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 NEW

MasterClass Series

The Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI is delighted to announce a new MasterClass Series which will take place at RCSI’s state-of-the-art academic and education building, located at No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2. The MasterClass Series offers unique interactive learning with hands-on components, lectures and small group case discussion over coffee and lunch, allowing an opportunity for attendees to discuss their own cases from practice with colleagues and course instructors.

Scroll below for further information regarding the MasterClass Series and the individual classes. Spaces are limited so we recommend early booking.

The MasterClass Series offers an unparalleled opportunity for dentists to expand their knowledge and skills. With a carefully crafted itinerary that includes interactive sessions, hands-on training, and engaging lectures, dental professionals can look forward to a fulfilling and enriching experience. The best part? You'll be in the company of senior Teaching Faculty from the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI, giving you the unique chance to discuss and address your own cases from practice. Through this outstanding Series, you gain the chance to not only elevate your practice, but also enhance your confidence and ability to deliver exceptional care to your patients.

MasterClass Dates

Course Date:

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

Details:

This evidence-based interactive programme offers dentists of all experience levels the opportunity to learn and practice the principles and techniques of dentoalveolar surgery relevant to daily practice. Participants will gain theoretical and practical experience in the management of cases they naturally encounter in every day practice. The day-long course will support the clinician’s progress in the field of minor surgery and improve competence and confidence in their skill set. Upon completion of the day, candidates will be given the unique opportunity to share up to three of their own short Oral Surgery cases with their tutor in order to discuss the management of particular issues in an open-table format.

Masterclass in OS

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Course Date:

Saturday, April 6th, 2024

Details:

This day-long interactive programme of removable prosthodontic principals and fundamentals, covers skills critical to providing excellent care in removable prosthodontics in practice. The pathway of the day is short lectures followed by hands on participation, putting these skillsets into practice. The tutors for the day will bring a wealth of experience in clinical and laboratory skills that can stand to you every day in practice. The Course will benefit all dental practitioner no matter what stage of career, in terms of introducing new concepts or reaffirming trusted methods. Mastering fundamental principles never goes out of fashion. The goal of the workshop is to provide strong review and application of skillsets that are required on a daily basis.

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Course Date:

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Details:

Endodontic treatment deals with the prevention and elimination of diseases of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues.
This masterclass, led by Dr. Pat Cleary, will focus on the art and biological basis for successful endodontic treatment.
The art of endodontics is the physical preparation and obturation of the root canal.
The biological basis for treatment is concerned with the elimination of the bacterial substrate, i.e. pulp tissue, the destruction of bacterial biofilm and elimination of bacteria from the root canal and the prevention of reinfection in the future.

Endo MasterClass

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Edward Cotter

EC

Qualifications: 

BA, B. Dent Sc, FFD RCSI, MS Prosthodontics

Bio:

Edward Cotter graduated from Trinity College in 1988. He worked for two years in General Practice in Downpatrick Co Down. He received his specialty Residency training in Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa and his Fellowship training in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Edward is in practice limited to Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology in Dublin. He is a previous Secretary of the Board of Faculty of Dentistry. He is a previous member of the Board of the Irish Dental Association. He is a Past President of Metropolitan Branch of IDA.

Peter Ramsay-Baggs

PRB

Qualifications:

BDS, MB, BCh, BAO, FFD RCSI, FFDS RCS(Eng), FRCS (Ed)

Bio:

Mr Ramsay-Baggs qualified from The London Hospital Dental School (QMC, U London) in 1976. He spent time in general dental practice in London before undertaking his specialist training with posts in Scotland and London prior to attending Queens University Belfast to undertake a medical degree. His training was completed in Northern Ireland. He obtained the FFD in 1987, FDS in 1989 and the FRCS in 1990. He was appointed Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in 1991. He was member of the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI in 2005, 2014-2017 and 2017-2020.

Joe Hennessy

JH

Qualifications: 

BA, B. Dent Sc, MFD(RCSI), DClinDent(TCD), MOrth(RCSEd), FFD(RCSI)

Bio:

Joe is a Specialist Orthodontist in Dundrum, Dublin and the Regional Orthodontic Unit ,Tallaght. He is an Orthodontic Supervisor in the Dublin Dental University Hospital and has served on the previous Board of the RCSI faculty of Dentistry. He is the Treasurer for the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI, is the Chair of the Audit and Finance committee and a member of the Education Committee for the Faculty. Joe is the Lead Examiner for the FFD in Orthodontics for the RCSI.
Joe qualified as a dentist from Trinity College Dublin in 2008, obtaining a first Class Honours degree and winning the Sheldon Friel Prize for the overall highest grade in his final exams.

Osama E Omer

OO

Qualifications:   

BDS Khartoum
MSc (1986) & PhD (1991) Manchester
FDSRCSI & FFDRCSI (Intercollegiate 1999)
Diploma in Health Services Management (Dip. HSM) Institute of Commercial Management, UK (2004)
University Diploma in Implantology (DIU), Lille (2010)
Associate Fellowship of American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AFAAID) (2011)

Bio:

Served for a number of terms in the Board of Faculty of Dentistry RCSI and was Vice Dean during 2013-2015. Examiner FODRCSI since 2000. Former Director of Continuing Dental Education, Dublin Dental University Hospital during 2005-2010. Internal and External Examiner for under and postgraduate Dental Students. Research interests include Clinical Dental Materials and Restorative Dental Oncology. Published in local, regional and international dental periodicals. Member of various learned societies including the IADR, ISMR. Currently works as Associate Professor/Consultant in Restorative Dentistry/Restorative Dental Oncology, Dublin Dental University Hospital.

Sean Malone

SM

Qualifications:

BA, B. Dent Sc, FFD RCSI, Dip Clin Dent, TCD FICD

Bio:

Dr Sean Malone graduated from TCD in 1980. He worked in the Dublin Dental Hospital, and Liverpool Dental Hospital, and in General Practice in U.K. He returned to Dublin in 1990, and worked in the Dublin Dental Hospital and in General Practice in Sandycove. Dr Malone completed his FFD in General Dentistry in 1992, and the Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in 2002. He was elected to the International College of Dentistry in 2008.He was a part time lecturer in the Dublin Dental Hospital from 1990 to 2000, from which time he devoted himself full time to Private practice. He is a past President of the Irish Dental Association. In his time as Board member of the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI, he has organised the Annual Scientific Meeting for many years, and examined extensively in Ireland, the Middle East, and Sudan. Dr Malone feels that a strong voice for General Practice is of vital importance on the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry.

Andrew Bolas

AB

Qualifications:                 

BDS 1991 Queens University, FFDRCSI Oral Surgery 1994, FDSRCS(Ed) Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine 1995, MSc Dental Radiology 2000 Kings College London, FICD 2018

Bio:

Board Member RCSI 2019-2023, Assistant National Oral Health Lead HSE, Part time Lecturer in Dental Radiology, Dublin Dental University Hospital. Co-Chair of the National Radiation Protection Committee. Dental representative on the EPA Ionising Radiation Committee. National and International speaker on Dental Radiology and radiography. President of Irish Dental Association 2012.

Lorna Dobbyn

LD

Qualifications:

B.A. B.Dent.Sc (TCD), MFDS RCSEd, MDSc, M.Orth (RCSEd), FDS (Orth) RCSEd, FFD (RCSI), PGCert(MedEd)

Bio:

I graduated as a dentist from Trinity College Dublin in 2001 and following the VT programme in Ireland I went to the UK for a variety of house officer posts. I subsequently went on to complete specialist orthodontic training at Dundee Dental School and then Consultant training at Glasgow Dental School in Scotland. My masters research was on evaluating outcomes in cleft care and I have maintained an interest in this area managing a spoke cleft centre. I have been head of the orthodontic unit in Galway University Hospital for the past 10 years and am the current chair of the Irish Consultant Orthodontist Group (ICOG). I have been involved in lecturing and examining for RCSI for the last 10 years. I am interested in teaching and training for the whole dental team. I would like to develop the role of the therapist in the public service in Ireland in order to improve efficiency and staffing levels. I would like to develop career pathways for all members of the dental team from nurses to specialists.

Albert Yeung

Qualifications:                 

BDS Glasgow 1989

MMedSci Sheffield 1999

DDPH RCS 2003

MPHe Manchester 2004

FFD (DPH) RCSI 2006

FDS (DPH) RCPS 2006

FHEA 2007

FFPH 2007

MPhil Manchester 2010

ACIEA 2020

MCGDent 2021

                                

Current Post: 

Consultant in Dental Public Health, NHS Lanarkshire, Scotland

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Professional Adviser, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman