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Coonamble Dental Surgery

About us

The Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service Dental Clinic commenced under the umbrella of CAHS in April 2012. CAHS identified the need for continuing Dental services in our community and surrounding areas and so the CAHS Dental program began. In its infant stages CAHS Dental Clinic staff also identified the need for transport assistance which is organised by the Dental staff when scheduling appointments.

We are a family focused community clinic boasting two surgeries providing first class patient care to both public and private patients. The dental program employs two full time local staff members which include a Practice Manager, Senior Dental Assistant plus a School Based Trainee Receptionist/Dental Assistant.

In August 2019 we welcomed Dr Peter Borbiro as our new resident Dentist who provides all areas of general dental treatment.

Dr Mark LoSchiavo is our visiting Specialist Prosthodontist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of dentistry to our clinic. Dr LoSchiavo juggles his week between teaching at Charles Sturt University and working at the Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service Dental Clinic.

The clinic operates five days per week from 8am – 4.30pm and provides all areas of general dental treatment as well as fixed and removable appliances.

We currently treat up to twenty five patients per day between two dentists and this number includes children and adults of all ages and backgrounds.

For more information about the services call 02 68220044 to speak to our friendly and helpful staff.

Our Staff

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Name Position
Dr Mark LoSchiavo: BDS, MDSc, Dip.Ed. FPFA Sole Practitioner & Specialist (Part-Time)
Dr Peter Borbiro: BDentSci Dentist
Gail Hodgson Senior Dental Assistant
Isabel Bird Reception/Dental Assistant Trainee
Sandra Harrison Practice Manager

Community Activities

  • Excursions from all the local pre-schools and child care centers where we deliver Oral Hygiene instructions and correct brushing techniques. The purpose of the visits is to introduce the children to healthy eating and caring for their teeth. The children enjoy a seat in the Dental Chair followed by being presented with a sample bag of Dental products to encourage regular brushing.
  • Work Experience Program with the Coonamble High School and we are currently hosting a School Based Trainee who works under the supervision of our senior staff one day per week and during school holidays.Greater Western Area Health Service Government Assistance Program, Adult patients with a concession card are eligible for basic dental treatment and possibly extensive treatment subject to eligibility criteria.
  • Child Dental Benefit Schemes, which provides basic dental care to eligible children from 2 – 17 years of age.

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