Queensland, Australia General Dental Practitioner01-SEP-11 / 01-APR-12
Cardiff University Dental Hospital General Professional Trainee in Oral Surgery/Oral Medicine04-AUG-10 / 02-AUG-11
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Vocational Trainee05-AUG-09 / 03-AUG-10

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2021University College Cork Doctor of Clinical DentistryOral Surgery
2021Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Tricollegiate Membership in Oral SurgeryMembership in Oral Surgery
2021University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
2017University of Dundee Postgraduate CertificateMedical Education
2012Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Member of Faculty of Dental SurgeryDental Surgery
2009University College Cork Bachelor of Dental SurgeryDentistry

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of The Irish Dental Association Peer Reviewer01-SEP-22 -
British Dental Journal Peer Reviewer01-MAR-20 -

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Cork University Dental School & Hospital

Wilton, Cork, Ireland,

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