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Watching cartoons eases child dental anxiety

Watching cartoons during dental treatment could lessen children’s anxiety, distress and disruptive behaviour. In a study, 56 ‘uncooperative’ children underwent three separate treatment visits involving an oral examination, injection with local anaesthetic, and tooth restoration (max 30 minutes). The researchers […]

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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 when the price of a product goes up, consumption falls. If […]

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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 in modern dentistry, from assisting in an accurate diagnosis to […]

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Special care dentistry focus in Galway

Special care dentistry took centre stage at the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health’s (ISDH) annual conference in Galway in June. Chief dental officer Dympna Kavanagh outlined plans for the National Oral Health Policy and its relevance for special […]

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Marijuana link with gum disease

Long-term marijuana use has been linked with periodontal disease. A study of 947 New Zealanders were examined for their marijuana use from birth to age 38; participants showed an increase in periodontal disease from age 26 onwards. Compared to marijuana […]

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Sugary drinks

Why a sugar tax is a logical step in Ireland

Chris Macey looks at why a sugar tax could

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Lights, camera, action: how to excel at radiography

Maurice Fitzgerald explains what makes good radiography and how

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Why dental registration matters

Stephen Murray considers the importance of dental regulation in

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Free entry in the 2017 Irish Dentistry Awards!

It’s that time of year again, and what better

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Guests raise €700 for charity at Irish Dentistry Awards

More than €700 was raised for Mac Domhnaill Dental’s

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Winners of the 2016 Irish Dentistry Awards

The 2016 Irish Dentistry Awards took central Dublin by

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