ORAL HEALTH: Dental technician Joshua Barsby, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick, Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson and Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Board chairman Dominic Devine at the opening of the new Bundaberg Oral Health Centre. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
ORAL HEALTH: Dental technician Joshua Barsby, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick, Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson and Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Board chairman Dominic Devine at the opening of the new Bundaberg Oral Health Centre. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

New $9.5M centre to double Bundaberg dental capacity

A NEW $9.5 million Oral Health Centre has opened in Bundaberg which will lead to better oral health in the region.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick and Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson opened the new Bundaberg Oral Health Centre yesterday.

"The new Oral Health Centre at Bundaberg is a significant investment that will benefit countless public oral health patients," Mr Dick said.

"This project started under a Labor Government and has been completed under a Labor Government and I am proud to be here to open this facility.

"The $9.5 million investment in this facility more than doubles the number of dental chairs for patients from 6 to 13 in total.

"The extra dental chairs will enable the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) to sustain higher volumes of dental work at Bundaberg.

"This will have a real impact on dental waiting lists."

Ms Donaldson said the new Oral Health Centre meant that local people would be now receive a better level of dental care.

"This is great news for the local community with the new facility providing improved and expanded dental services.

"The oral health centre will also provide opportunities for the WBHHS to partner with local universities and offer student placements in dentistry."



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