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Acute shortage of dentists: No treatment to children with gaps and crooked teeth

Children and parents in Assens Municipality must be extra careful when the teeth should be brushed. For if the children, for example, have holes in their teeth

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Acute shortage of dentists: No treatment to children with gaps and crooked teeth

Children and parents in Assens Municipality must be extra careful when the teeth should be brushed. For if the children, for example, have holes in their teeth so they must wait.

the Municipality is run out of dentists.

The writing Esben Krægpøth, who is the deputy director for Children, Young people and Education in Assens Municipality, in a letter to parents whose children are affiliated with Assens Municipality Dental care.

- It means that the routine examination of your child's teeth unfortunately must be postponed. It should, of course, I regret writing Esben Krægpøth in the letter.

It is the two municipal clinics in Assens and Tommerup, who remain outside the dentists. And for Esben Krægpøth is the problem important to resolve.

- of course It is serious. The longer the time without dentists, the longer will be venstelisten, says Esben Krægpøth to TV 2/Fyn.

According to the deputy director for Children, Young people and Education, it has not been possible to recruit dentists to the local clinics, because there is nationwide shortage of dentists.

- We are obviously working hard with various solutions to ensure that the operation of the two clinics as soon as possible to stabilise, says Esben Krægpøth.


Assens Municipality informs that they have hired a new hygienist from the turn of the year which can make studies of children's teeth. But it is not possible to do treatments without a dentist.

If the children in the municipality have the use of acute treatments, the municipality has entered into a provisional agreement with a number of private dentists who can help. Assens Municipality to pay the costs associated with these treatments.

Assens Municipality has also entered into an agreement with a recruitment firm to help search for and provide dentists to the two municipal clinics.

- I'm fairly confident in relation to to obtain the dentists, which we lack. I expect and hope that in the course of the first quarter of 2019 get hired dentists, and then, as soon as possible, get recreated tandplejeklinikkernes normal flow in relation to calls, investigations and treatments without any further waiting.

as soon As it is possible to make the routine investigations, the children will be called.

Esben Krægpøth says to TV 2/Fyn, in the next week to meet with the private dental clinics in the municipality with a view to finding a solution.

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