October/November 2015 Archive

Ballinasloe dentist remembered

Dr Pat Costello has let the Journal know of the death of longstanding member Dr Liam Nolan.


The purpose of this study was to analyse the effect of mesiodistal angulation of the maxillary central incisors on the smiling aesthetics in young adults.

Fundamentals of occlusion and restorative dentistry. Part II: occlusal contacts, interferences and occlusal considerations in implant patients

This second part of the two-part article discusses different types of occlusal contacts and their interferences.

Case report: drug-induced gingival overgrowth associated with the use of a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine)

A case of gingival overgrowth induced by: (i) poor plaque control; and, (ii) a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine), and its conservative and surgical management.

Great expectations

With dentists commenting that patient expectations appear to be higher than ever before, what are the key issues to consider in record-keeping when providing orthodontic treatment?

Understanding the IOTN

A summary of the HSE guidelines for eligibility for orthodontic treatment so that dentists have a visual guide to which cases should be referred to a specialist.

Public defender

As she begins her second term as President of the IDA's HSE Dental Surgeons Group, Dr Frances O'Callaghan discusses ongoing industrial relations issues, cutbacks to the Public Dental Service, and the results of a recent survey of HSE members.

ICD meets in Dublin

As we went to press, the International College of Dentists (ICD) was holding a joint meeting of its International Council and its European Section in Dublin.

Daytime treatment for TMJ pain

Cerezen is, according to its makers, a first-of-its-kind medical device that is a safe and effective aid in reducing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder pain and associated symptoms such as grinding of teeth and headaches.

Pension contributions save tax

John O’Connor of Omega Financial Management (left) advises dentists that as your pension contribution is an allowable expense in your tax bill, writing a cheque for it is deemed to be a legitimate business cost.