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”