News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


School Dental Clinic Review

31 August 2004

School Dental Clinic Review

The Canterbury District Health Board is participating in a national review of school dental clinics. Review coordinator Megan Gibbs said the review will look at how oral health care is delivered to children aged between two and twelve years.

‘The review’s key focus is to find ways that will make the school dental system work better and identify potential gaps in the service,’ she said.

‘We have already done a stocktake of existing facilities and equipment. We also have information that tells us about the children that the School & Community Dental Service is treating. Once that data is analysed we will be able to identify areas where there are shortcomings and develop some ideas about how we could deliver services better .’

Ms Gibbs said is was premature to anticipate the outcome of the review when it had only just started.

‘We have made contact with primary schools’ Boards of Trustees and are inviting participation in the review by the organisations and people who are directly involved in the school dental service. We want them to tell us what will make it easier for them to access dental services for their children.’

The Canterbury review will be sent to the Ministry of Health in October as part of the national report with recommendations for potential actions.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: The Glory That Was Greece, And The Grandeur That Was Rome (Part I)

Having recently returned from a six-week sabbatical in Greece and Italy, here are eight random, but interrelated reflections on Classical and Renaissance art and literature, and the inspiration behind all that glorious grandeur. Part 2 to follow next week. More>>

Jazz Festival Review: Christian McBride’s New Jawn

As he explained, a ‘jawn’ is simply slang from his hometown of Philadelphia for ‘thing’ or ‘project’, as in “Christian McBride has got a ‘New Jawn’ going on.” He sure does, and it is hot. More>>


Matariki: Wellington Starts Celebrations With ReCut 5

ReCut 5 opens the calendar of Matariki ki Poneke events with this free event for the whole family to enjoy – and the estimated 15,000 out-of-towners expected to visit the capital for Saturday’s All Blacks versus France rugby test. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland