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Dental Estimates Board

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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36.

asked the Minister of Health what duties are expected to be carried out by the dental members of the Dental Estimates Board; and what is the average number of dental estimates received by that Board daily for examination and approval.

The Dental Estimates Board is responsible for the approval of estimates of dental treatment and appliances prescribed in the General Dental Services Regulations and the dental members are concerned with such of those duties as call for technical qualifications. The average number of dental estimates received daily during the past four weeks was about 28,000 of which about 11,000 related to treatment requiring the prior approval of the Board and 17,000 to payment for treatment which did not require prior approval.

37.

asked the Minister of Health what is the establishment of profesional dental staff of the Dental Estimates Board; and how many dentists are actually on the staff.

Twelve. The present staff is seven and will be increased to eight by the end of the month.