Anne O’Connell is Head of Child Dental Health and Director of the PG programme in Paediatric Dentistry, as well as Leader of the Trauma Team in the Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Ireland. She trained in the Eastman Dental Center, USA and is Board certified. She also has a degree in Cariology from the University of Rochester, New York, USA. She has held academic/research positions at the Eastman Dental Center, the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Anne has numerous peer-reviewed publications in both basic science and clinical dentistry. She has extensive knowledge and clinical experience in special dental needs, advanced aesthetic restorative care and dental injuries in children. Management and restorative treatment for children with developmental defects of the dentition is a major interest, as well as traumatic injuries. Anne lectures and teaches both nationally and internationally on these topics. She is also very active in numerous national and international dental and scientific committees/organisations. She is currently President- elect of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and Honorary Editor of International Association of Paediatric Dentistry. Anne also maintains a part-time private practice limited to Paediatric Dentistry in Dublin.