Gaby Bissett, Author at Irish Dentistry
Gaby Bissett

Gaby Bissett

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Is level 7 facial aesthetics worth it?

Linzy Baker discusses the ins and outs of level 7 facial aesthetics – and why it’s worth the investment. Throughout university, facial aesthetics was always a skill I aimed to obtain on completion of my training as a dental therapist. I have always had an interest in aesthetics – both facial and dental – and could stare at … Continued

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PPE concerns: BDA meets with health minister for Northern Ireland

The British Dental Association (BDA) met with the health minister for Northern Ireland following concerns over PPE and the sustainability of dentistry. On Monday, dental practices were able to kickstart non-AGP procedures for the first time since lockdown began. But ahead of AGPs being given the green light on 20th July, the group raised a number of … Continued

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Future of dentistry at stake in Northern Ireland, says BDA

The British Dental Association (BDA) have said dental services ‘need to be prioritised’ before they become unsustainable. Speaking at the Assembly Committee for Health, the association argued that practices are significantly hindered by PPE costs. Social distancing requirements and cross infection guidelines also have significant implications. The evidence was given ahead of the practice reopening date – Monday … Continued

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ISDH to host webinar on preventing combat and compassion fatigue

The Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health (ISDH) is hosting a webinar to help improve the wellbeing of the profession.  The event – titled ‘training the muscle of resilience: preventing combat & compassion fatigue in special care dentistry using resilience’ – will take place on Thursday 25th June at 8pm. Sponsored by GSK, the … Continued

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Practices could quit medical card scheme over PPE concerns, says IDA

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has warned that dental practices could withdraw from the medical card scheme following worries over PPE. The organisation says a lack of government action has ‘huge consequences’ for people across the country. CEO Mr Fintan Hourihan said the delay in crucial equipment means dentists are having to reconsider their participation in the … Continued

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Concerns over PPE as reopening plans revealed for Northern Ireland

Dentists are warning that progress in the progression could stall due to shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE).  The Department of Health confirmed phase two for the resumption of dental services in Northern Ireland will kickstart on Monday 29 June. This phase will allow dentists and other dental professionals to provide non-urgent face-to-face care. And phase three – which … Continued

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