Dental Services

 

Through our dental clinic we offer:
dental care and relationship work between patients and children
dental care and relationship work between patients and children
check-ups and future dental plans for under 18
preventative care and cleans for children
all-ages dental care for up to 18
school screenings
Eligibility criteria
must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
must be between 0-18 years of age and ELIGIBLE under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS)

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. Please note, if your appointment has to be rescheduled we will make all possible attempts to contact you and reschedule. See clinic dates on the right.

Our dental clinic is made possible through the collaboration of Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation, The University of Newcastle’s Oral Health Therapy Program, Glencore, The University of Sydney’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, 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, allows us to close the gap. The University of Newcastle’s Oral Health Therapy Program have supported the dental service by providing the Oral Health dental van, equipped with two dental chairs and equipment and consumables necessary to provide important dental services. Oral Health Therapy students provide dental care on Wednesday and Thursday each week, supervised by qualified oral health practitioners and a dental assistant managing the infection control procedures. Glencore have provided equipment, the University of Sydney’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health has provided a casual dentist to provide dental treatment and the Oral Health Unit from Hunter New England Health is supporting the program by supplying 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. It has grown into a much needed health program for our local community.