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# Dental

Last year
Treatment Benefit Scheme for dental works, hearing aids and glasses extended by 80,000 people
The amount of PRSI contributions necessary for young people to qualify has been significantly reduced.
All time
There were over one million claims for free dental and eye care through the new PRSI agreement
Over one million claims were made by employees paying PRSI social insurance a with over 190,000 claims made by self-employed people.
Dentists will stop using metal fillings that have been used in teeth for 150 years
Although the fillings are perfectly safe, they carry a heavy environmental burden.
Drain cleaning fluid 'got mixed with water' at Ennis dental surgeries
The HSE is currently in contact with the parents of up to 43 children to see if they were affected by the problem.
Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.
Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions
Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.
Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning
Smile! One third of Irish people have broken or missing teeth
Poor childhood dental habits were blamed for tooth loss later in life by the majority of people in a new survey.
Only one in five entitled people availed of free dental exams last year
Despite 3.3 million Irish adults being entitled to free dental check ups, fewer that 600,000 availed of the scheme last year.