Winter Scientific Meeting Sat 16th November – Preliminary Notice

The IFPDC Winter Scientific Meeting will be held on Sat 16th November 2019

Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, DDUH

Fee: Free to IFPDC members; Non-members €150

Presenters:

Dr Andrew Shelley, Specialist Prosthodontist, Manchester

Dr Shelley will give an update on the restoration of endodontically treated anterior and posterior teeth and the broken down dentition.

Attendees will gain an understanding of :-

  • how to restore endodontically treated teeth without weakening the base structure
  • how to understand and manage failure of restorations such as bridgework, including some aspects of occlusion.
  • the life changing dental conditions where patients have few remaining teeth, a collapsed occlusion or total loss of function.  This would include consideration of overdentures, dental implant therapy and fixed v removable solutions

Dr Caitriona Ahearn, General Practitioner, part-time Lecturer CDUH

Dr Ahearn will give an update on the use of radiographic imaging to aid diagnosis

Attendess will gain :-

  • a better understanding of dental imaging
  • increased awareness of typical and atypical anatomic features
  • increased awareness of radiographic signs of dental disease
  • a better understanding of new regulations and their impact on the GDP

Dr Conor Barry, Consultant Max-Fax Surgeon, St James’s Hospital

Dr Barry will give an update on how to deal with the difficult extraction and it’s sequelae

Attendees will gain awareness of :-

  • Appropriate surgical removal of bone during difficult extractions and appropriate instrumentation
  • case selection and referral
  • how to deal with post-extraction complications and polypharmacy

 

Timetable to follow

Orthodontics Course Sat 21st Sept 2019 – “Old Principles meet New Technologies”

Orthodontics Course – “Old Principles meet New Technologies”

Date: Sat 21st Sept 2019                          Venue: DDUH

Fee: €180 for IFPDC members; €295 for non-members

Tutor: Dr Paul Dowling

Application Form – Ortho Course Sat 21st Sept 2019

The course format is short lectures and hands-on practical experience.

There is a myriad new technologies bombarding the dental profession at present. In this course Dr Paul Dowling will review the time-tested principles underpinning orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and care and examine whether these new technologies can influence the established fundamentals. He will consider aligner treatments, “short-course” orthodontics and a variety of adjuncts which claim to improve outcomes. He will highlight the importance of careful case selection and the significance of informed consent in relation to these technologies.

Course Timetable

Registration:     9.30 – 10.00

10.00-10.30     Retention following orthodontic treatment

10.30 – 11.00   Aligner treatments, Short-Course orthodontics

11.00 – 11.30   Demonstration of Intra-oral Scanning and Lingual Retainer Technique

11.30 – 12.30   Principles of orthodontic treatment planning

12.30 – 13.00   Treatment planning exercises

13.00 – 13.30   Lunch

13.30 – 14.00   Recent technologies in orthodontics

14.00 – 14.30   Risks, Case Selection, Consent

14.300 – 15.00   Questions & Answers

Demonstration/hands on  will include:

> Diagnostic exercises
> Use of the NOLA appliance
> Use of the iTero Scanner

Numbers limited to 12 participants                           

Book a place directly through the website shield OR email info@ifpdc.ie 

Spring Meeting Sat 9th March 2019 – REVIEW

The IFPDC Spring Scientific Meeting was held on Sat 9th March 2019 in the Large Lecture Theatre, DDUH.

The keynote speaker was Dr Serpil Djemal Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Lead for Dental Trauma, King’s College, London.

Dr Djemal gave three presentations on the management of dental trauma. She gave attendees the benefit of her wealth of experience as the Lead for Dental Trauma in King’s College. She outlined the simple classification system she uses when faced with traumatic injuries of different complexities, and identified the emergency and immediate treatments appropriate to different types of traumatic injuries in mature and immature teeth.

Dr Brenda Barrett and Dr Gus Papathomas, who have recently been awarded the MClinDent from TCD, used the evidence based information they collected during their Masters studies to deliver presentations  on ‘Management of Deep Carious Lesions’ and the ‘Effectiveness of Mandibular Advancement Devices in Sleep Apnoea’.

Following these presentations Dr Mairead Harding, Deputy Director of the Oral Health Services Research Centre in UCC issued an appeal for help in devising information materials to  be used by general dentists to publicise evidence about the relationship between fluoride and dental health. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Mairead on  021 4901103 or email info@ifpdc.ie

The final speaker on the day was Prof Brian O’Connell who  outlined the risks and benefits of  Digital Dentistry. Prof O’Connell gave practical and pragmatic advice on the purchase of Digital Equipment, he outlined the current state of play  and recent developments in Digital Dentistry, and he identified likely future trends.

 

 

The OHSRC (UCC) and the General Dentist

Oral Health Services Research Centre (OHSRC) UCC and the General Dentist

The OHSRC needs you

Researchers in the Oral Health Services Research Centre (OHSRC), University College Cork (UCC), working on the HRB funded Fluoride and Caring for Children’s Teeth (FACCT) study (https://www.ucc.ie/en/ohsrc/research/facct/) have secured funding through a Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme (KEDS) award. The award supports the dissemination of the results of the FACCT study to General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) and ultimately their patients.

 

Why do we need you?

GDP’s are extremely busy and productive with a wealth of ideas, we wish to have this input to develop a meaningful resource for GDPs, with minimum interference with your day-to-day work. Through the FACCT study a wealth of information relevant to children’s oral health and oral health behaviour now exists and we would like to increase awareness of this information.

 

What do we want to do?

The research team would like to work with a small number of GDPs to ensure that the results of the study are communicated in a way that is appropriate to GDPs and their patients. The researchers wish to collaborate with approximately four GDPs.  

 

What involvement is required?

The GDPs will form part of a steering group and assist in the development of an educational resource for GDPs to  ultimately benefit patients and oral health.  The dentist group will participate in a structured workshop where the outline content of the resource will be formulated. The FACCT research team will then work towards developing the resource with input from the steering group via email or teleconferences. Although developed for GDPs, the completed educational resource will be freely available to Oral Health Promoters, dental nurses, dental hygienists and the general public.

 

How to get involved?

The OHSRC UCC would love to work with you and develop a resource what works best for the busy GDP in promoting health and preventing disease. For further information about this project please contact Dr Mairead Harding, Oral Health Services Research Centre, Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork.
Email m.harding@ucc.ie tel 021 4901103.

 

Joint IFPDC/EAPD Paediatric Workshop Sat 2nd Feb 2019 – Review

Dr Margaret Tuite demonstrating isolation techniques

 

Hot Topics and Top Tips in Paediatric Dentistry

 

The IFPDC was 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 covered common presenting complaints and problems unique to under 12 year olds that present to general practice and HSE clinics.

The workshop format was very well received by all attendees, with excellent evaluation feedback. The morning consisted of a series of presentations on a range of topics relevant to children’s dentistry. In the afternoon attendees participated in table demonstrations which complimented the morning presentations.

Dr Rona Leith demonstrating the  Hall Technique

Sincere thanks are due to the following Paediatric Consultants and Specialists who delivered their chosen topics with great enthusiasm and expertise.

Behaviour management Dr Abigail Moore
Age one dental visit Dr Kirsten FitzGerald
Examination and caries diagnosis Dr Aifric Ni Chaollai
Prevention – Fissure sealants, Fluoride, SDF Dr Eleanor Mc Govern
Hall crown technique and indirect pulp therapy Dr Rona Leith
Working environment Dr Margaret Tuite

 

Congratulations to the 2018 MClinDent Masters candidates

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”

 

Dr Gus papthomas presenting his Dissertation Topic ‘The Effectiveness of Mandibular Advancement Devices in the Management of Sleep Apnoea.’

 

Dr Helen Walsh presenting her Dissertation topic "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."
Dr Helen Walsh presenting her Dissertation topic “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.”
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