Response to official information request
- The number of children eligible for the free dental service in DHB’s coverage area for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please list each year separately including until end October 2018.
- The number of children registered for the service – if it differs.
- The number of children seen by a dental clinic (including mobile ones) during the above period.
- The number of reminders sent out to patients/their caregivers each year.
- Details of why there may have been a difference between the number patients eligible, those sent reminders and those who were seen.
- Should all patients registered with the service be sent reminders?
- Have there been any problems which may have led to caregivers not receiving reminders?
- How often should children have check-ups?