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Handle with care: our focus on vulnerable patients

Introducing Irish Dentistry’s focus on Ireland’s most vulnerable patients throughout 2018. What’s it all about? — Last year was an important year for Ireland’s most vulnerable patients. Initiatives like Mouth Cancer Awareness Day highlighted the importance of caring for socially excluded patients, like the homeless and addiction sufferers. In the summer, the Irish Society of … Continued

A year of healthy smiles

We bring Irish Dentistry’s 2017 campaign on child oral health to a close Last year, we set ourselves a challenge: can we help you to help keep kids’ teeth clean? We were overwhelmed by the response to Keep Kids’ Teeth Clean. The aim of the campaign was to get you talking about child oral health, … Continued

Dental Act update shows ‘positive’ step forward

At a recent meeting held by the Department of Health, it stated that the Dental Council will have the authority to determine which classes of allied dental health professionals will be subject to mandatory registration and fitness to practise. The Department added that this determination will be based on a ‘comprehensive risk assessment’. Concerns had … Continued

ISDC joins Irish Dentistry’s child oral health campaign

Photo: All smiles for the team at Dunmurry Dental Practice as they show their support for Keep Kids’ Teeth Clean 2017 Since launching our new campaign – Keep Kids’ Teeth Clean 2017 – we’ve been in awe at the amount of support for child oral health in Ireland. What’s more, Keep Kids’ Teeth Clean 2017 … Continued

Regulation Debate: orthodontic therapists

While we wait to see if there will be further changes in current proposals in the Dental Bill draft – or at least some clarification on issues surrounding mandatory regulation and fitness to practise – Irish Dentistry speaks to Alma McNally, a recent graduate from Trinity College Dublin, about the role of orthodontic therapists in … Continued

Regulation Debate: the fate of dental hygiene in Ireland

At the Irish Dental Hygienists Association’s (IDHA) Annual Winter Scientific Conference in Dublin last year, the Dental Council updated delegates on key policies proposed in the new Dental Bill in Ireland. Suffice to say, it caused a bit of a stir. The question of independent practice came to attention and consequently, the Department of Health’s … Continued

FDI launches global oral health campaign for 2015

The FDI World Dental Federation has launched the World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD) ‘Smile for life’ campaign to remind people everywhere about the importance of looking after their teeth and gums. The WOHD 2015 ‘Smile for life’ is supplemented by the call to action ‘It’s time to…’, which campaigners can adapt to their local … Continued