Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Department of Health
559. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in creating the HSE grade of orthodontic therapist; the steps he has taken to expedite the creation of such a grade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3033/22]
My Department is giving active consideration to the recent proposals to create a HSE grade of orthodontic therapist as part of the wider agenda for the dental workforce envisaged under the National Oral Health Policy, Smile agus Sláinte. There is an ongoing dialogue between my Department and the HSE on this matter.