More than 32,000 people are on a waitlist for general dentist work. An Adelaide student who says she’s been waiting years for "life-changing" dental and orthodontic surgery in the public system has had to drop out of mainstream schoolbecause of her health issues. More than 430 children in SA are waiting for orthodontic work More than 32,000 people are on the waitlist for general dentist work Nikki Torpy’s family cannot afford private health insurance, and instead are at the mercy of the public dental system. According to the SA Dental Service, Nikki is one of more than 430 children waiting for orthodontic work in the public system, with almost half of that number expected to wait more than two years for surgery. And for adults, the situation is far worse. The number of people waiting to see a public dentist has jumped 40 per cent in the past year. […]