Practical Minor Oral Surgery Course (AM SESSION)

The Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI is pleased to announce a Practical Minor Oral Surgery Course, which will be delivered in a hybrid format.

The hands-on component will be held face-to-face on Saturday, October 28th 2023 in RCSI’s state-of-the-art academic and education building, located at No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2.

Those taking the hands-on component will have access to our bespoke online preparatory component, which they can study at their leisure in advance (from Saturday, 7th October, 2023).




Things have changed. Our approach to practice and the management of your patients has become significantly more difficult after the Covid-19 pandemic. This course offers a pragmatic and practical approach to managing minor oral surgery within the confines imposed on you in the Post Covid World. Safe and thorough assessment is the key to avoid unnecessary surgery and associated AGPs and when AGPs are necessary, how to manage the surgical task effectively and safely. This hybrid course introduces delegates to a unique Face-to-Face and hands-on experience with senior Teaching Faculty of the Dental Faculty of RCSI in our state-of-the-art clinical laboratory facilities. Delegates will have access to our bespoke on-line preparatory component, which they can study at their leisure in advance to prepares them for the hands-on component. Both components are included in the registration fee. Demand for places is normally high so we recommend early booking.



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Course Presenters

Andrew Bolas, Kate Farrell, Gerry Kearns, John Marley, Victoria Stewart


Dr. Bolas qualified at Queens University Belfast BDS in 1991. He holds FFDRCSI Oral Surgery 1994, FDSRCS(Ed) Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine 1995, MSc Dental Radiology from Kings College London and FICD 2018. He is lecturer in Dental Radiology at Dublin Dental University Hospital from 2003 to present.


Dr. Farrell is an Oral Surgeon who works between private practice and Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin. She qualified from her undergraduate and postgraduate from Trinity College Dublin. She holds an MFD, FFD OSOM and FFD OS from the RCSI.


Prof. Kearns is Chair of the Education Committee at the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI. He is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at St James Hospital and Crumlin Childrens Hospital Dublin. He was also a Past Dean of the Faculty.


Prof. Marley is a past Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI. He is a Consultant in Oral Surgery at the Queen’s University of Belfast School of Dentistry. He was previously Head of Teaching at QUB school of dentistry. Chair of the Board of Examiners in the National Tricollegiate Examination in Oral Surgery for the UK as well as Northern Ireland specialty advisor and Training Programme Director for Oral Surgery and member of the Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency.


Dr. Stewart gained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1999 and MFDS (Ireland) in 2002. She gained experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative dentistry and Paediatric dentistry hospital training posts over a three-year period, before a further three years employment in a busy general dental practice. Whilst working in general practice, she was also involved in inspections of general dental practices for the NIMDTA VT scheme. The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have employed her as a Specialty Dentist (Oral Surgery) since 2006, with her main role as lead of an emergency dental service. This clinical area provides an active exodontia service, with clinical education of undergraduate QUB dental students. She has also provided a weekly sessional treatment service for the provision of dental care to medically compromised patients. Additional roles include teaching responsibilities (as Honorary Clinical Lecturer, QUB), and regular organisation and provision of dental education events for hospital clinicians (as secretary of BDA Hospital Group, NI, 2009 – 2017).



Hybrid: With online lectures from 3 weeks in advance and Face-to-Face in the Clinical Skills Facility at RCSI on the 28th October.



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Event Properties

Event Start Date 28-10-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 28-10-2023 12:30 pm
Individual Price €400.00
Location 26 York Street, D2
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Edward Cotter



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


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





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



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


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



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)


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



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


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



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


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



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


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


BDS Glasgow 1989

MMedSci Sheffield 1999


MPHe Manchester 2004



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