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Saturday 13th May 2023

Venue: The View at The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Join us as our guest speaker Prof Hal Duncan presents:

"Vital Pulp Treatment: Basic Science, Translational Research, Protocols and Guidelines for Practice."


About The Event

Time & Location

13 May 2023, 09:30 am (Registration from 09.00 am)

Venue: The View at the Royal College of Surgeons of England,  38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE

Speaker Profile

Prof Henry (Hal) Duncan BDS, FDS RCS, FFD RCSI, MClin Dent, MRD RCS (Endo), PhD

Professor/Consultant in Endodontics, Director of Research, Trinity Dental College, Dublin Dental University Hospital

Received his dental degree from the University of Glasgow and his endodontic speciality training in Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London. For ten years, he worked part-time in specialist referral endodontic practice. He completed his PhD in the University of Birmingham (supervised by Professor(s) Tony Smith, Paul Cooper, Garry Fleming) on the subject of ‘Epigenetic approaches to the role of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors (HDACi) in promoting dentine-pulp reparative mechanisms’. As an Academic Consultant in Endodontics, he has led endodontic teaching, service delivery and research in Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) for the last 14 years. He has published over 90 international peer-reviewed scientific articles, 45 research abstracts, 17 book chapters as well as editing 2 textbooks. He was the primary author of the recent European Society of Endodontology (ESE) position statement on ‘Management of deep caries and the exposed pulp’ and is the lead of the ongoing ‘ESE S3-level Guidelines for the Treatment of Endodontic Disease’. He is the current Editor-In-Chief of the International Endodontic Journal, an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Dental Medicine and on the editorial board of the Journal of Dental Research. Hal has completed three sponsored research fellowships in New York University/Rutgers University investigating the role of epigenetic-modifying agents on tooth development and regeneration as well as multiple research grants as principal investigator. In DDUH, he currently maintains a research lab and supervises several clinical and scientifically trained PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in basic and translational pulp biology and endodontics. Currently, within his discipline, he is the Director of Research in the DDUH, the president-elect of the ESE, a Member of the Executive Board of the ESE as well as a past-president of the Irish Endodontic Society, ex-Chair of the Membership Committee of the ESE and ex-European Representative of the ESE of the Irish Endodontic Society. Within the IADR, he is a previous winner of the Irish Division Senior Hatton prize 2013, the John Gray Fellowship 2012 and a winner of the Centennial Emerging Leader Award Winner - Pan European Region in 2020. He is the current President of the Irish Division of the IADR, the Vice-President of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of the IADR and a Board Member of the Pan European Region of the IADR.



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