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#Irish Dental Association

# irish-dental-association - Friday 27 May, 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 8,978 Views 19 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Moving dentists to vaccination programme will cause 'irreparable damage' to children, says IDA
# Irish Dental Association
# Irish Dental Association

Moving dentists to vaccination programme will cause 'irreparable damage' to children, says IDA

May 8th 2021, 1:53 PM 37,568 Views 13 Comments

IDA President, Dr Anne O’Neill said that the organisation had “lost faith” in the Department of Health to implement change.

# irish-dental-association - 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 29,170 Views 36 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - 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 48,661 Views 26 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - 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 32,638 Views 12 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - 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 37,442 Views 45 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - 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 66,043 Views 125 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - 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 31,120 Views 19 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme
# Survey
# Survey

Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme

May 29th 2018, 7:53 PM 15,070 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Dental Association has found that 90% of dentists say they are dissatisfied with the level of care they can provide under the scheme.

# irish-dental-association - 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 9,042 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# irish-dental-association - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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 13,369 Views 25 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - 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 7,864 Views 24 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - Sunday 12 February, 2017

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 12,257 Views 14 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Varadkar dismisses claims 10,000 Irish children have teeth extracted in hospital each year
# Incorrect
# Incorrect

Varadkar dismisses claims 10,000 Irish children have teeth extracted in hospital each year

Oct 15th 2015, 1:20 PM 18,934 Views 81 Comments

The Irish Dental Association has described the figures as a “national disgrace”.

# irish-dental-association - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Over half of Irish adults only visit dentist in emergency
# Open Wide
# Open Wide

Over half of Irish adults only visit dentist in emergency

Jan 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,531 Views 78 Comments

Irish Dental Association’s survey finds routine visits drop sharply after the age of 45 years.

# irish-dental-association - 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 39,704 Views 83 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - Friday 19 April, 2013

75 per cent of people do not avail of free dental check-ups
# Smile
# Smile

75 per cent of people do not avail of free dental check-ups

Apr 19th 2013, 8:09 AM 13,625 Views 40 Comments

The Irish Dental Association has described the slashing of PRSI and medical card schemes and tax reliefs as a “dental health time bomb”.

# irish-dental-association - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Dentists' body expresses concern over illegal teeth whitening
# Dentistry
# Dentistry

Dentists' body expresses concern over illegal teeth whitening

Feb 21st 2013, 8:29 PM 17,126 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says several businesses could be operating outside of European rules on peroxide content.

# irish-dental-association - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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 9,770 Views 72 Comments

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

# irish-dental-association - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Only one in five entitled people availed of free dental exams last year
# Dental
# Dental

Only one in five entitled people availed of free dental exams last year

Jul 10th 2012, 10:57 AM 7,764 Views 38 Comments

Despite 3.3 million Irish adults being entitled to free dental check ups, fewer that 600,000 availed of the scheme last year.