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Dental care not an ‘optional expense’, says IDA

Concerns over new figures showing a drop in dental cuts have reached media outlets. The Irish Dental Association (IDA) is ‘shocked’ at the 57% reduction in dental care spending over the last five years, equating to the lowest amount of spend in 10 years. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the total annual spend … Continued

Autumn Statement 2015: measures in Northern Ireland

How will changes from the Autumn Statement affect dental professionals in Northern Ireland? NASDAL investigates The big surprise in yesterday’s Autumn Statement was the abandonment of the previously announced changes to tax credits and this will have come as a great relief to many low paid workers. While there may not have been any specifically … Continued

New Year budget: start with the end in mind

Alun Rees offers advice to those looking to whip their New Year finances into shape The New Year may have barely begun, so it may seem strange to start talking about year-end finances. But now is the time to decide how good your finance year will be, what profits you will make, and above all, … Continued

‘Now that I am HIV-positive’

How a touching interaction with one HIV-positive patient lead John Seward to consider the importance of comfort and care in the dental profession Taking a phone call from a patient during Coronation Street isn’t something new; I’ve always believed that we need to be there for our patients. A recent one-day endodontic course with US … Continued