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Grant for the school dental service in Queensland



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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY THE COMMONWEALTH MINISTER FOR HEALTH, THE HON. MICHAEL MACKBLLAR, AND THE QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR HEALTH, THE HON. SIR WILLIAM KNOX .

GRANT FOR THE SCHOOL DENTAL SERVICE IN QUEENSLAND

The Commonwealth Minister for Health, the Hon. Michael

MacKellar, and the Queensland Minister for Health, the Hon.

Sir William Knox, announced today a grant for the School Dental

Service in Queensland totalling $587 812.

The sum, which is being shared by the Commonwealth and

State Governments on a dollar-for-dollar basis, is for the conĀ­

struction and equipping of 18 double-surgery mobile clinics.

Estimated Commonwealth expenditure on the School Dental

Scheme in 1979-80 is $25,245 million, of which Queensland is to

receive $4.506 million.

Two dental therapy schools and 181 school dental clinics,

including 59 mobile clinics, are presently operating or under

construction in Queensland.

Currently, the School Dental Scheme is concentrating on

the provision of dental care, including dental health education

to primary school children, thereby, in the longer term, improving

the dental health of the community.

Dental care under the Scheme is mainly provided by dental

therapists working under the general direction and control of

dentists.

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CANBERRA: 13 February 1980 . ..

Note: Details are attached.

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SCHOOL DENTAL SCHEME - QUEENSLAND

DETAILS OF GRANT FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Federal State Commonwealth

Electorate Mobile School Dental Contribution Contribution Total Clinics (18) Location $ $ $

ipricomia Gladstone and

Rockhampton

32.657 ' 32 657 65 314

irling Downs Toowoomba 16 328 16 328 32 656

awson - Mackay 16 328 16 328 32 656

srbert Townsville 16 328 16 328 32 656

ennedy Emerald 16 328 , 16 328 32 656

eichhardt Cairns 16 328 16 328 32 656

aranoa Kingaroy 16 328 16 328 32 656

xley Ipswich 16 328 16 328 32 656

ide Bay Bundaberg 16 328 16 328 32 656

arious Eight mobile clinics

to service various areas throughout the State '

130 625 130 625 261 250

. $293 906 $293 906 $587 812