Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

Dental neglect a cause for real concern, as over a third of Irish dentists see cases on a daily basis

Dental neglect a cause for real concern, as over a third of Irish dentists see cases on a daily basis

Dental neglect is a cause for real concern in Ireland, it has been revealed. As more than a third of dentists employed by the Health Service Executive admit to seeing cases of child neglect on a daily basis, dental associations are keen for more to be done to tackle neglect and to banish preventable dental […]


Amalgam fillings to be phased out in Ireland

Amalgam fillings to be phased out in Ireland

Amalgam fillings are set to be phased out in Ireland, it has been confirmed. From next month (July), the use of amalgam fillings will be restricted in line with a United Nations agreement, which was introduced in 2013. The Minamata Convention was brought in to protect humans from exposure to mercury. In Ireland, rules on […]


Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists have criticised the current medical card scheme after new figures revealed that the number of tooth extractions carried out in the last decade has increased. The Irish Dental Association has warned that changes to dental benefits have had a negative impact on standards of oral health. A new survey published on Tuesday 29th […]


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 […]