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Dental Service

 

South Eastern Sydney, Oral Health Service is committed to providing high quality dental care to our local community. 

We offer FREE dental treatment to all eligible Adults, Young People and Children who reside within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District boundaries.  (The exception is adults living in the Eastern Suburbs who must contact Sydney Local Health District ... 9293 3333).

We also have a strong focus on supporting and providing much needed dental services to vulnerable populations in our community.

We are a Clean Hands Clinic

Our commitment to improving the Oral Health of our Community can be viewed in our SESLHD Integrated Oral Health Promotion Plan 2016-2020.

For more information about NSW Oral Health Services please follow the link:  http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/oralhealth/Pages/default.aspx

 

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work and we pay our respects to Aboriginal elders past and present.

 

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Over tens of thousands of years, message sticks were commonly used as one means of communicating between different Aboriginal tribes/nations. Messages were painted and inscribed on a stick, which was then transported by hand. Typical messages were announcements of ceremonies, warnings, events and happenings. The messenger was ensured safe passage across other nations land.

The oral health message stick helps to spread the word about the messages needed for a healthy mouth and reinforces the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness Respect and Empowerment. The message stick is shaped like a shield to represent the protective effects of good oral hygiene and a fluoridated water supply and to highlight the importance of early intervention and prevention. The circles on the reverse sides are symbolic of the pathways, places and people we encounter when navigating the health system. They also represent coordinating and joining up of health services to provide clients with a seamless journey regardless of where and how they enter the health system.