The chairman of Guernsey's Dental Association claims the oral health of island children is being put at risk.
Earlier this year the States decided to abolish free dental treatment for children, with only the neediest being entitled to free checks.
Dr Nav Khaira fears that some families are being put off visiting the dentist due to the expense.
But the Health Department has defended its move, saying free care has to be reserved for those who really need it.
Dr Khaira is warning parents the financial situation is unlikely to improve.