Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health - DHF Bursary

The Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health was established in 2002. It serves to promote, preserve and protect the oral health of people with disabilities.

The following special care dentistry awards are presented by the Dental Health Foundation at the annual ISDH Conference.

Annual Special Care Dentistry Award
The society awards a prize for the best essay, case-report or completed project on any aspect of Special Care Dentistry. Applicants for the prize must be a current member of the Society. A team working together on a project may enter.

Annual Special Care Dental Care Professional (DCP) Award
The society awards a prize for the best essay, case-report or completed project on any aspect of Special Care Dentistry by a dental nurse, hygienist, oral health promoter or other non-dental healthcare professional. The prize is confined to dental care professionals and non-dental healthcare professionals resident on the island of Ireland. A team working together on a project may enter.

Student/ Newly Qualified Professional Award
The society awards a prize for the best essay, case-report or completed project on any aspect of Special Care Dentistry by an undergraduate student or a newly qualified dental professional in the island of Ireland. The prize is confined to undergraduate students or newly qualified dental professionals (first year post-qualification) on the island of Ireland.

For all awards it is a requirement that the work would not have been presented elsewhere nor been awarded a prize previously.

Additionally, the Biennial ISDH Travel Bursary assists with the cost of attending the Biennial Congress of the International Association of Disability and Oral Health in order to make a scientific oral or poster presentation. Applicants for the prize must be a current member of the Society.