A survey of athletes at the London Olympics in 2012 by a team from University College London  found  55 per cent had  cavities, 45 per cent tooth erosion and 76 per cent  gum disease. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Fit and athletic men and women are increasingly suffering from cavities because of the growing consumption of “healthy” sports drinks, the new presid(...)

Irish Pharmacy Union president Darragh O’Loughlin: said pharmacists expected to be treated no differently from GPs or any other group. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Pharmacists and dentists are to press the Government to begin reversing cuts to fees and allowances that were put in place under financial emergenc(...)

Leaving it too late to examine children’s teeth will lead to expensive problems in the future. Photograph: Getty

Back when he was minister for health, Charles Haughey distributed a toothbrush and paste to every schoolchild in the State. Political stroke or not, t(...)

Thousands of younger schoolchildren are likely miss out on regular dental check-ups under the new HSE plan, according to the Irish Dental Association

Public health dentists have been told to prioritise the care of older children’s teeth, in a move which is likely to see thousands of younger schoolch(...)

Before: William Murphy had 18 teeth worked on in Budapest.

A trip to the dentist might not be everybody’s idea of a holiday, but dental tourism is on the rise again for Irish people. According to whatclinic.co(...)

The report by the Irish Dental Association and dental training schools  says the preference is for a State-funded, universal entitlement to basic preventative dental treatment

Almost two million medical card holders should have to contribute to the cost of their dental treatment as a way of getting better services, accordin(...)

Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant: decades of research says that fluoride at low concentrations has no ill-effects on human health. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Anti-fluoride campaigners say that our water is being poisoned by a toxic and dangerous chemical. Ignorant or downright scheming scientists and jou(...)

The Irish Dental Association has criticised the closure of a HSE-run children’s dental clinic at St James’s Hospital. The clinic provided care (...)

Free mouth cancer examinations will be available to members of the public at over 500 participating dental surgeries countrywide today as part of the 2014 Mouth Cancer Awareness Day. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Free mouth cancer examinations will be available to members of the public at over 500 participating dental surgeries countrywide today as part of Mout(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said people were already struggling financially, without having to pay for UHI. Photograph: Alan Betson

The decision by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to delay the introduction of universal health insurance (UHI) has been widely welcomed.Mr Varadkar s(...)