Mount Druitt Free Dental Clinic Confirmed For December
Organisers of a free dental clinic in Mount Druitt, near Sydney, have confirmed that a free dental clinic will be held on the 9th December.
The Mount Druitt Community Ministry at Bidwill is joining forces with Buddhist charity, the Tzu Chi Foundation, to host a free dental clinic for patients on low incomes. Residents on Centrelink benefits will be able to access basic dental treatments and pain relief for infections and toothache.
Tzu Chi was established in rural Queensland ten years ago and the foundation approached the Mount Druitt Community Ministry team leader, John Dacey, to try and organise a clinic, which would enable people on low incomes to get the treatment they need.
Mr Dacey said that he believed the clinic would be very valuable to local people, with many unable to afford to see a dentist on a regular basis. The aim of the clinic is to treat 70 patients per day. Last year, the Tzu Chi Foundation purchased six dental chairs, which enables them to host free clinics in remote areas.
Residents must be aged over 18 and receiving Centrelink benefits to attend; the clinic is open to those who live in 2770 postcode. Appointments are essential and can be made by contacting John or the Tzu Chi Foundation.Join this Discussion