We have listened to your feedback and want to give you a “LOT”; your next step in exam preparation, lifelong learning and career progression.

Live Online Tutoring is a major new programme of live, bespoke and interactive online tutoring. Between February and March 2024 the Faculty will be offering LOT sessions in those specialist areas you ask us about the most. Each 1 hour session is tailored to your specific needs and delivered by experts in their respective fields of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Endodontics. You can learn on your own or with up to 3 friends. You pick the date, the time and you ask the questions in advance. We do the rest. It’s as simple as that. Details of the Teaching Faculty Tutors are provided below.

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Professor Christopher Lynch
Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI


Suited to exam candidates...

Are you sitting exams in the near future? Are you looking for opportunity to ask questions and get the answers you need when you need them?

We know what you asked us most about... Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Endodontics...

And we have the answer!

In addition to our current online intensive revision course, Live Online Tutorials are a great way to get the information you need directly from the experts who write and mark the exam papers.

Why? This unique programme allows you to interact live online with senior experts in their fields and helps you prepare for your exams and your clinical practice.

Who? If you are intending to sit the Diploma, MFD1, MFD2 or indeed our specialist Fellowship examinations, this is just the Live Online Event for you.

What? Whether you are at the beginning of your exam journey and have a subject that you find difficult to get your head around, or you are at a more advanced level and may have a difficult case scenario you want to discuss, we are here to help.

When? At your convenience. Just book a time slot that suits you.

How? Learn on your own or in a “study club”, with up to 3 friends. Submit your questions in advance. Our expert panel will be able to guide you live online in their respective fields over a 1 hr session. CPD-certified.

Cost? Prices start at €50 for 1 hr (when sharing with friends).

Spaces are limited. We recommend early booking using our upcoming tutorial calendar.

Book An Online Tutorial

Tutor SA

About me

Oral Medicine (BDS MFDS MBChB FDSRCS (Oral Med) GDL PgCert

Hello I'm Stephen,

I am currently a joint academic Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Oral Medicine and Acting Associate Director for Oral Surgery/Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology and previous Associate Director for the Foundations of Practice Group for the BDS course at Queens University Belfast. I qualified in Dentistry in 2000 (BDS Dundee) and undertook training posts in Scotland and Northern Ireland. I attained dual qualification in Medicine 2008 (MBChB Dundee). Following posts in hospital and dental practice I was clinical lead for a final year (5BDS) Dental Outreach Centre in Arbroath for the University of Dundee. I entered formal Specialist Training at Liverpool University Dental Hospital (2014) gaining ISFE and CCST in Oral Medicine in February 2018 (RCS Edin).  Outside Oral Medicine I have interests in Law and Ethics and teaching having completed both Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education (PGCert) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) examinations. I sit on the Specialty Advisory Boards (SAB) for Oral Surgery/ Oral Medicine and Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (MFDS) for the Royal Edinburgh College. I examine MFDS in the UK and international centres including Egypt and Malaysia. I have published articles, posters, and national talks on various areas of Oral Medicine.

Teaching & Tutoring Experience/Expertise

I have many years’ experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate dental and medical professionals. This includes one-one chairside, tutorial, lecture based and online delivery using a variety of mediums to provide a learner centred environment.

I feel I can help answer your questions in a coaching manner that will aid your development from whatever your background or chosen career destination. My aim to help make your clinical decisions adept in this complex field and more widely across the field of dentistry using fundamental principles. I welcome the opportunity to act as personal tutor helping fellow professionals in their quest to improve their knowledge and skills in this complex and potentially litigious interface between Medicine and Dentistry.

Tutor PC

About me

Endodontics BDentSc(TCD) MSD(Endodontics IU) FFDRCSI, FICD, FACD

Hi I’m Pat,

I have spent the last 40 years as a specialist endodontist.

I obtained my general dental qualification in 1981 at Trinity College Dublin.

I attended Indiana University School of Dentistry in the US and obtained a Certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry Degree in endodontics in 1986.

I opened a specialist endodontic practice in 1986 in Dublin, Ireland, and have been a practicing clinician in endodontics since then.

I regularly lecture on endodontics in Ireland and abroad and have given many post-graduate hands-on courses over the past 35 plus years.

I am a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists, a founding member of the Irish Endodontic Society and a past president of the Society.

I am a past president of the Irish Dental Association.

I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a past board member and vice-dean of the faculty.

I have examined at both the MFD2 and FFD(endo) examinations at the Faculty and have been involved in courses given by the Faculty in Ireland, Bahrain, Qatar and Sudan.

My Areas of Expertise

As a practicing endodontist my main focus is on the diagnosis and management of conditions of the dental pulp. 

Root canal treatment is technique sensitive and obtaining consistency is key to obtaining the best prognosis in those teeth that require treatment.  Overcoming difficulties in locating, negotiating and disinfecting root canals provide for the best outcomes and an endodontist gains experiencing in dealing with such complex issues. 

My goal is to share information that I have gained over the years to identify these issues, overcome them and improve the success rate of treatment.

Tutor JM

About me

Oral Surgery (BSC(Hons) BDS PhD FDSRCS FDSRCS(Oral Surgery) FFDRCSI) - Queens University, Belfast and Leeds University

Hi I'm John,

I have been educated at two Russell Group Universities and I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of both England and Ireland. I am an expert in my field of Oral Surgery.

I have published widely in my areas of expertise.

I have 35 years of post-graduate clinical experience in dentistry.

I am a Professor in Oral Surgery and a Past Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

I have wealth of lived professional experience and perspective which I hope to share with you as your personal tutor.

Teaching & Tutoring Experience

I think I am an excellent and enthusiastic communicator.

I am sure I can help you navigate the increasingly complex clinical world that you will practice in, by helping you to develop your critical thinking ,deductive reasoning and beyond to inductive reasoning that will help you to deliver safe, effective and efficient dental care to your patients and will certainly help to keep you less anxious, happier and more interested and enthused in your job.

I am able to do this because of my lived experience.

In my role as Lecturer (1993-2000) and Senior Lecturer/Consultant at QUB (2000-2012) I have been involved in leading on course delivery and development including first hand extensive experience of lecturing , small group teaching, one-to one chairside teaching and on-line teaching.

As a full -time NHS consultant in oral Surgery (2012-to date) I have continued to teach at chairside from year 3-5 as well as Dental Core Trainees and specialist trainees.

My historic and ongoing services to QUB have been recognised by the award of an Honorary Professorship by QUB in 2021.

In my time I have presented countless tutorials, lectures and hands-on courses in Oral surgery and related subjects.

Whether you are entering postgraduate practice as a "safe beginner" or moving beyond to specialism and its associated examinations, I know I can help you in your journey.

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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




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