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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Dentists

This year
Dentists pass no confidence vote in Donnelly as one in six wait three months for appointment
A survey of dentists in Ireland comes as the profession gathers in Kilkenny this weekend.
'Unacceptable': Dentists hit out at lack of public service care for children amid staffing crisis
Two-thirds of job vacancies in the sector remain unfilled, the IDA says.
Last year
Exodus of dentists from medical card scheme leaving vulnerable households without dental care
Figures from the start of this year showed just 660 dentists were actively treating medical card patients.
Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens
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'
A raft of dentists have exited the medical card scheme over difficulties with the fee structure.
All time
'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists
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
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)
The Tenerife based dental receptionist said that Irish callers are requesting an email to confirm the appointment.
More than 260 dentists no longer providing services to medical card holders after leaving scheme
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
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
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
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’
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
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
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
The changes will be brought in from next September.
Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis'
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
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
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
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
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
Richard Bruton corrected his leaflet after a letter from the Irish Dental Association.
Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
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
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
Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.
So dentists' training dummies are the most horrifying things on the planet
Straight out of your nightmares.
More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth
The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.
Dentists "outraged" after sudden closure of dental clinic in Dublin city
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
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
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
Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the wait ‘shocking’.
Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments
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
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
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
Niall Horan just got his off!
5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy
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
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
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
We’re encouraged to brush twice a day – but over-brushing can lead to sensitive teeth, dentists said today.