The charity Fill the Gap campaign last month proposed and called on the Government to provide unpaid dental treatment to vulnerable people who do not have access to mainstream oral health services. The campaign is aimed at migrants, as research from the Australian National Study of Oral Health shows that around 42 per cent of migrants choose to ignore their dental health because they cannot afford oral health check-ups.
Oral health has a significant impact on overall health and well-being. The organisation plans to link oral health with other health insurance services to better care for vulnerable Australians.
Produced By: Andrew Herlinger
Featured In Story: Dr Sarah Raphael- General Manager at Filling the Gap
First aired on The Wire, Monday 19 December 2022