Gaby Bissett, Author at Irish Dentistry
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Gaby Bissett

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‘Irreparable damage’ – calls for government to prioritise patients

Dentists in Ireland have ‘lost faith’ in the Department of Health to listen to the profession and take action. At its AGM this month, the Irish Dental Association (IDA) said dentistry needs to prioritise the patient. Dr Anne O’Neill is the outgoing president and said dentists need to see positive changes to dental care. Substantive … Continued

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Deaf Awareness Week – why sign language is important in dentistry

As Deaf Awareness Week comes to a close, Gemma Forsythe – a dental nurse from Northern Ireland – discusses how she has applied sign language in practice and how it has improved her communication. I decided to take the Basic British Sign Language course during the first lockdown back in March 2020. It is something … Continued

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Four fifths of UK adults at increased risk of tooth decay

More than 45 million adults across the UK are at higher risk of tooth decay. This is according to new research from the Oral Health Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive. It found that more than four in five (84%) of all UK adults falls within groups that put them at heightened risk of the disease. The findings also … Continued

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Exposure to secondhand smoke can increase risk of oral cancer

People who are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke could have a 51% higher risk of developing oral cancer, research suggests. This is according to a new study published in Tobacco Control. It shows that inhaling secondhand smoke counts as a significant risk factor when it comes to developing oral cancer. Oral cancers – which includes lip, oropharynx and … Continued

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Dental nurse sponsorship scheme kicks off in Northern Ireland

A new fully-funded programme for dental nurses has launched in Northern Ireland in a bid to secure the future of the profession. Portman Dental Care has joined forces with South West College in Dungannon to kick off a new apprenticeship scheme for dental nurses. Each candidate will experience one of Portman’s 11 practices scattered throughout Northern Ireland. They … Continued

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COVID-19 – dentists in Ireland report spike in bruxism

Dental teams in Ireland are reporting increased cases of bruxism in the face of pandemic-related stress. According to the Irish Times, the Irish Dental Association (IDA) says the profession has increasingly experienced conversations with patients relating to COVID-19 anxieties. And alongside this, cases of damaged teeth as a result of teeth grinding have also spiked. Due to a lack … Continued

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Medical card scheme in Ireland ‘on the brink of collapse’

  The dental profession is calling for a ‘fundamentally new approach’ to dentistry from the government.  This follows fears lower income groups are being affected by the current model. The Irish Dental Association (IDA) is urging for the dental needs of the more disadvantaged to be addressed. It argues that the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) is no longer … Continued

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Demand for cosmetic dental treatment grows in Ireland

Demand for cosmetic dentistry in Ireland has boomed since the start of the pandemic.  This is according to Caroline Robins, chair of the GP committee of the Irish Dental Association. Reported by breakingnews.ie, Ms Robins said demand had gone ‘off the Richter scale’, adding that Zoom is a key reason why interest may have spiked. … Continued

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COVID-19 – half of adults in Ireland have delayed dental appointments

More than 50% of adults in Ireland delayed dental check-ups over the last 12 months, it has been revealed. This is according to new research carried out for Seapoint Clinic in Dublin by Opinions Market Research. According to Extra.ie, 51% of Irish adults have avoided dental appointments following the onset of the pandemic. The research found that women … Continued

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The International Dermatology Aesthetic Surgery Summit (i-DASS): a synergy of science and aesthetic medicine

Relife Ireland, a new division of the Menarini Pharmaceutical Group, expands on its existing dermatology portfolio by bringing an evidence-based and scientific approach to aesthetic medicine Relife Ireland is proud to host The International Dermatology Aesthetic Surgery Summit (i-DASS) on Saturday March 20th 2021. Dental practitioners with an interest in dermatology and aesthetic medicine are … Continued



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