Den­tal health clinic in Monto

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MANY Monto lo­cals couldn’t be­lieve their eyes when a pub­lic den­tal clinic rolled into town last month.

Only five years ago the wait­ing list for den­tal ser­vices in Monto was 62 months, and was 12 years at other places in theWide Bay-Bur­nett.

Although that was cut down to two months ear­lier this year, Monto pa­tients still had to travel to Gayn­dah or Bund­aberg for the ser­vice.

“When­ever we’ve spo­ken to peo­ple about health is­sues in Monto, oral health were al­ways the first one to be brought up,” Wide Bay Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice se­nior me­dia of­fi­cer Chris McLough­lin said.

“It’s def­i­nitely the first time in years a pub­lic den­tist from theWide Bay Hos­pi­tal will reg­u­larly visit the town.”

The new ser­vice will be open for two days a month un­til Fe­bru­ary.

Wide Bay Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice chief ex­ec­u­tive Adrian Pen­ning­ton said the monthly clinic would pri­ori­tise pub­lic pa­tients.

Phone 4122 8626 to make an ap­point­ment for the den­tist’s next visit on Oc­to­ber 20–22.

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