Professor Chris Lynch commences term as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI

20 Mar 2023
Professor Chris Lynch

Professor Chris Lynch has been installed as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Professor Lynch is the twentieth Dean of the Faculty, and he will serve a term of 3 years.  

The Faculty of Dentistry is one RCSI’s Surgical Postgraduate Faculties and its activity concerns post- qualification education and training for dentists in Ireland and overseas. Professor Lynch follows previous Cork Dental Hospital staff members who have previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry (Professor Brian Barrett (1984 – 1987) and Mr Tim Holland (1995 – 1998)).

Professor Chris Lynch is Professor & Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Cork University Dental School & Hospital/ University College Cork. He has previously served as Vice Dean of the Faculty Dentistry RCSI (2019 – 2021). Professor Lynch has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dentistry since 2011, one of the leading international dental journals (current impact factor: 4.991).

Professor Lynch was awarded a Senior Doctorate in Dentistry, by assessment, from Cardiff University in 2019. He was awarded a Principal Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy UK in 2019. Following a competitive process, Chris was awarded one of Ireland’s inaugural National Learning & Teaching Research Fellowships in 2020 (Chris was one of 5 individuals recognised at this time, and the only awardee outside the greater Dublin area).

Chris Lynch graduated from University College Cork in 1999. He completed his higher specialist training in Cork from 2001 – 2006. From 2006 – 2017, Chris worked at Cardiff University, where he held the position of Professor of Restorative Dentistry & Dental Education prior to his return to Cork.

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Professor Chris Lynch

Cork University Dental School & Hospital

Wilton, Cork, Ireland