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Mouth Cancer Awareness Day 2018

Dentists are partnering with the Irish Men’s Shed Association to increase awareness of the ‘silent killer’ by giving presentations to Men’s Sheds around the country. “The recession saved my life” one former cancer sufferer tells his story Two people die every week from mouth cancer

Dental Complaints Resolution Service Annual Report 2017

Thursday 30th August 2018. The Dental Complaints Resolution Service has issued its sixth annual report in which it gives details of the 128 complaints it dealt with in 2017.

Dentists describe Medical Card scheme as ‘broken and underfunded’ - IDA publishes major new survey of members

A new survey has found that the overwhelming majority of dentists have no confidence in the Medical Card Scheme and are dissatisfied with the level of care they are allowed to provide under it.

Dentists say it’s time to consign ‘unfit for purpose’ Medical Card Scheme to history New President of Irish Dental Association says revamped PRSI scheme shows what can be achieved with sufficient funding and a change of attitude

The Irish Dental Association has urged the Government to seize the opportunity which now exists to end the two-tier dental care system which exists in this country and to consign the ‘unfit for purpose’ DTSS /Medical Card Scheme to history.

Two out of ten players of contact sports suffer serious dental trauma - Dentists urge sporting bodies who haven't acted, to make mouthguards compulsory

It’s estimated two in ten players of contact sports suffer serious dental trauma

2017 Annual Reports of the IDA and IDU - New IDU Constitution Approved

The 2017 Annual Reports of the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Dental Union are now available to view here.

Dental expert calls for introduction of national oral health programme for children

US study shows that leaving first dental visit to four or five costs twice as much

Dentists say €40m Sugar Tax take could radically improve dental health

Public Dental Service needs up to 200 dentists

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