2020 coronavirus induced dental care drop consequences looming

Elspeth Kernebone
By Elspeth Kernebone
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:29pm, first published December 21 2020 - 9:00am
86.9 per cent fewer Australians accessed the Medicare child dental benefits scheme during the COVID-19 crisis. Picture: SHUTTERSTOCK

DENTAL health is a ticking time bomb for Victorians researchers have warned, in the light of a new study about the effect of the COVID-19 crisis.


Elspeth Kernebone

Accident brought me to journalism, but every day convinces me again that strong media is more important than ever. After a starting off as the sole reporter in a tiny NSW town, I’m loving the teeming metropolis that is Bendigo. Focussed on health, business and education. Got a tip? Email elspeth.kernebone@bendigoadvertiser.com.au.

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