Half of  Irish 12-year-olds and 75% of  15-year-olds have some decay in their permanent teeth

A sugar tax will not provide “a miraculous quick fix” for high levels of tooth decay among Irish children, the Irish Dental Association has said. Th(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) claimed the changes would lead to the break-up of its service to medical card holders.

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by dentists over changes to the HSE funding of dental treatment for medical card holders which essentially (...)

The Supreme Court will rule later on an appeal by dentists over changes to dental treatment for medical card holders. A five judge Supreme Court,&nbs(...)

A HSE report has claimed that Abbey Healthcare Ltd, a pharmacy business in south Dublin, received a total of €835,910 in fees and mark-up payments in 2014. Photograph: PA Wire

One pharmacy in Dublin received more than €800,000 in fees for dispensing drugs and medicines under various State schemes last year, according to a HS(...)

More than 18,200 children are on waiting lists for orthodontic treatment, including 6,800 who have been waiting for treatment for over two years, acco(...)

Decay in service: IDA says ‘highly effective’ schools screening service was undermined. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Thousands of children with chronic dental infection requiring multiple extractions are waiting up to a year for treatment, the Irish Dental Associatio(...)

 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(...)