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Winner of Dental Health Foundation Award for Best Final Project 2021 (Diploma in Dental Hygiene)

10 September 2021

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We are delighted to announce the winner for the Dental Health Foundation Award for Best Final Project 2021 (Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Dublin Dental University Hospital)

 - Ms Ruth Duffy with her final project.

The award was presented to Ruth at the online Graduation by Ms Etain Kett, Public Affairs and Communications Manager.

You can read the abstract of Ruths winning project here:

'What are the optimum plaque control methods for patients with fixed orthodontic appliances?'

We feel that this is very apt for current times, when people have become self-conscious of their appearance on online meetings and may be thinking about getting braces to 'tweak their teeth' a bit. They may be more concerned about aesthetics but don't realise how important a good oral hygiene routine is when wearing braces and the impact it can have on their oral and general health.  

Well done to Ruth for highlighting the importance of the role of dental hygienists in educating, advising and empowering the patient.

We would like to congratulate all of the students for graduating and we wish them all the very best in their future careers. Their course tutors commended all of them on their hard work, for being united as a team and for showing great resilence during the pandemic and that this would help them adapt and deal with new challenges.

Go n-éirí on bóthar libh!