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Written Answers - Health Services

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 30.  Deputy Martin Ferris Information on Martin Ferris Zoom on Martin Ferris  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will take measures in 2012 [707]to address the major deficit in orthodontic services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16278/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall There are currently approximately 21,000 in treatment. The HSE will be commencing an independent review of orthodontic services in 2012 which will consider a number of service provision models. The outcome of this review will give guidance as to what changes will be desirable to provide the best possible model of care delivery, given the current resources available and expected future demand for services.

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