Dental vans rolling into town

Dental vans will hit Cranbourne schools later this year, providing free checks for students.

By Danielle Kutchel

Cranbourne is one of the lucky suburbs set to benefit with the return of dental vans later this year.

The state government has set aside $321.9 million for free dental care in this year’s budget, and the first school dental vans are due to hit the road in term three before being rolled out to all Victorian public schools by 2022.

Cranbourne is among the first of the suburbs to receive the vans, which will visit schools in the area and provide free check-ups and treatment including teeth cleaning, fluoride applications, fillings, root canals and any other non-cosmetic treatments.

All Victorian public primary and secondary school students will receive their own free dental packs, complete with a toothbrush, and dental education.

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