The O’Mullane prize is awarded annually to an individual who has presented on a topic relevant to children’s dentistry at the ISDC Annual Scientific Meeting. This year’s meeting took place on the 16th of May in the Midlands Park Hotel in Laois. There were a number of excellent participants. Topics covered included MIH (Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation) and its treatment of both molars and incisors, the use of SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride) to treat caries in the primary dentition, an audit of the inhalation sedation service in a community dental service and an integrated care pathway for children receiving dental care under GA.
The ISDC would like to congratulate this years’s winner of the O’Mullane Prize Dr Aoibheann Wall. Dr Wall’s presentation was entitled ‘A Questionnaire Study on Perception and Clinical Management of MIH by Irish Dentists’. Dr Wall completed an observational study in order to gain a better understanding of how dentists in the Republic of Ireland perceive and manage MIH. Interestingly the study concluded that there was wide disparity among respondents regarding treatment decisions for MIH. These findings are in line with other studies that have been conducted, and further highlight the need for the development of contemporary treatment guidelines and continuing dental education to assist dentists in treatment planning for MIH. The ISDC would also like to congratulate the other participants for excellent presentations.