Redundancies mounting in dental sector

Approximately 1,000 people have been made redundant in dental surgeries across the country over the past 12 months, according to a survey by the Irish Dental Association (IDA).

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
14th May, 2011

Approximately 1,000 people have been made redundant in dental surgeries across the country over the past 12 months, according to a survey by the Irish Dental Association (IDA).

The association, which is holding its agm this weekend, found that 74 per cent of dental surgeries surveyed said they had been forced to reduce the hours of staff such as secretaries, hygienists, assistants and dentists.

The survey showed that 95 per cent of dentists said they were under financial...

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