Dentists say Medical Card Scheme is unfit for purpose.
New report shows that while the number of eligible patients is up 17%, the number of treatments is down 20%.
9 out of 10 dentists have had to prescribe multiple antibiotics for patients on oral surgery waiting lists.
‘The HSE has effectively overseen the introduction of dental apartheid for the 37% of the population who have a medical card’.
IDA calls on new Government to examine merger of medical card and PRSI schemes into one universal patient focused scheme.