When you need to see the dentist, chances are you want an appointment today, not next month or even next year.
But public dental waiting lists, while slowly reducing, still extend over several years.
That situation is worse for people in regional and remote areas. In some nursing homes dental treatment is simply unavailable.
Too often, the end result is that people who fail to receive appropriate dental treatment, cannot eat the fresh and nutritious foods they need.
Consequently, they suffer malnutrition and other serious health problems. National Seniors is pushing for better access to affordable dental care for all older Australians, regardless of location and mobility levels.
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