public dentistry

Queensland dental blitz clears 50,000 patients

Waiting lists are being attacked by a combination of private dentists and public.

A scheme that enlists the support of private dentists has seen Queensland’s public dental waiting lists slashed over the last seven months.
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the Newman Government’s decision to introduce a voucher system giving eligible public dental patients the option […]

Consumer Health Forum lobbies for more dental funding in lead up to Budget

The CHF says it's embarrassing that public dentistry is so under-funded.

In the lead up to the 2012-13 Federal Budget, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF)—which represents over two million health consumers—is launching a new campaign to highlight the huge and growing crisis in public dental healthcare in Australia. CHF […]

NZ Labour embraces subsidies for dentistry

Primary dental care for adults may be subsidised in New Zealand — if the money's there.

Two weeks out from an election, the New Zealand Labour party has announced a dental policy that involves subsidising primary dental care for adults if the party takes government. There is, however, a catch. Labour’s health spokesman, Grant Robertson, acknowledged […]

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