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Dentists to Brief Patients on Ireland’s ‘Dental Crisis’ During General Election

The Chief Executive of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) has said dentists will draw attention to the country’s “dental crisis” during the general election campaign. Mr. Fintan Hourihan was speaking today as the IDA released its general election manifesto. He said that, for the first time, the IDA would be calling on dentists to use the three weeks before the general election on Saturday, February 8th to discuss the association’s key campaign messages with patients.

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‘Fundamentally new approach’ crucial for medical card patients

IDA to address Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health on medical card scheme today. Current failings of medical card scheme have led to ‘lifetime of embarrassment, decreased nutrition and loss of wellbeing’ for patients.

‘Unprecedented crisis’ in dental treatment for medical card holders nationwide

Funding drops of up to 48% for dental medical card scheme recorded in just three years. Medical card scheme in ‘complete chaos’. ‘The general approach of the Department of Health suggests a level of disrespect, if not contempt, for medical card patients’.

Show your teeth some love to avoid bad breath on Valentine’s Day

Good oral health is key to preventing halitosis. If bad breath persists, make sure to visit your dentist who is open under all lockdown levels.

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