BY THE NUMBERS
■ The BOPDHB currently employs 22 Dental and Oral health therapists in the Tauranga area.
■ It also employs/contracts two dentists for Tauranga/ Whakata¯ne hospitals.
■ A number of local dentists are contracted by BOPDHB to provide basic dental care for children.
■ The local kaupapa Maori dental service employs four dental therapists and one dentist.