23 Dec 2021

Wait for children requiring treatment 'abuse' - dentist

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 23 December 2021

A Taranaki dentist has warned that wait times for children requiring dental treatment under general anaesthetic are tantamount to child abuse.

Dr Mary Anne Costelloe says about 100 children in the region are waiting up to a year for treatment, often suffering in pain.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.