President’s message

Dr. Siobhan Stapleton

As I embark on the presidency of the ISDH in 2022/2023, I consider it as a leadership role that has the potential to create significant change in relation to how society views the importance of good oral health for people with disabilities. Our key objectives of advocacy, community and education will shape this vision for change. I will focus on increasing my advocacy role within the profession and within the development of the oral public health policy in Ireland.

. I will support education and research during my presidency with the support of our dedicated committee and I will endeavour to increase the visibility and recognition of Special Care Dentistry within the profession.

I will look to our committee and the wider special care community to work as a team to communicate across all political platforms, health sectors and allied healthcare professionals to promote and support our mission of equal access, oral health for all.

Equal access,

oral health for all 

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