On Saturday the 16th May the team at Waiheke Dental Centre hosted a Free Dental Day as part of a nation wide initiative by the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and the Southern Cross Health Trust.
We wanted to help out those of our local community who have trouble getting dental care. We also wanted to raise awareness of the services available to you if you are on a low income.
Assisted by two dentists from Auckland; Dr. Cameron Roling in the morningand Dr. Jacy Lin in the afternoon, Dr. Mike and the team treated 31 Waihekeans. Treatments ranged from a simple scale and polish to fillings and both simple and complex extractions. At the end of the day, everyone said it was a wonderful day and wished to do it again in the future. Smiles from the patients were everything we could’ve hoped for!
Both the NZDA and Southern Cross are already looking at offering this again in November to reach up to 1500 patients in New Zealand this year as part of the Smile New Zealand project.