December 2012/January 2013 Archive

Organisational engagement: an examination of members’ engagement in the Irish Dental Association

Hannah Gallivan School of Psychology University College Dublin Joan Tiernan School of Psychology, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4 T: 01-716 8587 E: Précis Differences in perceptions of the IDA are evident due to gender, practice type, loyalty and satisfaction. Members identified factors inhibiting and facilitating engagement

On the road

IDA President ANDREW BOLAS has been busy representing the Association at home and abroad. ADA Conference Fintan and I had the pleasure of being invited to represent the Association at the American Dental Association (ADA) Conference in San Francisco on October 18. The event was spectacular, with

Income protection – looking after your welfare

JOHN O’CONNOR explains the benefits of income protection, in particular day one cover.

Communication breakdown

ANN-MARIE HARDIMAN spoke to Michael Kilcoyne, mediator of the Dental Complaints Resolution Service, about his interactions with patients and dentists, and what issues are emerging.

Gaelic players embrace oral health

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA), which represents senior inter-county footballers and hurlers, has provided mouth guards for its footballer members since 2010. In January 2013 the Association will launch an Oral Health Programme (OHP) for members. The GPA OHP will not only provide mouth guards for footballer

Prestigious line-up at RCSI meeting

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI) once again hosted an excellent Annual Scientific Meeting on October 25 and 26. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Restorative Dentistry and Aesthetics’, and Faculty Dean Professor Gerard Kearns welcomed delegates to a meeting that featured presentations on:

Young teenagers failed miserably by HSE dental cuts

A leading representative of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) has said that young teenagers – a group that displays alarming levels of dental disease – are being failed miserably by HSE dental cuts. Dr Padraig Halvey, newly elected President of the IDA’s HSE Dental Surgeons Group, told

Data protection, patient records and the law

In the first of an occasional series on legal and regulatory topics that has been specially created for the Irish Dental Association by Dental Protection, CIARAN O’ROURKE and AOIFE NALLY consider a key element of clinical care – the patient record.

Dentist receives research award

Dr Eimear Hurley of Cork Dental School and Hospital has been awarded a Health Research Board Research Award 2012 to fund her PhD research investigating the oral microbiota of babies and pre-schoolers (ORALMET). The title of Eimear’s research is ‘The oral microbiota of Irish children: a baseline

Resin-bonded fixed partial dentures past and present – an overview

Dr Una Lally BA, BDentSc, MFD, DChDent Private practice limited to prosthodontics and part-time clinical tutor Northumberland Institute of Dental Medicine 58 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. T: 01-668 8441 E: Précis This article aims to provide a general overview, along with guidelines and recommendations for