One in 10 complaints over foreign dental work

Fiona Dillon

AROUND 10pc of people who are unhappy with their dental treatment received it outside the State.

The Dental Complaints Resolution Service has reported that the number of enquiries it has received is well ahead of expectations since it was launched just four months ago.

It was launched by the Irish Dental Association, and it aims to assist dental patients and dentists in resolving complaints about dental services.

The mediator of the service, Michael Kilcoyne, told the Herald that while he does receive complaints about the dental service people received abroad, he has no remit to do anything about it.

Complaints received by the service include concerns about pricing, allegations of poor service, poor communications or unsatisfactory after-care service.

Meanwhile, dentists in and around Dublin have been taking part in an initiative today on mouth cancer awareness.