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Dr Ailbhe McDonald
Prosthodontics Unit
UCL Eastman Dental Institiute
256 Grays Inn Rd. London
Tel: 020 7915 1136
Fax: 020 7915 1028
  • Senior Lecturer/ Honorary Consultant
  • Restorative Dental Sciences
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Research Summary
Dr McDonald is interested in Zirconia and implants and collaborates with the Biomaterials unit exploring their innovative aspects. Her clinical research focuses on tooth restorability, when to restore or extract teeth and the decision making process. She also works with Microbiology in the evaluation of nasal and oral carriage of MRSA and innovative modes of decontamination.
Teaching Summary
Dr McDonald is involved in teaching on the MSc in Implant Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry and the MClin Dent in Prosthodontics. Her particular areas of interest are: Assessment and restoration of the badly broken down tooth, tooth coloured restorations in load-bearing areas, survival of restorations and implants. As Co-Director of the MSc in Implant Dentistry she leads the continual development of this programme's teaching, learning and assessment. She is an internal examiner for the MSc in Implant Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry, MJDF(London), and external examiner for FFD Prosthodontics and D.Ch.Dent.
Academic Background
1997 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Dentistry Trinity College Dublin
1990 FDS Fellow of Dental Surgery – Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
1986 MSc Master of Science – Dentistry University College London
1981 BSc Bachelor of Science – Dentistry Trinity College Dublin
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