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IDHA to host smoking cessation night in Dublin

The Irish Dental Hygienists Association (IDHA) will host a free evening on smoking cessation for its members and Dublin Dental Hospital University staff and students on 21 April. The evening will look at smoking cessation and changing behaviours, with Catherine […]

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Ireland’s oral health conference confirms line-up

Ireland’s first Oral & Dental Health Symposium in Dublin has announced its line-up. Taking place on 24 and 25 May, the conference will be part of the Future Health

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US study casts doubts on early prevention

Early dental prevention has been called into question by a study in the US. Researchers found that children with early preventive dental care were more likely to have future

Sugary diets and dental neglect impacting elderly

Sugar, bad diets and a lack of dental care are having a severe impact on nursing home patients across the country. Some are having up to 20 teeth extracted,

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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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Yolande Keane wins national hygiene award

Yolande Keane from Eyre Square Dental in Galway was announced as the winner of this year’s Kin Dental Hygienist of the Year award at the Irish Dental Hygienists

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Sugary drinks tax in place for Ireland

A tax on sugary drinks in Ireland is going ahead – but not until April 2018. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced the plans last month in the Budget


Dublin dental nursing meeting free to members

The Irish Dental Nurses’ Association (IDNA) Conference 2016 will take place on 22 October in Dublin and is free to all members. This year’s theme is promotion, prevention and


EFP defends use of toothpaste while brushing

A recent review has found that toothbrushing alone may be just as effective as toothbrushing with toothpaste to remove plaque. It found that there is 'moderate certainty that toothbrushing

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Mouth cancer deaths predicted to rise by 2030

Mouth cancer related deaths are expected to rise between now and 2030, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Mortality rates are predicted to increase by almost a quarter

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