New dental van certain to raise smiles

West Moreton Health’s newest mobile dental clinic is crying out for attention. 

The mobile clinic is called Coo-ee after the distinctive Australian cry that carries long distances in the bush, and the van’s colourful, custom-designed decal is equally attention-grabbing. 

Principal Oral Health Therapist Sandra McFarlane said the mobile clinic, which is visiting Bremer State High School, is an eye-catching replacement for an earlier model. 

“We want to make it fun for children and young people to look after their teeth, and this bright new clinic looks like a fun place to be,” Ms McFarlane said. 

The new mobile clinic joins 12 others in the fleet that services 130 schools throughout the West Moreton region. 

The School Dental Service is free to all children aged 4 up to grade 10 who have a Medicare Card, those who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, or those who are listed as a dependent on a valid Centrelink concession card. 

To book an appointment, visit: or phone 1300 763 246. 

Fun facts: 

  • The free School Dental Service has been around since 1975 
  • If parents cannot attend an appointment, the team will work with families to ensure their child is seen during school hours.  
  • Children and young people will be directed to a dental facility closest to where they live or go to school, if there is not a mobile dental clinic at their school
  • West Moreton Health also has an oral health education van that visits schools to teach students the importance of looking after their teeth.