Health Minister Yaakov Litzman continues his efforts to improve medical and dental care for citizens of Israel, especially the children. As a result of these ongoing efforts the Israel Health Council on Monday, 2 Teves, accepted his plan for free dental care for all Israeli children until the age of 14. The cabinet is expected to approve its plan during the upcoming weekly meeting this Sunday.
Among the services included in the free dental basket are annual checkups and additional checkups if ordered by the dentist. Consultations are also included along with x-rays, plaque removal and filling cavities.
According to a Yediot Achronot report, for a symbolic fee of NIS 20 one can also receive ‘first aid’ for a cavity, root canal or crowns should the need arise.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)