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PhD projects

I am always happy to hear from potential PhD students who are interested in undertaking projects in: 1. Gerodontology 2. Links between oral health and nutrition 3. Oral health services research

20072020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I am specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics working as a Consultant in the Belfast NHS Health and Social Care Trust.  My clinical duties are based in the Centre for Dentistry, Queens University Belfast where I also provide clinical supervision and teaching for dental undergraduates. I am a Principal Investigator based within the Centre for Public Health and a member of the Nutrition and Metabolism and Health Services Research Groups. My research is centred around optomising treatment options for older patients which positively impact their dental and overall health. My current position combines research, clinical teaching and specialist patient care.  

I am the immediate past President of the Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and past President of the European College of Gerodontology (ECG).  I am the President of the Geriatric Oral Research Group (GORG) at IADR.  

My research interests include:

1. Gerodontology

2. Links between oral health and nutrition

3. Patient centred outcomes including Quality of Life measures

4. Health economics

5. Head and neck oncology

Keywords

  • RK Dentistry

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Projects

Research Output

An analysis of the clinical appropriateness of out-of-hours emergency dental prescribing of antibiotics in Northern Ireland

McKay, J., Begley, E., Kerlin, P., O'Carolan, D., Cleary, G., McKenna, G. & Burnett, K., 24 Apr 2020, In : British Dental Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • An RCT of atraumatic restorative treatment for older adults: 5 year results

    Da Mata, C., McKenna, G., Anwigi, L., Hayes, M., Woods, N., O'Mahony, D. & Allen, PF., 09 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Dentistry. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 36 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Adjunct Professor

    McKenna, Gerry (Recipient), 28 Mar 2019

    Prize: Appointment

  • ECG GABA Research Award 2012

    McKenna, Gerry (Recipient), 10 Apr 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

    McKenna, Gerry (Recipient), 01 Sep 2014

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    Niigata University International Collaborative Symposium: Evidence based treatment planning for older adults

    Gerry McKenna (Keynote speaker)

    11 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Evidence-based dentistry (Journal)

    Gerry McKenna (Editorial board member)

    01 Mar 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    International Association for Dental Research 2020: Washington DC

    Gerry McKenna (Programme chair)

    18 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Community Dental Service Northern Ireland Division: Management of the older person

    Gerry McKenna (Invited speaker)

    05 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    International Association for Dental Research Pan European Meeting: Root caries in older adults

    Gerry McKenna (Invited speaker)

    10 Sep 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Press / Media

    Oral Health Matters

    Gerry McKenna

    17/10/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Oral Health Matters

    Gerry McKenna

    17/10/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Same old, same old simply won't do

    Gerry McKenna

    14/03/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Help the Ageing

    Gerry McKenna

    01/02/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BDA Northern Ireland repeats call for urgent action on HPV vaccine

    Gerry McKenna

    15/11/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Thesis

    Association between oral health, dietary intake, saliva and nutritional status

    Author: Logan, D., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: McKenna, G. (Supervisor) & Woodside, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Factors affecting dietary intake, dietary change, nutritional status and appetite in older adults: impact of oral health status

    Author: Wallace, M., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Woodside, J. (Supervisor) & McKenna, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    The Development and Testing Of A Tailored Habit based Dietary Intervention Coupled With Oral Rehabilitation On The Nutritional Status Of Older Patients

    Author: McCrum, L., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: McGowan, L. (Supervisor), McKenna, G. (Supervisor) & Woodside, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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