Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand’

News channel survey reveals strong support for free dental care in New Zealand

News channel survey reveals strong support for free dental care in New Zealand

A survey conducted by a major news channel in New Zealand has revealed overwhelmingly strong support for free dental care. In light of comments made by former Prime Minister Helen Clark, 1 News ran a Facebook poll asking people to vote in favour of or against free dental care. Almost 4,700 people voted, with 4,600 […]


Leading New Zealand dentist calls for additional funding for services, as dental treatment becomes a luxury

Leading New Zealand dentist calls for additional funding for services, as dental treatment becomes a luxury

One of New Zealand’s leading dentists has called for funding to be made available for affordable dental services after suggesting that dental care has become a luxury for many. Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent, head of Preventative and Restorative Dentistry at Otago University, said that the most recent dental survey indicates that more and more people […]


Health experts in New Zealand raise concerns as number of children with severe dental issues rises

Health experts in New Zealand raise concerns as number of children with severe dental issues rises

New Zealand health experts have raised concerns as statistics show that the number of children with severe dental issues has risen. Although research suggests that children generally have better oral health than they did a decade ago, the number of young children with serious dental issues has increased. Dentists are worried that more and more […]


New Zealand dentists call for a focus on preventative care for the country’s poor

New Zealand dentists call for a focus on preventative care for the country’s poor

Dentists in New Zealand are calling for more focus on preventative care for the poor in a bid to reduce spending on emergency treatment and prevent more cases of severe decay and dental infections. According to statistics from the Ministry of Social Development, the department of Work and Income has dished out more than $140 […]


Otago children face a lengthy wait to see a dentist

Otago children face a lengthy wait to see a dentist

Children living in the Otago region of New Zealand are facing a lengthy wait to see the dentist, it has been revealed. Figures show that almost 20 percent of children in Dunedin are up to 10 months behind where they should be in terms of dental checks, with many facing a wait of several months […]


Thousands of Manawatu children waiting months to see a dentist

Thousands of Manawatu children waiting months to see a dentist

Thousands of children in the Manawatu area of New Zealand are waiting for dental treatment, it has been revealed. In the worst cases, children have been waiting up to 19 months to get the treatment they need. The latest figures show that more than 7,000 children are waiting to see a dentist. Experts believe it […]


New dental unit set to hit the roads in Manawatu

New dental unit set to hit the roads in Manawatu

A new mobile dental unit is set to hit the roads of Manawatu, it has been confirmed. The service will replace an old dental van, which was damaged last year. Health officers have confirmed that a brand new, state of the art mobile clinic has been commissioned to provide mobile services for children who attend […]


Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in Manawatu, New Zealand

Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in Manawatu, New Zealand

Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in the Manawatu region of New Zealand, as concerns about waiting lists grow. At the end of the year, it was revealed that more than 8,000 children were on a waiting list. The numbers have skyrocketed after a series of events, including dentist resignations, damage to […]


Benefits Claimants In New Zealand Receive Text Encouraging Them To Clean Their Teeth

Benefits Claimants In New Zealand Receive Text Encouraging Them To Clean Their Teeth

It’s a scheme, which has been slammed by critics for being degrading; however, brushing rates have increased among benefits claimants ho have been receiving text messages to remind them to clean their teeth. The Canterbury Health Board has been targeting a number of benefits claimants in the area, providing them with regular text messages to […]


New Zealand Dentists Angered By City Council Leaflet

New Zealand Dentists Angered By City Council Leaflet

Dental experts in New Zealand have been left frustrated and angry by information given out to the public by Hamilton City Council. Experts have accused the city council of providing the public with misleading information about fluoridation. Fluoride was removed from the city’s water supplies in June, despite opposition from the Ministry of Health. Dental […]