22 Dec 2017

Dentist care for those who can't afford it

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 22 December 2017
A grumpy tooth

A grumpy tooth Photo: Facebook

A group of Auckland's dentists and the Auckland City Mission are going to chuck more than $30,000 towards giving free dental treatment to those who can't afford it.

The city mission and doctors will work together to identify those most in need for things like fillings, pain relief, extractions, general cleans and root canals. The Smile for Christmas campaign is spearheaded by a group of Auckland dentists.

The campaign is giving $5 towards the campaign for every like on its Facebook page. It is pledged to donate at least $30,000 worth of care regardless of the number of likes it gets.  

Integral to the initiative is dentist Dr Jacky Lam and he talks to Jesse about what he and other dentists are trying to achieve.


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