The Inaugural All Island Meeting on the Public Dental Services

25 Feb 2002

The Society of Chief and Principal Dental Surgeons of Ireland

The Dental Directors Northern Ireland Public Dental Services

Dental Health Foundation

The Dental Health Foundation, in association with the Principal Dental Surgeons of the Republic of Ireland and the Dental Directors and Dental Clinical Managers in Northern Ireland, hosted a Symposium to celebrate 'The Inaugural All Island Meeting on the Public Dental Services', on Monday 25th February 2002 in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

This initiative, for the first time, brought together the Principal Dental Surgeons of the Republic of Ireland and the Dental Directors and Dental Clinical Managers in Northern Ireland. The purpose of the meeting was to focus on priorities in public health that can increase the involvement of the public dental service in strengthening both Governments' actions to improve the health and well being of all people on the island of Ireland. These are Primary Care, Inequalities in Health and Tobacco Control Measures. The Symposium was addressed by leading National and International experts in these fields. The Dental Health Foundation is pleased to be a collaborative partner in this important initiative.

In the above photo, left to right:
Dr Joe Mullen, The Society of Chief and Principal Dental Surgeons of Ireland
Doreen Wilson, Chief Dental Officer, Department of Health and Social Services, Northern Ireland
Tom Mooney, Deputy Secretary General, Department of Health and Children, Republic of Ireland
Deirdre Sadlier, Executive Director, Dental Health Foundation, Ireland
Dr Judi McGaffin, Director, Northern Ireland Public Dental Services

In the photo at the top of the page:
Dr Robert Mecklenburg, The National Cancer Institute, United States of America
Doreen Wilson, Chief Dental Officer, Department of Health and Social Services, Northern Ireland
Chris Fitzgerald, Principal Officer, Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children, Republic of Ireland
Professor Micheal Lennon, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Tom Mooney, Deputy Secretary General, Department of Health and Children, Republic of Ireland