Wairarapa continues to achieve high rates of coverage of our children through school-based interventions, and high rates of enrolment of adolescents with Dentists.
Community Dental Clinic
We have a Community Dental Clinic based next to Masterton Intermediate School, Intermediate Street which was opened in December 2012.
Opening Hours 8.30am - 4.15pm (during school term time)
Contact the clinic to make an appointment
Phone (06) 377 9071
Text Message (027) 266 9275
Two 2-chair mobile units are towed to sites all over the Wairarapa, bringing on-site screening, examination and treatment. Each is staffed by two therapists and an assistant . The units have been designed for the comfort of both children and the therapists.
TV in waiting room; piped music; children can have stories playing through CD system
All equipment designed with the comfort and safety of children in mind.
(the size of the chair, safety considerations taken into account so children can't reach or touch things they shouldn't)
Each clinic thermostatically designed for the comfort of children and therapists
Features latest developments in cross infection control.
- Mobile 1 Dental Clinic (North Wairarapa): 027 264 4319
- Mobile 2 Dental Clinic (South Wairarapa): 027 264 4320
Leading Service for Oral Health
Our model of care was developed in consultation with schools, dentists and dental therapists and is an exciting departure from traditional services.
Wairarapa was the first DHB in the country to have their business case accepted for a redevelopment of their oral health services, following a national survey of dental facilities that showed many were unable to meet modern building standards. Our Oral Health Service manager has had a significant input into the design of the new purpose-build mobile units.