Dental clinic to visit Tara
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.”