HSE’s dental clinic closed due to insufficient staff

THE HSE’s dental clinic in Millbrook Lawns is currently closed due to insufficient staff, with only 2.5 general dental surgeons working across the Dublin South West area.

The HSE Dental Service provides urgent care, the school dental programme and care to patients with special needs.

In Dublin South West, these services are provided across HSE clinics in Millbrook Lawns, Mary Mercer in Jobstown and Old County Road, Crumlin.

However, local services are being impacted on by a reduction in the number of dentists working across the three Dublin South West sites, which currently stands at 2.5 whole time equivalent general dental surgeons.

A HSE spokesperson said: “Currently the HSE Dental Service in Dublin South West has 2.5 whole time equivalent general dental surgeons working in the service.

“One other dentist is on leave and there are 3.0 whole time equivalent vacancies awaiting filling in the current ongoing recruitment campaign.”

The

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Laser Gum Surgery: Cost, Procedure, and Aftercare

In recent years, laser gum surgery has become more widespread for treating moderate to severe gum disease. Laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

Your dentist may recommend laser surgery as an additional step after having a traditional scaling and root planing treatment.

They may recommend laser gum surgery in lieu of non-laser surgeries, such as gum flap surgery. Laser gum surgery may also be used for other dental procedures. These include gum contouring to address a gummy smile for cosmetic reasons.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of lasers for:

There’s a small body of evidence indicating that laser gum surgery is safe and effective for treating many dental conditions, including gum disease.

The American Dental Association has not yet approved the use of lasers for treating gum disease, but there’s a small body of evidence indicating that laser gum surgery is

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RAM to hold free medical, dental and vision clinic in Jellico over the weekend

The clinic will be on May 21 and May 22 at Jellico Elementary School. The services are free and no ID will be required.

JELLICO, Tenn. — Remote Area Medical announced that it would be hosting a free clinic in Jellico over the weekend, giving people a chance to get free medical care.

They said there will also be dental and vision care available at the pop-up clinic, at no cost. People will also need to provide an ID to get care. However, they will offer services on a first-come, first-serve basis.

People who need vision care will be able to fill prescriptions that are no more than 2 years old for glasses. They will also offer dental cleanings, fillings, extractions and dental x-rays.

Women’s health exams and general medical exams will also be available during the clinic, and people be able to take home free colon cancer screening test

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Free medical, dental and vision services this weekend

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Remote Area Medical — RAM — a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need — will hold a free, two-day clinic this weekend, May 21-22.

RAM will be set up at Jellico Elementary School, located at 551 Sunset Trail, Jellico, for only two days. All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental and medical services, as well as limited vision services, will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

According to a news release, the patient parking lot will open no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday night, May 20, and remain open for the duration of the clinic. Once in the parking lot, additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps will be provided. Clinic doors open at 6 a.m.

Medical services are offered free to every patient attending the

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