6 Jul 2020

More than 135k Auckland children overdue dental appointments

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 6 July 2020

More than 135,000 Auckland children are overdue for a dental appointment after lockdown made existing delays even worse.

Dentists worry that is going to leave a lot of children with increasingly serious and painful dental problems.

They say that can have a huge impact on their sleep, their schoolwork and their happiness.

Health correspondent Rowan Quinn filed this report.