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Dental treatment for medical card holders in 'complete chaos', industry body says
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Dental treatment for medical card holders in 'complete chaos', industry body says

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:50 AM 27,433 Views 36 Comments

The Irish Dental Association said an unprecedented number of dentists were withdrawing from the official treatment scheme.

Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)
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Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)

Feb 12th 2021, 2:30 PM 58,976 Views 129 Comments

The Tenerife based dental receptionist said that Irish callers are requesting an email to confirm the appointment.

More than 260 dentists no longer providing services to medical card holders after leaving scheme
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More than 260 dentists no longer providing services to medical card holders after leaving scheme

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:55 AM 37,086 Views 33 Comments

The Irish Dental Association has warned of a treatment crisis as dentists quit care scheme “in their droves”.

Irish Dental Association says 'guidance doesn't need to be changed' after WHO advises delay of routine dental work
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Irish Dental Association says 'guidance doesn't need to be changed' after WHO advises delay of routine dental work

Updated Aug 12th 2020, 2:18 PM 48,627 Views 26 Comments

The World Health Organization has said non-essential dental work should be delayed until Covid-19 transmission rates drop sufficiently.

Dentists seek urgent meeting with Donnelly over claims government failed to deliver promised PPE
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Dentists seek urgent meeting with Donnelly over claims government failed to deliver promised PPE

Aug 3rd 2020, 6:10 AM 32,620 Views 12 Comments

In recent months, dentists have warned of the strain their industry is under due to Covid-19.

Majority of dentists fear Covid-19 poses high risk to 'sustainability' of their practice
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Majority of dentists fear Covid-19 poses high risk to 'sustainability' of their practice

May 4th 2020, 12:18 PM 37,388 Views 45 Comments

The Irish Dental Association carried out a survey of dentists across the country.

Irish Dental Association accuses Government of ‘ignoring effective collapse of dental profession in Ireland’
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Irish Dental Association accuses Government of ‘ignoring effective collapse of dental profession in Ireland’

Apr 26th 2020, 1:00 PM 44,193 Views 87 Comments

Dentists’ incomes are down by over 90% on average during the Covid-19 pandemic.

'We risk spreading the virus': Dentists call for cancellation of routine procedures and establishment of emergency dental hubs
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'We risk spreading the virus': Dentists call for cancellation of routine procedures and establishment of emergency dental hubs

Mar 25th 2020, 6:36 PM 29,801 Views 35 Comments

Dentists are concerned that procedures which generate aerosol spray could be a risk.

Dentists warn profession is on 'brink of collapse' as many practices face closures
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# Coronavirus Crisis

Dentists warn profession is on 'brink of collapse' as many practices face closures

Mar 18th 2020, 6:11 PM 65,953 Views 125 Comments

Some are concerned at the lack of clear guidelines being issued to dentists in the current crisis.

Free dental care for under-6s and free GP visits extended to under-8s from September 2020
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# Budget 2020

Free dental care for under-6s and free GP visits extended to under-8s from September 2020

Oct 8th 2019, 1:56 PM 42,114 Views 27 Comments

The changes will be brought in from next September.

Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis'
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Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis'

Jul 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,710 Views 51 Comments

In Ireland, vulnerable people have more untreated dental disease, and poorer oral health-related quality of life than others.

Dentists say HPV vaccine is a 'no brainer' as cases of head, neck and mouth cancer on the rise
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Dentists say HPV vaccine is a 'no brainer' as cases of head, neck and mouth cancer on the rise

May 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,246 Views 33 Comments

Concerns were also raised about the overuse of antibiotics on children waiting for dental treatment .

Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults
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Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults

Updated May 15th 2019, 11:25 AM 39,580 Views 51 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6
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To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 14,924 Views 18 Comments

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

Dentists withdraw allegations of misconduct against each other after row over CCTV camera
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Dentists withdraw allegations of misconduct against each other after row over CCTV camera

Oct 25th 2018, 2:49 PM 18,805 Views 0 Comments

The men had previously worked well together but the relationship became “toxic”, a court heard.

Dentists left 'frustrated' after Minister tells constituents they could get free scale and polish
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Dentists left 'frustrated' after Minister tells constituents they could get free scale and polish

Oct 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 31,089 Views 19 Comments

Richard Bruton corrected his leaflet after a letter from the Irish Dental Association.

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
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Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

Aug 17th 2017, 7:43 AM 8,942 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

Dentists charging more than listed, home kits not working and rudeness: Ireland's dentistry complaints
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Dentists charging more than listed, home kits not working and rudeness: Ireland's dentistry complaints

Jul 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 18,112 Views 52 Comments

The dental complaints service was contacted 1,235 times last year, with 447 phone calls and 758 emails.

Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions
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Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions

Feb 28th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,741 Views 24 Comments

Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.

So dentists' training dummies are the most horrifying things on the planet
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# Toothy Grin

So dentists' training dummies are the most horrifying things on the planet

Aug 10th 2015, 1:45 PM 6,349 Views 3 Comments

Straight out of your nightmares.

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth
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More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

Apr 17th 2015, 6:10 AM 13,526 Views 52 Comments

The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.

Dentists "outraged" after sudden closure of dental clinic in Dublin city
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Dentists "outraged" after sudden closure of dental clinic in Dublin city

Oct 21st 2014, 2:57 PM 14,829 Views 20 Comments

The HSE says that the clinic was closed because of concerns over the suitability of the building.

Boy fakes own kidnapping to get out of going to the dentist
# The Tooth Hurts
# The Tooth Hurts

Boy fakes own kidnapping to get out of going to the dentist

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 3,199 Views 0 Comments

KIDS. What are they like?

Two million people can get a free dental check-up - but most of us don't even know it exists
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Two million people can get a free dental check-up - but most of us don't even know it exists

May 16th 2014, 7:15 AM 23,948 Views 33 Comments

Only 15 per cent of people actually made us of their free check-up last year.

Planning on seeing an orthodontist in Tipperary? You'll be waiting 41 months
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# The Hole Tooth

Planning on seeing an orthodontist in Tipperary? You'll be waiting 41 months

May 14th 2014, 7:09 PM 10,472 Views 24 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the wait ‘shocking’.

Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments
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Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments

Oct 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,939 Views 17 Comments

There have been calls from dentists to list the HSE moratorium on recruitment so the list can be reduced.

Warning: Tongue piercings affect speech, sense of taste and cause drooling
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Warning: Tongue piercings affect speech, sense of taste and cause drooling

Aug 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 38,914 Views 83 Comments

Dentists are warning young people about the risks of oral piercings, especially when getting them done abroad or at music festivals.

Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this
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Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this

May 6th 2013, 6:30 PM 68,011 Views 57 Comments

Beware of gum burns – and why lasers are not really the answer to getting your gnashers glowing.

7 celebs who faced the horror of adult braces
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# Brace Yourself

7 celebs who faced the horror of adult braces

Apr 4th 2013, 9:30 PM 51,696 Views 4 Comments

Niall Horan just got his off!

5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy
# Home Dentistry
# Home Dentistry

5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy

Dec 9th 2012, 5:00 PM 8,333 Views 4 Comments

Do not try this at home. Oh wait, you already did.

Almost one third of us are postponing going to the dentist - because of cost
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Almost one third of us are postponing going to the dentist - because of cost

Nov 29th 2012, 7:53 AM 6,102 Views 45 Comments

One dentist has warned that we may be returning to the days of extractions and dentures.

Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists
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# Sugary Drinks

Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists

Nov 14th 2012, 8:25 AM 6,216 Views 32 Comments

While food industry representatives say that a tax would hit consumers, dentists question the health benefits of it.

Don't overbrush your teeth, say dentists
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Don't overbrush your teeth, say dentists

Aug 20th 2012, 4:09 PM 9,916 Views 14 Comments

We’re encouraged to brush twice a day – but over-brushing can lead to sensitive teeth, dentists said today.

Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work
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Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work

May 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,016 Views 12 Comments

The situation is particularly bad in Kerry, Cork, Laois, Offaly and Sligo, according to the new head of the Irish Dental Association.

Dental sector could face loss of up to 1,000 jobs this year
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Dental sector could face loss of up to 1,000 jobs this year

Feb 13th 2012, 12:35 PM 3,075 Views 29 Comments

A survey of Irish dentists has indicated hundreds of workers could be laid-off 2012 – as practices reduce staff numbers to cope with falling profits.

HSE underspent on dental care by €11.5m last year
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HSE underspent on dental care by €11.5m last year

Jan 20th 2012, 3:50 PM 3,869 Views 26 Comments

Dentists are furious at new figures which showed that the HSE had budgeted €63m for dental care, but only spent €51.5m.

Dentists call for public health warnings on soft drinks
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Dentists call for public health warnings on soft drinks

Nov 14th 2011, 9:03 PM 1,458 Views 18 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest per capita soft drinks consumption in the western world – we drink an average of at least one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day.

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists
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Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists

Nov 10th 2011, 7:15 AM 561 Views 6 Comments

Irish Dental Association also highlights the fact that the HSE post of Chief Dental Officer has been lying idle for TEN years.

Dentists offer free checks for mouth cancer
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# Mouth Cancer

Dentists offer free checks for mouth cancer

Sep 14th 2011, 3:14 PM 1,796 Views 2 Comments

As part of Mouth Cancer Awareness Day, dentists across the country are offering free checks to the public to help detect a disease occurring with greater frequency in Ireland.

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