Statement on orthodontic devices provided directly to the public
The Dental Council has recently become aware that a number of manufacturers are providing orthodontic appliances directly to members of the public outside of the dental surgery setting. The Council has issued guidance to patients and dentists on this matter (see link below).
Dental Council Statement on orthodontic devices provided to the public[Adobe Acrobat .PDF]
Malicious Online Content
The Council has become aware of a number of false and malicious allegations that have been posted on a number of online fora, purporting to be from patients, concerning treatment allegedly provided by some members of the Dental Council. These allegations, and the contents of the postings, are totally untrue.
The European Dental organisations to which they refer do not exist, nor have any of the people referred to ever been treated by the dentists in question. None of the dentists referred to in the postings have been the subject of disciplinary action by the Dental Council.
The postings are part of an orchestrated campaign by a disgruntled individual (who has never been a patient of any of the dentists in question). We are seeking to have this material removed. Please feel free to contact the Council offices if you are a patient and are concerned about any information you may have accessed on-line.
Dental Council :
An Chomhairle Fiacloireachta, the Dental Council, was established under the provisions of the Dentists Act 1985 (www.irishstatutebook.ie). Its general concern is to promote high standards of professional education and professional conduct among dentists.
The main functions assigned to the Council under the Act are: