RCSI appoints new dean

Belfast dentist Dr John Marley has been elected as the 18th dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Dr Marley, a native of Belfast and a graduate of Queen’s University, will assume the role in spring 2017, succeeding Dr John Walsh. He undertook his PhD studies at the Leeds Dental Institute, holds a fellowship from the RCSI and also sits on its board. He also holds a fellowship in oral surgery from the RCS(Eng) where he is the current chair of the board of examiners in the tricollegiate speciality examination in oral surgery.

Dr Marley is a consultant in oral surgery and clinical lead within the Dental School in Belfast.

He was previously a senior lecturer in oral surgery and was head of the academic department responsible for the undergraduate teaching of oral surgery, oral medicine and oral pathology. John was the associate head of school (teaching) at Queens University of Belfast Dental School.
More information on the Faculty of Dentistry and its activities can be found at dentistry.rcsi.ie

Dr John Marley (second from the left, back row), is the new dean of dentistry at the RCSI, taking over from Dr John Walsh (front row, third from left)