Annual General Meetings of the Irish Dental Union and the Irish Dental Association Limited

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Annual General Meetings of the Irish Dental Union and the Irish Dental Association Limited will be held on Thursday April 16th 2015 at 6:00 pm in The Estuary Suite, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.

Every breath you take; Dentists warn that Halitosis can spoil Valentines

One in four Irish adults suffer from chronic bad breath

A healthy mouth means healthy savings

Dentists warn that people with type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease at higher risk of gum disease US dental study shows much lower medical costs for patients with these condition who undergo gum treatment

New HSE Service Plan = Same Old Dental Cutbacks

4m patients face into 6th year of €100m cuts

Major Dental Report Recommends Prioritising Treatment for the Under 6's

First National Oral Health Forum Report The Report recommends: - Putting oral health on an equal footing with other health services - Prioritising treatment for the 0-6 age group - Investigating the intelligent use of patient co-payments - Defining the roles of all the key stakeholders in oral health - Establishing a foundation training scheme for dentists

Dentists outraged at HSE’s sudden closure of St James’s Hospital Dental Clinic

Clinic treats around 3,000 children a year but no alternative facilities put in place. HSE dentists fearful of raising concerns over stealth cuts.

Public Dental Service under intolerable pressure.

New President of Public Dental Surgeons says HSE has to fulfil its obligations to patients and its staff

Dental professor says combination of fluoridated water and fluoride toothpaste works best in tackling dental decay

Conference hears that poor diet and poor brushing means risk factors for caries are high for Irish people. Recent reports from New Zealand and UK show fluoridation is safe and effective. Politicians urged to focus on science and to consider consequences of their decisions.

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