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Charges for dental examination up for Tynwald approval

Tue, 23 Dec 2014


People will be charged for a routine dental examination in future if new plans are approved by Tynwald.

The Department of Health and Social Care is planning on implementing a charge of £16.50 in March.

Over 17,000 people were seen by dentists last year for a simple check-up which involved no treatment or cleaning.

It's estimated that this will raise over £280,000 a year which will be ploughed back into a strategy to improve the Island's oral health.

Minister Howard Quayle says it is a fair charge:

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