Congratulations to Prof. Hal Duncan on becoming ESE President
21 January 2024
Professor Hal Duncan is the new President of the ESE and will serve until the end of 2025. He originally received his dental degree from the University of Glasgow and his endodontic speciality training in Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London. For ten years, he worked part-time in specialist referral endodontic practice. He completed his PhD in the University of Birmingham and has been an Academic Consultant in Endodontics in Dublin where he has led endodontic teaching, service delivery and research in Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) for the last 15 years. He has published over 140 international peer-reviewed scientific articles, 50 research abstracts, 18 book chapters as well as editing 3 textbooks. He was the primary author of the recent European Society of Endodontology (ESE) position statement on ‘Management of deep caries and the exposed pulp’ and the lead of the ‘ESE S3-level Guidelines for the Treatment of Endodontic Disease’. He has been the Editor in Chief of the International Endodontic Journal since 2022. In DDUH, he currently maintains a research lab and supervises several clinical and scientifically trained PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in basic and translational pulp biology and endodontics. Within the ESE he is an ex-Chair of the Membership Committee, a Member of the Executive Board and an ex-Irish country representative. He is a past president of the Irish Endodontic Society.