Recognize Denturists to be eligible for reimbursement under the State Medical Scheme and Private Health Insurance

  • The Health Service Authority responsible for the smooth operation of the proposed State Medical Scheme will find that the provision of dentures to an edentulous person is as basic a health service as it can become, and the efficient supply of Denturist services should be included in the range of basic services covered by the Scheme. The Department of Health should enable Denturists to be eligible for reimbursement under the Scheme. 
  • The Council for Medical Schemes and the Board of Healthcare Funders should likewise recognize the professional category and reimburse the services of Denturists without discrimination so that denture wearers can effectively exercise their freedom of choice. Denturist procedure codes are already widely used internationally for this purpose.