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Smoking age could rise from 18 to 21

This week, health minister Stephen Donnelly will seek approval for legislation that would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. The new legislation will be put before cabinet this week. It has been designed to allow those currently between the ages of 18 and 20 to continue smoking, but prevent the next generation … Continued

Ireland’s first community-based collaborative dental programme announced

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has signed a long-term collaborative agreement with the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental School.   The partnership will support RCSI in delivering a new undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree programme. This will be the first community-based undergraduate dentistry degree programme in Ireland.  Peninsula Dental School’s award-winning … Continued

Modernising a practice with minimal disruption

Azure Dental reveals how it managed a major refurbishment to take it from out-of-date to state-of-the-art – without disruption to the patient experience. In a beautiful position in the heart of Blackrock in Dublin, the one thing that didn’t need to change at Azure Dental was the location. Aside from the seaside views and excellent light, … Continued

EFP calls for Digital Innovation Award entries in periodontal healthcare

The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) is calling for applications for the EFP Digital Innovation Award 2024. Supported by Haleon, the annual award celebrates digital innovations that contribute to gum health on a global scale.  The EFP Digital Innovation Award is divided into three categories: Innovation for the public: digital technologies, such as apps or … Continued

How to do better clinical dentistry

Edward Lynch and Raymond Bertolotti are set to return to Cork in April to present their course, ‘How to do better clinical dentistry’. Following last year’s hugely successful course, which sold out, ‘How to do better clinical dentistry’ is set to return to Schull in Cork, Ireland, in April. Presented by Edward Lynch and Raymond … Continued

Irish Dentistry Awards 2023 – crowning glory

Claire O’Sullivan reveals how it felt for College Gate Dental to win Practice of the Year – Republic of Ireland at the 2023 Irish Dentistry Awards. Can you tell us about the practice? We are a multidisciplinary practice that started in 2009 from scratch. I am an orthodontist first and have now become the principal … Continued