Jane was the dental specialist on the Environmental Protection Agency’s project team where she worked alongside the EPA inspectors to compile the current Code of Practice for Radiation in Dentistry (2019).
Internationally, Jane’s regulation expertise was acknowledged when, in 2019, she was elected Chair of the Council of European Dentists (CED) working group on Dental Materials and Medical Devices. In this role, she worked closely with dentists and dental associations throughout Europe, the EU Commission and European Dental Manufacturers.
Jane spent five years as a Lecturer in Dental Public Health at the Dublin Dental School and Hospital in the mid-1990s. Currently she lectures on the RCSI’s Diploma in Primary Dental Care and is an MFD (Part II) examiner.
Jane spent three years as a project manager implementing national government strategies in the Eastern Region, including the Primary Care, Cardiovascular, and Drug Strategy. This gave her an insight into regulation in the wider healthcare environment.
She was a member of the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee where she helped develop standards and audit tools for infection prevention and control, and waste management. She has held workshops, lectures and webinars on dental regulation and clinical compliance.
Jane completed a Certificate in Health and Safety (UCD), and a Certificate in Medical Devices Decontamination (DIT).