A new agreement between the Iceland Health Insurance and the Icelandic Dental Association was signed this afternoon, Visir reports.
The agreement comes on the heels of reports that Icelandic children’s dental health has been noticeably declining. Chairwoman of the Icelandic Dental Association Kristín Heimisdóttir recently told MBL.is that children’s dental health here was “worse than in Mozambique.” Under the new agreement, dental care will be fully subsidised for children under the age of 18. It will be progressively implemented to be in place by 2018.
This is the first agreement signed between the two parties since the last one expired in 1998. Most dentists in Iceland have been working without a union contract since then. Probably because of all those rabid anti-dentites.