Dr. John S Walsh
Immediate Past Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI and continues in specialist practice in Orthodontics and Paediatric dentistry
BDentSc, MSD (Paed) Indiana U, MSD (Orth) U. Washington,
Diplomate American Board of Paediatric Dentistry,
FFDRCSI, FACD, FICD
He is a past President of the Metropolitan Branch of the Irish Dental Association and has served on both the Dental Council and the Council of the Irish Dental Association.
He was a trustee of the Irish Dental Health Foundation for over twenty years.
He has served on the Board of RCSI for a number of years and became Dean in 2014.
He is currently Immediate Past Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI and continues in specialist practice in Orthodontics and Paediatric dentistry.
Dr John Walsh went to secondary school at De La Salle College, Churchtown Dublin. He received his undergraduate dental degree from Trinity College in 1974 and was awarded the Sheldon Friel Prize.
After a year in private practice in England he received the American Dental Society of Europe Scholarship award that enabled him to attend the Graduate Paedodontic Program at Indiana University School of Dentistry where he received his Master’s Degree in 1977. He was awarded the Ralph E. McDonald Scholarship and the G. R. Baker prize. Subsequently he gained entry to the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the University of Washington from where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics in 1986. On his return to Ireland he continued to participate as a part time lecturer in the Division of Child Dental Health at Dublin University Dental Hospital.
In 1989 he became the first European to successfully complete the Board certification process of the American Board of Paediatric Dentistry.
He was awarded an FFD (Ad Eundem) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1997.
He has also received the FICD and the FACD. He has lectured extensively at home and abroad in the areas of both Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.