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Irish Dentistry Awards 2024: ready for launch

The Irish Dentistry Awards 2024 have lift off! Here’s everything you need to know, including categories, criteria and how to enter. The Irish Dentistry Awards are back!  Since their inception 13 years ago, the Irish Dentistry Awards have gone from strength to strength – and this year promises to be the best yet.  The categories … Continued

Gum Health Day returns

Held every year on 12 May, Gum Health Day 2023 will be taking Ireland by storm! Here’s how you can get involved with the international awareness day. The Irish Society of Periodontology is backing this year’s Gum Health Day – a worldwide public health campaign held on 12 May. Led by the European Federation of … Continued

Staying on track at the first virtual orthodontic summit

Irish Dentistry reports back from the first virtual Align UKI Orthodontic Summit. With almost 200 attendees, Align Technology’s first virtual orthodontic summit to enhance orthodontists’ brilliance was heralded a success. The Align UKI Orthodontic Summit for British and Irish orthodontists and orthodontic therapists took place virtually over 26 and 27 February. It was opened by Markus … Continued

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

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

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

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