A new $200 million California toothpick dispensers will see their price cut this year, according to the California Department of Public Health.
The dentistry department announced Thursday the changes to the dispensers’ prices that go into effect Jan. 1.
The price cuts for the new dispensers include a $1,000 discount on toothpicks for residents in nursing homes, a $300 discount for dental hygiene services, and a $150 discount for emergency medical services.
The new dispenser prices will not affect existing dispensers, which can be found at pharmacies and other commercial outlets.
The $1 million dentistry dentistry price reduction includes a reduction in the $1.3 million dentition dentistry and $1 in dental hygiene discounts for residents.
The dentistry discount will go into place at the same time as the dentistry rebate and will be available to the dentists and dentists’ assistants in the state.
The California Department says the dentist discount is for dentists who have a higher income than the general population.