October/November 2014 Archive

Localised aggressive periodontitis treatment response in primary and permanent dentition

A cohort of 97 African-American participants between the ages of 5 and 21 (30M; 66F; 22 primary and 75 permanent dentition affected), diagnosed with LAP, were included.

Post-extraction inferior alveolar nerve neurosensory disturbances – A guide to their evaluation and practical management

This paper focuses on the classification, causes, prevention, management, treatment options and prognosis of inferior alveolar nerve injuries, post dental extraction.

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

New all-inclusive premium implant bundles

Southern Cross Dental has introduced a variety of set price all-inclusive implant bundles. All major commercial implant systems are supported, with both cement and screw-retained options available. The company says that introducing fixed pricing will greatly help the dentist when estimating patient fees. “Providing our customers with

Inaugural AGM for Irish Association of Oral Surgery

The Irish Association of Oral Surgery (IAOS) recently held a hugely successful inaugural AGM in IDA House. Open to all surgeons on the Register of Dental Specialists, Division of Oral Surgery held by the Dental Council, the AGM was very well attended. The Association aims to promote


Submitted by SARAH GILL, IDA Employment and Communications Officer. Test your knowledge of some basic statutory minimum entitlements. QUESTIONS 1. Under the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, full-time employees are entitled to how many paid weeks off for annual leave? a) two weeks b) four weeks

Annual Conference 2015

The Annual Conference 2015 returns to the Rebel county and will take place from April 16-18 at the Rochestown Park Hotel. Our visiting speakers include: Dr Tim Donley, a periodontist from Kentucky, US, who last visited us in 2012 in Killarney; Professor Ken Kurtz, Professor of Prosthodontics

Irish dentist receives prestigious award

Dr Ronan Allen is the recipient of this year’s Salkin Award. The Salkin Award is presented to the periodontist who attains the highest score on his/her American Periodontal Board Exams to become a Diplomate. To become a Diplomate, entrants must have completed an educational programme in periodontology,

Patriotic dental profession commended in Seanad fluoridation debate

Irish dentists were commended for their patriotism in the recent Seanad debate on fluoridation. Trinity College Senator Sean Barrett (pictured) told the Seanad: “I commend the dental profession on being in favour of a public health measure which reduces the demand for the services of dentists. I

International College of Dentists Meeting Ljubljana

The International College of Dentists (ICD) held its 59th Annual European Section Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the end of June 2014. This was the first European meeting to be held in one of the ‘new’ countries and President Professor Ljubo Marion and his team were proud