14 Mar 2024

Dental charity in need of more volunteers to keep up with demand

From Checkpoint, 4:46 pm on 14 March 2024

A dental charity working in some of the motu's poorest communities desperately needs more volunteer dentists to keep up with demand.

It's a nationwide problem, but its being acutely felt on the east cape where there's no dentist from Gisborne to Opotiki.

Some people haven't had their teeth checked for years and years.

But the mobile Trinity Koha Dental Clinic has delivered over $2 million worth of treatment to over 3500 people, who otherwise have little or no access to dental services.

Retired dentist Sue Cole speaks to Lisa Owen.