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Gum Health Day – raising awareness across the world

More than 40 countries are coming together today to raise awareness on preventing and detecting gum disease. ‘Gum diseases are preventable’ – this is the slogan for Gum Health Day 2021, which takes place on 12 May and is promoted by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). The goal is to educate the public on how to detect … Continued

Demand for cosmetic dental treatment grows in Ireland

Demand for cosmetic dentistry in Ireland has boomed since the start of the pandemic.  This is according to Caroline Robins, chair of the GP committee of the Irish Dental Association. Reported by, Ms Robins said demand had gone ‘off the Richter scale’, adding that Zoom is a key reason why interest may have spiked. … Continued

COVID-19 – half of adults in Ireland have delayed dental appointments

More than 50% of adults in Ireland delayed dental check-ups over the last 12 months, it has been revealed. This is according to new research carried out for Seapoint Clinic in Dublin by Opinions Market Research. According to, 51% of Irish adults have avoided dental appointments following the onset of the pandemic. The research found that women … Continued

Dental staff in Northern Ireland qualify for £500 payments

General dental practitioners and their staff are eligible for £500 payments in Northern Ireland. This was confirmed last week by the country’s health minister, Robin Swann, in response to numerous queries from the profession and the British Dental Association (BDA). However, those at dental school missed out on a special recognition payment of £2,000 put aside … Continued

Patients ‘hiding’ positive COVID result to get dental appointment

Patients have ‘lied’ about their positive COVID-19 test to get a dental appointment, a leading figure has said.  Belfast Live report that Richard Graham – BDA Northern Ireland’s dental practice committee chair – has urged patients to be honest when booking dental visits. He said that some practices have found that patients have been withholding information on their … Continued