Dental van to go

THE Kingston Community School dental van looks to be no longer.
南京夜网

Health SA informed the school and the governing council recently about the possible closure due to high costs of upgrading.

Health SA informed the school and the governing council recently about the possible closure due to high costs of upgrading.

KCS principal Martin Lippett said: “The loss of the school dental van is a change for the school.

“With the dental van on site, access to a basic level of dental care has been possible for children both financially and geographically.

“Many parents are concerned that this ‘access’ will be compromised under the new arrangements, but time will tell.

“It is important that we have systems in place that ensure all families can maintain a good standard of dental care for their children.”

Following the announcement of the closure, dentist Dr Greg Miller, who has recently set up dental practices in Robe and Kingston, offered to provide dental care for children.

KCS Governing Council chairperson Lewis Ling said the council had some concerns over the issue.

“We are worried about the cost and location from the school,” Mr Ling said.

“Students have had the dental van on the school grounds and have been able to get basic dental care within school hours and on the school grounds.

“We are worried what this will mean to families who cannot get to the dentist.”

The dental van service will cease dental care from the van at the end of term two.

Children of families receiving Family Tax Benefit A are eligible for funded dental care under the Commonwealth Child Benefits Schedule.

This entitles children to $1000 of dental care every two years at a dental provider of their choice.

Dr Miller’s practice will use this funding to provide care to those children previously seen at the dental van.

Mr Ling said the school’s rating had dropped in recent years from a category five to a category four and the council believes this will give KCS more of a disadvantage.

“We need more care, not less,” Mr Ling said. “I actually think our children’s dental care will suffer as a result of this decision, it is just another nail in the coffin for small rural communities.”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Posted in 南京夜网. Bookmark the permalink. RSS feed for this post. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

Comments are closed.

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark.