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Dental Protection’s first conference highlights ‘safer practice, better care’

Dental Protection’s debut conference in Dublin on Saturday 29 September highlighted importance of front-of-office team as ‘first line of defense’. Dentist Dr Garry Heavey explained the challenges facing the front team and added: ‘That’s pressure that dentists don’t have to face.’ Addressing the audience, Dr Heavey, past president of the Irish Dental Association (IDA), said: … Continued

ADA predicts more dentists by 2037

The number of full-time dentists in the US is set to rise through 2037, according to a report. The estimates come from an American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) brief. Although the numbers are related to the USA, it could reflect changes to come in the future across the world and how this … Continued

Triple threat: Shields Dental & Implant Clinic

Conor Shields – alongside his twin brother and colleague Cormac Shields – looks at how the team at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic in Limerick tripled the size of their practice in three years Myself and my identical twin brother, Cormac, are both third-generation dentists in Limerick. Our grandfather Frank qualified as one of the … Continued

Extended deadline for 2019 Irish Dentistry Awards

The deadline for the 2019 Irish Dentistry Awards has been extended to 10 December 2018. The Irish Dentistry Awards recognises excellence in Irish dentistry, and celebrates the hard work, dedication and talent of dental professionals across Ireland. There are 14 categories to enter in the 2019 Irish Dentistry Awards, from Best Employer, Best Child Friendly … Continued

Five advances in dental care that benefit patients and dentists

Technology has certainly played a significant part in how the world has progressed. Change has been constant with the continued evolution of technology. Innovative systems in most, if not all, aspects of life have been permeated with technological advancements. The sphere of dentistry and all its related branches are not excluded from this widespread technological … Continued

Dentists ‘key’ in detecting eating disorders

Dentists could be playing a ‘key role’ in detecting patients with eating disorders, according to research. Researchers from King’s College London found that many eating disorder conditions, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, result in erosion of the tooth enamel. Many patients may be reluctant to visit a doctor, but may still visit … Continued

Call for entries: 2018 Irish Dentistry Awards

From Best New Practice to Most Invaluable Team Member, the search is on to find out who will make it on top in the 2018 Irish Dentistry Awards. Now in their seventh year, the awards set out to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the dental profession in Ireland. Each year, more and more … Continued