ARDS Oral Health

The Albany Community Dental Clinic, located at Albany Junior High School, is a prime example of how the Auckland Regional Dental Service is delivering improved oral health in communities.

The Albany Community Dental Clinic is one of 11 new clinics that have opened in the Auckland region in response to the Waitemata District Health Board’s vision to provide school based dental treatment for children from birth up to their eighteenth birthday. WDHB’s oral health business case is being delivered by the Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) and it addresses the need for high quality oral health services in communities.

A hub and spoke model has been achieved, with fixed clinics such as Albany acting as hubs, and transportable dental units and diagnostic vans as the spokes. This model of care encourages parent’s participation in appointments.

The Building Intelligence Group was proud to manage the production of 15 transportable dental units, the construction of 48 concrete pad sites and services and the final four fixed dental clinics within the Waitemata DHB area.

As a fixed dental clinic, the new Albany Community Dental clinic is of huge benefit to children in the area. Children attending Albany Junior High have the added bonus of accessing the clinic without leaving the school for appointments. The clinic was a finalist in the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2013.