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Albany Community Gets New School Dental Clinic

Communications Dept North Shore Hospital MEDIA RELEASE 25 October 2012

Albany Community Gets New School Dental Clinic

Children in Albany will enjoy convenient access to state of the art school dental care following the opening of a new dental clinic in their area.

The Albany Community Dental Clinic located at Albany Junior High School is the first of four new school dental clinics planned in Waitemata District Health Board’s 2012/13 financial year.

Officially opened yesterday, the Albany clinic marks the continuation of the DHB’s three year programme to provide modern, comfortable dental facilities for children and families in its district. Waitemata DHB CEO Dr Dale Bramley says the new clinic is part of the DHB’s ongoing commitment to providing high quality oral health services – with better access to those at greatest risk of poor oral health.

“Good oral health and hygiene is an important part of general health. By supporting high quality oral health services for young people in our district, we are helping set them up for good health later in life.”

The Albany clinic is the eighth to open as part of the DHB’s dental facilities modernisation programme, with three more clinics in Glen Eden, Westgate and Birkenhead to follow over coming months. There are also currently four new mobile dental vans and 12 Transportable Dental Units operating in the district.

The clinic in Albany will provide care to children from preschools and schools in the area, along with children enrolled with a new school in Hobsonville due to open next year. Auckland Regional Dental Service operations manager Helene May says the new facility is a big step up from the outdated dental clinics of old.

“The new clinic is bright and spacious with room for parents and children to attend appointments together.

“It also comes equipped with x-ray equipment, enabling quick, easy diagnosis of a child’s oral health.”


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