A dentist attends to a patient at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun in January 2020. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A dentist attends to a patient at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun in January 2020. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Accessing dental care in Hong Kong means choosing between high prices and long waits

  • Plans to reduce public dental services will leave many who lack the funds to go private with no choice but to wait months – or years – for a visit
  • Globally, the problem is even worse, with oral diseases affecting some 3.5 billion people and most unable to access affordable care

A dentist attends to a patient at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun in January 2020. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A dentist attends to a patient at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun in January 2020. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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