Posts Tagged ‘budget cuts’

New survey shows Tooth Fairy payments have fallen

New survey shows Tooth Fairy payments have fallen

A new survey has revealed that the average payment from the Tooth Fairy has fallen. A poll conducted by cosmetic dental brand, Your Smile Direct, showed that nationally, there has been a decrease of 10% in the last 3 years, with the average payment per tooth falling from £2.10 to £1.90. More than a quarter […]


British Dental Association criticises ‘reckless’ budget cuts in Northern Ireland

British Dental Association criticises ‘reckless’ budget cuts in Northern Ireland

The chair of the British Dental Association in Northern Ireland, Rosyln McMullan, has criticised plans to cut £70 million worth of funding for health services. Ms McMullan, chair of the Northern Ireland Council of the BDA, slammed proposals to cut health budgets and said that the move “smacks of recklessness” given that GP services are […]


Dentists Send Letter Warning Ministers About ‘Unfit’ Dental System

Dentists Send Letter Warning Ministers About ‘Unfit’ Dental System

More than one hundred dentists have signed a letter to The Telegraph warning ministers that the NHS dental care system is “unfit for purpose.” The letter is an accusation, which states that ministers are “hiding the rotten truth” about NHS dental care and the system has been let down by mismanagement over a prolonged period […]


Plans To Open New Dental School In Adelaide Deferred

Plans To Open New Dental School In Adelaide Deferred

Plans to open a new dental school in Adelaide have been deferred, it has been announced. Proposals to open a new dental school at the Royal Adelaide Hospital have been scrapped and it has also been confirmed that services at the Adelaide Dental Hospital are going to be reduced as a result of budget cuts. […]


Alarming Dental Statistics Published In Ireland

Alarming Dental Statistics Published In Ireland

Oral health is a major area of concern in Ireland; recent statistics show that budget cuts have had a significant impact on standards of oral health and patient welfare. According to recent surveys, there has been a 93 per cent increase in the number of tooth extractions procedures as a result of patients putting off […]


Dental Services Scrapped from Super Clinic

Dental Services Scrapped from Super Clinic

Plans to scrap dental services from a super clinic in Narrendera have been revealed. The super-clinic was supposed to provide dental services, as well as medical services, however, plans for dental services have now been scrapped and local people will have to face a 60-mile trip to get routine dental treatment. The new super clinic […]


Irish Dental Association urges people to look after their teeth

Irish Dental Association urges people to look after their teeth

The Irish Dental Association has urged people to look after their teeth and gums in the midst of severe government cuts, which have left many struggling to access affordable dental care. Dr Billy Davis, president of the IDA, said that January was a good time to have a dental check-up and consider ways to improve […]


Dentists angered by continued budget cutbacks in Ireland

Dentists angered by continued budget cutbacks in Ireland

Dentists in Ireland have hit out at the Government, following the announcement that cutbacks in the medical card holder scheme will continue next year. Finance Minister, Brian Lenihan, announced that funding for the medical card dental scheme would continue to be reduced next year; funding for 2011 will be the same as in 2008. Irish […]


Dental treatments halved for PRSI patients

Dental treatments halved for PRSI patients

The number of treatments available to PRSI patients in Ireland has halved, it has been revealed. Prior to the changes brought about in January, PRSI patients were entitled to free dental check-ups, six monthly clean and polish treatments and discounted extractions and fillings. In January, the Health Service Executive introduced major cuts, which have had […]


Dentist slams changes to elderly dental care in Wales

Dentist slams changes to elderly dental care in Wales

A dentist from South Wales has reacted angrily to planned changes to the provision of dental care to the elderly and unwell. Alan Young, from AG Young in Cross Hands, South Wales, has been providing bedside dental care for elderly patients in Carmarthenshire over the course of the last two years; he is one of […]