New dental equipment for NRH


Dentist Dr William Hatingongo attends to a patient with the donated dental chair and equipment.

The Department of Dental Services at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is once again grateful for the dental supplies donated by Ararat Private Dental Practice and Rotary of Balarrat, Victoria, Australia.

NRH Director of Dental Services, Dr Ellison Vane, expressed his sincere gratitude and thanks to the donors, Dr Charles Read, a private dental practitioner who owns Ararat Dental Practice, and Dr David Goldsmith, owner of a private dental clinic in Balarat, Victoria, Australia. .

Dr Read donated essential dental equipment for the oral examination, including a mouth mirror, tweezers and dental probe, as well as minor oral surgery equipment including dental elevators and tooth extraction forceps . These are important when performing tooth extractions and dental fillings due to caries.

Dr. Goldsmith, on the other hand, donated ultrasonic scaler tips for NRH Dental Clinic‘s ultrasonic scaler machine, used to remove tartar from teeth, polish patients’ teeth and treat poor health oral with gum problems.

Assistant Dentist Dr Winterford Mane showing drawers containing donated items essential to solving dental problems.

Upon receiving these items, Dr. Vane pointed out that the donated items are very expensive and if we have to purchase them ourselves, a significant amount of funds will need to be allocated.

“Therefore, these donations have really saved us from having to spend a significant amount of money and the people of the Solomon Islands will greatly benefit from these donations,” Dr Vane said.

He added that the donations are also timely as the renovation and upgrade of the NRH dental clinic was only completed last month and more importantly having these important tools to work with will enhance the ability of NRH dental clinic to see more patients and expand the range. of the type of dental treatments that our hospital can offer.

Dr George Malefaosi, Chief Executive of NRH, also joined Dr Vane in sharing his deep gratitude to Dr Read and Dr Goldsmith, describing their donation as a demonstration of their wonderful generous hearts.

Dental problems are on the rise, as evidenced by the hundreds of people seeking various dental services every day. So thank you very much for the donation, truly a blessing to our hospital and the patients who will need the services this equipment will be used to provide,” said Dr. Malefoasi.

The CEO also thanked the networking and the continued strong relationship between the NRH dental team and their counterparts in other countries which the hospital has benefited greatly from.

Dr Read established his first relationship with NRH Dental Services in 2009 and Dr Goldsmith in 2017.

Source: MHMS Media

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