February/March 2014 Archive

IDA representatives visit Department

A delegation from the IDA recently met with Chief Dental Officer Dr Dympna Kavanagh at the Department of Health to discuss issues of importance to Irish dentistry.

Irish dentist wins prestigious award

Dr Gerry McKenna, Lecturer in Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation in Cork University Dental School and Hospital, was recently awarded the Gary Pollock Memorial Award by the British Society of Restorative Dentistry (BSRD). Gerry presented his work, entitled ‘Oral rehabilitation of a head and neck cancer patient using

Radio campaign reaches huge number of listeners, promotes dental visits

By now, many members will have heard the IDA radio advertising campaign. Just over one million people are expected to hear the ads at least once on the 15 local radio stations within the Ireland FM Network (including Clare FM, East Coast FM, KFM, KCLR, Highland Radio,

Gaelic football is sport with most dental injuries for children

Gaelic football is the sport dentists believe results in the most dental injuries among children, according to a new survey. Some 45% of respondents said they believed football caused the most dental injuries, with hurling and rugby in joint second on 33%. IDA figures indicate that Ireland

Most Irish adults believe their teeth and gums are healthy, says survey

Four out of five Irish people believe their teeth and gums are healthy and look good according to a new dental health survey. However, the survey also found that 23% of people are visiting the dentist less often since 2010, while 58% said they would only consider

IADR Irish Division hosts successful scientific meeting in Cork

More than 100 delegates from Ireland and across the world gathered in UCC recently for the Irish Division annual scientific meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). International visitors travelled from the Netherlands, the United States, Hong Kong, India and Japan, including IADR CEO Christopher

Audit of the Health Service Executive

Dear Sir, I refer to the article in the October/November 2013 edition of your journal (252: Volume 59 (5)): Audit of the Health Service Executive orthodontic referral pathway between 2009 and 2011 in the Dublin Mid-Leinster Region (Wolstencroft, S., Khosa, A.D.). I would like to clarify that

Reasons to be cheerful

Association President DR SEÁN MALONE is delighted with developments for the profession in Ireland. As President of the Association, I am always reminded that optimism is essential to good leadership. It is, therefore, particularly gratifying to report that I have witnessed so many grounds for optimism in

A milestone

Honorary Editor PROFESSOR LEO F.A. STASSEN reflects on the contribution of the Journal to the Irish dental profession, and congratulates the winners of the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist Awards.

Sixty volumes of the Journal

RÓISÍN TREACY took a look through the past volumes of the Journal in the library of the Dublin Dental University Hospital.