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Iranian children aged 6-12 now covered by dental insurance

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

All of Iran's health care centers have been informed that children aged 6-12 now have dental insurance, in line with a government decision made over the past year, the director of the Department of Mouth and Teeth Health of the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.

2009 file photo: Children in Qazvin, Iran

In the past, dental insurance only covered the extraction of teeth, but it now includes dental work as well, Mohammad Hossein Khoshnevisan said at the 2nd Congress of Mouth and Teeth Health and Epidemiology.

Khoshnevisan said that the congress, which is being held at the Dentistry College of Tehran University, is intended to promote dental health, and the participants are trying to deliver good dental services to the nation's young children.

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