Upcoming events


Intensive Examination Preparatory Course (On-Demand)

01-01-2023 8:00 am - 31-12-2023

Preparing for MFD Parts 1 & 2 Examinations or the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry Examination?

The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is pleased to offer an online revision course specifically for candidates preparing for forthcoming online examination diets. The course will include lectures from senior RCSI examiners. The lecturers have designed their presentations with the needs of candidates in mind. 

Access to the course is available to paid registrants for 7 days following purchase. You can take the course from your preferred location anywhere in the world. The online course is available in easily accessible format and can be viewed on your computer, laptop, tablet or handheld device.

This course is relevant for candidates preparing for MFD Parts 1 & 2 examinations and the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry examination.



Fergal Nally Lecture 2023: Professor Áine Hyland

17-04-2023 6:30 pm -7:00 pm

The Fergal Nally Lecture 2023 titled 'Education – A Transformational Journey?' will be delivered by Professor Áine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education and former Vice-President of University College Cork, Ireland.

Áine Hyland is Emeritus Professor of Education and former Vice-President of University College Cork, Ireland. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from Trinity College Dublin, and was awarded an honorary D.Sc., by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, an honorary D.Litt. by University College Dublin and an honorary Fellowship by the National College of Ireland in recognition of her services to education. She was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2018.

She has been active in education circles in Ireland and internationally for many years. She has been chairperson and a member of a number of Government-appointed commissions and committees and has published books and articles on Irish education (including higher education), educational policy, educational disadvantage and curriculum and assessment. She was chairperson of the Commission on the Points system in the late 1990s and of the (statutory) Educational Disadvantage Committee which reported in 2005. She was involved with the European Universities Association in university institutional evaluations across twelve countries of the European Higher Education Area from 2006 to 2016.

This event will take place on Monday, April 17 2023 at 6.30pm (Irish Time) in the Albert Lecture Theatre RCSI. The lecture is free of charge to attend, however pre-registration is essential.

The Fergal Nally Lecture was established by the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI in 2003 to honour Dr. Nally for his enormous contribution to the Faculty, to RCSI and to Dentistry in general over the years.



Hands-on Course in Endodontics

06-05-2023 8:30 am -1:00 pm

The Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI is pleased to announce a unique Hands-on Course in Endodontics, which will be delivered in a hybrid format. The hands-on component will be held face-to-face on Saturday, May 6th 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 on-line preparatory component, which they can study at their leisure in advance.


After attending this course, delegates should be able to:

• Understand the requirements for access cavity preparation
• Gain confidence in the use of rotary niti files for root canal preparation
• Recognize when a canal is optimally prepared for obturation
• Have knowledge of the role of various irrigants and their use in disinfection of the root canal
• Choose a suitable means of obturation of the canal, and
• Be aware of the requirements for post-treatment restoration

The hands-on component will focus on:
1. Root canal negotiation
2. Glide path preparation
3. Shaping of the root canal
4. Obturation of the canal

Course presenters: Pat Cleary, Johanna Glennon, Paul McCabe, Miriam Cleary

Pat graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1981 with BDentSc. Obtained a certificate of completion of post-graduate studies and an MSD in Endodontics from Indiana University in 1986. On returning to Ireland set up a practice limited to endodontics and currently practices in Booterstown, Co. Dublin. Past president of the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Endodontic Society, specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists and Certified member of the European Society of Endodontology. Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI. Presented at National and International meetings.

Johanna Glennon qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1984 and worked in general dental practice for eight years in the United Kingdom. In 1994, she completed her Masters in Endodontics with Distinction at the University of London. Johanna is in practice limited to Endodontics and has a keen interest in multi-disciplinary treatment planning. She is a part-time clinical demonstrator/lecturer at Dublin Dental University Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry. She is a Past President of the Irish Endodontic Society and during her Presidency, Ireland hosted the 12th Biennial conference of the European Society of Endodontology. She has both organised and given practical endodontic courses in Ireland. She has lectured nationally and internationally. In 2018 she was awarded a Fellowship Ad Eundum from R.C.S.I.

Paul graduated from UCC in 1987, spent four years in general practice in the UK. He completed an M.Sc in Restorative dentistry in University of Manchester in 1992. He completed the M.G.D.S., R.C.S.I. in 1997. He completed an M.Sc. D. in Endodontics in Cardiff in 2004. He is an honorary senior lecturer to Cardiff University involved with the postgrad MSD course in Endodontics in Cardiff University. He is on the GDC Specialist register in Endodontics. He has several publications in peer reviewed journals. He has lectured widely in Ireland and the UK on endodontic related topics. He is one of the assistant editors with the International Endodontic Journal since 2006. He is also a referee for the International Endodontic journal and the Journal of the Irish Dental Association. He has been called upon as an expert witness in clinical dental matters. His endodontic practice is located in Oranmore, Co. Galway.

Miriam trained in Dublin Dental Hospital and received a Diploma in Dental Nursing in 1980. She worked with the Dental Health Foundation for a few months and then returned to a full time position in the Dental Hospital until 1984. Following her marriage to Pat she travelled to the US and worked at Indianapolis Endodontics as a chairside expanded duties dental assistant.On returning to Ireland she worked with Pat as a chairside dental assistant for a number of years until family commitments led to a time-out for a few years. Miriam returned to full time employment in 2005 and is currently chairside assistant to Pat.


Venue: Mutchnik Theatre (Room 302), No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2




Paediatric Dentistry Programme

20-05-2023 8:00 am -12:55 pm

Welcome to the registration page for the May 20th, 2023 module of the RCSI Paediatric Dentistry Programme. This module will be delivered at the Albert Lecture Theatre, RCSI.

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Chitta Chowdhury


PhD (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University School of Dentistry, Japan - 1991)
FFDRCSI (By exam : Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine, RCSI - 2004)
MPH (The University of Manchester, UK - 2009)
MFDS Glasgow (Ad Eundem : RCPS Glasgow - 2019)
BDS (Dhaka University - 1980)
DAND (PG Dip Applied Nutri and Dietetics, Dhaka University, 1982)

Current Posts:

Honorary Professor and PhD Co-supervisor, Faculty of Health, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Visiting Professor, Osaka Dental University, Japan.

Grace Kelly


BDS 2003
MFDS 2009
Dip Hyp UCL 2011
DSCD 2013
MSCD RCSP (Glas) 2013
FFD RCSI (Ad Eundem) 2016
MSc 2017

Current Post:

Hospital Practice - Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK.

Richeal Ni Riordain


BDS 2002
PhD Oral Medicine 2011
MBBS 2014
MA Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2018
Certificate in Healthcare Management 2018
FDS Oral Medicine RCS(Eng) 2018
FFD RCSI (Ad Eundem) 2020

Current Posts:

Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Oral Medicine, University College Cork.
Honorary Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, University College London.
Regional Dental Academic and Research Advisor, Health Education England in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, UK.

Deepak Thomas


B Dent Surg 1992
MB BChBAO 2003
MRCS (Intercollegiate) 2007
MSc 2018

Current Posts:

Consultant Oral Surgeon at the Beacon Hospital Dublin and Kingsbridge Hospital Sligo.
Specialist Oral Surgeon at Northwest Oral Surgery, Sligo and Northern Cross Dental, Dublin
Limited to Private Practice.

Fergal Rory Maguire


BDS NUI 2001


M. Phil. Biomaterials  Science (University of Birmingham) 2007

M. Dent. Ch. Periodontics (U. Dubl.) 2008

FFD RCSI Periodontics 2008

Diploma of the European Federation of Periodontology 2008 

Ph. D Oral Biosciences (U. Dubl.) 2014


Current Post:

Private Practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

John Ed O'Connell


BDS NUI 2004



MB, BCh, BAO, BA 2012


FRCS (OMFS) 2019


Current Post: 

Fellow in Head and Neck Oncology with Reconstruction, UK.

Deepak Thomas


B Dent Surg 1992

MB BChBAO 2003

MRCS( Intercollegiate)2007 

MSc 2018



Current Post:

Consultant Oral Surgeon at the Beacon Hospital Dublin and Kingsbridge Hospital Sligo

Specialist Oral Surgeon at Northwest Oral Surgery, Sligo and Northern Cross Dental, Dublin

Limited to Private Practice

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