Dental Council Rep
Yvonne Howell DipDH DipDT GCAP has worked in the dental health care profession for over 13 Years. She graduated in 2004 from Trinity College Dublin in Dental Nursing with Sedation and continued her studies at King’s College London graduating in 2007 with a dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.
She has a broad experience in a variety of dental settings – hospital, private and NHS practices across London. Additionally she tutored Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy students at King’s College University Hospital for 6 years and completed her teacher training at King’s College London in 2013.
Yvonne is course director and tutor for the Dental Hygiene programme at the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
She is currently a committee member with the Irish Dental Hygiene Association and has just been appointed as the Dental Hygiene representative on the auxiliary dental workers committee in the Dental Council from 2015 – 2020.
Representative to IFDH & EDHF
With a background in cell and molecular biology, Linda graduated from the DDUH at Trinity College Dublin in 2012 where she received an award for clinical excellence. Linda has experience working in hospital, specialist practice and general practice. Currently she works in a general practice in Dublin. Having a keen interest in CPD Linda joined the Irish Dental Hygienists’ Association committee in 2015 and worked as continuous education officer until 2019 when she was selected as President-Elect of the IDHA and the associations secretary. Linda was IDHA President from 2020-2022. As the immediate past-president Linda now takes on a two year term as Treasurer and also represents IDHA at the IFDH and EDHF.
Olivia started her career as a dental nurse graduating in 2006 from Dublin Dental School and Hospital. While working in general practice, she went on to complete a certificate in dental radiography from the NEBDN in 2008. This was followed by a Specialist Certificate in Oral Health Promotion from NUIG in 2010. From 2009 to 2010 Olivia worked as a course coordinator for the National Dental Nurse Training Program of Ireland. Olivia Graduated from Dublin Dental School and Hospital in 2012 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and currently works in general practice in Galway. Olivia has taken up the role of Secretary of the IDHA and hopes to continue the excellent work of the previous Secretarys of the association.
IDHA Membership Officer
Lynn Brophy DipDH DipDT has over 18 years experience in the dental profession. She graduated in 2004 from Trinity College Dublin in Dental nursing with Sedation and after 4 years returned to study at the University Liverpool University graduating in 2010 with a dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Lynn works in a private dental practice in Dublin. She has a keen interest in CPD and looks forward to the challenge of Membership Officer with the IDHA.
Vilte graduated from Dublin Dental Hospital in 2017 from Dental Nursing and continued her studies and graduated from Dental Hygiene in 2019 with Dental Council Prize for best overall result.
Vilte has a keen interest in CPD and is thrilled to work alongside the committee help sharing information to all of our members and fellow dental hygienist through the Irish Dental Hygienist Association website.
Continuous Education Officer
Sviatlana started her career as a dental nurse in 2012. In 2013, she obtained The Specialist Certificate in Oral Health from NUIG. She graduated as a dental nurse the following year and continued her study in DDUH in Dental Hygiene. Since graduating, she has worked in the specialist and general practice in Co. Kildare. Sviatlana is continuing her education and is currently doing MSc in Science by research in DUUH. She is looking forward to working with the committee and her new role!
IDHA Journal Editor
Anneka graduated from Dublin Dental University Hospital with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She is based in Co. Kerry where she works in practice with a special interest in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. She is currently completing postgraduate studies and hopes to continue furthering her education in Dental Hygiene.
Anneka is thrilled to work alongside the committee and plans to work hard to deliver an informative and interesting journal to keep members informed on important matters.
Social Media Rep
Aisha graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2022 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene and a passion for educating and promoting good oral health, especially for those who are anxious or nervous about attending the dental clinic, as she knows first-hand how daunting it can be.
Aisha has a passion for photography and media and is excited to work as part of the social media team to bring awareness to our association and all the exciting things we have in store for our members.
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