Updated: 25/10/17 : 14:20:41Printable Version
Fine Gael TD for Sligo, Leitrim, and South Donegal Tony McLoughlin has said that “from 28th of October 2017, the Dental Benefit Scheme will now provide payment towards the costs of either a dental scale and polish or, if clinically necessary, protracted periodontal treatment; in addition to the existing free dental exam.
“This is part of the Government’s efforts to increase the amount of social insurances people receive from their PRSI contributions. It will also be expanded to allow farmers and the self-employed to avail of these benefits for the first time.
“If the normal fee charged by the individual dental clinic for a scale and polish is €42 or less, the treatment will be free to the customer. However, if the normal fee is over €42, the customer will pay the balance up to a maximum amount of €15.
The Department will make a payment of €42 in relation to protracted periodontal treatment, with the customer responsible for the balance of any fee over this amount” concluded McLoughlin. Follow Sligo Today on Twitter and never miss a Sligo story