News

27
Apr

Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

CHALLENGES TO ORAL SURGERY IN DENTAL PRACTICE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE We are delighted to announce that this year’s Faculty of Dentistry RCSI Annual Scientific Meeting is a conjoint meeting with the Association of British Academic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS), the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) and the Irish Association of Oral

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5
Dec

Dublin dentist’s treatment of cancer patient

Dublin dentist, Dr Sean Ó’Seachnasaí, has been named ‘Colgate Caring Dentist of the Year 2018’ for his treatment of a patient who was suffering from depression and totally lacking self-confidence, due to his appearance, after surviving stage 4 advanced cancer. The judging panel praised Dr Ó’Seachnasaí for his caring, hands-on approach to the treatment, especially “his ability to see the

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25
Nov

Dentists will stop using metal fillings that have been used in teeth for 150 years

THE USE OF dental amalgam fillings are to be phased out in Europe – and it’s for environmental reasons. The use of the silver-coloured fillings, that contain several metals including mercury, is to be phased out gradually starting from this Sunday 1 July. From then, dentists will no longer use amalgam fillings on the teeth of children under 15 years

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1
Sep

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

SOME CHILDREN ARE waiting up to 12 years for their first dental screening. The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has called on the government to initiate a major recruitment drive for dentists to enable the Public Dental Service (PDS) to deliver on its programme of care for children and other vulnerable groups. The IDA has said “totally inadequate staffing levels” mean

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20
Aug

Smile! One third of Irish people have broken or missing teeth

POOR DENTAL HABITS as a child has led to Irish people having broken or missing teeth as an adult. That’s according to a survey by Seapoint Clinic, which said 35 per cent of Irish people have broken or missing teeth, with a quarter blaming their bad habits as a child for this. Survey Most people surveyed had fillings (86 per

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