Invitation for submissions for the 2023 O’Mullane Prize (CLOSED)
This Prize Competition is open to any person or group associated with the provision or organisation of dental care for children in Ireland.
This award seeks to honour the efforts of those pursuing excellence in all aspects of dentistry for children. One award will be presented annually to clinicians, researchers or academicians involved in the provision of dental care for children in Ireland.
Finalists for the prize category will be selected by the ISDC judging panel, based on submission of an abstract by 10th of April 2023, and will be invited to present at the ISDC Annual Scientific Meeting on 18th of May 2023 which will take place in the Midlands Park Hotel Port Laoise. The finalists selected for abstract presentation will be notified by the 18th of April 2023. Those not selected for the prize category may be offered the option to submit a poster which will be displayed during the break and trade show, provided the submission is of sufficient quality. The decision of the judging panel in all matters will be final.
The award will be given to the individual judged to have presented on any topic related to the provision of dental care to children in Ireland. This may be a technique, audit, case report, literature review, research or service organisation and is open to anyone with an interest in Children’s dentistry.
- For detailed instructions, application form, abstract style sheet and other
enquiries please contact:: [email protected]
Individuals submitting for the Award must be:
- Any person associated with the provision or organisation of dental care for children in Ireland
- Must be registered to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting
- First author on the abstract
- Attend and present at the Annual session
- All abstracts should be submitted to [email protected] by 10th of April 2023 (extension from 1st of April 2023).
- Abstracts should list all authors that have made intellectual contributions to the study.
- All abstracts submitted online will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail.
- Those not selected for the prize category may be offered the option to submit a poster which will be displayed during the break and trade show, provided the submission is of sufficient quality.
- A maximum of 1 abstract per submitter will be accepted for presentation. It is allowed to be a co-author in another abstract.
- A certificate for presentations will be sent after the meeting to the presenters.
- Depending on the nature of the research, some abstract presenters may be required to obtain Ethical Clearance. Kindly note that you will be prompted to confirm that you received ethical clearance (if applicable) and to declare any conflicts of interest in your presentation.
- Abstract title: limited to 25 words
- Abstract text: limited to 250 words
- Research abstracts must follow the structure: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
- Case-report abstracts must follow the structure: Introduction, Case report, Discussion and Conclusion.
- Tables, pictures and graphics are not allowed.
- All accepted abstracts will be included in the ISDC 2023 program and website.
- All authors who submit an abstract but fail to register for the meeting by 30th April 2023 will be removed from the program.
- For detailed instructions, application form, abstract style sheet and other enquiries please contact: [email protected]
O’MULLANE PRIZE ORAL PRESENTATION
- A total of 5 abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation at the O’Mullane Prize Competition.
- The authors will be required to prepare a PowerPoint presentation. There are no requirements regarding number of slides. The presenter will have maximum of 8 minutes to present. Please note that no extra time will be given.
- The judging panel will have 2 min after the oral presentation to ask questions to the presenter.
- Competitors will be judged on detailed criteria including abstract, originality, quality of presentation and ability to answer questions.
- The winner will be announced at the Annual Scientific Meeting and receive a medal with cash award, complimentary Annual Session Meeting registration.
Presentations for the O Mullane Prize took place at our Annual Scientific Meeting on Thursday the 18th of May 2023 in the Midlands Park Hotel Port Laoise.. This Prize Competition is open to any person or group associated with the provision or organisation of dental care for children in Ireland. Five finalists were selected by the ISDC Scientific Committee; D McGeown, J Quearney, R O’ Donoghue, S Kilgarriff and S O’ Rourke . The winner of the O’Mullane prize was was S Kilgarriff with her presentation entitled ‘A sinister swelling: Case reports of a paediatric oral carcinoma’.
Presentations for the O Mullane Prize took place at the ISDC Annual Scientific Meeting entitled ‘Managing the Child Patient’ on Friday 20 May 2022. Five finalists were selected by the ISDC Scientific committee; Brian Maloney, Sinead Nic Ghearailt, Rebecca Courtney, Robyn Crowley and Timothy You Da Tan. Congratulations to this year’s winner Rebecca Courtney with her presentation entitled ‘Toothache and heartache – a case of caries causing infective endocarditis’. One of the ISDC’s founding members and dedicated supporters Professor O’ Mullane was present on the day to announce the winner and present the O’Mullane Medal. There was also two poster presentations on the day by Varsha Lal and Laura Howard.
Congratulations to the 2021 O’Mullane Prize Winner
Congratulations to the 2019 O’Mullane Prize Winner Aoibheann Wall!
Congratulations to this years O’ Mullane prize winners Usman Hussain, Adeen Solaiman and Jia-Liang Eow. Their presentation was entitled: ‘Silver Tooth’: Are Stainless Steel Crowns still recommended in Children?
The ISDC would like to complement and commend all of this years O’Mullane Competition participants. All of the presentations were very informative and well delivered.
2018 O’Mullane Prize Abstracts
- ‘Silver Tooth’: Are Stainless Steel Crowns still recommended in Children?
- Parents believe that children deserve an aesthetic smile before starting school.
- Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP): Where are we
- Multidisciplinary management of repeated orofacial trauma; a clinical case report.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Is it relevant to paediatric dentistry?
Congratulations to this years O’Mullane Prize winner Dr Evelyn Crowley . Her presentation was entitled “Lift the lip”.
Congratulations to this years O’Mullane Prize winner Dr Patrice James. Her presentation was entitled ‘A Sad tale – Frequency Distribution of Dental Caries in 11-13 Year Olds’.
The 2014 O’Mullane Prize was won by Dr. Evelyn Crowley with “Barriers to the implementation of oral health screening during developmental checkups”. Link to abstract.
The 2011 finalists were:
- Dr Christine Smith – Revascularisation- a biological approach to dentine- pulp regeneration
- Catherine Waldron – Smoking prevention and cessation for children/teenagers by hygienists
- Kathleen Lynch – A review on the safe use of articaine as a local anaesthetic for children less than than 12 years of age
- Angel Connolly – How do I keep my child’s teeth healthy?
- Margaret OMalley – Mouthguards and Irish national School children
- James Flahavan – Evidence-based medicine- a gift horse or a Trojan horse
- Eimear Murphy – Audit of electronic data entry in the children’s public dental service
The standard was excellent and the 2011 overall winner was Dr Margaret O’Malley who was presented with a medal & cash award by Professor O’Mullane.
The 2010 finalists were:
- Pre-Eruptive Intracoronal Radiolucencies- A Brief Review: Dr. Kate P Counihan.
- Diagnosis Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease In A Community Setting: Dr. Catherine Donnelly.
- Tooth Wear And Correlates From Irish Data (Wear And Care): Dr. Mairead Harding
- Idiopathic Gingival Hyperplasia In Children – A Case Report: Dr. Joanne McGarrity
- Trends In Extractions Under General Anaesthetic For Children At St James’s Hospital: Dr. Carmel Parnell.
The standard was excellent and the 2010 overall winner was Dr Kate Counihan who was presented with a medal & cash award by Professor O’Mullane.
This competition will be held each year at the ISDC annual scientific meeting.