Latest News & Press Releases

Latest News & Press Releases

Dentists says negotiations with the Department of Social Protection will be required before any changes to the PRSI scheme can be introduced

“New or revised schemes will have to be evidence based for patients and economically viable for dentists”. Any revenues from new ‘Sugar Tax’ should go to oral healthcare programmes.

One in five Irish children is affected by dental trauma

Expert warns that children must wear properly fitting mouth guards.

Dentists warn that staff shortages and clinic closures are pushing Public Dental services to the brink

20% drop in HSE general dentists but the under 16 population has increased by 20%. In some parts of the country the number of extractions for children is on a par with fillings. Huge gaps in school screenings – almost 16,000 children in 6 community health areas missed school screenings last year Children as young as 2 having teeth extracted under general anaesthetic.

Free mouth cancer examinations available in up to 300 dental surgeries nationwide on MCAD – Wednesday 21st of September

Former boxer says a visit to his dentist led to shock discovery of mouth cancer. Two people die every week in Ireland from the ‘silent killer’. Free mouth cancer examinations available in up to 300 dental surgeries nationwide on MCAD – Wednesday 21st of September.

IDA submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare

The Committee on the Future of Healthcare has been established to achieve cross-party consensus on a single long-term vision for health care and the direction of health policy in Ireland, and to make recommendations to the Dáil in that regard. The IDA submission to the Committee outlines 8 priorities for the future of the Health Service.

Branch meetings for dentists in Private Practice, September 2016

Important Branch meetings to establish the IDA agenda on State supported Dental Schemes. All dentists in Private Practice are urged to attend.

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day 21 September

Provide free Mouth Examinations on the 21 September 2016

IDA Pre-Budget Submission 2017

Dentists call for reinstatement of Med 2 Tax Relief Scheme for private patients. Cut-backs under the scheme added €30m to costs of dental treatment.

Dental Complaints Service Publishes Annual Report for 2015

The 2015 annual report of the Dental Complaints Resolution Service has now been published. The report shows another successful year for the service which was established in 2012 to help resolve differences between dentists and patients.

Exclusive deal for IDA members using AIB Card Machines

IDA has negotiated a new deal with AIB Merchant Card Services including use of the new Clover terminal provided by AIB.

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