I am honoured to have been elected as ISDH President for 2020. Since my first annual ISDH conference over ten years ago, I always felt part of an inclusive group of passionate, likeminded people, who advocate for the vulnerable population of Ireland. Being part of the committee over the past few years, despite working in the UK, I felt this sense of inclusion to an even greater extent.
I hope to promote the Society’s vision further this year by engaging with our dental community in improving the oral health of vulnerable people, and by continuing our educational strategy via our online webinars and annual conference.
Working with the committee, advocacy will be a keen focus for us and our members this year, particularly with the recent publication of the national oral health policy, to ensure that we continue to promote good oral health for our special care patients.