Personal Profile: Editorial Board Journal of Disability and Oral Health

Name: June Nunn (Emeritus Editor)


Present appointment: Dean, School of Dental Science and Professor of Special Care Dentistry


Qualifications: MA, BDS (Dund), PhD (Ncle), FDS RCS (Edin), FDS RCS (Eng), DDPH RCS (Eng), FFD RCSI, FTCD, FRCPCH.


Work contact details:
Address: Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, Ireland


Memberships / External Activities:

Member of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, UK and Ireland 1998
Member of the UK Medical Advisory Group of the Ectodermal
Dysplasia Society 2000-
Convenor, Teachers Group, BSDH 2002-5
Expert Panel –Public Health, National longitudinal
Study of Childhood –‘Growing up in Ireland’ 2006-
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Council member 2007-
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Professional Development
And Learning Committee 2008-
Royal College of Surgeons of England-Specialist Advisory
Committee for Special Care Dentistry, RCSI Observer 2008-
TILDA- Learning Disability Supplement 2008-
Chair of the UK Trials Steering Committee for the Health
Technology Assessment project 07/44/03 2009-
Committee member, Mouth Cancer Awareness Ireland. Group of patient/ professionals to raise awareness of mouth cancer in Ireland 2009 -
European Science Foundation Research Networking Programme 2010-
Council Member, Dental Council Ireland 2010-
Chair, Auxiliary Dental Workers Committee, Dental Council 2010-


Teaching Profile:

Undergraduate:
Coordinator, programme in Special Care Dentistry, Trinity College Dublin 2001-
Co-author: developing an undergraduate curriculum In Special Care Dentistry
(http://www.bsdh.org/w_PDF/xTeaching_doc_06july04.pdf) 2004
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (4831) 2007

Postgraduate:
Programme Director, D CH Dent, Special Care dentistry, Trinity College Dublin 2007-
Co-Director, Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation 2008-
Development of a CDE module in Special Care Dentistry
as part of the Dip Clin Dent programme 2010-
Research Supervision: 5 PhDs; 17 Masters; 1 M Phil. External examiner UK and mainland Europe for PhDs.


Awards / Prizes:

British Council Visiting Scholar 1990-1993
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2003
Honorary Life Member, British Society for Disability and
Oral Health 2007
Lifetime Achievement Award, International Association for Disability and
Oral Health 2008
Honorary Life Member, Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health 2009


Research Interests:

Oral health and disability, epidemiology and oral health.


Clinical Interests-

provision of comprehensive dental care for all people with impairments


Selected Publications:

Owens L, Claffey N, O'Sullivan M, Houston F, Nunn J. The placement of implants in patients who are medically or intellectually compromised. A review of the literature and case reports. J Disabil Oral Health 2009; 10: 107-114.

Prabhu N, Nunn JH, Evans D, Girdler N. Access to dental care- Parents and carers views on dental treatment services for people with disabilities. Spec Care Dent 2010: 30: 35-45.

McGovern E. O’Meara A, Fleming P, Owens L, Nunn J, Bolas A. Oral features and Dental Health in Hurler Syndrome following Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Int J Paediatr Dent 2010;20:322-9.

Smith G, Rooney Y, Nunn J. Provision of dental care for special care patients - the view of Irish dentists. J Ir Dent Assoc 2010;56:50-54.


Selected Projects/Publications in Special Care Dentistry: list up to 4

Crowley E, Whelton H, Murphy A, Kelleher V, Cronin M, Flannery E, Nunn J. Oral Health of Adults with an Intellectual Disability in Residential Care in Ireland 2003. Department of Health and Children, Dublin 2005.

Elliot I, Nunn JH, Sadlier D. Oral Health and Disability, The Way Forward. National Disability Authority, Dublin Ireland.2005. www.nda.ie.

Whelton H, Crowley E, Nunn J, Murphy A, Kelleher E, Guiney H, Cronin M, Flannery E. Oral Health of children attending special needs schools and day centres. Department of Health and Children. 2009.

Dalley K Nunn J, Davies R et al. The provision of oral health care under general anaesthesia. A Professional Consensus Statement on behalf of the British Society for Disability and Oral Health. The provision of oral health care under general anaesthesia