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Dental day for drought: World first?

On Sunday, the Experteeth team, dentists, dental assistants and administration personnel volunteered their time to the unique drought fundraiser

Dentists Dr Aashish Kaphle, Dr Carl Pan, dental assistants Billie Strong, Karissa Boonstra and Lisa Dickinson with patients Don Rowe, in the chair, and Shane Bradford, right.

In what may be a world first, Narrabri dental practice Experteeth has donated a day’s professional dentistry fees and staff have foregone a day’s wages and salaries towards helping local families impacted by the drought.

On Sunday, the Experteeth team, dentists, dental assistants and administration personnel volunteered their time to the unique drought fundraiser.

The team, with the support of Jason Dickinson, Trevor Robinson and face painting artist Anastasia Robinson, also hosted a free sausage sizzle and face painting on the day.

The result was a total of $7,980 raised, raffle tickets sold and donations made, to go to support families suffering from the drought.

“We are aiming to bring the total to $10,000 and have extended the raffle draw date to November 1” said an organiser, Karissa Boonstra.

Raffle tickets can be bought at Experteeth in Maitland street.