Quality of care report 2012/13

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4-year-old kinder visits to dental / Preventative

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David Rivadillo, dentist

To help make the first trip to the dentist easier for young children, GV Health hosts tours of the dental service for four-year old kindergarten students.

These tours make the first visit to the dental clinic a fun experience, rather than an anxious one.

Once children have become familiar with the dental clinic environment, it is easier to make a trip to the dentist part of the family routine.

The GV Health dental staff teach the children to develop good oral habits from an early age. Children are encouraged to brush their teeth correctly and regularly at home.

In 2012/13, 24 kindergartens came to visit the GV Health dental clinic with a total of 531 children.