Latest News & Press Releases

Latest News & Press Releases

Without meaningful reform, improved access to dental care is doomed to fail

Without meaningful reform, improved access to dental care is doomed to fail. Investment without reform will not improve access to dental care for medical card patients and will do nothing to arrest exodus of dentists from scheme. Reaction to Budget 2022 from Fintan Hourihan, Chief Executive, Irish Dental Association

Irish Dental Association .. Delivering for its members

The Irish Dental Association has a proud record of delivering for our members in providing advice, offering representation and lobbying vigorously on our members' behalf.

Dr Clodagh McAllister inaugurated as President

Dr Clodagh McAllister inaugurated as President
Dublin-based general practitioner Dr Clodagh McAllister appointed President of the Association at its AGM on Saturday May 8th.

Dentists have ‘lost faith’ in Department of Health

Irish Dental Association AGM taking place today (Saturday). Outdated medical card scheme ‘widening the gap’ between those who can afford private dental care and those who cannot. Redeployment of public sector dentists to vaccination rollout is causing ‘irreparable damage’ among children in particular.

Irish Dental Association to insist on full collective bargaining rights at AGM

• IDA AGM taking place this Saturday (May 8th) • Successful resolution of collective bargaining issue a pre-condition for discussions on dental reform • ‘The State’s scheme for medical card holders is in a death spiral which highlights the urgent need for agreed way to engage dentists’

‘Fundamentally new approach’ crucial for medical card patients

IDA to address Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health on medical card scheme today. Current failings of medical card scheme have led to ‘lifetime of embarrassment, decreased nutrition and loss of wellbeing’ for patients.

‘Unprecedented crisis’ in dental treatment for medical card holders nationwide

Funding drops of up to 48% for dental medical card scheme recorded in just three years. Medical card scheme in ‘complete chaos’. ‘The general approach of the Department of Health suggests a level of disrespect, if not contempt, for medical card patients’.

Show your teeth some love to avoid bad breath on Valentine’s Day

Good oral health is key to preventing halitosis. If bad breath persists, make sure to visit your dentist who is open under all lockdown levels.

Dentists welcome Government plan for sector to help with vaccination delivery

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly: ‘Dentists are clinically trained, they give people injections all the time’. Government must honour promise to begin vaccination of dentists from February 8th

Dentists: Vaccination of dental teams must begin as matter of urgency

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar last week stressed that dentists be given equal priority to medical GPs for vaccinations, however there has been no meaningful engagement on vaccination of dentists as priority group

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