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IFDH eNews: April 2022

Conference News

Welcome to the Year of ISDH 2022!

Over 500 Registrants from 30 Countries Already!

ISDH Symposium

Over 500 Registrants from 30 Countries Already!
The Irish Dental Hygienists Association as hosts of the ISDH 2022 have been so impressed by our international colleague’s enthusiasm and commitment to join us in Dublin, Ireland this year. We extended the early bird rate until the end of February 2022 to enable as many of our friends to avail of this fantastic offer. We have hygienists from 30 countries registered to attend! Standard registration rates apply now, until May 4th, 2022. Click here to register.

Submit Your Poster Abstract
To coincide with St. Patricks day celebrations the Scientific Committee of the ISDH 2022, under the leadership of Dr Catherine Waldron, is delighted to provide you with a final chance to submit a poster abstract for the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene 2022. The closing date for new submissions is 22nd April 2022. Go to for detailed information.

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Airfare Discounts & Hotel
For those booking flights, the ISDH has a unique offer of a discount on UK, European and North American gateway flights from Aer Lingus.

HOTEL: The Local Organising Committee of ISDH strongly recommends you book your accommodation as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee the rates offered through will be available when booking directly with the hotels once the ISDH block bookings are filled.

IRELAND: A Beautiful Country to Visit
Finally thinking of some fun things to do while you visit the beautiful country of Ireland? Dublin is a vibrant, young, and compact European capital city. Whether you are interested in food, literature, music, culture, or just curious press the green button on for ideas and information. We are here to help and welcome our global friends and colleagues.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

See You in Malahide, Ireland!

For the

2022 House of Delegates Business Meeting

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Plans and details are now finalized for the 2022 House of Delegates Business Meeting (August 8-10, 2022), in the picturesque town of Malahide Ireland, just outside of Dublin. More than IFDH business and interesting discussions, will be meeting delegates from 35 countries, and some fun too - including a night out at the nearby Abbey Tavern for a 5-course Irish dinner and fun entertainment! Then we travel on to Dublin for the ISDH!

Click here for the event schedule, including;

  • Sustainability and the Dental Hygienist Workshop
  • Leadership and the IFDH Delegate

Watch a video summary from our 2019 meeting in Brisbane, Australia.

IFDH Special Presentations in Ireland

ISDH 2022: International Symposium on Dental Hygiene
Social Responsibility Focus on Women
Empowering Women 2021-2022

IFDH has prepared its own special presentations during the HoD Business Meeting and at ISDH, including:

  • Introduction to Sustainability Seminar
    • Wednesday, August 10, Malahide Ireland
    • House of Delegates Business Meeting (HoDs only)

    Our speakers will explain sustainability as a concept and the FDI Statement and the effect on Dental Hygienists. We will have discussions to develop a Policy Statement from IFDH on Sustainability in Oral Health.

  • Leadership & the HoD
    • Wednesday, August 10, Malahide Ireland
    • House of Delegates Business Meeting (HoDs only)

    Our speakers will discuss leadership styles and how Dental Hygienists can function better in their national organization, as well as their role as a Delegate to IFDH.

  • Global Oral Health Summit (Part 2)
    • Thursday, August 11; ISDH, Dublin

    This seminar during ISDH will consist of an explanation of the WHO Global Strategies on Oral Health, that we will be dealing with worldwide - on a personal, as well as on an organization level. Read more

  • Social Responsibility Workshop: Empowering Women
    • Friday, August 12; ISDH, Dublin

    During 2019-2022, we have been highlighting the theme of "Empowering Women." The IFDH Social Responsibility Workshop at ISDH will present 3 local projects on empowering oral health among your communities.

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Pierre Fabre
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