Our dental clinic is bulk billed through Medicare and available to Indigenous youth who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are aged between 0-18 years. Appointments are essential and can be made by phoning Ungooroo on (02) 6571 5111.
Our dental clinic is made possible through the collaboration of Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation, Glencore, the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health (University of Sydney), and the Hunter New England Local Health District.
Ungooroo’s dental service is a true example of organisations working in partnership to deliver health services to Indigenous people and, in so doing, allow us to close the gap. Glencore have supported the dental service by assisting with the purchase of the dental chair and equipment required for the service. The University of Sydney’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health has provided a dentist and oral health therapist to provide dental treatment, support and sterilisation services. The Oral Health Unit from Hunter New England Health is supporting the program by supplying the instruments required for dental treatment.
The service began with a dental screening program, working together with primary and senior schools from the Upper Hunter Region to build awareness of the service and prioritise children who need urgent dental treatment.