August/September 2013 Archive

Commonly used topical oral wound dressing materials in dental and surgical practice – a literature review

Michael Freedman BA BDentSc DChDent FFD RCSI Oral Surgeon Leo FA Stassen FRCS(Ed) FDS RCS MA FTCD FFSEM(UK) FFD RCSI Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Address for correspondence: Prof. Leo FA Stassen Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. E:

Effect of phase I periodontal therapy on pro-coagulant state in chronic periodontitis patients – a clinical and haematological study

Dr Ruchi BanthiaMDS (Periodontics) Professor, Department of Periodontics Modern Dental College and Research Centre Indore, MP, India Dr Parul Jain Postgraduate student Department of Periodontics Modern Dental College and Research Centre Indore, MP, India Dr Priyank BanthiaMDS (Periodontics) Professor and HOD Department of Periodontics InderPrastha Dental College

An analysis of the attitudes of dental patients attending general dental practice in Galway

Martina Hayes BDS MFDS Clinical Research Fellow, Restorative Dentistry, University College Cork Francis Burke BDentSc MSc PhD FDS FFD Senior Lecturer/Consultant Restorative Dentistry, University College Cork Gerald McKenna BDS MFDS Lecturer in Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation, Restorative Dentistry University College Cork Jamie Madden BE HDipStats MSc in

Reasons for pride

Dr Sean Malone is the current President of the Association. He talks to Paul O’Grady about his priorities in office, the forthcoming Dental Bill, and the current great strength of the IDA.

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day (MCAD) will take place this year on Wednesday September 18, and dentists can register their interest to participate online at www.mouthcancerawareness.ie. MCAD 2011 and 2012 were great successes, with over 700 dentists taking part each year. Nearly 17,000 people have been seen to

Dentistry in the Dáil

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) monitors discussions in the Dáil and sends regular updates to members to let them know what the decision makers are saying in relation to dentistry. Below are some examples of recent dental-related discussions. Chief Dental Officer On May 28, Deputy Andrew Doyle

76% of dentists have seen incomes fall over the past two years

Some 76% of dentists have seen their incomes fall over the past two years, according to a new survey by the Irish Dental Association (IDA). The survey indicated that one out of five dentists had seen their income decline by between 40 and 60%, while two out

Chief Dental Officer appointed

The Association is pleased to congratulate Dr Dympna Kavanagh on her appointment as Chief Dental Officer. Dr Kavanagh is being seconded on a part-time basis from her position as HSE National Oral Health Lead, a post she has held since 2011. A graduate of University College Cork

IDA publishes 10 key recommendations for Budget 2014

The Irish Dental Association has published its Pre-Budget Submission, which highlights the massive cuts to the two State dental schemes since 2010, and sets out a list of 10 recommendations to resolve the difficulties created by these cuts, which have begun to reverse the significant advances in

Dentists cause a racquet!

The Association’s first ever social tennis ‘gathering’ saw the courts in Fitzwilliam Tennis Club bathed in glorious sunshine for a very memorable day. Travelling from as far afield as Donegal, all concerned were thrilled to meet old friends and make new acquaintances. With the emphasis on the