Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.
Dentists say the reduced rates paid out by medical schemes are putting them out of business.
Poor oral hygiene doesn't just affect your gums; it can also lead to impotence.
Mia Malan speaks to the health minister and others in the healthcare sector about the guideline tariffs
Health professionals are finding the state's planned guidelines for fees a bitter pill to swallow.