Some children are only visiting a dentist for the first time in sixth class, the HSE Dental Surgeon group has claimed.
Children were previously screened in second, fourth and sixth classes and the representative group has called on the Government to lift the embargo on recruitment to ease the backlog.
Iseult Bouarroudj, the president of the HSE Dental Surgeon group, said the service was failing our primary school children, special needs patients and teenagers.
“Many children are now being left with untreated dental decay,” she said.
Ten killed by Kenya bombs
At least 10 people were killed yesterday in two explosions in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. In the past such attacks have been widely blamed on the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab, which wants Kenyan troops out of Somalia and in September killed 67 people in an attack on a Nairobi shopping mall.
The blasts came shortly after Kenya rebuked Britain, the United States, France and Australia for issuing travel warnings about the country.
Skinner set for Dr Who cameo
Frank Skinner will appear as a guest star in the new series of Doctor Who.
The comedian will appear on screen this autumn alongside Peter Capaldi, who is playing the latest incarnation of the hero timelord.
Skinner said: “I love this show. I subscribe to Doctor Who magazine, I’ve got a Tardis ringtone, a five-foot cardboard Dalek in my bedroom. I am beyond excited.”
Dinosaur fossil rewrites story
Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence long-necked diplodocid sauropods survived beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have become extinct.
Argentine paleontologist Pablo Gallina says the fossils show that whip-tailed diplodocids roamed South America during the early Cretaceous era, well after scientists thought these kinds of dinosaurs became extinct.