Biography

Dr. Tom Canning is a specialist Prosthodontist. Dr. Canning undertook his undergraduate dental training at the School of Dental Science in Trinity College, graduating in 2000 and receiving the Irish Dental Council prize for Restorative Dentistry.

Upon graduation, Dr. Canning commenced his dental career working as a house officer at the Dublin Dental School and Hospital. Subsequent to this, Dr. Canning worked for four years as a general dental practitioner, both in the U.K. and Ireland. While
working as a general dentist Dr. Canning commenced his further training undertaking the Membership examinations for the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2004. During this period, Dr. Canning developed an interest in complex restorative dental problems and in order to attain the appropriate training for the management of such patients decided to further his education.

In 2005, Dr. Canning ceased clinical dental practice and commenced a three year full time specialist training programme in Prosthodontics at the School of Dental Science, Trinity College, Dublin. Dr. Canning completed his training in 2008 receiving a clinical doctorate in Prosthodontics and graduating with honours. The research thesis forming part of this training was published in the renowned International Journal of Prosthodontics(hyperlnk).

In addition to training as a Prosthodontist Dr. Canning received a certificate in Dental Implant Surgery from the London Institute, Seattle, Washington, USA in 2011.

2008 saw a return to clinical practice for Dr. Canning, this time as a specialist Prosthodontist. He began work at specialist interdisciplinary practices at the Northumberland Institute of Dental Medicine and in G9, The Galway Clinic. This period of time exposed Dr. Canning to a wide range of complex clinical cases and he has developed an expertise in the management of complex dental problems requiring specialist level care.

Together with his clinical practice, Dr. Canning has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on a number of areas in the field of Prosthodontics. A list of his most recent presentations can be found below.

The effect of skeletal pattern on determining articulator settings for prosthodontic rehabilitation: an in vivo study.
Canning T, O’Connell BC, Houston F, O’Sullivan M.
Int J Prosthodont. 2011 Jan-Feb;24(1):16-25.
Acrylic resin jigs as an aid to parallel guiding plane preparation.
Canning T, O’Sullivan M.
J Prosthet Dent. 2008 Feb;99(2):162-4.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Canning has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on a number of areas in the field of Prosthodontics, aesthetic dental procedures and implant dentistry. Some of my most recent presentations are listed here:
Comprehensive Aesthetic Management of Tooth Surface Loss. Lecture presented at the Irish Academy of Aesthetic dentistry ASM, 2009.
Aesthetic Considerations in Prosthodontics. IDA Metro Branch Annual Scientific Meeting
– 26th February 2010.
Management of the worn dentition. IDA Metro Branch Meeting – 15th November 2012
Avoiding problems in Prosthodontics. IDA North Eastern branch – 7th October 2010
Tooth Wear, Etiology, Diagnosis and Management. IDA NorthEastern Branch – 17th September 2009.
Conventional Prosthetic Rehabilitation Of The Periodontal Patient. Joint meeting of the Norwegian Periodontal and Prosthodontics Societies – 2014
Prosthetic Considerations for single tooth implant restorations. Dublin – 2009
Restoration of Single tooth implants Galway – 2009
Implant overdentures, Galway – 2010
Introduction to Dental Implants, North eastern Implant study Group – 2010
Single Tooth Replacement, North eastern Implant study Group – 2010
Implant Restoration of the Partially Dentate Patient. , North eastern Implant study Group – 2011
Implant restoration of the Completely Edentulous Arch. North eastern Implant study Group – 2011
Hands-on course, implant impression making and locator attachments. North eastern Implant study Group – 2011
Hands-on course,2-implant mandibular overdenture. Galway Implant study Group – 2010
Due to the advancing nature of modern dentistry, it is important that dentists and dental specialists maintain a level of continuing professional development to stay at the top of their field. In order to stay at the cutting edge of my field and to be able to utilise the newest developments, I frequently attend courses nationally and internationally and have listed some of these here.
Education:
Undergraduate Dental Degree Trinity College Dublin 1995-2000
Membership of Faculty of Dentistry RCSI 2004
Postgraduate Specialist training in Prosthodontics, Trinity College Dublin 2005-2008
Certificate in Dental Implant Surgery, London Institute, Seattle, Washington, USA 2011
Meetings & Advanced courses:
Irish Dental Association Annual Scientific Meetings
American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago 2006
American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago 2008
American College of Prosthodontics Annual review Course, Chicago 2013
European Association of Osseointegration Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin 2013
Joint meeting of Norwegian Periodontal and Prosthodontic Societies, Norway 2014
Biomet dental implant surgery course, Florida 2011
Sinus Floor elevation course, Vienna 2012

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Dr. Thomas Canning
Dr. Thomas CanningProsthodontist
B.A., B.Dent.Sc, MFD (RCSI), D.Ch.Dent (Prosthodontics)