Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

New report suggests that junior doctors in Ireland lack the knowledge to carry out oral cancer checks

New report suggests that junior doctors in Ireland lack the knowledge to carry out oral cancer checks

A new report has suggested that junior doctors in Ireland lack the knowledge to carry out oral cancer checks. A new study found that over 80 percent of junior doctors in Ireland failed to conduct basic oral cancer tests and a similar percentage admitted that they weren’t confident about diagnosing oral cancer based on clinical […]


Irish Dental Association raises concerns over dental services for children

Irish Dental Association raises concerns over dental services for children

The Irish Dental Association has criticised the government for failing children as it has emerged that some children are waiting until the age of 12 to see a school dentist for the first time. The IDA believes that cuts to the public dental service are harming children because a severe shortage of dentists is making […]


Extractions become more commonplace as state funding for dental treatment is halved in Ireland

Extractions become more commonplace as state funding for dental treatment is halved in Ireland

The number of extractions carried out in Ireland has risen, as figures also confirm that state funding for dental treatment has fallen by more than 50 percent in the last 8 years. Data shows that funding provided through schemes like PRSI has fallen from €150 million in 2009 to €75 million in 2016. During the […]


Irish Dental Association urges Government to increase funding for state schemes

Irish Dental Association urges Government to increase funding for state schemes

The Irish Dental Association is urging the government to do more to fund state dental schemes. According to new figures, household expenditure on oral health has been reduced by 50 percent in just five years. The household budget survey by the Central Statistics Office revealed that the average household in Ireland spent €84.53 on dental […]


Irish dentists lament childhood decay rates

Irish dentists lament childhood decay rates

Childhood decay is a subject that has dominated the headlines of health sections of newspapers of late, but rising rates of decay are not a problem restricted to England and Wales. In Ireland, the situation is arguably even worse, with a study conducted by the Irish Dental Association suggesting that 10,000 extractions are carried out […]


Free dental checks to be made available for the self-employed in Ireland

Free dental checks to be made available for the self-employed in Ireland

Around 500,000 self-employed people in Ireland will be able to access free dental check-ups as part of a scheme revealed in last year’s budget. The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that self-employed people and farmers and dependent spouses will be entitled to one free check-up or eye test per year according to new guidelines, […]


Irish dental group celebrates the acquisition of 11 new clinics

Irish dental group celebrates the acquisition of 11 new clinics

The owners of an Irish dental group have plenty to smile about after acquiring eleven new dental clinics. Colm and Kieran Davitt established Dental Care Ireland in 2015, and they have grand plans to open 15 practices by next year. They are doing well so far, having recently acquired 11 new clinics. The first practice […]


Irish dentists appeal for routine dental screenings in schools

Irish dentists appeal for routine dental screenings in schools

Dentists in Ireland are appealing for the introduction of routine dental screenings in primary schools in a bid to tackle worrying rates of tooth decay. The Irish Dental Association has called for primary school children to be screened on a regular basis following the publication of a new study, which suggests that some children are […]


Older people in Ireland require extensive dental treatment due to lack of oral care, leading dentist warns

Older people in Ireland require extensive dental treatment due to lack of oral care, leading dentist warns

One of Ireland’s most senior dentists has warned that older people are requiring extensive dental treatment as a result of a lack of oral care. Dr Anne Twomey, vice president of the Irish Dental Association, warned that elderly people are suffering from severe dental issues as a direct result of a poor diet and restricted […]


Oral Cancer Screening Programme Makes A Difference In Ireland

Oral Cancer Screening Programme Makes A Difference In Ireland

Twenty two cases of oral cancer have been diagnosed in Ireland as a result of an oral cancer screening programme, which was introduced in 2010 to raise awareness of the disease and enable people to access free screening tests. Since the initiative was introduced four years ago, around 20,000 people have been screened. Eleanor O’Sullivan, […]