Latest News & Press Releases

Latest News & Press Releases

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.

Leaders of 1m+ Dentists Across 134 Countries Endorse Fluoridation in Promoting Oral Health

Leaders of 1m+ Dentists Across 134 Countries Endorse Fluoridation in Promoting Oral Health

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Oral health in crisis as over €400m in supports for dental care withdrawn IDA calls for urgent meeting with Minister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

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