April/May 2015 Archive


Submitted by Dr Seamus Sharkey.

Impact of periodontal maintenance on tooth survival in patients with removable partial dentures

Removable partial dentures (RPDs) may have a negative impact on oral health and have the potential to cause further tooth loss, especially of abutment teeth.

Pioneering innovations from Voco

Voco will present several innovations at the IDA Annual Conference 2015.

Follow the clues…

The Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork plays host to this year’s IDA Annual Conference, and incoming Association President Anne Twomey will join the hardworking Conference Committee in welcoming delegates to another excellent event.

Predicting severe pain after root canal therapy in the National Dental PBRN

Some patients experience severe pain following root canal therapy (RCT) despite advancements in care.

Coming home

The ruling body of the International College of Dentists is meeting in Dublin in October, and the College’s international President, Dr Joe Kenneally, has a strong Irish connection.

A little alm twisting

Rathfarnham-based general dental practitioner Dr Denis Daly wants to ensure that all dentists are aware of the Irish Dental Benevolent Society (IDBS).

CPD roadshows come to an end

Our current CPD Roadshow Programme has now finished after a very busy and educational three years.

New Xylitol research from Cochrane

New research concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults.

Prestigious dental researchers