Czech Dental Chamber campaign to drive home point of low funding in dentistry sector

The Czech Dental Chamber says it is launching a campaign to address the lack of financing in dentistry, saying it had informed politicians, health insurers, as well as the public for years about underfunding for certain services. The president of the chamber, Pavel Chrz, told journalists that dentists themselves would choose how to take part in the campaign, possibly be refusing some services or by not taking new patients. Mr Chrz said other sectors in the health sector had been given priority by the government, arguing that some dentist services were so poorly funded, they could no longer be offered in good faith.

Author: Jan Velinger