Latest News & Press Releases

Latest News & Press Releases

Irish Dental Association warns of ‘full-blown resourcing crisis’ in public service dentistry

Up to 40% of public service dentists have been assigned to Covid-19 testing and contact tracing, and have not been replaced. Detailed resourcing plan needed urgently.

Important Notice re IDA AGM 2020

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Irish Dental Association will take place on Saturday, September 26th commencing at 10.30am.

Dentists: Annual ‘back to school’ dental check-up has never been as important

IDA stresses that dental practices are safe for patients to attend. Check-ups can spot issues that have developed over the summer such as plaque and tooth decay.

Irish Dental Association Statement on Routine Dentistry

No change required to guidance for dentists

Dentists criticise Department of Health for failure to deliver promised PPE 3 months after commitment to do so given by Minister

Warning that medical card holders are facing increased delays for dental treatment as dentists are resigning from Dental Treatment Services Scheme for Medical Card Holders

Government inaction on dental sector a ‘dereliction of duty’

Government has not followed through on PPE promises made six weeks ago. Inexplicable delay means dentists left to review viability of their practices and medical card scheme participation. ‘This is devastating for dental practices and for patients around the country’.

Dental treatment for medical card holders under grave threat

‘Programme for Government does nothing to alleviate our concerns’. IDA will advise members to individually consider courses of action that are open to them. ‘Despite repeated representations to the Minister for Health on the scale of the challenge now facing dentists in Ireland, sadly the response has been gravely disappointing'.

Irish Dental Association Describes Meeting with Minister for Health as 'Constructive'

IDA: ‘Dentists will be keen to now see a comprehensive response from the Government’. Dental profession ‘cannot deal with Covid-19 on its own and urgently needs assistance from the State’. Further meeting with the Minister to take place next week

Survey of dentists highlights dramatic impact of Covid-19 on patients' oral health and on livelihood of dentists

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has warned that Ireland is facing an unprecedented crisis that poses a “grave threat to the nation’s oral health” after a survey published today outlined the scale of the crisis facing dentists in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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