December 2014/January 2015 Archive

Professional mentoring

A special new mentoring service, for and from dentists, is now available to members through the Association. Mentoring is “off line help by one person to another in making meaningful transitions in knowledge, behaviours, work or thinking.” The mentor helps the mentee ‘step outside the box’ of

Extraction of a maxillary molar tooth

Introduction Simple extraction of maxillary first and second molar teeth that are heavily restored can often be difficult. Teeth with large restorations or root canal fillings can fracture during a forceps extraction and a surgical technique must then be used. These extractions are further complicated by the

Sensitive dentists to the fore

A terrific night celebrating the very best of dental patient care was held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin in early December when the finalists and winners in this year’s Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year Awards were announced. Festive enjoyment met serious oral healthcare at

Pioneers in implants

A seminar to mark 30 years of implant dentistry in Ireland took place in Dublin in November. At the event, organised by Professor David Harris and attended by Professor Daniel van Steenberghe of the University of Leuven in Belgium, were several of the dentists and specialists that

Identex iPad winner

Pauline Daly from Hazelwood Dental Surgery in Glanmire, Co. Cork recently received an iPad from Gerard Lavery, who presented it on behalf of the Irish Dental Trade Association. Pauline won the iPad in a prize draw at Identex 2014 held in partnership with the IDA at Citywest

Onsite Dental comes to Ireland

Onsite Dental has recently introduced its business model of a touring practice to Ireland. Local dentists are asked if they wish to staff the mobile surgery for events at big offices and office parks in their area. The hygienist, nurses and receptionists are provided by Onsite Dental.

Bifix Temp

Bifix Temp is a dual-curing, composite-based temporary luting material. According to its manufacturer, Voco, it combines highest aesthetics and simplest applicability and makes visually perfect results possible for temporary restorations. The translucent and tooth-like shade does not shine through and promotes the natural appearance of the temporary

John Fanning retires

Many of our readers will know John Fanning, who retired in December from Voco. When contacted by the Journal, John told us: “When I was invited by Voco to assist them in making the brand known in Ireland, I was delighted to accept the assignment as I

DMI acquires Dentaquip

DMI has announced that it has acquired Dentaquip Limited, a dental supply company based in Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Dentaquip is a long-established and well-respected dental dealer supplying a broad range of quality dental equipment, consumables and after sales engineering services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout Northern

Large Irish delegation attends iADH Congress in Berlin

  Thirteen members of the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health attended the biennial Congress of the International Association for Disability and Oral Health (iADH) in Berlin in October. Dr Alison Dougall and Prof. June Nunn from the Dublin Dental University Hospital presented an educational symposium,