I would like to know this also please!!
Originally Posted by suziewozie
because of the "job situ" here ... or should i say "LACK OF" ... we are now on benefits ... so we have a card now that entitles us to FREE DENTIST & FREE PRESCRIPTIONS...this is something that we have NEVER had before!!
Originally Posted by graandjac
hence the reason our recent trip to the dentist was FREE!!!
Originally Posted by cunnah10
Same as here then , I was un-employed for two weeks a while back and when I let mamily assistance know we had a consession card through, for free everything. Iam sure you would settle for a job over free dentists.
I was delighted to see in the news last week that the Australian government is finally giving serious consideration to including dentist costs in medicare (the Australian equivelent of the NHS).
Not before time. I am of the very strong opinion that everyone has a right to free dental care in a decent civilised society, and it looks like if this goes ahead, that may finally happen.
If it does, I would say the situation with dentists in Adelaide will then be considerably BETTER than it is in most parts of England.
yeah, in the uk if you are on a low income you get free dental. when my oh was out of work earlier this year and i was on a low income (less that £12K) we claimed working family tax credits and got a free nhs treatment card. kids get free treatment anyway (under 16), but nhs dental treatemtn is cheap anyway - they have 3 (I think?) levels of treatment/payment - the max you pay for any course of treatement is about £180ish ... pretty good if you can actually find a dentist to register with!