Dáil Éireann - Volume 364 - 20 March, 1986

Written Answers. - Dental Treatment.

[2450] 66. Dr. O'Hanlon asked the Minister for Health the number of adults who received dental treatment in each community care area through the following: (a) public health dental service, and (b) ad hoc dental service in 1982 and in 1985.

Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The numbers of adults in each community care area who received dental treatment from the health board dentists or from private dentists under the ad hoc dental scheme in 1982 and 1985 are as follows:

Health Board

Community Care Area

Number of adults treated by health board dentists

Number of adults treated under ad hoc dental scheme

1982

1985

1982

1985

Eastern

Dublin

5,373

8,071

2,502

2,723

Kildare

523

847

591

203

Wicklow

1,300

30

980

89

Midland

Laois-Offaly

1,336

108

920

1,529

Longford-Westmeath

434

264

1,193

1,310

Mid-Western

Clare

3,481

3,327

430

Limerick

2,065

2,680

1,556

Tipperary NR

1,057

2,786

160

North-Eastern

Cavan-Monaghan

392

134

741

205

Louth

274

438

822

71

Meath

760

632

Nil

Nil

North-Western

Donegal

2,842

4,105

1,230

982

Sligo-Leitrim

1,679

2,674

211

132

South-Eastern

Carlow-Kilkenny

259

336

1,926

472

Tipperary SR

375

271

1,230

344

Waterford

787

507

1,619

443

Wexford

520

242

2,035

789

Southern

North Lee

1,175

861

220

Nil

South Lee

1,858

2,252

405

Nil

North Cork

1,182

1,238

175

Nil

West Cork

574

545

149

Nil

Kerry

2,132

2,981

Nil

Nil

Western

Galway

458

942

1,516

67

Mayo

429

1,983

686

50

Roscommon

54

437

560

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