ISDH Conference 2023

Click here to view the ISDH Summer Conference 2023 Brochure

This year’s conference will be held in The Strand Hotel providing a warm Limerick welcome in our 4*hotel that takes pride of place in the heart of the city. If you are interested in staying at the conference hotel, please contact the hotel directly for booking, and note that conference rates apply.

The pre-conference dinner will take place at the The strand hotel on Thursday 8th June at 8pm.

The awards available for the ISDH 2023 Summer Conference are:

1. Annual Special Care Dental Care Professional (DCP) Award

2. Student/ Newly Qualified Professional Award

3. June Nunn Award

Click here to see further information about the ISDH awards 2023

Please BOOK ONLINE or post the completed booking form with a cheque/ draft/ postal order made payable to ISDH. Sterling drafts/ cheques accepted.

If you have any queries or if you would like to make a payment by electronic transfer and require ISDH banking details, please contact our Honorary Treasurer: Dani McGeown at: or 0851483993.

Pre-conference Fee

€45 for dentists

€25 for non-dentists

Conference Fee (inc. Tea/Coffee & Lunch)

€100 ISDH Member (Dentist)

€65 ISDH Member (Other)*

€150 Non-Member (Dentist)

€100 Non-Member (Other)*

Thursday June 8th 2-5 pm

The pre-conference course (2 – 5 pm) Sedation in Special Care Dentistry will discuss and demonstrate the treatment planning and clinical practice of sedation as it applies to patients with medical/intellectual disabilities led by Dr Richard Fitzgerald

Conference Programme Friday 9th June 2023

08.45 Registration

09.20 Opening addresses:

Bernard Gloster, CEO HSE

09:35 Oral Health Inequality and Disability: closing the gap

Dr. Denise Faulks, BDS MSc PhD Consultant Special Care Dental Unit University Hospital of Clermont Ferrand, France

10:25 Clinical pathways as a Quality Strategy

Prof. Alison Dougall, Professor and Consultant in medically compromised patients at Dublin Dental Hospital

11:00 Coffee Break and Trade Stands

11:35 Assessing complexity in special care dentistry

Dr. Danielle McGeown, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry HSE South

12:20 Awards and Presentations

Student/Newly Qualified Professional Award / June Nunn Award / Annual Special Care Dental Care Professional Award

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00 How to be awesome at non-pharmacological behaviour support in special care dentistry

Dr Caoimhin Mac Giolla Phadraig, Specialist and Lecturer in Special Care Dentistry, DDUH

14:50 Special care dentistry – A private practice perspective

Dr Gillian Smith B.A B.Dent Sc, M.F.D., P.G.Dip Cons Sed; Practice limited to conscious sedation/ special care dentistry

15:45 AGM

16.30 Meeting Close

Conference 2023 booking area

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