ABOUT DR JANE RENEHAN
B.Dent.Sc., M.Dent.Sc., M.B.A. (Hons)
Dental Council registration no: 0681
Dr Jane Renehan is recognised as the national expert on clinical regulations and statutory guidelines in dentistry.
As a HSE Principal Dental Surgeon for 20 years, Jane’s reputation for simplifying complex legislation led to a lead role in health and safety for the Eastern Region, developing common-sense solutions for infection control, waste management, and dental practice risk management.
Jane chaired the HSE Eastern Region Dental Radiation Safety Committee, a role which meant she organised and ran the annual radiation training programmes for the dental and orthodontic services. She also developed radiation operating protocols and clinical audit programmes and was the dental representative on the National Radiation Safety Committee.
Jane was the dental specialist on the Environmental Protection Agency’s project team where she worked alongside the EPA inspectors to compile the current Code of Practice for Radiation in Dentistry (2019).
Internationally, Jane’s regulation expertise was acknowledged when, in 2019, she was elected Chair of the Council of European Dentists (CED) working group on Dental Materials and Medical Devices. In this role, she worked closely with dentists and dental associations throughout Europe, the EU Commission and European Dental Manufacturers.
Jane spent five years as a Lecturer in Dental Public Health at the Dublin Dental School and Hospital in the mid-1990s. Currently she lectures on the RCSI’s Diploma in Primary Dental Care and is an MFD (Part II) examiner.
Jane spent three years as a project manager implementing national government strategies in the Eastern Region, including the Primary Care, Cardiovascular, and Drug Strategy. This gave her an insight into regulation in the wider healthcare environment.
She was a member of the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee where she helped develop standards and audit tools for infection prevention and control, and waste management. She has held workshops, lectures and webinars on dental regulation and clinical compliance.
Jane completed a Certificate in Health and Safety (UCD), and a Certificate in Medical Devices Decontamination (DIT).
ABOUT DEREK BRAUDERS
BA (Hons) Healthcare Mgt, Professional Cert in Governance
Derek Brauders is a Director and co-founder of Dental Compliance Ltd.
His career includes 21 years in the Irish Defence Forces, primarily as an Investigator with the Military Police. His experience in managing investigations over a wide field, including critical incident investigation, systems failures and HR matters, supports Dental Compliance Ltd in the provision of evidence-based reports, and brings an understanding of how the requirements of varying regulations and legislation can be met.
Derek later joined the HSE and, from 2006, managed the Environmental Hygiene Department within a Dublin public hospital. This brought him into direct contact with the newly formed regulator HIQA, as well as other bodies such as the HSA. As such he has first-hand experience of the methodology applied by regulators in auditing, their expectations and the procedural environment.
His professional development includes specialist courses in investigation from the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána, including the Standard Scenes of Crime Examiner’s Course; the HSE’s internal HR Investigator’s Course; and various leadership, team building and management courses.
When we established Dental Compliance Ltd in 2018, we recognised that our unique combination of regulation expertise and problem-solving skills would support dentists burdened by the escalating environment of complicated regulatory responsibilities and legislation.
Working together we help dentists shake off the stresses of regulation, leaving them free to enjoy treating their patients, confident that their reputation is protected, and their practice is ready for inspection.