Disciplines

Discipline  Details Key Staff
Biological Sciences  Link to biological sciences Jeff O Sullivan
Basic  Dental Care   Basic dental care encompasses the assessment of oral and dental health, primary and secondary prevention of dental caries and periodontal diseases, use of minimally invasive adhesive techniques for the restoration of diseased teeth, the use of conventional dental amalgam restorative materials, where appropriate, the preservation of healthy dental pulpal tissue and root canal therapies. Suitable patients are sourced from a number of entry methods: self referral, emergency service, referrals from GDP’s and the HSE. Frank Quinn
Clinical Dental Technology (CDT) Link to Clinical Dental Technology webpage Brendan Grufferty
Dental Hygiene  Link to Dental Hygiene webpage

Yvonne Howell

Dental Implantology This involves the replacement of missing teeth by titanium implants (screws) placed in the bone which become firmly attached and are later used to support crowns, bridges or dentures.   This area involves careful planning, teamwork,  surgical procedures and prosthodontic reconstruction Ioannis Polyzois Brian O Connell Michael O Sullivan Osama Omer
Dental Technology  Link to Dental Technology webpage Catherine Gorman
Fixed Prosthodontics This area of clinical dentistry deals with the reconstruction of broken down teeth and the provision of artificial replacements for missing natural teeth, veneers, crowns, bridges Brian O Connell Michael O Sullivan Brendan Grufferty Philip Hardy
Endodontics  This area of clinical dentistry includes treatments for teeth in which the nerve has died and which, if left untreated, will result in recurrent infection. Hal Duncan
Occlusion and Function  Michael O Sullivan Philip Hardy Osama Omer
Dental Oncology Care:  Dental and Care of the Radiotherapy Patient Head and neck cancer patients are dentally assessed and treated before surgical and radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. Referrals are received from Maxilo-facial and ENT surgeons and from radiation and chemo-oncologists. Long-term dental follow up is provided in the form of preventive dental care with the use of fluorides to strengthen teeth and antiseptics to control dental decay, advice about dry mouth and diet.  It is essential to maintain oral function and long-term quality of life.  Long-term care is provided in collaboration with the general dental practitioner.  Important Information for Patients who receive Radiation Theraphy to the Head Neck Region Denise MacCarthy
Dental Oncology Care:  Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Head and neck cancer patients are dentally assessed and treated before surgical and radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. Long-term follow up is provided in the form of preventive dental care, complex restorative treatment to include fabrication of obturator prostheses – in instances where these are essential for nutrition, oral function and improved quality of life. Osama Omer
Periodontology Periodontology deals with the supporting structures of the teeth (bone, ligament and gums) in health and disease.   Link to PERIODONTOLOGY Denise MacCarthy Ioannis Polyzois
Removable Prosthodontics This area of clinical dentistry deals with the provision of artificial replacements for missing natural teeth.Partial dentures – a denture to replace some missing teethComplete dentures – a denture to replace all teeth Michael O Sullivan Philip Hardy Brian O Connell Brendan Grufferty
Sleep Apnoea This is a medical condition with potentially serious health consequences for which simple dental appliances have been found valuable in its management. Michael O Sullivan Frank Quinn
Special Dental Needs  Special Dental Needs Restorative Dentistry provides care for patients with developmental dental anomalies such as severe hypodontia, amelogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfecta. Michael O Sullivan