Den­tal clinic to visit Tara

Chinchilla News - - NEWS -

TARA res­i­dents will not only be vis­ited by the Easter bunny this week­end, but also a mo­bile den­tal clinic pro­vid­ing free health care.

The Bud­dhist Com­pas­sion Re­lief Tzu-Chi Foun­da­tion has been vis­it­ing the small town since 2007, pro­vid­ing den­tal and med­i­cal ser­vice for res­i­dents.

Tzu-Chi Foun­da­tion Bris­bane chap­ter deputy di­rec­tor Pa­trick Lu said this year they ex­pected to treat “ap­prox­i­mately 350 pa­tients” over the Easter long week­end.

“We’ll be pro­vid­ing both emer­gency treat­ment and gen­eral care treat­ment for pa­tients who have made ap­point­ments through the Tara Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre,” he said.

“We un­der­stand the Tara re­gion have not had any pub­lic den­tists since 2008/2009.”

Vol­un­teer Den­ver Kanowski has been in­volved with the event for the past three years and be­lieves the ser­vice is much ap­pre­ci­ated by the Tara com­mu­nity.

“I just think it’s a good thing what they do and so I want to sup­port them,” he said,

“It’s an act of kind­ness I think de­serves to be recog­nised.”

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