Launch Of Report Calling For Universal Dental Care

On Monday 14 November the Association of Salaried Medical
Specialists – Toi Mata Hauora (ASMS) in partnership with
Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai publicly launch
Tooth be told: The case for universal dental care in
Aotearoa New Zealand.

Forty-two per cent of New
Zealanders report having unmet dental need. Predictably the
proportion rises with socio-economic deprivation. Publicly
funded dental hospitalisations have risen by a third in the
last decade. Monday’s launch is the beginning of a
campaign seeking political commitments to greater public
funding of dental.

A supplementary report outlining
the private costs of dental care in Aotearoa New Zealand by
analysing EFTPOS transactions will also be made

ASMS is the union for senior dentist and
doctors in Aotearoa New Zealand. Alongside promoting the
interests of its members ASMS supports the right of all New
Zealanders to equal access to comprehensive quality public
health services.

As part of their response to poverty
and need, the Auckland City Mission wants to provide a
dental clinic as part of their new HomeGround building.
While they have the space, they currently seek funds to
equip and staff the service.

When: 12
Noon, Monday 14 November 2022

HomeGround, Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai, 140
Hobson St, Auckland CBD

Helen Robinson, Missioner – Manutaki, Auckland City Mission
| Sarah Dalton, Executive Director, ASMS | Hugh Trengrove,
Dentist, Te Toka Tumai Auckland – Te Whatu

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