April/May 2013 Archive

Changes in orthodontic treatment modalities in the past 20 years: exploring the link between technology and scientific evidence

T. Gerard Bradley BDS MS Address for correspondence: Dr T Gerard Bradley Professor and Chair, Developmental Sciences, Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA E: thomas.bradley@marquette.edu) Précis Technology drives the market in orthodontics, with claims of better results in less time.

Prosthodontics at the crossroads: is this a ‘golden age’?

Brian O’Connell BDS MS PhD FACP FFD FTCD Professor of Restorative Dentistry Trinity College Dublin Congratulations to the Cork University Dental School on its first 100 years of dental education and service to the community. It is important to celebrate the achievement of the Dental School, which

Announcement of the Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry

Committed to the pursuit of excellence in dentistry in Ireland, the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is delighted to announce the introduction of a new examination, the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry (Dip PCD (RCSI)). The Diploma has been approved by the

Hygienist promotes child oral health

Dental hygienist Kellie O’Shaughnessy, who is based in Ballina, Co. Mayo, is working with an innovative oral health programme for children – the Dental Den. “Our practice was seeing high levels of decay in children with poor oral hygiene, so we created a space that is non-clinical,

Accreditation for Irish graduate

In November 2012 Dr Gillian Martin became the first woman to be accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This highly prestigious award is given in recognition of excellence in cosmetic dentistry. There are now only two Irish accredited members, the other being Dr Chris Orr.

Faculty of Dentistry RCSI ASM 2013

The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is delighted to announce that its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 2013 will be held in Dublin on October 24 and 25, 2013. The title of this year’s ASM is ‘Surgical Aspects of Dental Practice’, and the meeting will include lectures on dentoalveolar

Gathering in Galway

This year’s IDA Annual Conference returns to the Radisson Blu in Galway for three days of meeting colleagues, education and CPD and, of course, fun.

Social media

In the latest in our series of articles from Dental Protection, JAMES FOSTER warns dentists of the need to be vigilant in their use of social media.

We are not a third world country

The Honorary Editor, PROFESSOR LEO STASSEN, reflects on the contents of this edition.

Consultations and conferences

In his last President’s news for the Journal, DR ANDREW BOLAS sums up current events. Croke Park II The proposals for ‘Croke Park II’ represent a significant reduction in the terms and conditions for HSE dentists. While not a party to the talks, the Irish Dental Union