Latest News & Press Releases

Latest News & Press Releases

Dental Complaints Resolution Service publishes 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report of the Dental Complaints Resolution Service (DCRS) shows that of the 123 complaints accepted by the DCRS in 2018, two-thirds of cases were resolved.

Public Dental Service Needs Extra Dentists Urgently to Address Waiting Lists

Decrease of up to 23% in dentists employed by HSE for school screening. Increasing numbers of children only being offered appointments to be screened for the first time at sixth class (confirmed as policy in Cork). Waiting lists of 24-30 months for specialist dental treatments. IDA will ballot for industrial action if HSE makes unilateral changes to terms and conditions of HSE dentists.

IDA Budget Reaction: ‘Serious concerns’ over plan to introduce free dental care for under-6s

Dentists want alternative models examined given concerns over Minister’s proposed new model. Interim plan required urgently to rebuild the public school dental service. Proposal’s timelines are unrealistic.

New policy on oral health policy seriously flawed, say dentists

New policy on oral health policy seriously flawed, say dentists
Irish Times article by Martin Wall, Monday 13th May 2019

Dentists says lack of funding means new oral health policy lacks credibility

ESRI costings are totally unrealistic and based on fees that are over ten years old. Warning that patients could be left facing ‘worst of both worlds’.

Dentists warn that new oral health policy will be judged on what it delivers, not what it promises

The Irish Dental Association has warned the Government that its new oral health policy, ‘Smile agus Sláinte’ will be judged by what it delivers, not what it promises.

Dentists say new oral health policy has ignored the key role schools can play in oral health education

New President of IDA calls on Departments of Health and Education to work together on an integrated programme. “Many schools still rely on a ‘sweet treat’ culture and need to switch to non-food rewards”.

Social story for children with autism

Social story for children with autism
Although eight out of ten Irish adults qualify for a free annual check up and subsidised cleaning either through the Medical Card or PRSI scheme, hundreds of thousands fail to avail of the benefit.

2018 Annual Reports of the IDA and IDU

The Annual General Meetings of the Irish Dental Union and Irish Dental Association Ltd will commence at 6pm on Thursday 4th of April 2019 in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.

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