The ISDH is proud to announce the June Nunn Award.


The June Nunn Award,

sponsored by DeCare Dental,

will be awarded for a

Service Innovation or Development in the area of Special Care Dentistry.

Who can enter?

This award is open to all i.e. members and non-members of ISDH, dentist, dental nurse, hygienist, oral health promoter or other non- dental healthcare professional working in the HSE or general/ specialist/ hospital practice in Ireland.

What do I have to do?

Tell us in under 500 words how your brainwave improved oral care for people with disabilities in Ireland. Back it up with photos, copies of documents, testimonials. Examples of the type of entry that may be successful are innovations in the way services are delivered, novel ways to provide dental care for people with disabilities, interdisciplinary working with parent/carer support groups.

It is a requirement that the submitted piece would not have been presented elsewhere nor been awarded an award previously.

Send your blinded entry by e-mail to the Bursary co-ordinator by the deadline given. The email must clearly indicate which competition is being entered. Authors’ details must not appear in the email attachment.

Applicants must submit a blinded electronic copy of their entry with a separate cover letter by e-mail to the Bursary co-ordinator (details below) by 2nd April 2024. The separate cover letter must clearly indicate which competition is being entered. Email addresses for all authors, including a full email address and phone number of the lead author, and the title must be included in the covering letter. Authors’ details must not appear in the report.

Receipt of your entry will be by email to the submitting author.

The decision of the panel of judges is final and will be communicated by the specified date. The award of €500 will be awarded at the ISDH Annual Conference.

The winner will be invited to give a short oral presentation of their successful entry at the Summer Conference.

Please note the Society does not undertake to pay the expenses of the author(s).

ISDH Bursary Contact:

ISDH Secretary
Dr. Gillian Smith