June Nunn Prize Deadline Extended

Deadline extended to 10th May 2019

The society is delighted to announce the June Nunn Prize for 2019. The June Nunn Prize, sponsored by DeCare Dental, will be awarded for a Service Innovation or Development in the area of Special Care Dentistry.

Who can enter?

This prize is open to all i.e. members and non-members of ISDH, dentist, dental nurse, hygienist, oral health promoter or other non-dental healthcare professional working in the HSE or general/ specialist/ hospital practice in Ireland.

What do I/we have to do?

Tell us in under 500 words how your brainwave improved oral care for people with disabilities in Ireland. Back it up with photos, copies of documents, testimonials. Examples of the type of entry that may be successful are innovations in the way services are delivered, novel ways to provide dental care for people with disabilities, interdisciplinary working with parent/carer support groups.

Download guidance here for further details.

ISDH Winter Webinar on autism now open for registration

Want to improve your behaviour support for patients with autism? Register for free here:

Date: Monday 18th February, 2019 @ 7:30 PM (GMT)

Location: Online Webinar

Price: Free

Registration: Click Here.

ISDH Winter Webinar Series is Awesome!

The Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health are proud to present the third and last of this season’s ISDH Winter Webinars series. This Webinar is delivered by an International expert on Dental Care for people with autism: Heather Coulter Jackson RDH.

Expert Presentation

Heather is a Dental Hygienist who works with the world renowned Clive Freedman and Timucin Ari in Pediatric Oral Health and Dentistry, London, Ontario, Canada. She is also a registered Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist at OMT London. Heather is well-known Internationally as a leader in behaviour support for people with disabilities. Her recent talk at the IADH International conference received a hugely positive response. This is an amazing opportunity for our community to learn from the best.

Invitation to register for free

This talk will be suitable for dental professionals and others who have an interest in healthcare for people with autism. You are welcome to be part of the ISDH community online for this evening Webinar.

Learning at your leisure

After the webinar, it is expected that participants will:

  • Describe the challenges faced by patients with sensory processing disorders such as autism in the dental office.
  • Describe how theoretical components of behaviour support are applied in vivo by applying the patient guided sensory integration programme.
  • Apply aspects of the patient guided sensory integration programme in their clinic.

Click here to bring to registration

This Webinar has been accredited as verifiable CPD (1.5 CPD Credits) by the Dental Council of Ireland.

Webinar Certificate of Attendance

You can download your certificate of attendance here.

Please note that you must complete our survey and enter your Dental Council of Ireland Registration Number to be eligible for 1.5 CPD points.

Certificate of Attendance

Preconference Goodies

Siobhan’s case

Grace’s case

Kev’s notes

June’s notes


Indicator of Sedation Need

Delivering Better Oral Health

Dougall & Fiske ACCESS

Appelbaum’s authoritative paper on assessment of capacity (A little old and a little American but still a good starting point on assessment of capacity)

Archana’s article on Lateral Oblique Radiographs

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme ( For your all your guideline needs )


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:


Accessing journal

If anyone is experiencing difficulties accessing their journal online please see here

ISDH 2012 – Neurodegenerative conditions – working together to regenerate oral care

Oral health care planning for people with degenerative conditions – Dr Debbie Lewis

Caring for people with dementia – Prof. June Andrews

Degeneration in the Older Generation? Ageing and Oral Health – Dr Graeme Ting

Super-Early Bird registration closing date for IADH Conference in Melbourne 2012

Early bird rates are greatly reduced and the final date for securing this discount is the 23rd of January.

To register online follow this link


iADH announce early bird rates for booking the International Congress

The iADH Congress will be held from the 28th – 31st October in Melbourne Australia.

There are very generous super early bird rates if your register before 23rd January

visit www.iADH2012 .com for more information

ISDH Summer Conference Photographs – were you there?

Click here to see photographs from the 2011 Summer Conference AUTISM FRIENDLY DENTISTRY which was held at the Dublin International Convention Centre