Caoimhin Mac Giolla Phadraig
Assistant Prof in Public Dental Health, Dental Science

Biography

My name is Caoimhin Mac Giolla Phadraig. Everyone calls me Kev. I am a Dub and a Gaeilgeoir. I am also a Special Care Dentist and a lecturer. I am also a committed activist for people with disabilities and a researcher. I see clinical Special Care Dental service as a privilege. I believe in research as a means of social change, as a tool to develop better services for people with disabilities in Ireland. I see undergraduate and postgraduate education as a means of amplifying such change across the profession. My career has developed according to these principles.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mac Giolla, Phadraig C., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., Nunn, J., McCarron, M, Non-restrictive support strategies for adults with intellectual disabilities: A focus group study exploring dentists decision making and communication., Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Mac Giolla Phadraig, Caoimhin, Dougall, Alison, Stapleton, Siobhan, McGeown, Danielle, Nunn, June, Guerin, Suzanne, What should dental services for people with disabilities in Ireland be like? Agreed priorities from a focus group of people with learning disabilities, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016, pDOI 10.1111/bld.12152 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Mac Giolla Phadraig C, Nunn J, Guerin S, Normand C., Should we provide oral health training for staff caring for people with intellectual disabilities in community based residential care? A cost-effectiveness analysis, Evaluation and Programme Planning, 55, 2016, p46 - 54 Journal Article, 2016

C Waldron · C MacGiolla Phadraig · C Comiskey · J Nunn, Oral health interventions for children and adolescents with disabilities; a scoping review, Journal of Disability and Oral Health, DOI:10.443/JDOH/Wald, (Dec), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Caoimhin MacGiolla, Phadraig., McCarron, M, The relationship between diet, nutrition and dentate status among older adults with disabilities, 23rd iADH Congress in Conjuction with the SCDA 28th Annual Meeting, Chicago, 17th April, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

MacGiolla Phadraig C., McCarron M. , Burke E., Cleary E., McGlinchey E., McCallion P., Nunn., J., Total tooth loss and complete denture use in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, , 75, (2), 2015, p101 - 108 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Mac Giolla Phadraig C, Guerin S, Nunn J, Should we educate care staff to improve the oral health and oral hygiene of people with intellectual disability in residential care? Real world lessons from a randomized controlled trial., Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Mac Giolla, Phadraig C., Burke, E., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., Nunn, J., McCarron, M, Dental attendance among older adults with intellectual disabilities in ireland, Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day, Trinity College, 16th September, 2015 Poster, 2015

Mac Giolla Phadraig C, McCallion P, Cleary E, McGlinchey E, Burke E, McCarron M, Nunn J, Total tooth loss and complete denture use in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland., Journal of public health dentistry, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Phadraig C MG, Burke E, McCallion P, McGlinchey E, Nunn J, McCarron M, Dental attendance among older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland., Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, 34, (6), 2014, p265-72 Journal Article, 2014

Mac Giolla Phadraig, Caoimhin el Helaali, Ruaa Nunn, June Burke, Eilish Mccallion, Philip Mcglinchey, Emer McCarron, Mary, Reported difficulty tooth and denture cleaning among an ageing population with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Journal of Disability and Oral Health, 15, (2), 2014, p48 - 53 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Mac Giolla, Phadraig C., El-Helaali, R., Nunn, J H., Burke, E., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M , National levels of reported difficulty in tooth and denture cleaning among an ageing population with intellectual disabilities., 15, (3), 2014, p48 - 53 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Mac Giolla Phadraig C, Nunn J, Dougall A, O'Neill E, McLoughlin J, Guerin S, What should dental services for people with disabilities be like? Results of an irish delphi panel survey., PloS one, 9, (11), 2014, pe113393 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Mac Giolla Phadraig C, Nunn JH, Tornsey O, Timms M, Does Special Care Dentistry undergraduate teaching improve dental student attitudes towards people with disabilities?, European journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Mac Giolla Phadraig, C., Burke, E., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., Nunn, J, Dental attendance among older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland., Special Care in Dentistry, 34, (6), 2014, p265 - 272 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Mac Giolla Phadraig C, Guerin S, Nunn J, Train the trainer? A randomized controlled trial of a multi-tiered oral health education programme in community-based residential services for adults with intellectual disability., Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, 41, 2013, p182 - 192 Journal Article, 2013

Faulks D, Norderyd J, Molina G, Macgiolla Phadraig C, Scagnet G, Eschevins C, Hennequin M, Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to Describe Children Referred to Special Care or Paediatric Dental Services., PloS one, 8, (4), 2013, pe61993 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Mac Giolla Caoimhin, P; McCallion, P., Nunn, J., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Cleary, E., McCarron, M, Total tooth loss and complete denture use in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Gerondontology, 13, 2013, p1 - 13 Journal Article, 2013

MacGiolla C, Cleary C, Dental project Uganda., Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 51, (4), 2005, p182-4 Journal Article, 2005

Research Expertise

Description

I have received training in applied research methodology in centres including TCD and UCD. I have published peer reviewed articles relevant to special care dentistry, specifically in epidemiology, ageing, health promotion, health-services research and education. I have applied for five grants. I have received six awards and distinctions relevant to special care dentistry. I am currently involved in a number of fields of research including: Oral health and disability Oral health services Ageing and intellectual disability (ID) Behaviour support Oral Health Promotion for people with ID

Recognition

Representations

President of the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health 2016-2017

Representative of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland on the Standing Advisory Committee for Special Care Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons, UK. 2014-2017

Awards and Honours

Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health Research Bursary Award June 2016

Open Access Research in Primary Care Award, HSE Open Access Research Advisory Group December 2014

Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health Research Bursary Award June 2014

Rodney Dockrell Bursary 2013, Dublin Dental University Hospital July 2013

Foundation Bursary Research Award, The Oral Health Promotion Research Group (Irish Link) Dental Health October 2010

Basic Research Award, 20th World Congress on Disability and Oral Health (International Association of Disability and Oral Health) August 2010

Biannual Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health / Dental Health Foundation Bursary Award June 2010

Memberships

President Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health 2016 – 2017

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons 2005

Member of the Dental Sedation Teacher's Group, UK 2013

Member of the Irish Dental Association 2014

Membership of the International Association of Disability and Oral Health 2008

Committee member of Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health 2008