Dental team bridges the financial divide

Halls Head Dental Group dentist Kim Noske is looking forward to the next Dental
Halls Head Dental Group dentist Kim Noske is looking forward to the next Dental

For the fifth year, Halls Head Dental Group staff have donated their time and resources to provide free dental work to Mandurah’s underprivileged, by opening their clinic two to four days annually.

Proprietor and dentist Kim Noske said charity was something he and his staff had always wanted to be part of.

‘Initially, we looked at overseas projects, however, we believed that charity should begin at home,’ he said.

Dr Noske said he had become aware of many people in the local community who slipped between the gaps.

He said his treatment days aligned with the WA National Dental Foundation’s Volunteer Day.

‘Charitable organisations such as Red Cross, Salvation Army, St Vincent De Paul Society, and others arrange for those in need of dental care to attend,’ he said.

‘They are always extremely appreciative and one gentleman actually rode his bike over 15km to attend as he had been suffering for years with dental pain and infection.’

Five dentists, two dental hygienists, and eight dental assistants and support staff, including his daughter, volunteered on the days.