Professional Development

The Foundation recognises the outstanding efforts in oral health improvement through the annual DHF Excellence in Practice Awards and Bursaries. We also highlight our role as a source of ongoing support and information on oral health promotion to those in the oral health care profession, including oral health/dental graduates and students.

Health professionals and educators play a key role in the promotion of oral health and are encouraged to effectively advocate for better oral and general health, as there are risk factors common to both. Our Resources section has useful information that you can download and use in your work with children or patients or information on general/oral health issues.


The Dental Health Foundation understands that education is central to a more cohesive, equal society. The Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion (Oral Health), developed in conjunction with NUIG and the HSE, provided health professionals with education and training in oral health promotion. Please note that this course is currently on hold. We will update our website and social media with more information.