Monday, February 08, 2016

ADA Dental Health Plan launched

The Australian Dental Association Inc. has launched a plan which provides a comprehensive framework for the Federal Government to most effectively help a number of disadvantaged groups get dental care.

Forming part of the ADA’s pre-Budget submission, the Australian Dental Health Plan targets groups which continue to have substantial unmet dental health needs. They include people from low socio-economic backgrounds, indigenous people, those in rural and remote areas, and people with special needs.

The plan seeks to replicate the success of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

Announcing the plan, ADA President Dr Rick Olive AM RFD said dental health is a key component of enhancing general health.