Winter conference line-up announced

The Irish Dental Hygienists Annual (IDHA) Winter Scientific Conference 2016 will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa in Cork on 14 and 15 October.

To mark the eighth year of its inception, the IDHA event has the title “Innov8, Integ8, Motiv8” and, as well as two days of workshops and lectures, the conference will also see the presentation of the Kin Dental Hygienist of the Year 2016 Award.

The Friday afternoon will feature three workshops covering perio screening hosted by Elaine Tilling, education and project manager for TePe Oral Hygiene Products; manual scaling and Cavitron use for the dental hygienist, hosted by Dentsply Sirona; and finally Dublin periodontist Dr Barry Dace will host a clinical workshop on periodontal planning.

The Saturday will see a full day of presentations with speakers such as: UCC professor of restorative dentistry, Professor Anthony Roberts; Marina Harris, dental hygienist tutor at the University of Portsmouth; paediatric dentist Dr Jennifer McCafferty from Citygate Specialist Dental Clinic; senior lecturer in dental surgery at UCC Dr Eleanor O’Sullivan; Dublin periodontist Dr Rory Maguire; and UCC senior lecturer and consultant in oral medicine Dr Christine McCreary.