Australia’s dentists welcome targeted dental reform
Announcements by the Hon Tanya Plibersek, Federal Minister for Health have been welcomed by the Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA).
Closure of the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS) and the Teen Dental Plan with a replacement scheme focusing on Australia’s youth and disadvantaged Australian’s is a significant initiative leading to a long-term improvement in Australia’s oral health. The ADA has long advocated for a targeted dental scheme as outlined in the ADA’s Dental Access proposal (www.betterdentalaccess.com.au)
“The re-direction of federal funding to Australia’s children and adults on low incomes or in rural areas will prove to be a sound investment. We know that if dental care can be provided to children then their long-term dental health will be significantly improved.