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British Dental Association calls for urgent action as poll reveals 60% of dentists in Northern Ireland plan to reduce health service commitments

British Dental Association calls for urgent action as poll reveals 60% of dentists in Northern Ireland plan to reduce health service commitments

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called for urgent action after a recent poll revealed that almost 60% of practice owners in Northern Ireland are planning to reduce health service commitments in the next year. A survey of members of the BDA in Northern Ireland suggested that 59% of practice owners and 62% of dental […]


Dental examinations fall by 78% in Northern Ireland due to the pandemic

Dental examinations fall by 78% in Northern Ireland due to the pandemic

The number of dental examinations provided for adults in Northern Ireland has fallen by 78% due to the pandemic. The latest data from the Department of Health suggests that dentists lost nearly £19 million in revenue in 2019/2020 with patient contributions falling from £26 million in 2018/2019 to £7.1 million the following year. Despite the […]


Irish dentists raise concerns over missed oral cancer diagnoses during lockdown

Irish dentists raise concerns over missed oral cancer diagnoses during lockdown

Dentists in Ireland have raised concerns over missed oral cancer diagnoses during the COVID-19 lockdown. Mouth cancer is becoming more prevalent in Ireland, yet public awareness remains poor. Routine dental examinations provide a golden opportunity for dentists to spot early warning signs of oral cancer, and as such, dentists are worried that many cases could […]