August/September 2015 Archive

Making a difference

In a new series for the Journal, we will speak to a member of the IDA in each issue about what membership means to them. Dr Saoirse O’Toole is doing a PhD in dental erosion in King’s College London, and also working as a clinical teacher.

Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries

Dental caries is a major public health problem in most industrialised countries, affecting 60% to 90% of school children. Community water fluoridation was initiated in the USA in 1945.

Association between developmental defects of enamel and dental caries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental caries is the main problem in oral health and it is not well established in the literature if enamel defects are a risk factor for its development.

Cytokine expression in peri-implant crevicular fluid in relation to bacterial presence

The aim was to assess clinical inflammatory parameters, cytokine levels, and bacterial counts in samples from implant crevicular fluid in cases with untreated peri-implantitis.

A man for all seasons

Dr Martin McAleese is a dentist, a former accountant and Senator, husband of former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, and has been a significant player in the peace process on this island.

Identex 2015: With new innovations, high-tech instruments and CPD instruction – who could ask for more?

The IDA and the IDTA have joined forces to present Identex 2015 – the trade show, combined with an excellent CPD programme that you cannot afford to miss.

Sensitive Dentist Awards

Following on from a sell-out awards dinner at the beautiful Royal Hospital Kilmainham last December, this year’s Sensitive Dentist of the Year Awards are moving to the even bigger and more salubrious surroundings of the Concert Hall at Dublin’s RDS.

Physician, heal thyself

The new Practitioner Health Matters Programme will offer support to dentists and other health practitioners in difficulty.

HSE Seminar

Due to popular demand, this year’s HSE Dental Surgeons Seminar returns to the county of Carlow and the fabulous venue of Mount Wolseley Hotel for the second year running.

Sleep apnoea and snoring course

A full-day course on snoring and sleep apnoea will be given by Dr Roy Dookun on Saturday, November 7, in Dublin.