Dental Council

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The patient had complained to the Dental Council he suffered severe pain  as a result of how Dr Liam O’Droma, of Harbour Road, Howth, Co Dublin, carried out the procedure in late 2014. File photograph: iStock

A dentist has had conditions attached by the High Court to his registration over professional misconduct in persisting for an excessive time in trying(...)

‘The dental profession in Ireland is unable to assure patients that they are receiving the safe and contemporary standard of care they expect.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland is losing dentists it has trained to other countries through a lack of dental specialist training here, the Royal College of Surgeons in Irela(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly, making the orders in the High Court, noted the report from the  fitness to practice committee  of the Dental Council  was “as unhappy a report as I’ve ever read” from such a committee.

A dentist who supplied a potentially harmful product to 12 patients in 2014 for use as a mouthwash and to treat gum disease, when it was not licensed(...)

Some of the patients affected  may have to be recalled well over a decade after their orthodontic work was performed, the HSE has indicated. Photograph: iStock

The medical files of more than 7,500 children are being reviewed in an unprecedented official audit prompted by allegations that children were “damage(...)

File photo. Photograph: PA

The use of mercury in dental fillings is to be phased out, starting from next month. The move is part of the Government’s adherence to the Minamata C(...)

Consumers seeking teeth-straightening take impressions of their own teeth and send them off in the post. Photograph: iStock

Complaints about DIY dentistry were among issues raised with the Dental Complaints Resolution Service last year, the service’s facilitator has said. (...)

Homespun denture businesses are treating patients in dirty conditions and failing to adhere to basic hygiene precautions, according to the Clinical Dental Technicians’ Association. Photograph: Frank Miller

Concerns have been raised about unregistered providers, some operating from garden sheds or kitchen tables, providing dentures despite claims patients(...)

The Clinical Dental Technicians Association is sending “cease and desist” letters to more than 20 operators it claims are illegally providing dentures. Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto

A legal loophole is allowing illegal providers of dentures, some operating from garden sheds or kitchen tables, to continue in business despite risks (...)

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court. It has also agreed to nominate two sen(...)

Michael McGimpsey: the former Ulster Unionist minister for health ordered an “urgent independent inquiry”

A former consultant at the Royal Victoria Hospital’s school of dentistry in Belfast, has been struck off and immediately suspended from practising.Th(...)

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