Bogus dentist vanishes without a trace leaving patients with expensive billsThe issue is that the Dental Council can only uphold complaints against registered dentists we do not monitor dental clinics as under the 1985 Dentists Act, anyone can setup a surgery without registering, said David O'Flynn.
As Mr Kiss was never registered, or ever tried to register, with the Dental Council, his activities have gone unnoticed until now.
Well, as an Irish citizen and taxpayer, I would like to know if the Dental Council, which was established by law for the purpose of promoting high standards of professional education and professional conduct among dentists, is doing its job.Irish officialdom's answer to any question is: "what do you want to know for?"
I don't think that there's any great monetary reward for serving on the Council. The Dentists Act, 1985 doesn't provide for payments to Council members other than "such allowances for travelling and subsistence expenses incurred in respect of his attendance at a meeting of the Council or of a committee or otherwise in connection with the affairs of the Council as the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for the Public Service, may determine". In 2014 the Member's Expenses came to Euro26,142. Assuming there were 19 members of the Council at that time that comes to an average of Euro1,376 per Member. Not to be sniffed at, but hardly an incentive for highly paid people to serve either.Is there a money trail here? Do board members get expenses or other rewards? I'm sure they don't get paid as that would be far too vulgar for these professionals but I suspect there are other benefits to being a member of the board.
When my now wife was in Germany, her experience with dentist was not a positive one.I know a few people who get all their dental treatment on the Costa del Sol. Spanish dentists are just as good (maybe better) as Irish ones and significantly cheaper. Pay for your holiday with the saving.
When I lived there, I knew people who would ask for no anasthaesia when getting fillings. The idea of that has put me off German dentistry.When my now wife was in Germany, her experience with dentist was not a positive one.
When I got to Germany my experience was fine, until late 2008 that is, when my dentist thought it appropriate to lecture me on responsible fiscal policy while I had my mouth jammed open for tooth cleaning. It was not a comfortable experience.
The dental assistant was amused though!