The day the dentist came to town: a Balinese school receives its first mobile dental service

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Vol: 7, Issue: 2

Publication Year:
2007
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https://epublications.bond.edu.au/cm/vol7/iss2/3
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dental care program
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Extract: It is a Wednesday morning and Pengelatan Primary School is decked out in festive flags and an air of excitement. Each of the 450 pupils – including those in the kindergarten – is looking well turned out in freshly laundered uniforms and neatly combed hair. Some, in Balinese mode, wear a flower behind the ear. The carnival atmosphere erupts into applause when the dentist’s van drives in. For almost all, this is their first encounter with a dentist.