An unprecedented rise in dental examinations and surgical and cosmetic treatment in Syria. Wages have set record highs compared to previous years. The average cost of crowning a tooth is 60,000 Syrian pounds, tooth extractions are at least 50,000 pounds, and fillings are between 30 and 40 thousand pounds. Dental implants also recorded large numbers, most of which exceeded one million Syrian pounds
In a statement to Al-Watan, a medical source stated that the profession’s prices have become expensive for the reason that all the materials that are secured are imported, and the merchant and the private sector are the ones who import all the materials and provide them to the doctors, thus controlling the price and we are witness ing a significant rise in wages, and the good of these materials It is considered more expensive, indicating that there is a demand to supply materials and supplies through the public sector.
He pointed out that there is a noticeable decrease in the number of patients attending dental clinics in the private sector, due to the impact of the current conditions and prompting many citizens to postpone treatment and limit the treatment to the necessary ones, or to not be able to do it, or to resort to the hospital of the Faculty of Dentistry at Damascus University, which led to Retreat business in clinics.
In a related way, the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Damascus University, Osama Al-Jabban, stated that the rise in wages and costs in the private sector increased the number of visitors to clinics in the college and to the (specialized) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital, compared to the previous period, indicating that treatment is provided daily to more Out of 2000 citizens attend the college for treatment, noting that the college includes 500 dental chairs.
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