20 Nov '11, 9pm

Free basic, subsidised specialist dental care at national schools: I refer to Mr Dave Yap's letter "Have dental

I refer to Mr Dave Yap's letter "Have dental subsidy for students" (Nov 14). The Health Promotion Board places an emphasis on preventive care and inculcating good oral hygiene practices from young. Our School Dental Service ensures that all Singaporean children (ages 7 to 18) in national schools are provided with free basic dental services, including cleaning, fillings and screening for dental caries in the school dental clinics. When the children require follow-up specialist dental care, they are usually referred to the National Dental Centre, where they are accorded subsidised rates. There is, however, no subsidy for orthodontic treatment that is classified as aesthetics treatment. Orthodontic treatment for medically related conditions will be subsidised. I thank Mr Yap for the opportunity to provide clarifications to his query and encourage him to call the School Dental...

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