The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI took place on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd 2019. The meeting titled ‘Challenges to Oral Surgery in Dental Practice in the 21st Century: From the Cradle to the Grave' was held in collaboration with the Association of British Academic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the British Association of Oral Surgeons, and the Irish Association of Oral Surgeons; the first time these organisations have all gathered together. Around 200 delegates were in attendance to engage on a range of lectures focused on the changing challenges and demands of oral surgery throughout a patient’s life. The Faculty of Dentistry also held a limited enrolment hands-on course in minor oral surgery a day prior to the main scientific programme.
Commenting on ASM 2019, Dr. John Marley, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI said “I wanted to chart the journey, from paediatric, to young adult, adult, older adult and elderly adult, looking at various aspects of dental healthcare as they apply to those groups during a time of significant change for the profession and particularly for Oral Surgery delivery and especially in light of the recently published National Oral Health Policy for Ireland."