Dr. P.J. Byrne

Dr. P.J. Byrne

President of the Irish Dental Association

Dr. P.J. Byrne graduated in Dentistry in 1982 from University College Cork. He held various hospital appointments 1982 – 1989 in Ireland and UK. In 1990 he completed his MSc at the Eastman Dental Institute in Periodontology which was awarded with distinction from the University of London. He was awarded the Sir Wilfred Fish Research Prize by the British Society of Periodontology in 1990. From 1990 – 1991, he was Registrar in the Department of Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, London. In 1991, he was elected by examination F.D.S. Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and F.F.D. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He has been in referral practice in Dublin in Periodontology, Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry, and lecturer in Periodontology at Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Trinity College since 1991. He is Director of the Programme for Clinical Dental Photography since 1998. He was a locum Consultant at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 1992 – 1998, President of the Irish Society of Periodontology from 1998 –2000. He was awarded an F.I.C.D. by the International College of Dentists in 2002 and elected a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2008.  He was elected to the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI in 1999 where he was Vice-Dean 2004, and Dean 2007-2011. He is the current president of the Irish Dental Association.

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