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Resources for public service dentistry in ‘full-blown crisis’

COVID-19 is causing a resourcing crisis in public service dentistry in Ireland. This is according to Dr Anne O’Neill, the incoming president of the Irish Dental Association (IDA). She says the pandemic has sparked a lag in important dental services in Ireland. The provision of public service dentistry was a ’cause for concern’ prior to the … Continued

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What would you like to see on irishdentistry.ie? Let us know your thoughts and you could win a €100 Amazon voucher.  Here at FMC, we want to make sure we deliver you the best content, keeping you up to date with the latest news, information and stories. Most of all, we want to make sure we are bringing … Continued

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Northern Ireland CDO speaks out following local lockdowns

The chief dental officer for Northern Ireland has confirmed it is ‘business as usual’ for dental practices. This comes as tightened restrictions are reintroduced in parts of Northern Ireland following a spike in COVID-19 cases. In the last seven days, more than 550 people have produced positive test results. The local lockdowns cover Belfast, Ballymena … Continued

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New guidance issued on long-term health impact of COVID-19

Fresh guidance has been released to inform the public on the long-term health effects of coronavirus.  The new advice reveals that 10% of mild cases of COVID-19 who were not hospitalised reported symptoms lasting more than four weeks. Long-term heath issues include: Respiratory symptoms and conditions such as chronic cough, shortness of breath and lung … Continued

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Calls for government to confirm pay uplift for dentists

Calls are being made for the government to confirm when dentists in Northern Ireland will receive a pay uplift. The British Dental Association (BDA) is urging the Department of Health to clarify the timescales of the pay uplift. This follows a report in July by the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body (DDRB) report, where it recommended … Continued

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IDA urge parents to book dental appointments for children following COVID-19 lockdown

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) is calling on parents to book dental appointments for their children as schools return. As schools start to reopen after six months, the association is urging parents to secure dental check-ups following weeks of changed routines. Incoming president, Dr Anne O’Neill said: ‘COVID-19 has caused significant disruption this year, children have … Continued

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Government urged to supply further financial support for dental practices

A new report from the dental profession is calling on financial support for mixed and private services across the UK.  Key stakeholders and groups – including the British Dental Association (BDA) and the Association of Dental Groups – have looked at the financial support currently available. And as a result, they have written to Chancellor Rishi … Continued

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Government starts to phase out UDCs in Northern Ireland

Urgent dental care centres (UDCs) in Northern Ireland will start to scale down over the next six weeks, it has been confirmed.  Over the last six weeks, the number of non-oral surgery cases carried out at UDC centres has dropped by 43%. The Health and Social Care Board anticipates increased AGP provision in dental practices throughout August … Continued

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RQIA inspections at dental practices to go ahead in Northern Ireland

The RQIA will continue to carry out inspections at general dental practices in Northern Ireland, it has confirmed. In a letter to the profession this week, the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority outlined its plans for future inspections. It has enforced a number of changes in a bid to ensure inspections are carried out in … Continued

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IDA say ‘no change required’ for dental practices following WHO guidance

The IDA has confirmed it is business as usual for dental practices in Ireland following new guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Last week, the agency called on more research into the spread of COVID-19 in dental settings. ‘The likelihood of COVID-19 being transmitted through aerosol, micro-particles or airborne particles … today I think is unknown,’ said … Continued



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