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IDHA to develop oral health programme in Ireland

The Irish Dental Hygienists Association (IDHA) has been tasked with developing a new social responsibility oral health programme for Ireland. Plans began at the International Federation of Dental Hygienists’ (IFDH) Global Oral Health Strategy Session, Social Responsibility Conference in Florence, Italy on 7 and 8 July 2017. The two-day conference was the second phase of … Continued

Sugary diets and dental neglect impacting elderly

Sugar, bad diets and a lack of dental care are having a severe impact on nursing home patients across the country. Some are having up to 20 teeth extracted, according to the Irish Dental Association (IDA). Dr Anne Twomey, vice president of the IDA, said the situation is further exacerbated by a ‘culture of giving … Continued

IDHA talks fluoride and domiciliary care at yearly conference

Above picture: Main sponsors Swordfish Medical founders with IDHA president Louise Flemming (second left) and Professor Kirsten Warrer (third left) The Irish Dental Hygienists Association (IDHA) addressed vital issues at its 2014 Annual Winter Scientific Conference on Saturday 1 November in Maynooth. Water fluoridation in Ireland, medical emergencies in the dental surgery and domiciliary dental … Continued

Elderly need better dental care in Ireland

Ireland needs more accessible dental services for the elderly, says Dr Grace Kelly, specialist in special care dentistry. Speaking at the Irish Dental Hygienists Association (IDHA) Annual Winter Conference last weekend, Dr Kelly argued that domiciliary dental care for the elderly is ‘an area that needs good regulation’ as services in Ireland are currently limited. … Continued