Anne O’Connell is the Academic Consultant and Head of Child Dental Health and Director of the PG programme in Paediatric Dentistry in the Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Ireland. She is a Board Certified Paediatric Dentist who trained in the Eastman Dental Center with a degree in Cariology from the University of Rochester, New York, USA. She has been an active clinician and academician in Eastman Dental Center, the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, USA. Anne has numerous peer-reviewed publications in both basic science and clinical dentistry. Her areas of interest include restorative treatment for children, trauma, infant oral health and developmental defects of the dentition, and lectures both nationally and internationally on these topics. She has leads both the Trauma and Paediatric Special Dental Needs service in the Hospital. She is also active on 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.