Survey on Kiwis' teeth planned

The nation's teeth are soon to be examined in a new survey.

The New Zealand Oral Health Survey will question 2000 adults and 1000 children about the oral health services they use.

The survey will be conducted from March to November and will involve face-to-face interviews and dental examinations.

The results will be used to recommend oral health programmes and services, Ministry of Health chief dental officer Robin Whyman said.

Similar surveys were conducted in 1976 and 1988.

 

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter