Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Department of Health
194. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department or the HSE has been in contact with dental treatment services scheme dental contractors to confirm whether they are currently providing dental treatment to medical card holders; the number of current dental treatment services scheme contractors that have been contacted if this regard; the dates of those contacts; the number of contractors who have indicated they are not currently providing treatment under the scheme but have not yet given notice to terminate their contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62120/21]
I would like to thank the Deputy for raising the matter regarding Dental Treatment Services Scheme contractors. My Department has been in discussions with the HSE and my officials will respond directly to the Deputy in due course once further information is received.