Latest News & Press Releases

Latest News & Press Releases

Free mouth cancer examinations at over 500 dental surgeries nationwide on MCAD – Wednesday 17th September

“Don’t die of embarrassment; don’t be afraid to be stupid” Two people die every week from mouth cancer and incidence appears to be on the rise Catch 22 – twenty two cases of mouth cancer discovered on Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Establishing good dental habits is key for school starters

Dentists issue warning on high energy sports and fruit drinks “Parents need to be aware of the importance of fissure sealants, mouth guards, and the importance of early dental visits and routine dental care.”

IDA Response to Survey on Dental Fees

Chief Executive of the Irish Dental Association Fintan Hourihan comments on the recent survey on dental fees.

Dentists call on Government to deliver on commitments

Oral health in crisis as over €400m in supports for dental care withdrawn IDA calls for urgent meeting with Minister

HSE Decision to Cease Publication of Payments Welcomed

The Irish Dental Union welcomes the HSE decision to cease publication of payments made to dentists participating in the dental treatment services scheme.

The Dangers of Dental Tourism

This article from the Irish Independent Health and Living Supplement makes for interesting reading and offers some salutary warnings on the dangers of dental tourism. Written by Ailin Quinlan and published on 16 June 2014 in the Health and Living Section of The Irish Independent

Public dental services at crisis point

Dentists call on Government to lift the embargo on recruitment ahead of meeting with Minister White

1.7m Irish people fail to avail of free dental examinations

Dentists call for dental vouchers to be issued along with P60s New President calls for reintroduction of treatments under the PRSI scheme

HSE is exposing medical card patients to health risks

Patients forced to avail of multiple antibiotic prescriptions in contravention of HSE’s own guidelines IDA calls on Minister White to introduce maximum waiting times for patients

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