Feb 14, 2013 — Since starting this petition, Anthony's teeth have deteriorated. He has been living with constant pain for years and that has only gotten worse. Due to the exposure Anthony's plight has received, a Melbourne dentist, Dr Harry Marget from the East Bentleigh Dental Group put his hand up to assist Anthony where Tanya Plibersek and Christine Milne failed. As I write this, Anthony is having 23 badly carious and infected teeth removed and a set of instant dentures fitted. Dr Harry Marget is performing this surgery at no cost, although we had to raise $3,000 in hospital and anesthetist fees plus travel to Melbourne. We received most of it from donations from family, friends and the general public. Although this is wonderful news for Anthony, this still leaves over a million former Medicate Chronic Disease Dental Scheme patients without access to proper dental care - many if not most will simply go without. Over the coming months I will be contacting you on ways to pressure the government. MDB
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