President’s Message

It is an honour to have been elected to serve as President of the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health and I look forward to leading the organisation over the coming year. I would like to thank the outgoing President, Dr. Caoimhin MacGiolla Phadraig, for an inspirational and innovative term as President and his hard work and commitment over the past year is hugely appreciated.


One of the main goals for the coming year will be to advance the process started by Caoimhin whereby we examine our role as a Society and chart our course for the future. This will involve finalising the Society’s vision and mission statement and then developing strategic objectives to enable us to achieve it. To this end we will be engaging with our membership and key stakeholders and we look forward to your involvement.


Throughout the year the Society will continue to advocate for better oral health for people with disabilities and will continue to support those of you who work in the area of special care dentistry. We also hope to develop our society as a community of learners by expanding our range of online learning experiences.


Finally, I look forward to welcoming you all to Adare, Co. Limerick for our annual conference which will take place on the 7th and 8th of June 2018.


Patrick Quinn


Irish Society for Disability & Oral Health