The number of dentists registered to provide treatments under the scheme has been in decline and this decline accelerated during the pandemic.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has approved new measures to expand the provision of dental health care for medical card holders. He has also co(...)

‘My dentist told me that I need a filling on a back tooth which would cost €100. I thought that I was entitled to two free fillings a year.’

I am 71, have a full medical card and full PRSI contributions for optical and dental treatment. My query is this. My dentist told me that I need a fil(...)

According to the 2021 Healthy Ireland survey, almost three out of 10 people  reported that their weight had increased during the pandemic

From heart to eyes, weight, skin, mental health and teeth, the pandemic has affected our bodies significantly From the so-called “Covid stone” t(...)

Irish Dental Association chief executive Fintan Hourihan said the group was “astonished and gravely disappointed” that no further details of the plan to improve services were provided by Mr Donnelly. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Dentists’ representiatve body has said it is “astonished and gravely disappointed” by the lack of detail provided by Minister for Health Stephen Donne(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly Donnelly said he is committed to a ‘root and branch review’ of the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS). Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said he is “concerned” with the reduction in the number of dentists participating in the dental treatment sch(...)

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, receives a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in a pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photograph: Adrian Wyld/CP/Bloomberg

Last week, images circulated internationally of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at a pharmacy in Ottawa, sleeve rolled up, vaccine syringe stuc(...)

Clinically termed bruxism, the act of grinding or clenching teeth is generally an unconscious behaviour linked to stress and anxiety. Photograph: iStock

Dentists are reporting a surge in teeth grinding and cracking in recent months linked to ongoing pandemic stress. The Irish Dental Association (IDA) (...)

Irish Dental Association: the last straw for many has been the failure to deliver on a promise by government to support the provision of personal protective equipment. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dental treatment for people with medical cards is in “complete chaos”, dentists have claimed. The Irish Dental Association said “unprecedented number(...)

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(...)

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