Latest News & Press Releases

Latest News & Press Releases

Dentists describe Medical Card scheme as ‘broken and underfunded’ - IDA publishes major new survey of members

A new survey has found that the overwhelming majority of dentists have no confidence in the Medical Card Scheme and are dissatisfied with the level of care they are allowed to provide under it.

Dentists say it’s time to consign ‘unfit for purpose’ Medical Card Scheme to history New President of Irish Dental Association says revamped PRSI scheme shows what can be achieved with sufficient funding and a change of attitude

The Irish Dental Association has urged the Government to seize the opportunity which now exists to end the two-tier dental care system which exists in this country and to consign the ‘unfit for purpose’ DTSS /Medical Card Scheme to history.

2017 Annual Reports of the IDA and IDU - New IDU Constitution Approved

The 2017 Annual Reports of the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Dental Union are now available to view here.

Dental expert calls for introduction of national oral health programme for children

US study shows that leaving first dental visit to four or five costs twice as much

Two people every week die from mouth cancer

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day is Thursday September 20th 2017. Two people die every week in Ireland from the ‘silent killer’. This year the focus will be on the homeless and socially excluded groups. Dentists are volunteering to work with Simon, Peter McVerry and the Capuchin Centre.

Major recruitment drive and tax reliefs needed to adddress oral health crisis

IDA calls for 150 extra dentists to prevent collapse of service for children and special care patients and tax relief for dental costs to encourage regular visits to family dentists.

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