The aim of this blog is to share Dental information which I hope is relevant and of interest.
There have been cuts to the Social Welfare Scheme and the Medical Card Scheme recently.
Patients are entitled to a free Dental Health check once a year. This includes checking the health of:
- The teeth
- The gums
- Existing fillings
- Oral Cancer Screen
- Anything the patient may be concerned about
You are entitled to:
- Dental Health Check
- Max 2 emergency fillings
- Denture repair
- Partial / Full Denture if approved by the HSE
- Root Canal Treatment if approved by the HSE
This means that we can no longer provide routine dental care and the loss of the Scaling and Polish is very disappointing as it is such an essential part of plaque control and good dental health.
If you feel the same please let your local T.D. and the Minister of Health know your views.