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Dentists: Government’s failure to engage on dentistry cannot be tolerated

PPE promised by Government to dentists seven months ago has still not arrived. No meaningful engagement on vaccination of dentists as priority group. ‘Disrespectful and unreasonable’ for Government to expect dentists to carry on as normal under circumstances.

IDA Receives Confirmation that Dentists will be Prioritised for Vaccinations

Confirmation was received by the Association over the weekend that dentists will be amongst those such as doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to be prioritised for receipt of the Covid-19 vaccines. A series of representations were made by the Irish Dental Association to state authorities at the highest level over the past ten days insisting that dentists should be recognised as a priority group for the programme of vaccinations to be rolled out in the new year.

Dental Complaints Service Publishes 2019 Annual Report

The 2019 annual report of the Dental Complaints Resolution Service has been published. The Service handled its 1,000th complaint in 2020 and has established itself as an essential service for dentists and patients since it commenced in 2012. The Services offers a free, voluntary, quick, and informal service to assist in the resolution of complaints that cannot be resolved directly between dentists and patients.

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