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Irish Dentistry Awards: shining a spotlight on the team

Regina Farnham explains what it means to Dental Care Ireland Tuam to be named Best Team at the 2022 Irish Dentistry Awards. How does it feel to have won an Irish Dentistry Award? It feels amazing to have won an Irish Dentistry Award, especially for Best Team. The entire team here at Dental Care Ireland … Continued

Stuart Aherne: creating special moments

Stuart Aherne discusses what the future has in store for dentistry and his upcoming lecture at the Irish Dentistry Show on 9 September. Please tell us about your background. I was born in the UK and lived there until I was five when we moved to Cork. I moved to Wales to gain an undergraduate … Continued

Lyndsey McGuinness: a varied and exciting role

Lyndsey McGuinness outlines some key aspects of her role in clinical compliance, from radiation protection to training and education. Weekly planning I usually like to plan out my time at the start of each week. I allocate time for completion of administration and desk-based work, which involves working on or researching clinical compliance projects, but … Continued

Wellbeing – living for a future self

Dental hygienist and coach, Siobhan Kelleher, speaks to hygienist and wellbeing advocate, Bernie Ffrench, about disability, wellbeing and the importance of protecting your future. Siobhan Kelleher (SK): Tell us about your career pathway. Bernie Ffrench (BF): Like most things in life, we are often guided to choose a career path that we feel excited about … Continued

Meet and greet: Roisin O’Brien

Irish Dentistry gets to know Roisin O’Brien, mergers and acquisitions manager for Portman Dental Care – her role at the business, and her passions in and out of the profession. What exactly is your role within Portman Dental Care?  I’m the mergers and acquisitions manager for Portman Dental Care in Northern and Southern Ireland.  I … Continued

Introducing: Martin Foster at Dental Protection

Martin Foster is the new head of dental services at Dental Protection. We sit down to find out what we can expect in dentolegal changes in Ireland Q: What are you most looking forward to as head of dental services in Ireland? Martin: The dental environment in Ireland is very challenging for practitioners and there … Continued

Dental profile: Laura Horton

In a new feature for Irish Dentistry, Siobhan Kelleher interviews members of the dental profession for insights and opinions into the world of dentistry. Here, Laura Horton talks brand awareness and changes in dentistry Laura, you started in dentistry 18 years ago. Tell us about your journey I started as a dental nurse and then … Continued