Australian Government

New South Wales is one of the largest areas of health disproportion with people from the low socioeconomic areas having fewer teeth. Those that are more fortunate to own a Government concession card are more likely to visit their dentist on a regular basis.

The system within New South Wales public dental services provides to preschool aged children as well as full time students who have since left Year 12. This system is heavily underfunded and simply cannot handle the 147,000 people who are currently on public dental waiting lists.

We, the undersigned, are concerned community residents who urge our leaders to act now on providing basic dental care for free to the general public under the Medicare scheme.

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The Medicare should cover basic dental costs petition to Australian Government was written by Lauren and is in the category Health at GoPetition.