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Just 35 Dentists In Kildare/West Wicklow Operating Medical Card Scheme

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That's a drop from 60 a couple of years ago

There are currently just 35 dentists in Kildare and West Wicklow that are offering oral healthcare under the medical card scheme. 

This compares to 60 a couple of years ago, representing an almost 50% drop. 

The figures were confirmed to Kfm by the CEO of the Irish Dental Association, Fintan Hourihan. 

It comes as the Association has called on the Government to make public dentistry a priority, claiming the system is in crisis and the most vulnerable are suffering.

Mr Hourihan had this to say on this morning's Kildare Today programme. 


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