DENTISTRY AND ORAL HEALTH
The BHUDRH facilitates a rural dentistry program that is supported by three regional key stakeholders: Far West Local Health District, Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service South West Division.
The dentistry program offers undergraduate dental students an excellent opportunity to gain a better understanding of the unique demands of rural dentistry, including the interdisciplinary nature of working in regional areas.
Students are supervised by a local senior public dentist, who provides community dental services in Broken Hill and across the Far West district. Students will also have an opportunity to move between Far West LHD,
At present, the dental program is limited to no more than two students at a time. This limitation is primarily because of the limited number of dental chairs available across the district.
A capital works redevelopment project is currently underway in Broken Hill by Far West LHD, which includes a new five-chair dental facility. The new dental facility is slated to open in July 2018, after which additional dentists and placement opportunities may become available.
Broken Hill Community Health Centre - Sulphide Street
Photo by Branko Licul, LHD media, 2018.
If you would like to find out more about a dentistry placement in the Far West Region (Broken Hill), please contact your university lecturer or the BHUDRH Education Support Officer, Robyn Phillips.