Patients to get just $40 a year under Turnbull's dental plan

Children and patients on low incomes will get just $40 a year for dental treatment under the Federal Government's dental scheme, it has been claimed.

Announced at the weekend, the Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme is meant to fund the care of more than 10 million Australians, including 5.3 million children.

One aim is to reduce the 63,000 preventable hospital admissions for dental care taking place each year.

Health Minister Sussan Ley said the scheme — costing $425 million a