Over 450 patients received free treatment to the value of just over $150,000 at Lumino Day 2019. Since its inception in 2013, our annual ‘give back’ day has now given free dental treatment to the value of over $1 million to thousands of patients.
Lumino Day is a day set aside to provide an opportunity for a deserving group of people in the community to visit their local Lumino dentist and have their basic dental treatment done for free.
Lumino the Dentists and Carers NZ, the national body that provides information, advice, learning and support to family carers, partnered up for the third year for the event.
Lumino Day 2019Carers NZ say that more than 420,000 people in New Zealand are reported to be looking after a family member who is sick or has a disability. For many, this has meant a major loss of income and up to 30 hours of additional unpaid care work every week.
This year, a team of around 100 clinical staff from 40 practices and over 150 support staff, were on hand to treat or assist the unpaid carers and St John staff.