Research and Education  

I lead developments in Special Care Dentistry in Ireland. I initiated, coordinate and continue to deliver the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Care Dentistry awarded by Trinity College Dublin. I teach undergraduates and Dental Care Professionals. I also lecture regularly in this field to groups such as the HSE, and the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.

I am currently leading an action research project that aims to establish national model of services for people with diabilities in Ireland. You can learn more about this important work at

Research Awards


Biannual ISDH / DHF Bursary Award

Irish Society of Disability and Oral Health / Dental Health Foundation, June 2010


Best Basic Research Award

20th World Congress on Disability and Oral Health (International Association of Disability and Oral Health), August 2010


The Oral Health Promotion Research Group (Irish Link)

Dental Health Foundation Bursary, October 2010