One Dental’s Dr Rashika Nida with Sam Carey and dental assistant Lizzie Crooks.
One Dental’s Dr Rashika Nida with Sam Carey and dental assistant Lizzie Crooks. Kara Irving

Some rip-off dental scheme

FOR One Dental's Dr David Fortier, the end of the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme will cause changes at his Goondoon St dental surgery.

While Dr Fortier said he didn't agree with the closure of the scheme, he understood the reasons behind the government's decision.

"I had some patients come in and ask me to give them porcelain veneers. There were some people who were taking advantage of it," he said.

Having seen his fair share of patients under the Medicare benefit scheme, Dr Fortier said a number of his patients would be disappointed about the change.

"We have people coming in for dental care because they have medical problems that cause their teeth to deteriorate," Dr Fortier said.

"There are between 5-10% of our patients that have been using the scheme and will be disappointed about its closure."

"They will be required to pay upfront for their dental work."



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