The Irish Dental Association staged a members’ event with a difference last December.
Members who had been nominated for their excellent work by one or more of their patients gathered in the Clayton Burlington Hotel for a glittering night-time event, complete with signage reflecting the Irish Dental Association organisation and Colgate sponsorship of the affair.
Members of the Association who had been nominated by a patient for their great work were brought on stage to receive a framed certificate of appreciation. After dinner, the judges’ decisions on the winners of the Dental Team of the Year, the regional winning dentists and the Colgate Caring Dentist of the Year for 2018 were announced.
This year, Dr Seán Ó Seachnasaí, a long-standing and active member of the Association with a practice in Raheny, Dublin, received the overall award for his treatment of the total health of a patient who was experiencing significant physical and mental health challenges following aggressive but successful treatment for cancer.
Members felt rewarded for the professional work and celebrated with their colleagues, in great style, under the aegis of the Association.