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Media Centre

Our Media Centre provides media handling support to members and is also the place for journalists to come to request interviews or commentary on key issues affecting dentists and other healthcare professionals.

The press office

Press support for members

If you find yourself in the media spotlight please get in touch and we can provide expert advice and support, including liaising with journalists and providing statements on your behalf.

Media scrutiny of you and your practice could put your personal and professional reputation at risk. Early advice can help mitigate risks and we can help you respond to the media and deal with them on your behalf.

Our Press Office is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need advice or guidance on handling media enquiries, please contact a member of the Press Office 

Information for journalists

Our Press Office assists with media requests for information or commentary on the dentolegal and medicolegal, ethical and healthcare policy issues of the day.

Our spokespeople are experienced, authoritative and well placed to comment on issues that affect the practice of doctors and other healthcare professionals, and include registered dental and medical practitioners and those who hold legal qualifications.

We also issue press releases, designed to keep you informed of the public statements we make, including comment on emerging issues, policy and analysis of our data.

For urgent out of hours media support (between 5.30pm and 8.30am GMT) please call +44 113 243 6436

Press releases

Managing Clinical Risk – Dental Protection’s Roadshow returns to Ireland in June

09 June 2016

Dental Protection is hosting its eighth series of Roadshows, which will focus on safe practice, managing risk and avoiding pitfalls in periodontal disease.

Following the success of the last seven years, over 500 Dental Protection members are attending this year’s evening sessions which will take place in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Dublin from 28 June to 1 July.

Dr P J Byrne, President of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) and renowned international speaker, will team up with Dental Protection’s Dr Sue Boynton and Dr Stephen Henderson to present lively and interactive sessions looking at key risk management challenges facing clinicians, focussing on periodontal disease, communication and record keeping. Mr Fintan Hourihan, Chief Executive Officer of the IDA will also provide an update on probity and share essential tips and examples of what to watch for in third party schemes.

Dr Sue Boynton, Dental Protection’s Head of Dental Services for Ireland and Senior Dentolegal Adviser said:

“Our Roadshow provides Dental Protection members with an opportunity to learn about hot topics that may impact on them, hear case-based scenarios where things have gone wrong and discuss the realities of treatment in an open – but confidential – forum, all while completing their Continuing Professional Development requirements and gaining Risk Credits.” 

Further information including the full programme can be viewed here



To arrange a press pass and / or interviews with speakers, please contact Shannon Darling, Press Officer at Dental Protection on +44 (0)207 399 1319 or email [email protected]   

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