Professor Chris Lynch is Dean Elect of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI. He is currently Professor & Consultant of Restorative Dentistry at Cork University Dental School & Hospital, University College Cork. Professor Lynch is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Dentistry, the leading international journal in the field of Restorative Dentistry (2011 – present). Professor Lynch was awarded a Senior Doctorate by assessment from Cardiff University (2019), understood to be the first such recognition for an Irish-based dentist. He holds a Principal Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy UK (2019). Professor Lynch is one of Ireland’s inaugural Learning & Teaching Research Fellows (National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2020). Professor Lynch received the Award of Excellence in Dental Education from the Association for Dental Education in Europe in 2014.