Siobhan Hiscott, Author at Irish Dentistry
Siobhan Hiscott

Siobhan Hiscott

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Link found between periodontitis and COVID-19 complications

Irish Dentistry explores a new study that has found a link between periodontitis and COVID-19 complications. COVID-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience complications if they also have gum disease, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (Marouf et al, 2021). The case-control study of more than 500 … Continued

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Link found between smartphone usage and bruxism

New research has found those with smartphone dependency are more likely to grind their teeth, sleep poorly and suffer from jaw pain. Israeli researchers focused on the fear of missing out, or ‘FOMO’, as manifested by smartphone fixation for fear of missing messages, posts or notifications. They found a direct correlation between device dependency and … Continued

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Vaccination programme guidance issued for dentists

On 10 March 2021, the Dental Council issued guidance for dentists wishing to become vaccinators of the COVID-19 vaccine. Here is the guidance in full. ‘The Dental Council welcomes the signing of regulation SI 81 of 2021 by the Minister for Health which allows dentists to take part in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme as … Continued

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Entry date extended for Irish Dentistry Awards 2021

The Irish Dentistry Awards announces the latest plans for entering as well as fresh details for the much-loved ceremony. In light of the situation regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to postpone the date of the 2021 Irish Dentistry Awards ceremony. Originally planned for 6 March, the ceremony will now take … Continued

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Irish Dentistry Awards 2021 – enter now!

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2021 Irish Dentistry Awards! The Irish Dentistry Awards have been celebrating the hard work and achievements of dental professionals across Ireland for nearly a decade. Over this time, they have carved out a reputation for being a high-calibre acknowledgement of the highest standards in dentistry. Judged … Continued

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Fighting the winter gloom

Dark mornings and the return to work in the new year can take its toll on our health and wellbeing. Claire O’Farrell offers her top tips on fighting the January blues Winter – and January especially – can be a challenge for our mental health and wellbeing for many reasons. Dark, long, wintery days can … Continued

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Overcoming the regeneration challenge

Perio Master Clinic 2020 will be coming to Dublin next March. Ahead of the event, organiser Declan Corcoran shares some of the opportunities on offer to attendees The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) will be bringing its Perio Master Clinic 2020 to Dublin in March next year, and will provide clinicians with an exciting opportunity … Continued

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Dealing with burnout and stress

Burnout is increasingly common among dentists. A recent Dental Protection survey of its members found that only around half (54%) of respondents feel supported by their supervisor/practice principal on issues relating to wellbeing. Here, Dr David Monaghan, dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, shares more about the occupational hazard What is ‘burnout’? The well-recognised Maslach Burnout … Continued

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Fish could be the answer to tooth regeneration

A common origin shared by teeth and taste buds in a fish that has regenerative abilities has been identified by a team of researchers. Regulated by the BMP signalling pathway, the results suggest that the oral organs have surprising regenerative capabilities and can be manipulated to express characteristics of different tissue types. As nearly one-third … Continued

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Male dentists in NI earn £38k more than female counterparts

A gender pay gap within dentistry in Northern Ireland has been revealed, with male dentists earning £38,000 more than their female counterparts. Latest figures from NHS Digital show the average taxable income for male GDS dentists in 2017/18 was £87,600, compared to £49,600 for all female self-employed GDS dentists. ‘From the headline figures, it does … Continued



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