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Talks begin over extra places for dental students in Ireland

Discussions over how many additional places will be available to medical and dental courses this autumn took place this week. According to, representatives from universities and the Departments of Higher Education and also Health have come together to discuss plans. This comes in anticipation of results inflation associated with calculating grades this summer following the … Continued

Dentists quit medical card scheme following COVID-19

A significant amount of dentists are dropping out of a scheme to treat medical card patients.  This is according to new figures which were unveiled during a parliamentary question. The data suggests 250 dentists have stopped treating patients with a medical card. Additionally, there are 600 fewer dentists operating in the scheme. Cut numbers A … Continued

‘Irreparable damage’ – calls for government to prioritise patients

Dentists in Ireland have ‘lost faith’ in the Department of Health to listen to the profession and take action. At its AGM this month, the Irish Dental Association (IDA) said dentistry needs to prioritise the patient. Dr Anne O’Neill is the outgoing president and said dentists need to see positive changes to dental care. Substantive … Continued