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#Dental care

# dental-care - This year 2022

Calls for dental vouchers to replace medical cards as dentists warn scheme nears 'total collapse'
# Dental Care
# Dental Care

Calls for dental vouchers to replace medical cards as dentists warn scheme nears 'total collapse'

Feb 21st 2022, 9:19 AM 29,220 Views 23 Comments

A raft of dentists have exited the medical card scheme over difficulties with the fee structure.

# dental-care - All time

Free dental care for under-6s and free GP visits extended to under-8s from September 2020
# Budget 2020
# 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 43,543 Views 27 Comments

The changes will be brought in from next September.

Harris smooths out rift with dentists over how to roll out free dental care for kids
# Smile
# Smile

Harris smooths out rift with dentists over how to roll out free dental care for kids

Aug 28th 2019, 8:28 AM 10,393 Views 11 Comments

Harris has said free dental care for children will begin to be rolled out from next year

The pound's plunge is sending Irish 'tooth tourists' north of the border
# Tourism
# Tourism

The pound's plunge is sending Irish 'tooth tourists' north of the border

Sep 21st 2017, 4:27 PM 525 Views 0 Comments

The hotels lobby says it’s an example of how Brexit is disrupting the industry’s trade.

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments
# Lisa Needs Braces
# Lisa Needs Braces

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

Jul 26th 2017, 10:01 PM 13,386 Views 25 Comments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

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

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

Feb 28th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,890 Views 24 Comments

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

Lack of dental care sees nursing home patients needing up to 20 teeth extracted at once
# Untold Damage
# Untold Damage

Lack of dental care sees nursing home patients needing up to 20 teeth extracted at once

Feb 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 12,275 Views 16 Comments

One of country’s senior dentists reveals some nursing homes neglecting duty of care to elderly.

Poll: Have you visited the dentist in the last year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you visited the dentist in the last year?

Oct 22nd 2016, 10:20 AM 28,540 Views 72 Comments

Experts say you should go once a year, but it is a cause of anxiety for some people.

Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering
# Fluoride
# Fluoride

Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering

Oct 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 5,503 Views 626 Comments

Scare tactics and misinformation should have no place in deciding public health policy.

Poll: Do you put off going to the dentist?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you put off going to the dentist?

Nov 29th 2012, 9:40 AM 9,781 Views 72 Comments

Nearly one third of people are putting off going to the dentist because of the cost. Do you put off going?

HSE underspent on dental care by €11.5m last year
# Dental Care
# Dental Care

HSE underspent on dental care by €11.5m last year

Jan 20th 2012, 3:50 PM 3,894 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.