QUB specialist gives Swiss lecture

A restorative consultant and senior clinical lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) was invited to give a prestigious lecture at the University of Bern recently.

Dr Gerry McKenna was asked to give the Spring Invitational Lecture by Professor Martin Schimmel, head of gerodontology and removable prosthodontics and Professor Adrian Lussi, director of the Faculty of Dentistry.

Dr McKenna, who is currently president of the European College of Gerodontology, spoke on “Managing the ageing population: an evidence-based approach to gerodontology”. In his talk he discussed a range of issues, including dental management of older patients, nutritional outcomes and health economics.

The former University College Cork lecturer is a specialist in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics working as a consultant in the Belfast NHS Health and Social Care Trust. As well as clinical duties at QUB’s Centre for Dentistry, he also provides clinical supervision and teaching for dental undergraduates, is a senior lecturer based within the Centre for Public Health and a member of the Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group.