The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is delighted to announce that its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 2013 will be held in Dublin on October 24 and 25, 2013. The title of this year’s ASM is ‘Surgical Aspects of Dental Practice’, and the meeting will include lectures on dentoalveolar surgery, implant dentistry, temporomandibular disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, general anaesthesia and sedation in dental practice, and periodontal and endodontic surgery. Confirmed international speakers include: Dr Karl DeLeeuw, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, USA, on ‘Surgical Aspects of Temporomandibular Disorders’; Dr Steve Scrivani, Tufts University Boston, USA, on ‘Trigeminal Neuralgia’; Dr Leonard Kaban, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, on ‘Historical Role of Dental Surgeons in General Anaesthesia’; Dr Tony Pogrel, Univ California San Francisco, on ‘Complications in Implantology’; and, Professor Tara Renton, Kings College Dental Institute, London, UK, on ‘Avoiding complications in Dentoalveolar Surgery’. We also have many renowned national speakers, including Dr Dermot Canavan on ‘Non surgical management of TMD’, Dr Pat Cleary on ‘Surgical Endodontics, Dr Anne O’Donoghue on ‘Periodontal Surgery’, Dr Gerry Cleary on ‘Surgical-Prosthodontic Interface in Implant Dentistry’, Dr Peter Cowan on ‘Osseointegration’, and Professor Duncan Sleeman on ‘Dentoalveolar Surgery’.

This year is of special significance as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Faculty’s establishment (1963-2013). We encourage all of our graduates (e.g., Members, Fellows) and our many friends who have attended our ASMs over the years to attend during this special 50th anniversary year. Those who wish to register interest for this meeting, and would like to be kept updated on the event, should email the Faculty office at: facdentistry@rcsi.ie.