Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cash Injection May Not Lure Dentists

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cash Injection May Not Lure Dentists

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THERE is hope the health subsidies proposed in the Federal Budget will lure dentists and general practitioners to the Southern Downs, but practice manager at Guy St Dental Rebecca Moore doesn't think it's enough.

C[pounds sterling]Dentists earn a lot of money, so I don't think it's that big of an incentive for them,C[yen] Mrs Moore said.

The budget set aside $77million over four years to encourage dentists to relocate to regional areas with grants of up to $120,000 and $250,000 to aid in the purchase and fit-out of dental facilities.

C[pounds sterling]In saying that, it is a very good idea if it would get people out to the country, but I don't know if $120,000 would be enough,C[yen] Mrs Moore said.

She said moving to the country was a lifestyle many chose to avoid after graduating, yet that's where the demand was.

C[pounds sterling]People don't understand what a nice lifestyle we have out in the country,C[yen] Mrs Moore said.

C[pounds sterling]We are so busy, we could do with another dentist it town to help with our load. …

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