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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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Government inaction on dental sector a ‘dereliction of duty’

Government has not followed through on PPE promises made six weeks ago. Inexplicable delay means dentists left to review viability of their practices and medical card scheme participation. ‘This is devastating for dental practices and for patients around the country’.

Dental treatment for medical card holders under grave threat

‘Programme for Government does nothing to alleviate our concerns’. IDA will advise members to individually consider courses of action that are open to them. ‘Despite repeated representations to the Minister for Health on the scale of the challenge now facing dentists in Ireland, sadly the response has been gravely disappointing'.

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