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Why yoga is the perfect partner for dentistry

How can yoga be a useful practice management tool? Lisa Knowles looks at finding a consistent balance in an inconsistent world It was 1992, and I was the summer dental assistant at a practice in middle America – a pretty […]

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Keep Kids’ Teeth Clean 2017

Join us as we put kids’ teeth first in our new initiative for 2017 – Keep Kids’ Teeth Clean – and help improve understanding around child oral health If

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Ireland’s Dental Bill: where are we now?

Carlotta Eden looks at progress made on the new Dental Bill this year – and how far we have left to go Since the beginning of the year, Irish

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Why a sugar tax is a logical step in Ireland

Chris Macey looks at why a sugar tax could be a logical, effective first step to stop dental decay and child obesity It’s a basic rule of economics that

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Lights, camera, action: how to excel at radiography

Maurice Fitzgerald explains what makes good radiography and how to get the perfect image Why is good radiography so important? Dental radiography is an essential part of everything we do

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Why dental registration matters

Stephen Murray considers the importance of dental regulation in Ireland An article in Irish Dentistry’s Regulation Debate asked ‘does every dental professional have the right to regulation?’ (January 2016) I

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Regulation Debate: orthodontic therapists

While we wait to see if there will be further changes in current proposals in the Dental Bill draft – or at least some clarification on issues surrounding

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Training and competency in dental hygiene

Joe Ingham looks at expanding your horizons as a dental hygienist in training and competency From the comfort of the front passenger seat, anyone who doesn’t have a driving

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Regulation debate: the clinical dental technicians

As part of the Regulation Debate, Philip McGrath talks to Irish Dentistry about protecting patient safety and the profession A new dental act should ring in new changes; an

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BDA offers ‘practical’ help to refugee crisis

Michael Watson looks at the response to refugees in the dental profession in Northern Ireland Back in December, 10 refugee families were flown from Beirut to Belfast as part

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