Summer Conference 2018




ISDH Summer Conference Adare 7th and 8th June  2018


Pre-Conference Treatment Planning Workshop

Thursday 7th June 2.00pm-6.00pm

Treatment planning workshop with a lecture on general principles by Dr. Caoimhin Mac Giolla Phadraig followed by group work using a problem-based learning approach facilitated by a number of specialists in SCD.  The group work will involve working through a series of cases from straightforward to complex.



Friday 8th June 9.15am-4.30pm

This year’s conference will explore range of topical issues that face patients and dental professionals in Ireland. The programme is designed to address challenges that face dental teams across private and public services. The programme offers an opportunity to listen to and meet excellent lecturers such as:

  • Dr. Danielle McGeown– Periodontal Disease and the Special Care Patient
  • Dr. Michael Paed– General Anaesthesia for the Special Care Patient
  • Prof. Mary Donnelly– The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Implications for the Provision of Oral Healthcare
  • Dr. Alison Dougall– Medical Considerations in the Management of the Elderly Dental Patient
  • Dr. Frank Burke– Is the Ageing Population a Problem or an Opportunity?
  • Prof. Rebecca Bennett– Why Ethics in Important: A Focus on the Question of Whether we should Attempt to Eradicate Disability



Accomodation at the hotel is booking up fast so if you’re interested in staying at the Dunraven Arms (conference hotel) please fill out the attached form and send to the hotel directly.  If you’d like to attend the pre-conference meal please select the Dinner B & B option.  If you’re staying elsewhere but wish to attend the dinner there will be an option of booking this separately on the conference booking form to follow.



And finally I wish to give notice of the ISDH AGM which will take place after the conference at 5pm on Friday 8th June– please forward any motions for consideration to before Monday 4th June.


Looking forward to seeing you all in Adare!

Patrick Quinn

ISDH President

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