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How can we fix our children's oral health? w/ Dr Bill O'Connor: June 13, 2019

How can we fix our children's oral health? w/ Dr Bill O'Connor: June 13, 2019

How can we fix our children's oral health? w/ Dr Bill O'Connor: June 13, 2019 How can we fix our children's oral health? w/ Dr Bill O'Connor: June 13, 2019, 14.57 MB
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Shocking statistics show almost 9000 Kiwi children and teens needed dental work under general anaesthetic last year for largely preventable conditions. It came at a cost of around 22 million dollars and has put a strain on the hospital system as operating theatres were often booked up. So, is this something that can be prevented? Or is it this where New Zealand is, and we just need to deal with it. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Dr Bill O’Connor, President of the NZ Dental Association - and started by asking him if he was shocked by that figure of 9000 children.