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# Dentist

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# Dentist
Dentists who are charging customers a Covid-19 fee urged to display prices
Some people have reported being charged as much as €20 extra for an appointment, due to Covid-19 measures.
# Smile
Harris smooths out rift with dentists over how to roll out free dental care for kids
Harris has said free dental care for children will begin to be rolled out from next year
# discrimination claim
HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure
The dentist agreed to provide a written apology to the woman.
# 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.
# Westmeath
Dentists withdraw allegations of misconduct against each other after row over CCTV camera
The men had previously worked well together but the relationship became “toxic”, a court heard.
# mercury falling
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.
# Ennis Dental Clinic
Being treated with chemical pipe cleaner had 'devastating' impact on children
Over 40 children attending a dental clinic in Clare were treated with water contaminated by pipe cleaner.
# Domestic Violence
Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners
Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.
# 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.
# Co Clare
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.
# nice mouth gift horse
Why do so few Irish people claim back their medical expenses?
Anyone can do it, yet nearly 60% of Irish citizens decline the option of applying for what is effectively free money.
# 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.
Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI
“Research has shown that fixing decayed first teeth results in better sleep patterns for children and better performance in schools.”
# 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.
# Dentist of Horror
'Dentist of horror' accused of horrifically injuring over 100 patients goes on trial
He allegedly left dozens of patients in a remote French village with broken jaws, recurrent abscesses and septicaemia.
# john wolf
Upscale New York dentist accused of having child pornography and meth, bragging about bestiality
Dr John Wolf was also allegedly recorded saying he deliberately tries to infect sexual partners with HIV.
# DIY braces
Teens are making their own painful braces in the latest bizarre online trend
Oh dear.
# not just cecil
That American dentist has killed A LOT of big game — here are 13
A zoo’s worth of wild beasts.
# Sydney
Authorities fear up to 11,000 people could have been infected with HIV/Hepatitis at two dentist clinics
The worries stem from inadequate equipment sterilisation at the facilities.
# inci-dental
Office worker posed as a dentist in New York and pulled people's teeth
Oh no :(
# Your Say
Poll: Does the cost of treatment stop you from going to the dentist?
The Irish Dental Association says the oral health of the nation is suffering because of state cuts.
# Cutbacks
'She's in agony': Four year old faces months of pain due to dental service cutback
The woman’s mother said she feels completely helpless.
# mind the gap
Just how did Tiger Woods lose his front tooth?
The golfer’s agent says it was an over-eager cameraman, but World Cup ski race organisers say no such incident happened.
# Smile
Irish dentists say your kids' teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water
A meeting yesterday heard that dental surgeries are “brimming with children under seven who are already showing signs of irreparable tooth decay
# yoncé
This guy is absolutely devastated that Beyoncé didn't show up to his dental surgery
He is all of us.
# forensics
'DNA is sexy' but dental records most useful for identifying bodies
Kerry forensic dentist Paul Keogh told us how his work can help gardaí identify victims and sometimes even the people responsible for crimes.
# watch your mouth
Two people a week die of mouth cancer - get a free examination today
It’s Mouth Cancer Awareness day and more than 500 dental surgeries will check your gob for free today. It only takes five minutes.
# In Numbers
Trinity College, cannabis, and going to the dentist : The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish people have travelled to Switzerland for an assisted suicide?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you find the cost of going to the dentist prohibitive?
The cost for some treatments can vary between counties by as much as €230.
# Teething problems
Man goes to doctor with chronic nosebleeds, discovers rogue tooth in nose
SCREAM. (Might not want to read this if you’ve just had breakfast.)
# open wide
Think your dentist visit was bad? This Indian teen had 232 teeth 'chiselled out'
The surgery took a gruelling seven hours.
# Drinking Water
Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation
Cork County Council has already passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.
# The tooth hurts
Boy fakes own kidnapping to get out of going to the dentist
KIDS. What are they like?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you travel to Northern Ireland for cheaper dental work?
Dentists are reporting that 50 per cent of their clients are now from the Republic.
# braceface
12 problems only people who had braces will understand
It’s nothing to smile about.
# high on strife
WATCH: Young man on emotional rollercoaster after wisdom teeth surgery
# The tooth hurts
Girl gets wisdom teeth removed, thinks she's a Nascar driver
She won the World Series, OK?
# Smile
Warning about 'quick-fix' teeth straightening
The Orthodontic Society of Ireland has said that quick fixes can cost more than money.
# open wide
9 things everyone dreads about the dentist
Now spit.