The great disconnect (Bite Magazine)
Chris Sheedy writes in Bite Magazine about the need to support preventative care in our oral health system. Read an excerpt below.
‘”Today’s dentist is rewarded for filling teeth,” Dr Cartwright says. “Preventative practices are much more difficult to assess and support from the government and insurance company perspective. With chronic diseases, it is recognised that in the end it is much more economical for governments to support prevention than to have to pay for the consequences of disease. So it does make sense to do that; it is just a hard thing to put in place.”‘