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Caring for those who care for others - Free dental care

Published: Tue 17 Apr 2018 01:06 PM
Caring for those who care for others
Free dental care for hundreds of family carers nationwide, on May 5th 2018
17 April 2018
From the sugar tax debate to calls to make dental care fully funded, oral health continues to be in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders.
On May 5th, 2018 free dental care is being offered at Lumino The Dentists practices up and down the country.
Carers NZ, the national body that provides information, advice, learning and support to family carers and New Zealand dental business Lumino the Dentists have partnered up for the second year to help support deserving Kiwis.
Hundreds of family carers will benefit from this year’s Lumino Day, be it a hygiene service or simple dental procedures such as fillings.
More than 420,000 people in New Zealand assist a family member who is sick, injured, or has a disability. For many, this has meant a major loss of income and up to 30 hours of additional unpaid care work every week.
As you can imagine, this doesn’t leave much time to focus on your own well-being.
Lumino’s Head of Marketing, Kerry Dunphy says Lumino Day is about giving back.
“We know that good oral health has a huge impact on our overall wellbeing but visiting the dentist is low on the priority list for New Zealanders, particularly for those people with major pressures on their time, such as family carers. We couldn’t think of a better organisation to partner with, or people to open our doors to,” she says.
“It’s our way of giving back to our communities and saying thank you to family carers for the selfless work they do. The day is simply about providing carers with an opportunity to focus on themselves and their own self-care.”
Participating Practices:
Hibiscus Coast
Lumino Smile Studio Orewa
Lumino Red Beach
Auckland
Lumino Como St, Takapuna
Lumino Dental One, Remuera
Lumino Mt Eden
Lumino New Lynn
Lumino Advanced Dental Care, Manurewa
Lumino Everglade, Manukau
Coromandel
Lumino Whitianga
Waikato
Lumino Dinsdale, Hamilton
Bay of Plenty
City Dental on the Park, Tauranga
Lumino Willows Dental, Tauranga
Hawke’s Bay
Lumino Smile Centre, Hastings
Kapiti Coast
Lumino Smile Creations Waikanae
Lumino Coastlands
Wellington / Lower Hutt
Lumino Stokes Valley
Lumino Courtenay Place
Lumino Miramar
Blenheim / Nelson
Lumino Paul Burgess, Nelson
Lumino Seymour Smiles, Blenheim
West Coast
Lumino Greymouth Dental Centre
Canterbury
Lumino Christchurch City Dental
Lumino North Avon
Lumino Harris Dental
Lumino Rangiora
Lumino Morton Dentistry
Otago
Lumino Milton Dental
Lumino Wanaka
Lumino Frankton Dental
Dunedin
Lumino Pitt St Dental
Lumino Knox Dental
Invercargill
Lumino Beale and Radka
Lumino Day 2017 facts and figures:
• Over $165,000 in free dental treatment
• 417 deserving patients treated
• 30 Lumino practices across New Zealand participated in Lumino Day 2017
• Over 150 dentists, hygienists and support staff helped to make this day possible
Lumino Day 2017 patient:
Trudy Hulena walked out of her dental appointment and cried. But it wasn’t pain or discomfort that caused her tears. She felt humbled, she felt looked after and she says she felt “blessed beyond words that she was taken care of..."
https://blog.lumino.co.nz/i-was-blessed-beyond-wordsi-was-taken-care-of/
ENDS

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