Announcement: First of three Winter Webinars

ISDH Winter Webinar: Liver Disease for the general dental practitioner 

This winter, ISDH will host three Webinars. Details of our first webinar are available below.

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Webinar details


Nov 21, 2017 8:30 PM


Dr Alison Dougall, Consultant in Medically Compromised Patients, Dublin Dental University Hospital and Assistant Professor Trinity College Dublin.


LIVER disease is now the only one of Ireland's top five killers that is showing an alarming level of increase with  liver disease ...

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Bursary Awards 2018

The ISDH, in association with Dental Health Foundation and DeCare are glad to offer four awards in 2018.

We are glad to be in a position to offer a range of bursaries this year, thanks to the continuing support of the Dental Health Foundation and DeCare. Winners will be given an opportunity to share their work at the summer conference in June 2018 and will be offered support from the ISDH committee to submit for publication in the Journal of Disability and Oral ...

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DeCare offer €500 for June Nunn Prize

The society, in association with DeCare, is delighted to announce the June Nunn Prize for 2018.

Who can enter?

This prize is open to members and non-members of ISDH.

This is an open competition meaning that anyone can apply. This includes, but is not restricted to dentists, dental nurses, hygienists, oral health promoters, non-dental healthcare professionals, advocates and members of the public. Applicants can apply from across professional backgrounds working in the HSE or general/ specialist/ hospital practice in Ireland.

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HSE Autism Review

This is a copy of the submission by the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health to the HSE Autism Spectrum Review

September 2017



Access to dental care ensures that all people have the opportunity to receive essential treatment, avoid infection and live without dental pain.  For people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dental services may need small but impactful adaptation to meet their needs.  This submission is by the Irish Society for ...

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Summer Conference 2017



Dental anxiety and phobia: Practical training for dental teams

Date: 23rd June 2017, Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Dock

The ISDH welcome you to join us at our annual conference in Dublin City this summer. The focus of our conference this year is dental anxiety and phobia. This year, we are doing things a little differently…. This year, a team of International experts will provide applied teaching in the assessment and management for children and adults who have dental anxiety and phobia. This ...

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Webinar Resources Spring 2017

We were delighted to have Dr Siobhan Stapleton deliver an excellent presentation of her award winning research into the oral health of pre-school children with oral disease in Ireland. Siobhan's presentation explored the experience of families with disabilities as they engage with dental services. We also heard about the effectiveness of risk based caries risk management for this group as a means of both reducing risk and cost.


Download Siobhan's lecture notes here

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ISDH Webinar February 2017

Registration now open

We at ISDH are known to embrace technology to further the oral health of people with disabilities. In a first of its kind, the ISDH will deliver our (inaugral) Spring webinar.

We are delighted to have Dr Siobhan Stapleton, who will deliver a lecture on the use of preventive strategies to reduce reliance on general anaesthesia for children with disabilities. Siobhan will share her experiences based on her award-winning research in this field, along with the best ...

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Developing our Vision and Mission

What the ISDH is about

The ISDH is 13 years old and that makes us teenagers. It is time to define who we are, renegotiate our relationship with the world and find out what we want to be. Just like any teen - Only, minus the attitude!

A Shared Vision

For the ISDH this means that we are clarifying what we are about; what we want to achieve and how we should get there. The committee has agreed the first steps in this ...

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ISDH submission to the Committee on the Future of Healthcare

  As part of our role advocating for people with disabilities in Ireland and their oral health, ISDH made a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare setting out our vision for the future of health in Ireland.    See our submission here: isdh-submission-future-healthcare-2016

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Conference Lecture Notes

Access our lecture resources here.

Trish Morrison's lecture on Oromotor Function

Oral Motor Trish Morrison June 16.

Dr Barry's Lecture on Surgical and Medical management of drooling

Watch Dr. Barry discussing his lecture here.

Andrea Mulligan's Lecture on the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

Find Andrea's lecture notes here.

Watch Andrea discussing her lecture here.

Kev Mac Giolla Phadraig's Talk on Older adults with ID

See Kev's infographic here.

Watch Kev discussing his research with Alison Dougall here. ...

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