The Irish Dental Association stands with our colleague European dental bodies and other European organisations in the health sector in expressing our support for dental team members and the people of Ukraine.
We ask our members to support fundraising and relief actions in the interest of all those who are affected by the consequences of the fighting. The joint statement from the Council of European Dentists (CED) and FDI European Regional Organisation (ERO) is available here.
Supports for Dentists
Any Ukrainian dentists who have fled the war and have arrived in Ireland are invited to contact us and we will try to assist in any way that we can. You can contact us on 01 2950072.
We are attempting to create a network of Ukrainian dentists who can assist and support each other.
Ukranian dentists who have arrived in Ireland should ensure that contact the regulatory body, the Dental Council. You can email email@example.com or phone 01 6762069.
We are engaged with the Dental Council, regarding the registration process for Ukrainian dentists. The Dental Council has acknowledged and welcomed the steps taken by Ireland as a country in welcoming so many refugees fleeing the war.
The Dental Council has told us it has received a significant number of contacts from Ukrainian qualified dental professionals over the recent weeks. The Council is compiling a list of these contacts to ensure they have a comprehensive list of those holding dental qualifications.
The Association can also provide information on dentistry in Ireland and on employment issues.
We offer free membership to refugee and asylum-seeker dentists.
Information for Patients
Ukrainian nationals arriving in Ireland will be able to get health care services from the HSE including access to GPs, community care and hospital or emergency care. Ukrainian nationals will be able to get the same health services as people who are already living here and will be able to apply for a medical card. The HSE is making arrangements for these services to be provided.
You can get up to date information about accessing health services on the HSE website.
You can also get information on the supports and services available while you are in Ireland by clicking here.