The big issue - Access to public dental care
People with poor oral health may experience pain and embarrassment, have trouble speaking and eating, miss school, have trouble getting a job, and develop other serious health problems. That’s why it’s so important that all Victorians have access to regular dental care. During the 2014 State election ADAVB is lobbying State politicians to seek improved public dental care for those who need it most.
Did you know?
- Last year 5,582 kids (aged 0-19) were admitted to Victorian hospitals due to dental conditions. These trips to hospital might have been prevented by regular visits to the dentist. Click here for more information.
- More than $634 Million of Federal Government funding for public dental care has been cut over the next four years. Click here for more information.
- People living in Melbourne’s growth corridors, such as the Cities of Casey, Hume and Wyndham have rapidly growing populations and low access to public dental care. Click here for more information.
- The number of new dentists entering the workforce each year is almost twice the number we need. Click here for more information.