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Dentists Dismayed At Lack Of Detail On Care Provision In Budget 2022.

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The IDA has been calling for reform of the structures of providing dental services to medical card holders since 2006.

Dentists say they are taken aback by the lack of information in a plan to improve access to dental care contained in Budget 2022.

The budget includes €45 million to increase access and affordability to medical and dental care, including expanding free dental care

The IDA has been calling for reform of the structures of providing dental services to medical card holders since 2006.

In May, it said that just 800 of Ireland's 2,500 dentists are providing care to medical card holders, which means thousands of people either cannot access services, or are travelling long distances to do so.

The IDA says the medical card dental scheme is reactive in the treatments it permits, and does not enable preventative care.

Fintan Hourihane is Chief Executive of the Irish Dental Association.

He joined Clem Ryan on Monday's edition of Kildare Today

 

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