The centenary history of the Irish Dental Association was published in 2023.
In this vital account of the Irish Dental Association, published to mark its centenary, Eoin Kinsella and Frances Nolan, explore the history of the Association and its influence on the dental profession and public health policy.
The history runs to over 60,000 words and features 60 pages of photographs from the last 100 years and beyond, tracing the evolution of its roots from 1887 when the Irish Branch of the British Dental Association was founded in Dublin to the establishment of the Irish Dental Association as an independent advocate for dentists in the Irish Free State.
The IDA traces its roots to 1887, when an Irish Branch of the British Dental Association was established in Dublin. Influenced by the seismic events of the Irish revolution, in early 1922 the Irish Branch made the decision to secede – on very amicable terms – to establish the Irish Dental Association as an independent advocate for dentists in the Irish Free State.
The centenary history offers a fascinating insight into the development of the profession over the past century and highlights many of the most prominent leaders of the profession as well as chronicling many significant changes within the Association and in the many ways the profession has battled state indifference. At the heart of this fast paced history are many fascinating stories and characters which will be of great interest to all who see that we must learn from history in order to plot the future.
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