CPD Archive

Results of a survey of current work practices and future aspirations of members of the Irish Dental Hygienists Association, relative to their scope of practice

Dental hygienists are not given the opportunity to use all of their skills, are enthusiastic about the future, and most would like to continue working in a team setting.

Education – six themes that make a difference

One of the first questions colleagues from Dental Protection ask delegates when they are delivering education is “why are you here?”

Moving towards a mandate

Dr Marielle Blake of the Dental Council outlines what’s new about the Council’s new guide to CPD requirements.

Building on solid ground

Two new codes of practice from the Dental Council and an interview with an international leader in our profession are among the highlights of this edition.

Dentists’ requirements for continuing professional development in Ireland. A pilot study conducted at University College Cork

This research was a pilot study of the ways in which the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of dentists could be provided.

Doing the business in Croke Park

There was a great turnout for the Association’s practice management seminar in Croke Park. There is a full report in the members’ only section, but here are some photos of the attendance.  

IDA and IDTA join forces

Identex and the IDA Autumn Meeting were staged together in Citywest Hotel, Dublin in September. “The Irish Dental Association and the Irish Dental Trade Association collaborated to very good effect in the presentation of the IDA Autumn Meeting at the Identex trade show. We were pleased to

Oral surgery – hands-on course

Drs Seamus Rogers and Naomi Rahman, who are both oral surgeons, will give a hands-on course entitled ‘Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner’ in November.

CPD on the road

The CPD roadshows continue. Sessions took place in Cork and Sligo during October, and will be held in Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick during November. All workshops are CPD verified and take place from 10.00am to 1.00pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain verifiable CPD points

CPD accreditation for Journal reviewers

The Journal of the Irish Dental Association is delighted to announce that the Dental Council has agreed to award verifiable CPD points to dentists who review clinical articles for the Journal. In correspondence with Journal editor Prof. Leo Stassen, the Council’s Education and Training Committee has confirmed