Posts Tagged ‘Irish Dental Association’

Irish dentists call for emergency centres to be opened during coronavirus crisis

Irish dentists call for emergency centres to be opened during coronavirus crisis

Irish dentists are calling for the government to open emergency centres to provide care for patients during the coronavirus crisis. The Irish Dental Association has urged ministers to ensure that patients who need urgent treatment are able to access it while practices are closed. Dental clinics all over the country have been advised to shut […]


New Irish oral health policy will provide free treatment for children and focus on preventative care

New Irish oral health policy will provide free treatment for children and focus on preventative care

A new oral health policy, which was launched by Ireland’s Department of Health on Wednesday 3rd April will provide free dental care for children up to the age of 16 and focus on preventative measures. Under new guidelines, which are expected to cost around 80 million euros per year, health ministers are planning to offer […]


Children Waiting Up To A Year For Tooth Extractions in Ireland Hospital

Children Waiting Up To A Year For Tooth Extractions in Ireland Hospital

 Some children in Ireland are waiting up to a year to have teeth extracted in hospital, according to the Irish Dental Association. The IDA claims that cuts in benefits have contributed to deterioration in standards of oral health, which has resulted in a backlog of cases involving children who need teeth removed under general anaesthetic […]


Hospital Admissions on the Increase Following Dental Cuts in Ireland

Hospital Admissions on the Increase Following Dental Cuts in Ireland

The number of people admitted to hospital for dental infections has increased by 38 percent since cuts to the dental scheme in Ireland were introduced, according to new research. Figures from 2011 and 2012 show a sharp increase in the number of people seeking urgent treatment in hospitals for dental infections, following cuts affecting the PRSI scheme […]


Galway City Council Backs Plan to Scrap Water Fluoridation

Galway City Council Backs Plan to Scrap Water Fluoridation

Galway City Council has become the latest council to back plans to scrap water fluoridation in Ireland. Cork and Dublin councils have already called on the government to consider stopping fluoridation in the future. The motion to stop fluoridation was passed at a recent meeting of Galway City Council and was supported by members from […]


New Report Suggests Medical Card Holders Should Pay for Better Dental Care

New Report Suggests Medical Card Holders Should Pay for Better Dental Care

A new report has suggested that medical card holders in Ireland should contribute to their dental care costs in order to receive a more comprehensive service. The report, which was compiled by the Irish Dental Association and dental schools in Cork and Dublin, claims that medical card holders should be encouraged to use a form […]


Irish Dental Association Bemoans Closure Of Children’s Dental Clinic

Irish Dental Association Bemoans Closure Of Children’s Dental Clinic

The Irish Dental Association has complained about the decision to close a children’s dental facility at short notice. The children’s dental clinic at St James’ Hospital was closed at the start of October due to concerns about the safety of the premises; however, the IDA claims that alternative arrangements have not been made and children […]


Irish Dental Practices Offer Free Screening for Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Irish Dental Practices Offer Free Screening for Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Dental practices across Ireland offered free screening sessions to mark Mouth Cancer Awareness Day on Wednesday 17th September. Clinics up and down the country encouraged patients to pop in for a free oral cancer screening test as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of oral cancer and inform people about the causes, risk factors […]


More Than A Million People Missing Out On Free Dental Checks In Ireland

More Than A Million People Missing Out On Free Dental Checks In Ireland

Almost 2 million people in Ireland are entitled to free dental checks as part of the PRSI scheme; however, the Irish Dental Association believes that more than half have no idea. Statistics show that only 15 per cent of those entitled to free check-ups visited their dentist for a free appointment last year, with more […]


New Survey Reveals More Irish Patients Avoiding Dentist

New Survey Reveals More Irish Patients Avoiding Dentist

A new survey has revealed that Irish dental patients are avoiding the dentist as a result of benefit cuts and the recession. According to the survey, which was carried out for the Irish Dental Association, a quarter of those surveyed admitted that they visited the dentist less frequently now compared to four years ago, as […]