June/July 2013 Archive

The dentist’s role within the multi-disciplinary team maintaining quality of life for oral cancer patients in light of recent advances in radiotherapy

Sarah Brody BDentSc BA BE PhD1 Osama Omer BDS(Stat) MSc PhD FDS RCSI, FFD RCSI1 Jacinta McLoughlin BDentSc MDS FDS FFD1 Leo Stassen FRCS FDSRCS MA FTCD FFSEM(UK) FFD RCSI1,2 1. Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 2. St James’s Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin 8

Gold medal award for Irish dentist

Dr Jerome P Sullivan BDS DipImpDent RCS(Eng) was recently awarded an inaugural gold medal from the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng). Having completed the Diploma in Implant Dentistry through the RCS at the advanced level, Dr Sullivan received the award for the standard of his clinical cases.

Business and finance – planning for success

MARK NAUGHTON of Bank of Ireland Business Banking offers advice on drafting a business plan for a dental practice, and how to put together a loan application.

A pleasure and an honour

Dr SEÁN MALONE looks forward to his year as IDA President. It is with great honour that I write my first President’s news for the Journal of the Irish Dental Association. A great conference Firstly, I would like to thank all the delegates who turned up in

Prevention of root caries: a literature review of primary and secondary preventive agents

Gluzman, R., Katz, R.V., Frey, B.J., McGowan, R. Purpose This literature review summarises the effectiveness of the seven leading root caries preventive agents and provides recommendations for use of those agents in clinical practice with older adults and vulnerable elderly. Method Studies were eligible if they assessed

Periodontal disease and systemic illness: will the evidence ever be enough?

Cullinan, M.P., Seymour, G.J. The concept of focal infection or systemic disease arising from infection of the teeth was generally accepted until the mid-20th century when it was dismissed because of lack of evidence. Subsequently, a largely silo approach was taken by the dental and medical professions.

Diabetes and tooth loss: an analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2004

Patel, M.H., Jayanth, J.V., Moss, M.E. Background: The authors conducted an analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to understand the association between diabetes and tooth loss in the United States. Methods: The authors analysed the oral examination and self-reported diabetes data

Future prospects of systemic host modulatory agents in periodontal therapy

Gokhale, S.R., Padhye, A.M. Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease caused by microbial infection that leads to destruction of supporting tissues of the teeth. The periodontal tissue destruction is a result of both microbial activity and host response. The best chance for clinical improvement may come from implementing

Surgeon calls for public awareness campaign on head and neck cancers

Lack of public awareness of a new cancer epidemic is causing lasting damage to patients, delegates at a symposium on head and neck cancer in NUI Galway heard recently. Professor Ivan Keogh, Head of the Academic Department of Otorhinolaryngology at NUI Galway and Consultant Otolaryngologist at Galway

ADDE Dublin AGM hears the Irish story

The AGM of the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) took place recently in Dublin. Representatives from throughout Europe attended the meeting in the Merrion Hotel, including President of the Irish Dental Trade Association (IDTA), Pat Bolger of Henry Schein (Ireland) Ltd. Delegates welcomed speakers on