SAVE THE DATE: ‘Mature Mouths Matter’

The Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health’s annual conference ‘Mature Mouths Matter’
will be held on Friday 19th June 2020 in the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Co. Kilkenny

This conference will be covering several topics in relation to the dental management of the older person including: 

Dental anxiety management; developing oral care pathways for people living with dementia; prosthodontic tips for difficult denture provision; oral health promotion in nursing homes and polypharmacy and its implications for the older person in dental practice.

We are honoured to have national and international experts on the dental management of older people including Dr Mary Clarke, Dr Vicki Jones, Dr Una Lally, Ms Carolyn Joyce and Dr Patricia O’ Connor.

Conference booking will be available online shortly.

ISDH Conference Presentations June 2019


The future of Special Care Dentistry in Ireland?

Blánaid Daly
Professor/Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Dublin Dental University Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Click on the link to see the full presentation:
http://isdh.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FRI-7-FINAL-June-2019-ISDH-The-future-of-Special-Care-Dentistry-Blanaid-Daly-2.pdf

Emergency care of the special care patient

Dr Siobhan Stapleton BDS,DIPCONS SEDS, DchDent
Senior Dental Surgeon HSE Midwest

Click on the link to see the full presentation:
http://isdh.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Emergency-care-of-the-special-care-patient.pdf

Awards

Oral Health Beliefs in people living with Von Willebrand’s disease in Ireland.

Sviatlana Anishchuk, RDH Dublin Dental University Hospital/St. James’ Hospital, Dublin.


Click on the link to open the full presentation: http://isdh.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Oral-Health-Beliefs-in-people-living-with-Von-Willebrand’s-disease-in-Ireland.pdf

Atraumatic Restorative Technique: An evidence based approach for the management of caries in older adults.

Ioanna Politi, Junior House Officer – Dublin Dental University Hospital

Click on the link to see the full presentation: http://isdh.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Atraumatic-Restorative-Techniques.pdf

Irish Society of Disability and Oral Health Awards 2019

The ISDH award a number of bursaries each year for essays, case-reports or completed projects on any aspect of Special Care Dentistry. In 2019 three awards were made, two awards were sponsored by the Dental Health Foundation and one award was sponsored by DeCare Ireland.

Dental Health Foundation sponsored awards:

Annual Special Care Dental Care Professional (DCP) Award Winner: Sviatlana Anischuck. Project Title:  “Oral Health Beliefs in people living with Von Willebrand’s disease in Ireland.”

Annual Special Care Dental Care Professional (DCP) Award Winner: Sviatlana Anischuck

Student/ Newly Qualified Professional Award Winner: Ms Ioanna Politi
Project Title: Atraumatic Restorative Technique: An evidence based approach for the management of caries in older adult patients’.

Student/ Newly Qualified Professional Award Winner: Ms Ioanna Politi

DeCare sponsored award:

June Nunn Prize Winner: Stacey Clough and Zahra Shehabi
Project Title:” Securing Special Care Dentistry through Service Development”

June Nunn Prize Winner: presented by Stacey Clough

Now is the time to get thinking about your entry for the 2020 Awards! Check out the guidelines under the Bursaries and Awards tab on the Home Page.

Conference

ISDH hold a conference every summer – archives of lectures from previous conferences can be found in our downloads & resources section!