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News Brief

  6/17/2012, Sivan 27, 5772

Dentist Welcomes Dental Care to Children 12 and Under


Dentist Dr. Hagai Slutsky of the Clalit Smile dental service welcomed on Sunday the government’s approval of a program that will provide free dental care for children under 12 years of age. Until now, such treatment was provided only to children 10 and under.

Dr. Slutsky told Arutz Sheva that the change is important, as studies indicate that patients who live in the periphery suffer more from tooth decay and other tooth-related ailments, much more than those who live in the center of the country. He said that recently more patients from these areas of Israel have come for treatment at Clalit Smile and it has indeed been discovered that their situation is much difficult than residents of central Israel.