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Adequacy and Availability of Dental Services in Regional, Rural and Remote Western Australia


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:22 Aug 2001
Tabling date:18 Apr 2002
Deadline for submissions:05 Oct 2001
Deadline Comments:Submission deadline extended to 12 October 2001.
Date Ended:18 Apr 2002
Committee:Education and Health Committee (2001 - 2005)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:On 22 August 2001 the Committee resolved to adopt the following Terms of Reference:

That the Committee examine and report on –

1.the demands and expectations of Western Australians living in regional, rural and remote areas for general and specialist dental services;
2.current access by regional, rural and remote dwellers to general and specialist dental services;
3.demographic, socioeconomic and other factors that impact on overall dental care;
4.the adequacy and cost-effectiveness of public sector dental programs in regional, rural and remote areas;
5.the role of and interaction between government organisations, training institutions, private practitioners and professional bodies in the provision of dental services to regional, rural and remote areas;
6.the impact of professional and legal restrictions on provision of dental services to regional, rural and remote areas;
7.specific community groups who are at risk of poor long-term dental health; and
8.any other matters deemed relevant by the Standing Committee.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastVideo
12 Nov 200109:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Hearing Room OneVarious
Videos:
Site Visits and Travel Details:Kalgoorlie Visit, 20 and 21 November 2001

Briefings held with representatives from:
Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Ravensthorpe and Ngaanyatjarra lands

Site Visits to:
Eastern Goldfields High School
Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital
Bega Garnbirringu Aboriginal Medical Service
South Kalgoorlie Dental Clinic
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Ms Suzanne McKechnie (General Manager, General Health Purchasing, Department of Health), Mr Clory Carrello (Purchasing Manager, Department of Health) on 12 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Dr Anthony Lepere (Dental Surgeon, Private Practitioner) on 12 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Professor Louis Landau (Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry), Professor John Kerridge McGeachie (Head of Dentistry, School of Dentistry), Dr Marc Tennant (Director, Centre for Rural and Remote Oral Health) on 12 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Dr Nicholas Boyd (State Branch President, Australian Dental Association) on 12 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr Alex Walker (Member, Council on the Ageing (WA)) on 12 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Ms Jennine Bywaters (Dental Therapist, Dental Therapy and Hygiene Association of Western Australia), Miss Susan Binet (School Dental Therapist, Dental Therapy and Hygiene Association of Western Australia), Mrs Hellene Platell (Dental Therapist, Northbridge Dental Clinic), Ms Johanna Korczynskyj (Dental Therapist, Dental Therapy and Hygiene Association of Western Australia) on 12 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr David Charles Neesham (Director, Perth Dental Hospital and Community Dental Services) on 12 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr David Francis McDonald (Private Dentist) on 12 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr Ragbir Singh Rikhraj (Private citizen) on 12 Nov 2001
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
1 Adequacy and Availability of Dental Services in Regional, Rural and Remote Western Australia18 Apr 2002