Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (843)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

843. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Health the overall funding package allocated in budget 2021 to the oral hygiene and dental sector for GMS patients and increased tax reliefs for private patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6946/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The dental benefit operated by the department is demand led, with the Department providing for an annual oral examination and cleaning for all qualified PRSI contributors and their dependent spouses who opt to avail of such services.

An allocation of €57.16m has been assigned for the dental benefit scheme in 2021.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.