Dentist Gillian Smith with  Millie Byrne: “The dentistry of children isn’t complicated but the behaviour management is.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Parents who trot their children in and out of their local dentist’s surgery once or twice a year and pay for the privilege, might be forgiven for forg(...)

The number of fillings carried out for medical card patients dropped by 37 per cent. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

State support for dental treatment, through PRSI and medical card schemes, has fallen from a high of almost €150 million in 2009 to less than €75 mill(...)

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(...)