The Irish Dental Association said many members are concerned about operating due to increased prevalence of coronavirus in the community. File photograph: Getty

Dentists are heading towards a significant crisis due to lack of support and engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to representatives fro(...)

Mouth health often reflects general health, according to  Prof Leo Stassen, president of the Irish Dental Association. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

People with a history of gum disease are more likely to develop cancers, a leading Irish dentist has said in the wake of a major US study that has fou(...)

File photo. Photograph: John Giles/PA

A high number of mouth cancers could be missed, or found late because people are unable, or less likely to go to their dentist during the Covid-19 cri(...)

Some dental practices have introduced a fee for PPE for patients or have increased the costs of treatments. File photograph: Getty

Many dental practices are expected to withdraw from the dental medical card scheme due to the additional cost of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris met the dental association on Friday morning.

Dentists will be able to reopen for routine services if they can adhere to newly published infection control guidance, the Department of Health has co(...)

Hard times: ‘I have zero income. What am I supposed to do?’

Many self-employed dentists fear not reopening after the coronavirus pandemic, their representative association has warned. The profession is “effect(...)

The president of the Irish Dental Association, Prof Leo Stassen, says the way dentistry is being offered needs to change in light of  Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

Dentists want the Government to establish designated centres around the country for patients to receive emergency dental care during the coronavirus c(...)

Members of the profession who spoke to The Irish Times highlighted a lack of personal protective equipment, which they say is especially needed due to the proximity between a dentist and a patient. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Over 300 dentists have signed a letter criticising official guidance on Covid-19 and calling for all elective dentistry to stop due to the threat pose(...)

The Irish Dental Association has requested an urgent meeting with Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Irish Dental Association has requested an urgent meeting with Minister for Health Simon Harris, saying widespread closures of dental practices are(...)

The Irish Dental Association said dental services have been scaled down in other countries affected by Covid-19

The widespread closure of dental practices across the country is now inevitable due to the coronavirus outbreak, dentists have warned. The Irish Dent(...)

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