Dental Care Needs the Right Treatment - ADA’s ‘DentalAccess’ is the Best Solution to Improve Australia’s Oral Health
Saturday, June 05, 2010
The Australian Dental Association (ADA Inc) has responded to the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission’s Denticare Australia with a counter proposal and a better solution - DentalAccess.
DentalAccess is a targeted model to provide for the 30-plus per cent of Australians who cannot access dental care. It is a targeted, equitable, cost-effective fair go for Australians who suffer a double disadvantage when it comes to oral health.
On one hand disadvantaged Australians cannot afford or otherwise access quality dental services, largely because the public system is so profoundly underfunded and lacking in infrastructure.
On the other hand, financial and social disadvantage is a recognised precondition to a complex array of health problems, among them poorer oral health and wellbeing.
DentalAccess will provide dental care for those who currently cannot afford or gain access to dental services without the impracticality of Denticare Australia.
For more information please click on the pdf's below
> DentalAccess Proposal (PDF 288 KB)
> Media Release - Targeting Needy More Effective Than Universal Dental Plan: Australian Dentists (PDF 59 KB)