Researchers from the Dublin Dental University Hospital at Trinity College have found that 3 year olds in Ireland are consuming on average 10 level teaspoons of ‘free sugar’ a day.

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Researchers from the Dublin Dental University Hospital at Trinity College have found that 3 year olds in Ireland are consuming on average 10 level teaspoons of ‘free sugar’ a day.

https://twitter.com/DDUH12/status/1160839960964063232

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-019-02056-8

Summary

Dietary free sugars are the most important risk factor for dental caries and can contribute to excess energy intake with little nutrient benefit. Free sugars includes those sugars added during the production or processing of food and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates. In 2015 the WHO updated their recommendations to include a reduction in free sugar intake throughout the lifecourse to <10% of Total Energy Intake (TEI), noting a further reduction to <5% of TEI would provide additional health benefits.

This study used a modified algorithm to estimate the free sugar intake in Irish 3 year old preschoolers using data from the National Preschool Nutrition Survey (NPNS) and the Growing Up in Ireland survey (GUI). The results indicate that 75% of 3 year-olds had free sugar intake greater than the maximum recommended by WHO guidelines for free sugar intake, while only 4% met the lower threshold.

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Growing Up in Ireland Child cohort- dental behaviour

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Growing Up in Ireland Child cohort- dental behaviour

From our recent analyses, these are the most recent national prevalence figures for dental extractions, fillings, toothbrushing frequency and dental attendance. The barplot gives a nice summary of the dental related behaviours for Irish children in the Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) survey at 13 and 17 years of age. Females a bit better than males with oral hygiene and attending for dental visits but no major differences between genders. Draft paper to be submitted shortly and R code for reproducibility will be made available.

https://twitter.com/mjcrowe300/status/1097621952158711808

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2019 Reminder to avail of your PRSI once/year hygiene visit

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2019 Reminder to avail of your PRSI once/year hygiene visit

For 2019: If you wish to avail of your once/year subsidised PRSI visit please call or email us now to schedule an appointment.

To remind our patients, the total fee for exam, scale and polish is usually €95 but with PRSI benefit your fee is reduced to €15. Please allow 30-45mins for your appointment.

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New Research published in Frontiers Nutrition methodology journal

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New Research published in Frontiers Nutrition methodology journal

Dr Crowe was lead author on research just published in the international peer-reviewed journal ‘Frontiers Nutrition’. The research group from Dublin Dental University Hospital have developed a data mapping method which improves the capacity to identify diet-disease relationships. The press release is available on the TCD news site:

https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/improving-potential-to-identify-diet-disease-relationships/

Describing the benefits of the research, co-Author Michael Crowe said: “Using this approach to successfully map datasets from different surveys should help improve the quality of the data therefore improving the potential to identify diet-disease relationships. This new research will interest those professionals involved in understanding dietary intake, including nutrition scientists, dieticians and health care professionals.”

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New research paper published in Frontiers Nutrition

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New research paper published in Frontiers Nutrition

Dr Crowe has published a research paper in Frontiers Nutrition

Data Mapping From Food Diaries to Augment the Amount and Frequency of Foods Measured Using Short Food Questionnaires

Crowe, Michael, O'Sullivan, Michael, McNulty, Breige A., Cassetti, Oscar, O'Sullivan, Aifric

Frontiers in Nutrition, September 2018

DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2018.00082

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GDPR and dental practice

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GDPR and dental practice

We have started the process of ensuring our practice complies with GDPR. We are fully registered with Data Protection as Data users and Data controllers. Currently, as per recommendations, from the Irish Dental Association, we have carried out a Data Protection Audit and created a Practice Privacy Statement. These steps will help us uphold our legal responsibility in relation to the personal data we gather and retain on behalf of our patients. We will provide further updates over the next short period before the GDPR comes into effect. If you have any queries in relation to your data and how it is managed please contact us directly.

You can see our Privacy Statement in the Section 'About us' 

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Dr Crowe presented  a paper on sugary food and drink consumption in preschoolers at GUI conference in Croke Park....Click  here if you interested in reading more

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Dr Crowe presented a paper on sugary food and drink consumption in preschoolers at GUI conference in Croke Park....Click here if you interested in reading more

The Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children, held its ninth annual research conference on Tuesday 7th November 2017 in Croke Park. Dr Crowe presented his research on consumption of cariogenic food and drink by Irish preschool children. There is now an online link to the presentation on the GUI website

http://www.esri.ie/growing-up-in-ireland/information-for-researchers/gui-conferences/

http://www.esri.ie/pubs/GUI-conference_final_version2017-Michael-Crowe.pdf

 

 

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Basic Life Support Training

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Basic Life Support Training

Our practice is attending a Basic Life Support Training course (Irish Heart Foundation) all day today, Wed 6/12/17, doing CPR, use of AED (defibrillator) and other medical emergency training 

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New PRSI Dental Benefit Scheme-check your elegibility-click here for more info

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New PRSI Dental Benefit Scheme-check your elegibility-click here for more info

New PRSI Scheme for dental benefit

The new PRSI scheme with dental treatment benefits was introduced from midnight, October 27th, 2017.

A patient who is eligible, according to the Department of Social Welfare, will be entitled to one dental examination and scale and polish visit in a calender year. The patient must pay a balance fee to supplement the department's contribution to the overall fee, as outlined below. Patients may contact us regarding eligibility and we can check with the DSW.

 

Patient Fees under PRSI dental treatment Scheme

Scale & Polish (Including Free Dental examination* and intra-oral x-rays)                                                                                                €15

Periodontal treatment treatment- First visit (includes Free examination)                                                                                                  €65

 

* Please note: the dentist will carry out a dental examination, as per usual, at your hygiene appointment which is free to the patient. If a patient requests more than one dental examination in a calender year then a full private fee will apply.

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Scientific Meeting ISDSM- snoring and sleep appliances

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Scientific Meeting ISDSM- snoring and sleep appliances

Our inaugural scientific meeting of the Irish Society of Dental Sleep Medicine took place at the Dublin Dental University Hospital on Saturday 30th September. We had 2 international speakers who kindly gave of their time to present in Dublin. 

Many thanks to Morris Dental and Somnomed for their kind sponsorship of this event.

PROF. OLIVER VANDERVEKEN, ENT and head and neck surgeon  at University of Antwerp, first presented on Prospective prediction of MAD outcome based on anatomical and functional changes in the upper airways of sleep apnoea patients due to mandibular repositioning. His second talk concerend Cardiovascular benefits of oral appliance therapy for OSA.

Dr Roy Dookun, co-founder of the British society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM), gave 2 presentations also: Firstly, The rationale behind adult pre treatment screening and the the dentist/physician interface and secondly, an Introduction to assessment and choice of appliances.

Please see our website for further information and details of other conferences on this topic.

http://www.dentalsleepmed.ie/

 

 

 

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We have just published this paper on obesity and dental problems

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We have just published this paper on obesity and dental problems

We have just published this paper on obesity and dental problem visits in Irish preschool children. Weight Status and Dental Problems in Early Childhood: Classification Tree Analysis of a National Cohort
Michael Crowe , Michael O’ Sullivan , Oscar Cassetti and Aifric O’ Sullivan.
Please find it at following link:

http://www.mdpi.com/2304-6767/5/3/25
https://twitter.com/DentistryJ/status/903146578206048257

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INAUGURAL ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING of the ISDSM 30th September DDUH

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INAUGURAL ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING of the ISDSM 30th September DDUH

We are pleased to provisionally announce the inaugural ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING of the ISDSM. We invite dentists with an interest in Dental Sleep Medicine to join us for this one day event at the Dublin Dental University Hospital on September 30th. More details coming soon.

DENTAL MANAGEMENT OF SNORING AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA (OSA)

http://www.dentalsleepmed.ie/dentists/meetings/

 

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UCD - New Childhood And Human Development Research Centre

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UCD - New Childhood And Human Development Research Centre

  • Dr Crowe presented research on childhood obesity and dental problems at the  launch of the Childhood And Human Development Research Centre (CHD-RC) on 12th December.

  • http://chdrc.ucd.ie/launch-the-ucd-centre-for-childhood-and-human-development-december-12th/

  • Dr Emily Logan, Irish Human Rights commissioner, will launch the UCD Centre for Childhood and Human Development, December 12th.  The launch showcases on-going research  in relation to children and young people across the bio-psycho-social sciences in UCD.  For more information and to register: here

 

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