Joint IFPDC/EAPD Paediatric Workshop Sat 2nd Feb 2019


Hot Topics and Top Tips in Paediatric Dentistry

Date: Sat 2nd Feb 2019                          Venue: Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin

Fee: €195 for IFPDC members; €295 for non-members

Application Form – Paedo Workshop Sat 2nd Feb 2019

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.

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


Numbers limited to 30 participants                              

Spring Meeting Sat 9th March 2019

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

Free to IFPDC Members                      Non-members €150


10.00 – 10.45 Management of dental fractures

Dr Serpil Djemal, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and lead for Dental Trauma King’s College London


10.45 – 11.30 Management of luxation injuries I

Dr Serpil Djemal


11.30 – 12.00 Coffee


12.00 – 12.45 Management of luxation injuries II

Dr Serpil Djemal


12.45 – 1.00 Questions


1.00 – 1.45 Lunch


1.45 – 2.00 Management of deep carious lesions: A literary review

Dr Brenda Barrett, GDP Carlow


2.00 – 2.15 The effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices in the management of sleep apnoea

Dr Gus Papthomas, GDP Waterford


2.15 – 2.30 The role of the GDP in disseminating findings of the FACCT Study

Dr Mairead Harding, Deputy Director Oral Health Research Services Centre, UCC


2.30 – 3.30 Digital Dentistry – emerging new technology for the general dentist

Prof Brian O’Connell, Dean DDUH


3.30 – 4.00 Questions and Close

Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) – NEW FORMAT

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.

Expressions of interest are welcome.

The application link is below. 

Informal enquiries to Dr Michael O’Sullivan, Postgraduate Dean DDUH, tel:01 6127354