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Dentists Decry NHIS Rating of Oral Care

Dentists Decry NHIS Rating of Oral Care

Dental Health, NEWS
Private dentists in the country have expressed their displeasure with the rating of dental care as secondary in the National Health Insurance Scheme. They made the complaints at the second annual general meeting of the Association of Private Dental Practitioners of Nigeria, held in Lagos. According to them, categorising dental care as a secondary service makes it less accessible to the public. President of the ASPDN, Dr. Ebere Nwauzor, explained that the health insurance scheme needed to be reviewed. She said, “The private dentist should be very accessible to the average man on the street. People see dental practice as expensive because they don’t have access to it. They don’t even know that they should go to a dentist and not general hospital when they have tooth ache. “We