From 2018 Dental students attending the TIPE programme have been based at either Mayfair Dental or Dental Care Centre in Gisborne.
The Dental students are able to pland treatment for and treat patients sourced from the DHB Long Term Conditions (Tui Te Ora) department and referred to the Dental Practice.
During 2018 two dental students were also placed at Dentiq Wairoa, there will be further opportunities to be placed at Wairoa again in the future.
A few comments from 2018 TIPE Dental student about they got from their time at TIPE
"Interacting with other health professionals and learning their ways of approaching health care problems. definately more confident to make rferrals to other health professionals"
"Living with people from other disciplines and learning about their professions, imeersing ourselves in the Tairawhiti community. Hauora maori component - mihis and waiatas, observations of other disciplines"