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(...)

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(...)