Israeli Dentistry Gets a Wisdom Tooth

Interesting article about the state of dentistry in Israel.

The Cabinet today approved the inclusion of dental care for children up to the age of 8, part of what we here call the "Basket of Health Services, our basic subsidized healthcare. The question of who will pay for all-important pediatric dental care -- which comes in at about NIS 160 million annually -- has been a source of great controversy for some months now. Clearly, the people who opposed it have never taken a good look at the mouths of many an older Israeli.