Cuts to free dental care forces children into hospital

Healing teeth
Up to 10,000 children under the age of 15 are ending up in hospital every year to have teeth removed in what dentists claim is a direct result of cuts to free dental care. The Irish Dental Association (IDA) said the shocking revelations were a national disgrace and an indictment of the slash and burn policy of the previous and current governments to oral health policy. It is feared the rate of hospitalisation is five times higher than in the UK.

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