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 Chris Bowen with Michelle Aquilina and staff at the official opening. Chris Bowen with Michelle Aquilina and staff at the official opening. Featured
15 August 2019 Posted by 

INNOVATION IN DENTAL CARE

SwiftQ opens in Western Sydney
THE first SwiftQ Dental Care clinic has opened in Western Sydney providing affordable quality dental services without the hidden costs.

SwiftQ Dental Care hosted its official opening at the new clinic and employees, practitioners and community members were joined by Shadow Federal Health Minister Mr Chris Bowen.
 
The unique five services model delivers services at a rate $200 to $400 below the average market price. The clinic offers five common dental services for $99 each - check-up and cleaning, fillings, basic tooth extractions, pain relief and take-home whitening.
 
The opening comes as one third of Western Sydney residents are avoiding or delaying visits to the dentist due to price. Those living in low income areas are impacted the most with around 60 per cent not visiting a dentist in the past year, SwiftQ research suggests.
 
SwiftQ Dental sits under the Primary Dental umbrella as a new innovative offering.  
 
CEO Primary Dental Ms Michelle Aquilina, believes it will address a significant community and nationwide need for affordable dental services.
 
“We developed SwiftQ Dental Care to reduce the greatest barrier stopping people from going to the dentist, which is out-of-pocket cost. Australia spends $10.2 billion on dental care annually, with patients paying 58% of dental care costs out-of-pocket,” Michelle said.
 
“Many people are getting left behind in our current dental care industry with hundreds of thousands on public waiting lists, little Government funding for dental care and a lack of innovation. By offering only five common services for $99 each, we ensure transparent prices while not compromising on quality of care and patient service.”
 
The professionals at SwiftQ Dental Care are all highly skilled, experienced and trained to treat patients of all ages. The team was selected based on their excellent communication skills and passion for helping people.
 
 “Two million adults who needed dental care in the past year delayed or avoided it because of cost. It’s important that we are having a national conversation about dental affordability,” Mr Bowen said.
 
“Poor oral health has a large health and financial burden on our society and the economy. Breaking down barriers preventing people from visiting the dentist will have a lasting impact. We hope clinic models such as this will help reduce the dental disease burden facing Australian communities, starting with Western Sydney,” he said.  
 
“One third of Australians aged 25-44 have untreated tooth decay, making it the second most costly diet-related disease in Australia, with an economic impact comparable with heart disease and diabetes.”
 
Located at Fairfield Chase Medical and Dental Centre, the new clinic offers appointments with experienced and friendly dentists and dental assistants.
 
SwiftQ Dental Care will be looking to expand its model to areas of need across the country in the near future.
 
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