ISDH Conference 2024

Click here to view the ISDH Summer Conference 2024 Brochure

This year’s conference will be held in The River Lee hotel providing a warm Cork 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 River Lee hotel on Thursday 6th June at 8pm.

Delegates staying at the hotel may pay for the dinner as part of their accommodation reservation. Otherwise, you will be contacted regarding the dinner once your conference booking has been received.

The ISDH presents three awards in 2024

1.    Biennial Dental Health Foundation Travel Bursary Award

2.    Student/ Newly Qualified Professional Award

3.    June Nunn Award

Click here to see further information about the ISDH awards 2024

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: isdhpayments@gmail.com or 0851483993.

Pre-conference Fee

€45 for dentists

€25 for non-dentists

*Other includes allied health professionals, dental nurses, dental hygienists, orthodontic therapists, clinical dental technicians, dental technicians, students and newly qualified dentists (<2 years).

** This fee entitles attendees to free ISDH membership 2024-25.

Conference Fee (inc. Tea/Coffee & Lunch)

Early Bird rates (up to 23rd of May 2024)

€100 ISDH Member (Dentist)

€65 ISDH Member (Other)*

€150 Non-Member (Dentist) **

€100 Non-Member (Other)* **

Pre-conference Thursday 6th June 2-5 pm

The pre-conference course is on The HSE National Consent Policy 2022 v1.2 (updated in January 2024 in respect of Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act). It will be led by Elaine Mcaughley, Prof Mary Donnelly and Prof Shaun O Keeffe

Conference Programme Friday 7th June 2024

08.45 Registration

09.20 Opening addresses:

Prof Paul Brady Dean Cork Dental hospital

09:35 Reflecting on change – The requirement to change what we do and how we work is an integral part of good clinical practice

Dr. Brid Hendron Postgraduate Dental Dean Regional Lead for Community and Hospital Service and Dental Public Health

10:25 A toolbox of clinical tips and tricks to aid more effective oral care for people with disabilities

Ms Ceara Cleary Dental hygienist HSE Dublin South West

11:10 Coffee Break and Trade Stands

11:35 Language Matters: Defining Exclusion

Dr. Sasha Scambler Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Guys Hospital London

12:20 Awards and Presentations

Student/Newly Qualified Professional Award (Sponsor DHF) / June Nunn Award (Sponsor DeCare) / Biennial DHF Travel Bursary

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00 Promoting Accessible Communication Environments for people with disabilities

Teresa Gadd, Speech and language therapist and Director of ACE communications

14:50 The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act – A dentolegal perspective

Dr Patrick Quinn BDS, MDPH, BCL Principal Dental Surgeon Kerry

15:45 AGM

16.30 Meeting Close

Conference 2024 booking area

Please click on one of the boxes below to choose your ticket option.
If you are unsure if you are a member of good standing please fill out that form and we will contact you to confirm if that option is available to you.

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members booking area

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non-members booking area

This option is for attendees who wish to book the conference and register/renew their ISDH membership

This option is for attendees who wish to book the conference and are current ISDH members in good standing.

If you are unsure whether you are a member in good standing please fill out this form and we will contact you to confirm if that option is available to you.

ISDH Conference 2024
members booking area

This option is for attendees who wish to book the conference and register/renew their ISDH membership

ISDH Conference 2024
non-members booking area

This option is for attendees who wish to book the conference and are current ISDH members in good standing.

If you are unsure whether you are a member in good standing please fill out this form and we will contact you to confirm if that option is available to you.