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The MFD RCSI was held in New York in May when we welcomed
NYU Faculty members, Dr Ken Kurtz and Dr Amr Moursi, as
examiners. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with NYU.
The first MFD Part 2 Diet was held in Khartoum, Sudan in January
2013, with approximately 40 students presenting for the exam,
many of whom will return to RCSI in July to be conferred with their
MFD Diploma. This collaboration with Khartoum Dental School was
made possible by the dedication and enthusiasm of Dr Nadia Yahia,
Dean of Khartoum Dental School. It is with great sadness that we
learned of Dr Yahia's untimely passing this year. It was a privilege
for me personally, and also the Faculty of Dentistry at RCSI, to have
collaborated with, and to have known, such a wonderful person and
talented leader.
The MFD and MGDS Programmes continue in Kuwait, their success
built on an excellent academic collaboration between Kuwait
Institute for Medical Specialisation and the Faculty of Dentistry.
I wish to acknowledge the role of Dr Jawad Behbeheni, Dean,
Kuwait Dental School and Director KIMS; and, Dr Essam Zaatar,
Postgraduate Programme Director, for their support of these
programmes over many years.
The MFD Examinations are conducted in a number of other centres
in the Middle East including Bahrain, Jordan and Ajman and I
must acknowledge the hospitality and contribution of Faculty and
examiners in these centres: Professor Elham and Professor Ahed in
Jordan University of Science and Technology; Professor Kifah Jamani
and Dr Darwish Badran at the University of Jordan; Professor Salem
Abu Fanas and Dr Sam Thomas at Ajman University of Science and
Technology; and Professor Robin O'Sullivan and Dr Alberto Quinto
in Bahrain. It was also a pleasure to commence a new collaboration
with Dr Muhammed Rahman, Dean at the Ras Al Khaimah College
of Dental Sciences in the UAE.
Academic Activities In Dublin
The Annual Scientific meeting was held in October 2012 with the
theme `Aesthetic Dentistry'. Dr Patrick Palacci delivered the biannual
Edward Leo Sheridan Lecture on `Implants in the Aesthetic Zone'.
This was an excellent meeting developed and coordinated by Dr
Gerry Cleary, Chair of the Scientific Committee.
The Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry, a newly-established
examination with the first Diet planned for October 2013, has been
developed as a first step on a structured training pathway in Primary
Care Dentistry. It will be preceded by a preparation course to be
held in September, which, combined with the ongoing monthly
postgraduate Saturday morning lecture programme, should provide
attendees with an opportunity to prepare for the examination, as
well as updating their knowledge in general and fulfilling their CPD
requirements in particular.
The recent conferrings were marked by the awarding of FFD
(Ad Eundem) to:
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at New York
University, in recognition of their contribution to the International
RCSI/NYU Oral Surgery Programme; and,
University acknowledging his contribution to Faculty activities
over many years on the Board
I look forward to welcoming Fellows, Members and guests to
the Annual Scientific Meeting in October and also the Gathering
Implant Meeting in December. In particular those Fellows, Members
and friends from overseas are most welcome to the Faculty in this
`Gathering Year'.
Faculty Board
Professor Gerard J. Kearns, Dean
Dr John Walsh, Vice Dean
Mr David Ryan, Honorary Secretary
Dr Gerry Cleary, Honorary Treasurer
Dr Christopher Lynch, Honorary Editor
Dr Christine McCreary, Education Committee Chair
Mr Sean Sheridan , Inspections & Recognition Committee Chair
Dr Declan Corcoran
Dr. Therese Garvey
Dr Sean Malone
Dr John Marley
Professor Robert McConnell
Dr Osama Omer
At the Annual Scientific Meeting 2012 are
Professor Gerry Kearns, Dean of the Faculty;
Dr Patrick Palacci, who delivered the biannual
Edward Leo Sheridan Lecture on `Implants
in the Aesthetic Zone'; and Professor Paddy
Broe, President.