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Filling the gap



Filling the gap recruits volunteer dentists to work at Wuchopperen, a community controlled Indigenous health service in far north Queensland. Dentists involved in this program contribute their time and services, Wuchopperen provides accommodation and arranges the necessary registration with the Queensland Dental Board, and program steering committee provides recruitment services and funds for the airfares to Cairns. This program works in partnership with Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit and Nura Gili Indigenous Programs at the University of New South Wales. An evaluation of Filling the gap is being conducted by Muru Marri.


Filling the Gap
Suite 74, 28 Sutherland Street
Paddington NSW 2021
Fax: (02) 9360 9747

Gael Kennedy
Mobile: 0403 131 410
Uri Windt
Mobile: 0418 208 755

Evaluated publications

Jackson Pulver LR, Fitzpatrick S, Ritchie J, Norrie M, Kennedy G, Windt U (2009)

Word of Mouth:evaluation of the 'Filling the Gap' Indigenous dental program.

Sydney: School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales


Last updated: 30 October 2014
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