Dental health clinic in Monto
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.