Flying Doctor to fill dental staffing gap in outback NSW

A man suffering from a tooth infection at Wilcannia in outback New South Wales says waiting for medial authorities to fill a gap in dental staff has been a painful experience. The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) usually visits Wilcannia and Ivanhoe in far west New South Wales weekly, but services have been fortnightly since mid-July because of a staff shortage. The RFDS is the only service providing emergency dental care to the far west’s outlying areas and usually has two dentists, but one resigned. Wilcannia man Steve Callaghan said he had not been able to see a dentist for…
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