We are calling for:
1. More investment in children's oral health: the 2015
Child Dental Health Survey showed 66% of Welsh 15-year-olds have decay, compared with 41% across the border.
Make dental charges affordable: Nearly 400,000 people in Wales have delayed or avoided dental treatment because of costs
Advancing the Health Boards:
we call on the Health Boards to spend their full funds for primary dental care each year, and we've highlighted the £20million lost to dentistry through clawback and contract reduction over the last three years.
Progress on dental regulation:
regulation of dentists must be proportionate and appropriate for patient safety
5. Plan for the future:
we call for a truly
, alongside evidence-based workforce planning, with incentives to encourage the best dentists to train and work in Wales.
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