Skip to Content

Find an Expert

Dr Gerry McKenna

Clinical Reader / Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS)

Dr McKenna combines specialist patient care with dental education and research. His research is focused on improving oral health particularly for older adults.

Dr Gerry McKenna is a specialist clinician working as a consultant in Restorative Dentistry for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.  He is a senior member of teaching staff within the Centre for Dentistry and a Principal Investigator within the Centre for Public Health.  His research is focused on improving treatment for patients, particularly older adults, which positively impact their oral and systemic health and quality of life.  He holds leadership positions in a number of national and international organisations including President of the Geriatric Oral Research Group (GORG) within the International Association for Dental Research, Past President of the European College of Gerodontolgy and Chair of the Northern Ireland Hospitals Group for the British Dental Association (BDA). 

Dentistry Gerodontology Oral Cancer Oral Health
Areas of Expertise

Dentistry, Oral Health, Gerodontology, Oral Health of Older People, Oral Health in Care Homes, Oral Cancer

Media Experience

Experience of providing expert comments to written media and working with journalists to frame issues for publication particularly in collaboration with the British Dental Association. 

Notable coverage

Associated Research Centres / Projects

Dr Gerry McKenna
Contact Information

For more information or to book an interview, email 


Academic Profile