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# dentists - Monday 2 November, 2020

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”.

# dentists - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

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 - Monday 3 August, 2020

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.

# dentists - Monday 4 May, 2020

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.

# dentists - Sunday 26 April, 2020

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.

# dentists - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'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 - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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.

# dentists - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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.

# dentists - Friday 19 July, 2019

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 - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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 - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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.

# dentists - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

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 - Thursday 25 October, 2018

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 - Saturday 13 October, 2018

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.

# dentists - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

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

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

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

# dentists - Monday 10 August, 2015

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

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

Straight out of your nightmares.

# dentists - Friday 17 April, 2015

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 - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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.

# dentists - Monday 23 June, 2014

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

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

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

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

Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the wait ‘shocking’.

# dentists - Saturday 19 October, 2013

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.

# dentists - Thursday 1 August, 2013

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.

# dentists - Monday 6 May, 2013

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.

# dentists - Thursday 4 April, 2013

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

7 celebs who faced the horror of adult braces

Niall Horan just got his off!

# dentists - Sunday 9 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge 5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy Home Dentistry This post contains videos

5 children who REALLY want to summon the tooth fairy

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

# dentists - Thursday 29 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

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.

# dentists - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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.

# dentists - Monday 20 August, 2012

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.

# dentists - Friday 18 May, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# dentists - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Healthcare workers 'should be tracked'

The Health Information and Quality Authority wants every healthcare worker to be assigned a unique number which will follow them throughout the course of their career.

# dentists - Monday 11 April, 2011

Dentists must display prices under new code of practice

Dental Council issue new guidelines for its members and advises consumers on best to choose a dentist, either at home or abroad.