Navigation Links
Irish Dentists Wipe The Smiles Off Their Patients

As Ireland still struggles with the chaos created by striking nurses, dentists have thrown in their bit of fuel, into the fire. //

Over a million medical card holders stand to lose access to free oral healthcare, in the wake of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) voting for a withdrawal of support for the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS).

According to the IDA, the DTSS scheme set up in 1994 to provide free oral care for the less well off has been due for renegotiation since 2000.

Currently, more than 90 percent of dentists registered under the IDA have withdrawn support to this scheme which means that medical card holders will now have to pay from their own pocket, all chargers incurred while visiting their local area dentist.

According to Dr Maurice Quirke, Chairman of the General Dental Practitioner Group of the IDA, the actual facts are that many dentists can no longer afford to absorb the losses associated with the administration and provision of services under the medical card scheme.

Quirke was quoted: "The HSE will undoubtedly suggest that dentists receive vast sums of money under the scheme. However, while these figures will provide good headlines and may indeed look generous, they fail to cover the cost of many individual treatment items to medical card holders."
ANN/L
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Breast Cancer Examinations To Be Reviewed In Irish Hospitals
2. Irish Ministers Deny Any Rift Between Themselves
3. Irish Doctors to Be Made More Answerable
4. Irish Households Exposed To Lethal Radiation
5. Many Irish in the Grips of Digestive Disorders
6. Indias Wockhardt Acquires Irish Firm
7. Sex Among Teens More Rampant says Irish Reports
8. Irish Medicines Board Extends Paracetamol Recall To All Batches
9. Tooth Decay affects 3-in-4 Irish kids
10. Lesser Health care associated infections in Irish Hospitals.
11. Ire of Irish Moms pained over maternity services in Ireland.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... throughout Arkansas that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update ... City Rescue organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of ... scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes ... a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October ... Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids ... sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited ... all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... COUNTY, Calif. , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA ... Mobile  — a medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy ... to transform technology into a clinical solution to support the improvement ... Innovative Design ... ZeroWire Mobile Wireless Solution ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response to ... Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations ... to be used as a first-line therapy to ... Recognizing the value ... White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... OBP Medical , a leading ... today announced regulatory approval from Brazil,s ... Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... with integrated LED light source and smoke evacuation ... of a tissue pocket or cavity during surgical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: