From left: Dr PJ Byrne; Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Professor Gerard Kearns; Dr Patrick Palacci, recipient of the Edward Leo Sheridan Medal; and, RCSI President Professor Patrick Broe.

From left: Dr PJ Byrne; Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Professor Gerard Kearns; Dr Patrick Palacci, recipient of the Edward Leo Sheridan Medal; and, RCSI President Professor Patrick Broe.

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI) once again hosted an excellent Annual Scientific Meeting on October 25 and 26.

The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Restorative Dentistry and Aesthetics’, and Faculty Dean Professor Gerard Kearns welcomed delegates to a meeting that featured presentations on: psychological aspects of appearance and dentistry; aspects of smile design; composites and aesthetics; and, an update on tooth whitening.

Among the highlights of the meeting was the delivery of the Edward Leo Sheridan Lecture, ‘Optimum aesthetics in implant dentistry’ by Dr Patrick Palacci, a world-renowned expert in osseointegration who is based in Marseille, France.

The College also presented a number of undergraduate and postgraduate awards at the meeting. Caoimhe McVeigh was the recipient of the Prof. John McGimpsey Prize, the Dr Leo Heslin Medal was awarded to James Parish, the Dr Aidan Cowan Medal was awarded to David McReynolds, and Dr Gerry McKenna was the recipient of the IADR/RCSI Postgraduate Prize for Clinical Research.