Health Check

Category: Dental Clinic

Griffith University dentists provide vital dental care in East Timor

A supporter of the charity Timor Children’s Foundation, A/Prof Liz Jones (Griffith University School of Applied Psychology) initiated collaboration with the Griffith University School of… Read More

Griffith University dental clinics achieve full QIP accreditation

We are proud to announce that our dental clinics on the Gold Coast and in Warwick have recently received full accreditation against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) in the category of Specialised Health Service from Quality Innovation Performance (QIP is a leading provider of accreditation and quality improvement services to general practices in Australia).   Read More

2017 PVC Health Staff Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 PVC (Health) Staff Excellence Award winners recognised for their excellent contribution to the Health Group: Learning and Teaching… Read More

Dental students help promote oral health to local school children

Through a series of short plays, hands-on activities and sing-a-longs, and under the guidance of their Convenor, Prof Jeroen Kroon, students from Griffith University's School of Dentistry and Oral Health have been visiting local preschools since 2013 to promote oral health practices and help establish good oral hygiene habits in kids from an early age. Read More

First Peoples alumni changing the world

The First Peoples issue of Health Check featured two outstanding alumni who have made extraordinary impacts in their chosen professions. We reconnected with Brisbane GP Dr Samarra Toby and Toowoomba dentist Dr Michael Baker to ask them about their journey to being remarkable. Read More

‘Student’ vs ‘Professional’ health clinics – what’s the difference?

As you may already know, Griffith Health Clinics offer premium health services to members of the public as well as students and staff of Griffith… Read More

Griffith Health Clinics offer community value

  With 60,000 health services delivered last year, Griffith University’s Health Clinics are possibly the University’s largest community engagement vehicle. Executive Officer Peter Westwood says… Read More

Humble humanitarian works year-round

Most health professionals have an underlying desire to help others but one extraordinary Health Group alumnus is using her expertise to ease the pain of thousands of people around the world, even during well earned holidays. A 2010 graduate from the Griffith University School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Ajitha Naidu Sugnanam has forged an outstanding vocation in service to her country as well as to those less fortunate than most. Read More

Dentistry students putting the smile back in country life

As any health expert will attest, oral health is not just about looking good and being able to chew. Poor oral health has been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, poor nutrition, diabetes and even dementia, yet people living in rural Australia are more likely to visit their doctor for antibiotics and pain relief for a dental problem than they are to seek out quality dental services. Read More

The Baker brothers still winning hearts

If Indigenous Griffith University alumni David and Michael Baker are indicative of a new generation of Australian dentists, things are looking up, especially for people who have long missed out on quality oral health services. Read More