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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Dental Plan

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# Dental Plan
'We risk spreading the virus': Dentists call for cancellation of routine procedures and establishment of emergency dental hubs
Dentists are concerned that procedures which generate aerosol spray could be a risk.
# Dental Plan
Your PRSI gets you a free scale and polish and 300,000 availed of it so far this year
Half a million claims for dental scale and polish, free glasses and hearing aids have been made.
# oral health plan
To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6
Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.
# Dental Plan
Poll: Have you ever had braces?
Lisa needs braces.
# Dental Plan
Your PRSI will now let you get a free scale and polish
From today, workers are entitled to a full scale and polish, and if necessary, protracted periodontal treatment.
# Dental Plan
Poll: Do you put off going to the dentist longer than you should?
A new report suggests that issues involving DIY dentistry in Ireland are on the rise.
# pearly grin
If you're self-employed your PRSI will now get you a free check-up at the dentist
For the first time, self-employed people can get free dental and optical exams through their PRSI contribution.
# untold damage
Lack of dental care sees nursing home patients needing up to 20 teeth extracted at once
One of country’s senior dentists reveals some nursing homes neglecting duty of care to elderly.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you visited the dentist in the last year?
Experts say you should go once a year, but it is a cause of anxiety for some people.
# Dental Plan
Scared of the dentist? It's in your genes
Around 15% of people describe themselves as being afraid of the dentist.
# Dental Plan
British dentists aren't happy about a plan to check child migrants' ages by their teeth
The British Dental Association said Davies’ demands were “inappropriate and unethical”.
# Lisa Needs Braces
Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning