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‘Postcode lottery’ in dental prices across the country

A new survey investigating the dental market in Ireland shows the cheapest and most costly counties and towns for dental treatments. In what the is calling a ‘postcode lottery’ over dental costs, the survey shows the average price for dental treatments and consultations across the country. Donegal was the cheapest in the country when … Continued

Watching cartoons eases child dental anxiety

Watching cartoons during dental treatment could lessen children’s anxiety, distress and disruptive behaviour. In a study, 56 ‘uncooperative’ children underwent three separate treatment visits involving an oral examination, injection with local anaesthetic, and tooth restoration (max 30 minutes). The researchers monitored each child’s vital signs, blood pressure, and pulse. Children rated their own anxiety as … Continued