Cuts put bite on dental schemes

Posted in Articles by saraburke on October 21, 2009

Proposals to abolish public funding for treatment is now on the political agenda, writes SARA BURKE

THE FUTURE of all publicly funded dental schemes is in jeopardy in light of growing demand for the services and tightening budgetary circumstances.

The Department of Health and the Department of Social and Family Affairs have both prepared internal memoranda in the past two months on the implications of abolishing two publicly funded dental schemes. (more…)