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#Dentists

# dentists - Monday 22 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:50 AM 28,114 Views 36 Comments

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

# dentists - Friday 12 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 12th 2021, 2:30 PM 59,015 Views 129 Comments

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

# dentists - Monday 2 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:55 AM 37,613 Views 33 Comments

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

# dentists - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

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

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 48,639 Views 25 Comments

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

# dentists - Monday 3 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 3rd 2020, 6:10 AM 32,624 Views 12 Comments

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

# dentists - Monday 4 May, 2020

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

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

May 4th 2020, 12:18 PM 37,403 Views 45 Comments

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

# dentists - Sunday 26 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 26th 2020, 1:00 PM 44,206 Views 87 Comments

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

# dentists - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 25th 2020, 6:36 PM 29,807 Views 35 Comments

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

# dentists - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 18th 2020, 6:11 PM 65,982 Views 125 Comments

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

# dentists - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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 42,559 Views 27 Comments

The changes will be brought in from next September.

# dentists - Friday 19 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,716 Views 51 Comments

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

# dentists - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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

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 19,253 Views 33 Comments

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

# dentists - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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

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 39,602 Views 51 Comments

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

# dentists - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 14,981 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 - Thursday 25 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 25th 2018, 2:49 PM 18,814 Views 0 Comments

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

# dentists - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Dentists left 'frustrated' after Minister tells constituents they could get free scale and polish
# Scale And Polish
# Scale And Polish

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

Oct 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 31,092 Views 19 Comments

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

# dentists - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
# Lack Of Staff
# Lack Of Staff

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

Aug 17th 2017, 7:43 AM 8,970 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# dentists - Saturday 22 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 18,127 Views 52 Comments

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

# dentists - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

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 7,770 Views 24 Comments

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

# dentists - Monday 10 August, 2015

So dentists' training dummies are the most horrifying things on the planet
# Toothy Grin
From The Daily Edge
# Toothy Grin

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

Aug 10th 2015, 1:45 PM 6,375 Views 3 Comments

Straight out of your nightmares.

# dentists - Friday 17 April, 2015

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth
# Open Wide
# Open Wide

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

Apr 17th 2015, 6:10 AM 13,529 Views 52 Comments

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

# dentists - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 21st 2014, 2:57 PM 14,831 Views 20 Comments

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

# dentists - Monday 23 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 3,203 Views 0 Comments

KIDS. What are they like?

# dentists - Friday 16 May, 2014

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

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 23,953 Views 33 Comments

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

# dentists - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

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

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

May 14th 2014, 7:09 PM 10,473 Views 24 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the wait ‘shocking’.

# dentists - Saturday 19 October, 2013

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

Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments

Oct 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,945 Views 17 Comments

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

# dentists - Thursday 1 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 39,169 Views 83 Comments

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

# dentists - Monday 6 May, 2013

Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this
# Pearly Whites
# Pearly Whites

Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this

May 6th 2013, 6:30 PM 68,556 Views 57 Comments

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

# dentists - Thursday 4 April, 2013

7 celebs who faced the horror of adult braces
# Brace Yourself
From The Daily Edge
# Brace Yourself

7 celebs who faced the horror of adult braces

Apr 4th 2013, 9:30 PM 52,069 Views 4 Comments

Niall Horan just got his off!

# dentists - Sunday 9 December, 2012

5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy
# Home Dentistry
From The Daily Edge
# Home Dentistry

5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy

Dec 9th 2012, 5:00 PM 8,336 Views 4 Comments

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

# dentists - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 29th 2012, 7:53 AM 6,105 Views 45 Comments

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

# dentists - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 14th 2012, 8:25 AM 6,221 Views 32 Comments

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

# dentists - Monday 20 August, 2012

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

Don't overbrush your teeth, say dentists

Aug 20th 2012, 4:09 PM 9,922 Views 14 Comments

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

# dentists - Friday 18 May, 2012

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

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

May 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,019 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.

# dentists - Monday 13 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 13th 2012, 12:35 PM 3,079 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.

# dentists - Friday 20 January, 2012

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 3,874 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 - Monday 14 November, 2011

Dentists call for public health warnings on soft drinks
# Soft Drinks
# Soft Drinks

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.

# dentists - Thursday 10 November, 2011

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

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

Nov 10th 2011, 7:15 AM 564 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 - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Dentists offer free checks for mouth cancer
# Mouth Cancer
# 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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