08 Aug Healthy Teeth Collaboration
Healthy Teeth Collaboration is a new 3-year dental service project for the persons with intellectual disability (PID) launched by the Department of Health. The objectives of the project are two folds: to provide free dental treatment for the PID and to provide oral health education and promotion to the PID through their caregivers. Five dental clinics will be the service providers for this programme. Their services are tabulated in the table below. The management of the PID for dental treatment is by behavioural management, conscious sedation (CS), monitored anaesthetic care (MAC) or general anaesthesia (GA) at the collaborating private hospitals of the service providers. Four of them have Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital to be the collaborating hospital where MAC and GA are administered. Only the Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre is endorsed to administer CS which takes place in the clinic and only they alone collaborate with Evangel Hospital for operation under GA.
In order to remove the barrier of escort and transport problems for the PID, a subsidy for hired services would be provided for the service users. A maximum of $70/hour for up to 8 dental visits of escort fees for any patient who needs the service. A maximum of $300/round trip of hired car service for wheel chair users for up to 8 round trips. These subsidy could be claimed through the relevant dental clinics providing the dental treatment.
The intended service users are PID aged 18 or above holding the Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by the Labour and Welfare Bureau. They are also recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, Disability Allowance or Medical Fee Waiver of the Hospital Authority and have not benefited from the dental services of Health Teeth Collaboration. Eligible PID are recommended to seek dental care from one of the service providers. Once enrolled, they are not permitted to change provider.
The service providers are listed below:
|Service provider||Designated dental clinic address||Booking Tel/WhatsApp||CS||MAC||GA|
|Christian Family Service Centre Dental Services Tokwawan Dental Clinic||To Kwa Wan||3590 9449||Not offered||Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital|
|Haven of Hope S K Yee Hang Hau Clinic||Tseung Kwan O||2703 2060||Not offered||Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital|
|Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre||Kwai Chung||2370 2669
5406 3928 (WhatsApp)
|At Kwai Chung clinic||Not offered||Evangel Hospital, 222 Argyle Street, Kowloon|
|The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Rusy M. Shroff Oral Health Services Limited||Wan Chai||3553 3535||Not offered||Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital|
|TWGHs Ho Yuk Ching Community Dental Clinic||Sheung Wan||2581 0221||Not offered||Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital|