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    So not 'public' so much as benefit dentists.

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    There is 1 bulk billing dentist for my whole region. They are at the hospital and have 1 emergency appointment each day, otherwise the waiting time is 22 months. So nearly impossible to get timely dental treatment for free. Plus they do the bare minimum eg: pull a rotten tooth out.
    No wonder so many people have terrible teeth. It's pathetic, should be at least partially subsidised by Medicare! Dental health has implications for the health of the whole body. We just paid $10k for DH to get 2 dental implants. If he didn't get it done now he was facing 30-50k of work down the track.
    I see kids age 4 having to get rotten teeth pulled out. If dentists were covered by Medicare this would not be happening!
    Sorry to derail. Rant over.

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    They are generally termed public dental clinics for that reason. Usually 1 maybe 2 dentists attached to a public hospital left to service huge amounts of patients. It's not like drs who bulk bill low income but see everyone. You can't just go to any dentist and get it free when you show a HCC. There is generally 1 designated clinic, you get on the list and wait years sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    So not 'public' so much as benefit dentists.
    Pretty much. Except, as far as I'm aware, they're available to all children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    Pretty much. Except, as far as I'm aware, they're available to all children.
    Yes they are. I am siting at the public orthodontists/dental and cosmetic surgeons right now for dd2. Hopefully we will get our op date.
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    Just thought I add. That they only see bad cases too. For orthodontic. Ds1 has problems but since it doesn't affect his speech or eating they won't do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    I see kids age 4 having to get rotten teeth pulled out. If dentists were covered by Medicare this would not be happening!
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    I can't comment on dental health care because I've only ever used my private dentist and gotten some rebate from my health fund, but with regard to 4yr olds having their teeth pulled, this is insane! I don't think the reason is long waiting lists in the public system. 4 year olds should not have rotting teeth or gum problems. If their diets are low in sugar and they brush their teeth twice a day and floss, they should have healthy teeth.

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    In Melb we have ISIS for public dental. Kids up to 13 are free with HCC/pension; $35 for yearly check up and any work required otherwise.
    Waits are usually 3 weekish for an appointment. More of a community health centre- not attached to hospitals.

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    Publicly funded dental care is an absolute joke in Australia. I think we should introduce a sugar tax, and then use that revenue to fund dental care.

    Dental care should be partially funded under medicare, just like seeing the GP. The patient pays a gap, but the government pays the rest. A sugar tax would likely mean less trips to the dentist anyway,so the government would be doing themselves a favour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    So not 'public' so much as benefit dentists.
    What's a benefit dentist? I've never heard that phrase before?


 

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