26 Nov '11, 2am

Subsidised dental care: Denture wait not a lot to smile about

Subsidised dental care: Denture wait not a lot to smile about

Mr Goh's appointment at the National Dental Centre was postponed, which meant a total wait of nine months to see a dentist about his dentures - which he did yesterday. By Melissa Pang When retiree Goh Cher Choh decided to get dentures in February this year, he got a referral letter for a consultation at the National Dental Centre (NDC). He was given an appointment to see a dentist in July. But it was only on Friday - nine months after he made the appointment - that he finally got to see the dentist. 'I received a letter from the centre informing me that the appointment would be postponed, but I didn't ask why,' said Mr Goh, 65, of the earlier date. 'It's normal to have to wait so long. The system is like that.' Subsidised patients like him are resigned to long waits to get dental care in the public sector, which is why a recent announcement by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong ...

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