Report of the Consultation Process on new legislation to replace the Dentists Act, 1985

Report of the Consultation Process on new legislation to replace the Dentists Act, 1985

Year published: 2014

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This is a report of a public consultation which the Department of Health undertook in June 2013 on new legislation to replace the Dentists Act 1985. The report outlines the views and opinions of those who completed questionnaires or made submissions to the Department on the proposed new legislation. One hundred and twenty five questionnaires/submissions were received. Of these, 98 were submissions made by personal respondents and 27 were made by corporate respondents. The breakdown of these respondents is as follows:





Dental health professionals 81
Dentists (44)
Dental hygienists (25)
Dental Nurses (8)
Clinical dental technicians (2)
Students of dentistry (2)

Other professionals 13
Teaching professionals (2)
Pharmacist (1)
Unspecified professions (10)

Service users/Members of the public 4

Corporate respondents 27
Education sector (4)
Government departments (2)
Health service organisation (1)
Regulatory bodies (4)
Representative bodies (10))
Other corporates (6)

Total 125

This report will inform the development of policy on the key issues, which will be the next stage in the process towards developing new dental legislation.