Latest news & Press Releases

Latest news & Press Releases

New policy on oral health policy seriously flawed, say dentists

New policy on oral health policy seriously flawed, say dentists
Irish Times article by Martin Wall, Monday 13th May 2019

Dentists says lack of funding means new oral health policy lacks credibility

ESRI costings are totally unrealistic and based on fees that are over ten years old. Warning that patients could be left facing ‘worst of both worlds’.

Dentists warn that new oral health policy will be judged on what it delivers, not what it promises

The Irish Dental Association has warned the Government that its new oral health policy, ‘Smile agus Sláinte’ will be judged by what it delivers, not what it promises.

Dentists say new oral health policy has ignored the key role schools can play in oral health education

New President of IDA calls on Departments of Health and Education to work together on an integrated programme. “Many schools still rely on a ‘sweet treat’ culture and need to switch to non-food rewards”.

Social story for children with autism

Social story for children with autism
Although eight out of ten Irish adults qualify for a free annual check up and subsidised cleaning either through the Medical Card or PRSI scheme, hundreds of thousands fail to avail of the benefit.

2018 Annual Reports of the IDA and IDU

The Annual General Meetings of the Irish Dental Union and Irish Dental Association Ltd will commence at 6pm on Thursday 4th of April 2019 in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.

IDU / IDA General Meetings 2019

The Annual General Meetings of the Irish Dental Union and Irish Dental Association Ltd will commence at 6pm on Thursday 4th of April 2019 in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.

Dentists say Valentine’s Day a timely reminder to avail of free annual dental check-up

Dentists are urging people who haven’t availed of their free annual dental check-up to do so in advance of Valentines Day to ensure their oral health is in top shape ahead of the annual celebration of romance.

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