UCC graduate promoted to professor at Cardiff

RCSI dental faculty board member appointed as new professor of restorative dentistry

Chris Lynch, Cork graduate and board member of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, has been appointed professor of restorative dentistry at Cardiff University.

Professor Lynch gained his BDS from UCC in 1999 and also holds an InterCollegiate Specialty Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry (RCSI 2006), a PhD (2007), and ad eundem fellowships from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FFGDP UK 2013) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FFD 2013).

He has achieved international recognition with Fellowships from the Academy of Dental Materials (2014), the American College of Dentists (2011) and the International College of Dentists (2015). Prof Lynch has also received the Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the Association for Dental Education in Europe (2014).

A recognised expert in operative dentistry and dental education, Prof Lynch has published 135 papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a textbook on Successful posterior composites. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dentistry, the leading international journal in the field of restorative dentistry as well as a popular international lecturer and examiner, with recent invited lectures in the US, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.

As well as being an elected board member of the Faculty of Dentistry at RCSI, Dublin, he is also head of the Learning and Scholarship Theme at Cardiff Dental School.