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Federal aid for training clinics for Brisbane dental therapists



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AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PRESS STATEMENT

FEDERAL AID FOR TRAINING CLINICS FOR BRISBANE DENTAL THERAPISTS

' 6 The Australian Government will provide $919,532 V - ?

for the construction, furnishing and equipping of two training

clinics for dental therapists in Brisbane. £

The Minister for Health, Dr D.N. Everingham said today

that the grant was part of the Federal Government1 % assistance plan

to the States to help in the development of a free Australian

School Dental Service. ' f

. Dr Everingham said that the two new dental therapist

training clinics would be in the Brisbane suburbs "of Holland Park

and Stafford.

The Holland Park clinic would receive $334,261 for

building costs and $137,800 for additional costs for furniture,

equipment and fees. The Stafford clinic would receive $314,071

for building costs and $133,400 for furniture, equipment and fees.

Under the School Dental Service plan, the Australian

Government is paying the capital costs and operating costs of

training schools and clinics for training dental therapists, including e ,

their salaries while training. In addition, it is meeting all capital

costs for establishing school dental clinics and*75 per cent of the ■ ■ i ' '

cost of operating them.

Dr Everingham said today that the Holland Park and , *

Stafford training clinics would each provide for the training of 12

second year students who would have completed their first year

training at Kangaroo Point training school

He said the clinics would be completed in time to take the

first intake of second year students in 1975.

Canberra, 8 May, 1974.