Brushing up on better health
MORE children and teenagers are prioritising their teeth, with new figures released just in time for National Dental Health Week.
South West Hospital and Health Services have provided more preventative care and completed a greater number of treatment care plans in the past year, according to principal dentist Sandra Dolan.
“Overall in the 2018–19 financial year, we delivered 40,148 occasions of service to clients throughout the south west, significantly higher than the 35,418 delivered during 2017-18.
“We also focused strongly on delivering timely denture services, with 318 vouchers issued during 2018-19.
“We also saw a greater number of under-four and Year 11 and 12 students.”
Dr Dolan said Dental Health Week was a chance to promote the need to look after your teeth.
“Prevention is always better than cure,” she said.
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SMILES: SWHHS oral health team Samantha Willes, Lynette Lee, Linden Summers, Annalisa Keppie and Michelle Ferguson.