Media Coverage

Media Coverage

A selection of IDA's recent media coverage.

 

2021 Media Coverage

April 16 - Radio Kerry - Dr Mike Gow interviewed about dental hypnosis

April 13 - Irish Times - Dentists report surge in teeth grinding and cracking due to pandemic stress

April 9 - RTE Drivetime - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about DTSS crisis

April 9 - Pat Kenny Newstalk - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about DTSS crisis

April 9 - Clare FM - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about DTSS crisis

April 8 - Irish Times - Dental treatment scheme ‘on brink of collapse’

April 8 - Irish Examiner - Dentists call for ‘new approach’ to care for medical card holders

April 8 - Irish Independent - Young medical card dental patients are losing teeth early in an ‘unequal system’

April 8 - thejournal.ie - 'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists

April 7 - Irish Independent - Dentists to warn that medical card dental scheme is on ‘brink of collapse’

April 5 - Irish Independent - Cracked teeth and jaw pain: How pandemic stress has us clenching our teeth – and what we can do to fix it

March 29 - RTE Radio Drivetime - Dr Caroline Robins interviewed about the rise in certain dental procedures during the pandemic

March 29 - Daily Mail - Working from home at the root of surge in cosmetic dental work

March 29 - The Times - Cosmetic dental work 'off richter scale since everyone is using Zoom'

March 28 - Irish Independent - ‘Zoom has a lot to answer for’ – cosmetic dental work ‘off the Richter scale’ since onset of Covid

Feb 27 - Dr Caroline Robins interviewed on RTE television news about delays in vaccinating dentists  (at 9 minutes)

Feb 24 - KCLR - Dr Caroline Robbins interviewed re DTSS crisis

Feb 22 - RTÉ News at One - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about DTSS crisis and vaccincations

Feb 22 - Newstalk Breakfast Briefing - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about DTSS crisis

Feb 22 - Galway Bay FM - Fintan Hourihan interviewed on DTSS crisis

Feb 22 - Irish Times - Dental scheme for medical card patients in ‘complete chaos’

Feb 22 - Irish Independent - Dental treatment for medical card holders ‘in complete chaos

Feb 22 - Irish Examiner - Dental treatment for medical card holders ‘in complete chaos’

Feb 22 - Thejournal.ie - Dental treatment for medical card holders in 'complete chaos', industry body says

Feb 22 - RTÉ website - Dental scheme for medical card holders 'on brink of collapse' - IDA

Feb 16 - Live 95 Limerick Today - Fintan Hourihan interviewed by Joe Nash

Feb 13 - Irish Examiner - Tenerife dental practice prepares list of Irish no-shows for gardaí

Jan 29 - RTE News - 161,500 vaccine doses administered, dentists may help with roll-out

Jan 21 - Today FM - Fintan Hourihan interviewed by Matt Cooper

Jan 12 - Today with Claire Byrne - Dr Anne O'Neill interviewed about PPE and lack of engagment by Department of Health

Jan 6 - Irish Times - Covid crisis: No State aid for dentists causing concern in profession

Jan 6 - Irish Indepdendent - Dentists warn lack of Government support will affect patients

 

2020 Media Coverage

Nov 5th - Newstalk Pat Kenny - Fintan Hourihan interviewed 

Nov 2nd - Irish Examiner - Dentists leaving government scheme in their droves, figures show

Nov 2nd - thejournal.ie - More than 260 dentists no longer providing services to medical card holders after leaving scheme

Nov 1st - Irish Independent - Warning over treatment crisis as dentists quit care scheme ‘in their droves’

Nov 1st - Sunday Word - Warning over treatment crisis as dentists quit care scheme ‘in their droves’

October 26th - Irish Examiner - More than 1,500 children waiting for dental extractions

September 25th - Irish Examiner - 'Full-blown' dentistry crisis with staff redeployed to Covid testing

August 10th - Irish Mirror - Medical card holders face ‘delays while seeking treatment’ for dental care

July 9th - Irish Times - Mouth cancers going undiagnosed during Covid-19 crisis, dentists warn

June 29th - Newstalk - Dr Caroline Robins interviewed about dentistry post-Covid

June 24th - Midlands 103FM - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about dentists charging for PPE

June 22nd - LMFM - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about dentists charging for PPE

June 22nd - Tipp FM - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about dentists charging for PPE

June 15th - KCLR - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about dentists charging for PPE

June 15th - Radio Kerry - Fintan Hourihan interviewed about dentists charging for PPE

June 15th - Irish Times - Coronavirus lockdown eating habits take dental toll

June 3rd - Newstalk Breakfast - Dr Kieran O'Connor interviewed 

May 19th - Irish Independent - Precautions: Dentists adjust to new way of doing business

May 18th - RTE Claire Byrne Live - Dr Gillian Smith interviewed about return to routine dentistry (16 minutes)

May 18th - RTE Radio Today with Sarah McInerney - Dr Kieran O'Connor interviewed about dentists returning to work

May 18th - Cork 96FM - Dr Kieran O'Connor interviewed about dentists returning to work

May 15th - Irish Times - Dentists adhering to new guidance can open next week

May 14th - RTE Six One News - Dentists and PPE

May 13th - RTE Radio Live Line - CEO Fintan Hourihan discusses PPE for dentists and other issues

May 12th - RTE website - Dentists awaiting 'clear direction' over safeguards

May 12th - RTE Radio Today with Sarah McInerney - CEO Fintan Hourihan interviewed about Covid-19: Dentists re-opening

May 10th - Sunday Independent - Lifting the lid on new Covid-19 waiting lists

May 8th - Newstalk Radio - Dentists ask Government for 'urgent assistance' to deal with Covid-19

May 5th - Irish Independent - Dentists fear lockdown poses 'grave threat to nation's oral health'

May 5th - The Times - Dentists warn risk of collapse is threat to nation’s health

May 5th - thejournal.ie - Majority of dentists fear Covid-19 poses high risk to 'sustainability' of their practice

April 29th - RTE Radio News at One - Dental surgery impacted by COVID-19

April 27th -  Vice President, Dr Anne O’Neill, interviewed by Radio na Gaeltachta

April 26th - Rte Radio This Week, CEO Fintan Hourihan discussing the financial crisis facing the sector

April 17th - Irish Examiner - In the teeth of a crisis: Pandemic leaves dentists struggling to deliver a service

April 7th - Newstalk with Ivan Yates - Prof. Stassen discussing emergency dental care

April 7th - Irish Times  Dentists want designated centres for emergency care

April 2nd - Irish Indpendent - IDA urges Social Protection to expand the pandemic payment scheme to dentists who are still providing emergency care.

March 25th - RTÉ - News at One - Chief Executive, Mr. Fintan Hourihan speaks to News at One

March 23rd - Irish Examiner - Need for dental emergency centres

March 19th - Newstalk - Dentist practices on the brink of collapse

March 19th - Today FM with Matt Cooper - Dr Eamon Croke talks to Matt Cooper

March 18th - Irish Independent - Dental profession in Ireland on the brink of collapse

March 16th - RTÉ drivetime - Chief Executive, Mr. Fintan Hourihan talks to Mary Wilson

Jan 26th - Newstalk - Chief Executive Fintan Hourihan interviewed about IDA election manifesto

Jan 20th - Irish Times - Government plan to give free dental care to under-16s ‘unrealistic’