New journal editor appointed

Dr Cristiane da Mata has been appointed as Honorary Editor of the Journal of the Irish Dental Association. Cristiane will take over from Dr Ciara Scott, who has reached the end of her term of office.

Cristiane qualified as a dentist from the UFMG, Brazil, in 2000, and after working in practice for a few years, she moved to Ireland where she decided to pursue an academic career. She has worked as a Senior House Officer in Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry, and completed a Master’s in Public health and a PhD on the use of the atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) in older patients.

Cristiane is a lecturer in restorative dentistry in the Cork University Dental School and Hospital. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students, is a year and module lead, and recently chaired the School’s Athena Swan Committee, which resulted in a Bronze Award for the School in 2020.

Cristiane has published extensively in high-impact journals and is a member of the European College of Gerodontology and the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) collaborating with a number of dentists and researchers nationally and internationally. Her areas of interest include minimally invasive dentistry, ART, cariology, gerodontology, quality of life, and dental public health.