A Portarlington dentist has become the first person in Ireland to receive a gold medal award from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS Eng).
Dr Jerome P Sullivan was recently awarded an inaugural gold medal.
Having completed the Diploma in Implant Dentistry through the RCS at the advanced level, Dr Sullivan received the award for the standard of his clinical cases.
So far, Dr Sullivan is the only clinician from Ireland who has passed the diploma at the advanced level.
Out of all the candidates who have embarked on the course over the past 10 years, he is also the only one to have received a special gold medal from the RCS.
Dr Sullivan is the principal dentist at Gracefield Dental in Portarlington which has a staff of nine.
Gracefield Dental provide a full range of dental treatments along with cosmetic treatments.