Service with bite

A cheap dental service has started up amid Northcote Central’s state housing area.

Non-profit Te Puna Hauora recently added the five-day-a-week dental clinic to its list of services for the area’s poor and migrant communities.

It will provide a dentist and a dental assistant, with a 10 percent discount for those enrolled in Te Puna Primary Health Organisation.

The service is a response to community concerns about the prohibitive cost of dental treatment, says Te Puna project coordinator Robyn Anderson.

A future clinic is also planned at 166 Birkdale Rd, she says.

North Shore Times