Dr Mary O'Farrell and Dr Carmel Parnell receiving the ISDH Bursary award

24 Jun 2011

Mary O'Farrell and Carmel Parnell receive the ISDH From the left: Dr. Mary O Farrell - principal Dental surgeon Dublin North East HSE, Ms. Patricia Gilsenan - Dental Health Foundation, Dr Carmel Parnell - Senior Dental Surgeon DNE/HSE

Dr Mary O'Farrell and Dr Carmel Parnell receiving the ISDH Bursary award (sponsored by the Dental Health Foundation, Ireland ) for their presentation of "Healthy Lifesmiles", an Oral Health Promotion training programme for nurses and carers of older people in Co. Meath.

The presentation described the development of the programme, which included initial oral health needs assessment of residents in St Joseph's hospital in Trim, agreement of a Model of Good Practice for oral health care provision within the hospital and providing practical, interactive workshops in oral health care for nurses and carers at the hospital.

The resource pack "Health Lifesmiles", which contains a tutors manual,  information leaflets on specific oral conditions and a guide to oral hygiene aids  was developed to support staff and can be ordered from:

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