Pacific Smiles Dental Returns Smiles to Faces.
General News
March 10, 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, Dentists and staff from Pacific Smiles Dental generously donated their time on Saturday 13th of March to participate in the NSW National Dental Foundation Volunteer Day.

The Volunteer Day, which is held biannually, aims to assist disadvantaged Australians improve their dental health by providing free quality dental care.

A team of four Dentists and Dental Assistants offered their time on Saturday providing a range of services to eighteen patients from local charities including Carries Place and WHO. Patients received a range of much needed dental treatment including examinations, cleans, fillings and extractions.

Dr Alison Hughes, founder of Pacific Smiles Dental, was part of the team on Saturday and said “the patients were extremely appreciative of the care they received on the day”. “The team was happy to assist patients from the local community – dental treatment can make a huge difference to someone, especially when we can remove a toothache, or improve the appearance of a tooth for someone. We were just glad for the opportunity to give back to the community in this way”.

For some Australian’s, regular and emergency dental treatment is relatively unattainable due to lengthy waiting lists for dental services in the public health system. Participation in the NSW National Dental Foundation Volunteer Day by Dentists and staff of Pacific Smiles Dental, assist between 40 and 50 patients each year offering the much needed care that is often not available.

Pacific Smiles Dental plans to participate again in the next Dental Rescue Day to be held in August 2010.

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