Champions of public oral health celebrated in annual award

Star of Public Dentistry – Narelle Rowe, Maryborough District Health Service, pictured with DHSV Board Chair, Dr Zoe Wainer

Victoria’s top dental professionals were honoured last week at the 2019 Public Oral Health Awards for their outstanding commitment to public dental services.

The Awards, presented by Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV), recognise public oral health professionals, volunteers and organisations that go above and beyond to improve the health outcomes of those most in need of dental treatment.

 The winners of the 2019 Public Oral Health Awards are:

  • Star of Public Dentistry – Narelle Rowe, Maryborough District Health Service
  • Oral Health Project of the Year – Oral Health Educators Partnering with Patients, Ballarat Health Services
  • Clinic of the Year – Flying Doctor Dental Clinic, Royal Flying Doctors Service
  • Community Oral Health Champion – Lauren Milloy, East Grampians Health Service Ararat

“It is such an honour to recognise inspirational people who are doing great things for public health in Victoria,” DHSV CEO Dr Deborah Cole said.

“The award winners are improving the experience for all our clients.

Dr Deborah Cole added that Star of Public Dentistry Narelle Rowe, was a true shining ‘star’ of the Maryborough District Health Service.

“Maryborough is a much better place for having Narelle in it. She is loved and respected in equal measure by the team she works with, the students she mentors and the local children she treats,” Dr Cole said.

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