• An audit of the quality of referral letters received by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental School and Hospital.

      Moloney, Justin; Stassen, Leo F A; Dublin Dental Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. (Irish Dental Association, 2010-11)
      One hundred consecutive referral letters, sent by dental practitioners to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental School and Hospital, were audited in terms of quality. The audit was based on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) recommendations of 1998. The audit demonstrated that in general referral letters required modification and did not give the clinician the required information. This paper sets out the results of the audit and suggests a template that should be used for future referrals.
    • An audit of the quality of referral letters received by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental School and Hospital.

      Moloney, Justin; Stassen, Leo F A; Dublin Dental Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. (2010-10)
      One hundred consecutive referral letters, sent by dental practitioners to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental School and Hospital, were audited in terms of quality. The audit was based on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) recommendations of 1998. The audit demonstrated that in general referral letters required modification and did not give the clinician the required information. This paper sets out the results of the audit and suggests a template that should be used for future referrals.
    • The development of mouth, head and neck cancer awareness in Ireland and results of Mouth Cancer Awareness Day 2011.

      MacCarthy, Denise; O'Sullivan, Eleanor; McAlister, Conor; Healy, Claire M; Flint, Stephen; Toner, Mary; Nunn, June; Allen, Finbarr; Gorman, Tina; O'Sullivan, Michael; et al. (2013-05-21)
    • Outcomes from the first mouth cancer awareness and clinical check-up day in the Dublin Dental University Hospital.

      MacCarthy, Denise; Nunn, June; Healy, Claire M; Stassen, Leo F A; Gorman, Tina; Martin, Breda; Toner, Mary; Clarke, Mary; Dougall, Alison; McLoughlin, Jacinta; et al. (Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 2012-04)
      To increase public awareness about mouth cancer, the Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) hosted an awareness day and free mouth check-up in September 2010. The messages of information, self-examination and risk management, and the importance of early detection, were available to all attendees. The role of general dental and medical practitioners in examination of the mouth was stressed.
    • A survey to assess the provision of conscious sedation by general dental practitioners in the Republic of Ireland.

      Fisher, Veronica; Stassen, Leo F A; Nunn, June; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. VFisher@dental.tcd.ie (2011-04)
      To quantify and qualify how conscious sedation was used in general dental practice before the introduction of formal sedation teaching in the Republic of Ireland.
    • Tooth agenesis in patients referred to an Irish tertiary care clinic for the developmental dental disorders.

      Hashem, Atef A; O'Connell, Brian; Nunn, June; O'Connell, Anne; Garvey, Therese; O'Sullivan, Michael; Division of Restorative Dentistry & Periodontology, Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. (2010)
      PURPOSE: This study was carried out to determine the prevalence, severity and pattern of hypodontia in Irish patients referred to a tertiary care clinic for developmental dental disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Details of 168 patients with hypodontia referred during the period 2002-2006 were entered in a database designed as a national record. Tooth charting was completed using clinical and radiographic examinations. The age of patients ranged from 7-50 years, with a median age of 20 years (Mean: 21.79; SD: 8.005). RESULTS: Hypodontia referrals constituted 65.5% of the total referrals. Females were more commonly affected than males with a ratio of 1.3:1. The number of referrals reflected the population density in this area; the majority were referrals from the public dental service. Mandibular second premolars were the most commonly missing teeth, followed by maxillary second premolars and maxillary lateral incisors; maxillary central incisors were the least affected. Symmetry of tooth agenesis between the right and left sides was an evident feature. Slightly more teeth were missing on the left side (n = 725) than on the right side (n = 706) and in the maxillary arch (n = 768) as compared to the mandibular arch (n = 663). Some 54% of patients had severe hypodontia with more than six teeth missing; 32% had moderate hypodontia, with four to six teeth missing. The most common pattern of tooth agenesis was four missing teeth. CONCLUSION: Hypodontia was a common presentation in a population referred to this tertiary care clinic. The pattern and distribution of tooth agenesis in Irish patients appears to follow the patterns reported in the literature.
    • Tooth agenesis in patients referred to an Irish tertiary care clinic for the developmental dental disorders.

      Hashem, Atef A; O'Connell, Brian; Nunn, June; O'Connell, Anne; Garvey, Therese; O'Sullivan, Michael; Division of Restorative Dentistry & Periodontology, Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. (Irish Dental Association, 2010-02)
      This study was carried out to determine the prevalence, severity and pattern of hypodontia in Irish patients referred to a tertiary care clinic for developmental dental disorders.