The Irish Dental Nurses Association (IDNA) is a voluntary organisation that aims to promote, educate and develop dental nurses in Ireland. The Executive Committee is made up of a group of dental nurse volunteers who work tirelessly on behalf of the profession, to not only raise the profile of dental nurses as a whole, but also to encourage all dental nurses to gain formal qualifications, which in turn raises the standard of patient care delivered to the general public.
As the dental community will already be aware, there is no regulation of the dental nursing profession at present in Ireland; the long-awaited Dental Act is expected to introduce this regulation. In order to meet requirements that may come out of this much sought after development, and in keeping with an ethos of promoting continuing education, the IDNA provides a very successful ongoing scientific lecture series. These lectures are free of charge and open to all dental team members. The lectures count as verifiable CPD from the Dental Council and dentists, dental hygienists and dental technicians have all attended.
For further details on the IDNA and how your dental nurse colleagues might become members of the Association, check out the IDNA website – www.idna.ie – send an email via firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 087-676 7500. Follow the IDNA on Twitter @IDNA Ireland.