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Dentists want double-digit increases from the state

Dentists will seek a double-digit increase in fees for procedures carried out under the government’s dental treatment services scheme.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
16th August, 2008

Dentists will seek a double-digit increase in fees for procedures carried out under the government’s dental treatment services scheme.

Fintan Hourihan, chief executive of the Irish Dental Association, said fees had increased in line with national wage agreements, but that the associated costs of running dental surgeries has soared in recent years. He declined to give an exact figure on the increase the dentists were seeking, but said it was a ‘‘double-digit fee...

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