Paul Dowling | Orthodontist

Paul Dowling qualified from Trinity College Dental School in 1987 and completed his Specialist Training in Orthodontics in 1995.

From 1995-2004 Paul held Academic Positions in Trinity College Dublin including Senior Lecturer/ Consultant and Head of Department of Public and Child Dental Health. During this time, his clinical work involved tertiary referral work such as management of cleft palate and craniofacial patients as well as complex cases involving multiple dental disciplines. His research interests included orthodontic mechanics, dental education and orthodontic treatment outcomes in association with the University of Oslo.

In 2004 Paul established an Orthodontic Specialist Practice and continues to be involved in Orthodontic Specialist Education part-time.

Curriculum Vitae


1987 B.A., B.Dent.Sc..  Dental Degree - Trinity College Dublin
1991 F.D.S. (RCSI) General Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
1994 D.Orth. (RCSEdin) Diploma in Orthodontics Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
1995 M.Orth.(RCSEdin) Membership in Orthodontics Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
1995 M.Dent.Sc. Masters of Dental Science Trinity College Dublin
1997 Dip.Med.Man.(RCSI) Diploma in Management for Medical Doctors Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
1998 FDS(Orth) Intercollegiate Specialist Fellowship in Orthodontics

Notable Positions Held

President Orthodontic Society of Ireland (2009 - 2010)

Examiner in M.Orth. - Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Examiner in MFD examination - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Head of University Department (Public & Child Dental Health) Trinity College Dublin  (1999 - 2001)

Director of Specialist Postgraduate Orthodontic Training Programme (2001 - 2005)

Senior Lecturer Consultant in Orthodontics (1999 - 2005)


Espeland L, Dowling PA, Mobarak KA, Stenvik A. Three-year stability of open-bite correction by 1-piece maxillary osteotomy. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008 Jul;134(1):60-6.

Dowling PA, Espeland L, Sandvik L, Mobarak KA, Hogevold HE. LeFort I maxillary advancement: 3-year stability and risk factors for relapse. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2005 Nov;128(5):560-7; quiz 669.

Fleming PS, Dowling PA. A survey of undergraduate orthodontic training and orthodontic practices by general dental practitioners. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2005 Summer;51(2):68-72.

Butler J, Dowling P. Orthodontic bonded retainers. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2005 Spring;51(1):29-32. Review.

Dowling PA, Delap E, Bucur MV, Shanley DB. Towards higher standards in dental and stomatological education in Europe. J Am Coll Dent. 2003 Spring;70(1):11-4.

Lynch CD, Farrelly-Phipps H, O'Byrne MT, Scheller C, McConnell RJ, Dowling P. The National Dental Nurse Training Programme of Ireland. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2003;49(4):139-41.

Shanley DB, Dowling PA, Claffey N, Nattestad A. European convergence towards higher standards in dental education: the DentEd Thematic Network Project. Med Educ. 2002 Feb;36(2):186-92.

Shanley DB, Dowling PA. Assessment in postgraduate dental education. Med Educ. 2001 Jun;35(6):526-7.

Dowling PA, Fleming P, Gorlin RJ, King M, Nevin NC, McEntagart M. The KBG syndrome, characteristic dental findings: a case report. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2001 Mar;11(2):131-4.

Delap TG, Dowling PA, McGilligan T, Vijaya-Sekaran S. Bilateral pulmonary aspiration of intact teeth following maxillofacial trauma. Endod Dent Traumatol. 1999 Aug;15(4):190-2.

Dowling PA, Fleming P, Corcoran F. A case report of pre-eruptive coronal resorption in a mandibular canine. Dent Update. 1999 Dec;26(10):444-5.

Dowling P, Oliver R. Undergraduate orthodontic education in Europe. J Orthod. 2000 Jun;27(2):187-8.

Dowling PA, Fleming P, Saunders ID, Gorlin RJ, Napier SS. Odontogenic keratocysts in a 5-year-old: initial manifestations of nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Pediatr Dent. 2000 Jan-Feb;22(1):53-5.

Dowling PA, Espeland L, Krogstad O, Stenvik A, Kelly A. Duration of orthodontic treatment involving orthognathic surgery. Int J Adult Orthodon Orthognath Surg. 1999;14(2):146-52.

O'Reilly D, Dowling PA, Lagerstrom L, Swartz ML. An ex-vivo investigation into the effect of bracket displacement on the resistance to sliding. Br J Orthod. 1999 Sep;26(3):219-27.

Dowling PA, Jones WB, Lagerstrom L, Sandham JA. An investigation into the behavioural characteristics of orthodontic elastomeric modules. Br J Orthod. 1998 Aug;25(3):197-202.

Dowling PA, Delap EA. A case with bilateral paired maxillary supernumerary incisor teeth of supplemental and tuberculate form. Int J Paediatr Dent. 1997 Jun;7(2):91-4.

Dowling PA, Fitzpatrick PJ, Garvey MT, McNamara CM. Eastern Health Board Regional Orthodontic Service: an initial audit. J Ir Dent Assoc. 1997;43(4):107-9.

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