GU Warwick Dental Clinic opens to public

The new Griffith University Warwick Dental Clinic opened its doors to the public this morning(July 10) in Warwick, featuring a 6 chair dentistry service.

A student-run facility located next door to the Warwick Hospital, patients will be able to receivetreatment under the supervision of a fully-qualified dentist.

The clinic will offer the full range of services for the local community, from check-ups and X-rays toroot canal work for both adults and children.

“We are very proud of the new clinic which also provides excellent training placements for our fifthyear student dentists,” says clinic manager Ms Yvonne Duncombe. “Having clinical training inrural communities shows students the fantastic opportunities outside of the metropolitan areas ofAustralia, where they can engage with the local people and receive some great dentistryexperience.

“Students who experience rural placements may return to the rural setting after graduating if theyhave a positive experience.”

Developed by Griffith University as part of the rural, remote and indigenous oral health agreementwith the Federal Government, the Griffith University Warwick Dental Clinic is expected to beofficially opened within the next few weeks.

The latest opening comes as part of a suite of new initiatives under Griffith University’s three year‘New Griffith 2013-2016’ program, which signifies an intense period of change and innovation.

Next week, the new $150m Griffith Health Centre will officially open its doors to the community onGriffith’s Gold Coast campus. Planned to operate alongside the new Gold Coast UniversityHospital, the Centre will focus on Chronic Disease Management and Sports Health.

The photo showsL to R Griffith Dental student George El-Roueihib, patient Khaine Weeks and Griffith Dental student Helen Ramov.