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#Dentists

# dentists - This year 2022

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens
# Dentists
# Dentists

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens

May 27th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,081 Views 18 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said not everyone is getting the high-quality dental care they deserve.

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 29,224 Views 23 Comments

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

# dentists - Last year 2021

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists
# Medical Cards Holders
# Medical Cards Holders

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists

Apr 8th 2021, 2:15 PM 16,634 Views 20 Comments

Dentists will warn TDs and senators that the State’s dental scheme for medical card holders is on the “brink of collapse”.

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 29,310 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)
# Tenerife
# Tenerife

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

Feb 12th 2021, 2:30 PM 59,134 Views 130 Comments

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

# dentists - All time

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 38,681 Views 34 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
# 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 48,669 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
# Dentists
# Dentists

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

Aug 3rd 2020, 6:10 AM 32,645 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
# Oral Health
# Oral Health

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

May 4th 2020, 12:18 PM 37,466 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’
# Collapse
# Collapse

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

Apr 26th 2020, 1:00 PM 44,259 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
# 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 29,836 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
# Coronavirus Crisis
# Coronavirus Crisis

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

Mar 18th 2020, 6:11 PM 66,065 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
# 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 43,546 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'
# Root Causes
# Root Causes

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

Jul 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,745 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
# 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 19,284 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
# 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 39,664 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
# 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 15,144 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
# Westmeath
# Westmeath

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

Oct 25th 2018, 2:49 PM 18,846 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
# 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 31,128 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
# Lack Of Staff
# Lack Of Staff

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

Aug 17th 2017, 7:43 AM 9,061 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
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 18,219 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
# 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.

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 6,492 Views 3 Comments

Straight out of your nightmares.

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 13,653 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
# Pulled
# Pulled

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

Oct 21st 2014, 2:57 PM 14,853 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
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 3,221 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
# 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 23,977 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
# 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 10,488 Views 24 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the wait ‘shocking’.

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

Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments

Oct 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,972 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
# Piercings
# Piercings

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

Aug 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 39,852 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
# Pearly Whites
# Pearly Whites

Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this

May 6th 2013, 6:30 PM 72,344 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
# Brace Yourself
From The Daily Edge
# Brace Yourself

7 celebs who faced the horror of adult braces

Apr 4th 2013, 9:30 PM 53,938 Views 4 Comments

Niall Horan just got his off!

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 8,375 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
# Open Wide
# Open Wide

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

Nov 29th 2012, 7:53 AM 6,125 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
# Sugary Drinks
# Sugary Drinks

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

Nov 14th 2012, 8:25 AM 6,244 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
# Teeth
# Teeth

Don't overbrush your teeth, say dentists

Aug 20th 2012, 4:09 PM 9,940 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
# Dentists
# Dentists

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

May 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,043 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
# Jobs
# Jobs

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

Feb 13th 2012, 12:35 PM 3,098 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
# 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.

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