Professor Blánaid Daly

Blánaid Daly is Professor of Special Care Dentistry at the School of Dental Science, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) within the Dublin1 Bl naid Daly Dental University Hospital (DDUH). After qualifying as a dentist from TCD, and prior to working at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Blánaid worked in the public/community dental services. Blánaid joined the Dental School at King's College London (KCL) and studied for a PhD in Dental Public Health (DPH). For the last thirty years, Blánaid combined her academic interest in DPH with the clinical dental specialty of Special Care Dentistry, when returning to Trinity in 2016 as Professor of Special Care Dentistry. In 2020 Blánaid was appointed to the Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health Inequalities and was joint winner of the Aubrey Sheiham award for distinguished research in dental public health, from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). Prof Blánaid Daly was appointed Dean of Dental Affairs and Head of School at the School of Dental Science January 2022. Blánaid’s overarching theme of research interest is in the reduction of oral health inequalities for people living with disabilities and vulnerable groups.