Introduce David and myself and explain my background – how I ended up chairing such a session on behalf of the ISDH Give brief history of ISDH – including purpose of workshop – to promote the team approach to Special Care Dentistry – to identify educational requirements within the disciplines – and to propose the creation of a networking group to assist its members….
Formally established in 2002 Executive committee consists of the President, the Immediate Past-President, the President Elect, the Honorary Secretary, the Honorary Membership Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer Voluntary organisation made up of enthusiastic members of the dental team who have an interest, experience & knowledge in the area of Special Care Dentistry.
Links with voluntary organisations who represent disabled people Consult with these groups in identifying their specific oral health needs Look at the barriers that currently prevent disabled people from accessing oral health Encourage further development of undergraduate & post-graduate education of the dental team Encourage a level of research & development within SCD of which introduces ‘best practice’ into the provision of oral health services for our disabled clients
Ask them to complete questionnaire
Dental Care Professionals (DCP) Networking Group Grand Opera House 13 th June 2008 Ms Tina Gorman RDN Mr David Jordan GDP Patron: President Mary Mc Aleese
The GDC (UK) agreed in December 2005 to the principle of the establishment of a Specialist List in Special Care Dentistry (SCD). We understand that the Council meeting this month will be asked to finalise this decision and hope to see a ‘Specialist List’ in SCD in the latter part of this year.