The Dublin Dental Hospital are clamping down on patients who do not turn up for their appointments.
Thousands of patients failed to attend last year without notifying the Hospital.
Over 23,000 failed to attend in the last 3 years.
This leaves a Dental Nurse and Dental Student with nothing to do and instruments which have been cleaned and prepared need to be re-sterilized.
From September 1st 2010, they are introducing a charge of €30 per appointment if a patient fails to show without prior notification.
So, be careful, if you have an appointment with the Dublin Dental Hospital – keep it – if you can’t – let them know or expect a €30 invoice