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(...)

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 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(...)

The Irish Dental Association said on Monday that more than 200,000 dental appointments took place across the country every week and that members needed to explain their concerns to patients. File photograph: Dean Bertoncelj/Getty Images/iStock

Dentists have said that for the first time they will be using the general election campaign to highlight the “dental crisis” with both patients and po(...)

The plan provided for ‘packages of care’  from birth to the age of 16  and were to include  preventive advice, referrals, prescriptions, fillings, extractions, assessments, orthodontics and oral surgery

There is no prospect of free dental care for children under age six being introduced next September as envisaged by the Government, dentists have said(...)

The Government announced free dental care for under-sixes in this month’s budget, but this will first have to be negotiated with the Irish Dental Association. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of children are missing out on essential dental checks until the end of primary school due to cutbacks in Health Service Executive services.(...)

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(...)

Irish group The Henry Girls, who play at the Olympia Theatre for A Night for Aware on April 7th

1) Radio presenter Shonagh Lyons is shining atlight on Post Natal Depression this weekend in a new audio documentary. Her own experience dealing (...)

Three out of four dentists who completed the survey said they would like to leave the scheme within five years. Photograph: Frank Miller

There has been a stark rise in the number of tooth extractions over the past decade due to the structure of the medical card scheme, the Irish Dental (...)

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