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IDA and IDU Annual Reports

Dental Council statement on orthodontic appliances provided directly to members of the public

The Dental Council has issued a statement on orthodontic appliances provided directly to members of the public as it has recently become aware that a number of manufacturers are providing orthodontic appliances directly to the public outside of the dental surgery setting.

First Annual Report of Programme which helps dentists and doctors with health difficulties

First Annual Report of Programme which helps dentists and doctors with health difficulties. Substance misuse was the most common standalone presenting problem followed by anxiety and depression.

Leading Public Service Dentist calls for introduction of oral health programme for pre-school children

New study shows cost of extractions for under fives under general anaesthetic could be 8 times more expensive than preventive programmes. Over 10,000 children having teeth extracted under GA per annum.

Nursing home patients are having up to 20 teeth extracted due to high sugar diet and lack of dental care

High sugar content supplements causing untold damage to dental health of nursing home patients. Elderly patients who have held onto their teeth for 80 years can lose them in three months. Gifts of sweets and lack of oral health programme exacerbating the situation. Senior dentist accuses HSE of reneging on its duty of care to 27,000 patients.

Dentists warn of potential dangers of dental infection

Dentists warn of potential dangers of dental infection. Call follows the death of a young Californian father of two.

National GP AGM 2017

Dr James Turner, Chair of the GP Group calls on members to attend the GP AGM in Croke Park this Saturday.

Dublin Docklands Dentist wins Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year 2016

Awards honour dentists who go above and beyond patient care as nominated by their patients

Dentists says negotiations with the Department of Social Protection will be required before any changes to the PRSI scheme can be introduced

“New or revised schemes will have to be evidence based for patients and economically viable for dentists”. Any revenues from new ‘Sugar Tax’ should go to oral healthcare programmes.

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