Have your say: DVA’s dental program

DVA is undertaking a review of its dental program to investigate how it can continue to meet the current and future needs of the veteran community, and consider where changes may be necessary.

18 November 2020

The words: “DVA’s dental program: Have your say!” accompany an illustration. The drawing features both a male and a female dentist, standing in front of a technical diagram of the tooth, whilst delivering a presentation.

From today, dental providers who provide services to members of the veteran community, are encouraged to have their say on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA’s) dental program.

DVA is undertaking a review of its dental program to investigate how it can continue to meet the current and future needs of the veteran community, and consider where changes may be necessary.

Encouraging veterans to regularly attend dental providers to maintain their oral health is important, especially for our older clients. It is known that regular dental attendance can have a positive impact to an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.

DVA is consulting with dental providers to seek feedback from those on the front line who can give unique and realistic perspectives on how DVA’s dental program may be improved.

The broad issue of dental fee setting is outside the scope of this review and would need to be considered within a broader context of dental and allied health fees.

The consultation period closes Friday, 18 December 2020.

Further information

For more information, including a copy of the discussion paper, visit the Dental Program Review consultation web page.

Feedback must be submitted by Friday, 18 December 2020 using the submission template within the discussion paper, and emailed to the Dental Review team: Dental.Review [at] dva.gov.au