Preventative oral health services

Dental Services

TAMS-AC provides preventative and emergency dental care for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Tamworth and surrounding districts. Dental services are a vital component of our comprehensive healthcare approach, aiming to address the unique oral health needs and challenges faced by individuals of all ages.

We aim to promote good oral hygiene practices within our community by enhancing accessibility to dental services. To improve access, we provide transport services that ensure patients are able to get to their appointment.

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Health Assessments

TAMS-AC's dental services are culturally appropriate and tailored to the specific needs and preferences of Aboriginal people. Cultural sensitivity is integrated into every aspect of our dental services, including respecting cultural beliefs related to oral health and wellness.

We collaborate with other healthcare providers within the organisation to ensure a holistic approach, addressing not only oral health but other aspects of health, such as chronic disease management and mental health.

Regular Dental Check-Ups

Regular dental check-ups are important in maintaining oral health and preventing potential dental issues. They involve comprehensive examinations, including assessments of teeth, gums, oral structures, and imaging for a thorough analysis. During these visits, we focus on educating and promoting proper oral hygiene practices.

These routine appointments, typically recommended twice a year, serve to catch any potential dental problems early, facilitating timely interventions and allowing better oral health for the community.

Dental Screening

TAMS AC’s dental screening is aimed at early detection and assessment of oral health issues within the community. Our dental professionals conduct thorough dental screenings to identify potential problems, such as cavities, gum disease, oral cancers, or misalignments of the teeth and jaw.

The goal is to catch any signs of dental issues early on, allowing for timely treatment and preventive interventions. TAMS AC emphasises the importance of regular dental screenings as part of proactive oral health care, contributing to better overall health and wellbeing.

Community Outreach

TAMS AC actively engages with the community through outreach initiatives to ensure that individuals have access to necessary dental services and are informed about the importance of oral hygiene. Our outreach programs aim to empower individuals with knowledge about maintaining good oral health and preventing dental issues.

We offer mobile dental clinics to reach remote and underserved areas in our region, and our dental professionals conduct screenings, check-ups, and preventive treatments, fostering a proactive approach to oral health.

Emergency Dental Services

TAMS AC ensures that individuals have access to emergency dental care when they experience sudden and severe dental issues, such as severe toothache, trauma to the mouth or teeth, abscesses, broken teeth, or other dental emergencies.

We prioritise timely assessment and treatment, aiming to alleviate pain and discomfort while preventing further complications.

Symptoms of a possible dental emergency include:

Dental trauma or injury

Swelling in the mouth

Bleeding from the mouth that is unexpected or won't stop

Difficulty opening the mouth or jaw