Date: Sat 2nd Feb 2019 Venue: Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
Fee: €195 for IFPDC members; €295 for non-members
The IFPDC is delighted to partner the Irish Division of the European Association of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) in organising this Workshop and to avail of the first class expertise the EAPD has to offer. The programme will cover common presenting complaints and problems unique to under 12 year olds that present to general practice and HSE clinics.
The Workshop format is short lectures and hands-on table demonstrations.
Congratulations to the eight general practitioners who successfully completed the inaugural MClinDent (Masters in General Dental Practice) course. The eight practitioners took the time out from their practice, or their HSE work, to successfully complete two didactic modules, 24 hands-on days, and a Dissertation.
Congratulations and a heartiest ‘thank you’ to Dr Michael O’Sullivan and his team in the DDUH who made this Masters possible.
On Sept 7th each candidate gave a short presentation of the main findings of their respective Dissertations. The topics covered were all relevant to general practice and everyday dentistry, and all were highly praised by the visiting Extern Examiner.
The following Dissertation topics were covered by the 2018 Masters group:
“The effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices in the management of sleep apnoea”
“A review of the safety of dental local anaesthetics”
“A systematic review of the importance of keratinized tissues around implants: can they help in the prevention of peri-implant diseases?”
“What is the total amount of money spent per capita on dental services by people living in Ireland, compared with Scotland and England? A Health Economic Analysis”
“Bonding of Resin-Based composite restorations to pathologically altered dentine”
“Management of deep carious lesions: A literary review”
“A review of the performance of single unit all – ceramic posterior restorations, with a special focus on three ceramics manufactured chairside using CAD-CAM technology”
“What are the pain assessment tools available to assess/diagnose orofacial pain in people with severe dementia”
The Dublin Dental University Hospital with the support of the IFPDC is offering a part-time/blended learning Masters Degree in General Dental Practice – Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent). The third intake on the Masters course is scheduled for September 2019. The Masters qualification is awarded by TCD.
The new entry requirements in September 2019 will allow practitioners without any previous postgraduate qualifications to make application to join the Masters programme. Applicants must have a minimum of one year post qualification experience.
The format for 2019 is based on a range of modules and a Dissertation. The New format Masters is structured so that successful applicants can continue to work in practice or HSE clinics while pursuing the course. Candidates who are accepted onto the course can select from a range of modules and spread the course over three years. In some instances with college approval, the timescale can be extended over five years. Normally candidates will undertake three modules per year.
Details of the new format Masters and course fees should be available by April 2019.