Central Dental Free Dental Day
Free Dental day
We had a fantastic free dental day for 2019, we provided free treatment for 27 people this year, we will update more over the next few days as the stats come out from the NZDA, It was great to see people keen to be more proactive this year with more exams and simple restoration.
Each year in September Central Dental takes part in Free Dental Day.
Free Dental Day is run by the NZDA and sponsored by the Southern Cross Health Trust. Lots of dentists across New Zealand volunteer a day of their time to help out by providing free dental treatments to community service cardholders.
Amelia placing an anterior white filling.
Southern Cross Health Trust covers costs for;
Consumables and dental materials
A fixed amount as rent
Free oral care packs for patients
Volunteer dentists offer basic dental care such as;
Relief of pain and treatment of infections
Restorations such as amalgam and composites
Basic periodontal treatment such as scale and polish
Preventive care, including fluoride applications
In 2017 Amelia saw 13 patients and did 16 procedures including 8 restorations, 6 extractions and 2 exam cleans. 564 patients were treated throughout New Zealand.
Both Max and Amelia volunteered in 2018, together they saw 23 patients and did a good mix of procedures again.
Interested in being a patient on Free Dental Day? Follow us or the NZDA on Facebook. When Free Dental Day is open for booking in 2019 we’ll publish it on our Facebook page. It is usually around mid August that bookings open.
PO Box 496 Alexandra
17 Brandon St Alexandra
03 448 8159