A recent article from the Irish Dental Association has said that patients who reside in a nursing home are having up to 20 teeth extracted due to a high sugar diet and lack of dental care.
Gifting sweets and sugary drinks to the patients along with having a diet high in sugary foods is causing untold damage to the oral health of thousands.
Many of these patients are taking medications which can cause dry mouth, this also accelerates dental decay.
A low sugar message should be sent out to all healthcare professionals and appropriate oral health training programs should be made mandatory.
Where possible, family members of the patients should bring them into the dental clinic for regular check ups and cleanings.
Med 2 Form – Patients be informed!!
Many patients are unaware that they can claim back 20% on most non-routine dentistry through a Med 2 Form. Simply ask us if your treatments qualify to claim your tax back and leave the filling out of your Med 2 up to us.
Why leave it unclaimed? It is your money for the taking!
Here is the list of the specific dental expenses you can claim tax back on below.
- Tip Replacing
- Post and Core Build ups
- Root canals
- Periodontal treatment
- Orthodontic treatment
- Surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
How to Claim Tax Back On Qualifying Dental Expenses
To claim tax back for non-routine dental expenses your dentist must complete a Med 2 Form which is essentially a receipt for your dental expenses.
You do not need to send your Med 2 to Revenue, but you should keep it in your records. You may be requested to provide it if Revenue need to check your claim.
You then claim the dental expenses by claiming health expenses as usual at the end of the tax year and supplying the figure for dental expenses.
For more information see the Revenue website http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal-tax-credits-reliefs-and-exemptions/health-and-age/health-expenses/dental-expenses.aspx or the Citizens’ Information website http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money_and_tax/tax/income_tax_credits_and_reliefs/taxation_and_medical_expenses.html
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Digital dentistry revolution comes to the Mid-West as Bowe Dental Clinic invests in 3D Digital CT scanner in it’s latest expansion phase which you can read about in this weeks Limerick Post.. and we are not stopping there!
Dr Bowe recently returned from London after completed a Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology postgraduate education course to learn further skills and bring back the most advanced and proven techniques to Limerick.
This non invasive scanning technique combined with 3D Digital software allows Dr Bowe to asses the patients mouth and perform virtual surgery in a high tech virtual world.
Bowe Dental Clinic now has the scanning machine, the 3D software and the clinical skills to interpret the scans. We are better prepared and have a better understanding of each patients unique circumstances than ever before. Continue reading
Our TWO lucky competition winners are Carrie Hayes and Davina Long and they will each receive a 14-day supply of Oral-B 3D White Whitestrips with €100! Congratulations to you both!
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Many people are unaware that there are a number of tax reliefs that you can claim depending on the type of dental treatment you undergo.
Any individual claiming relief for non-routine dental treatment must hold a validated Med 2 Form (more information here). A member of our clinic’s reception team will be happy to organize this for you.
Dental Treatments for which Tax Relief is Allowable:
Dr. Bowe was honoured to meet former President Bill Clinton in November 2012 at the Entrepreneurs Conference in London, here he shares his memories of that lasting experience.
We are now stocking a number of our hygienist’s top recommended oral health products. We all know that trips to the dentist can result in costly treatments if you don’t look after your teeth properly in between check-ups so it’s important to invest in the best products for dental hygiene. Taking good care of your teeth means you are far less likely to suffer from cavities and gum disease. Brushing, flossing, and irrigating will help keep those visits as painless as possible so think about investing in the best products for dental hygiene the next time you visit our clinic for your next appointment. Our hygienist or any of our team will be able to advise you on which products will suit you best.