Niall McGuinness

Programme Director Orthodontics Consultant Orthodontist /Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

Dr Niall McGuinness (PhD, DDS, MScD, BA, BDS, FDS(Orth) RCPS Glasg, MOrth RCSEdin)

Programme Director

  • Edinburgh Dental Institute
  • Deanery of Clinical Sciences
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Dr. McGuinness is director of the MClinDent / DClinDent programme in orthodontics at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. He has published extensively in the orthodontic literature and is a referee for a number of peer-reviewed orthodontic journals.


1980: BA, BDentSc, Trinity College Dublin

1986: F.D.S., Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

1990: D.Orth, M.Orth, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

1991: M.Sc.D., University of Wales

1995: F.D.S. (Orth.), Intercollegiate Speciality Examination in Orthodontics, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

2005: D.D.S., University of Edinburgh

2006: Ph.D., Queens University, Belfast

Research Interests

  • Finite element analysis in orthodontics
  • Head posture and craniofacial development
  • Treatment outcomes in orthodontics
  • Occlusal Indices
  • Biomechanics of fixed appliances

Awards and memberships

Association of University Teachers of Orthodontics Research Prize, British Orthodontic Conference, 1990

Chapman Prize, British Orthodontic Society, 2007

(1) British Dental Association

(2) British Orthodontic Society – (Consultant Orthodontists Group)

(3) Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland

(4) Dental Protection - Medical Protection Society

(5) Hon. Member, Sri Lanka Orthodontic Society.

(6) Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland