Free dental for under 18
Adolescents / Children:
If you or your children are under 18 you are probably eligible for free basic dental care in NZ. Please phone 0800TALKTEETH or 0800 825 583 for enrollment information.
If your child is under the age of 13 please phone 0800 825 583, and book in to see the local DHB Dental Therapist, Marie. We are not the school dental clinic, they are located at the bottom of Ventry St across the field from Alexandra Primary School.
We treat children under 13 for emergencies if the school dental clinic is unavailable.
We also treat children under 13 for dental related injuries that will be covered by ACC.
Once your children are at high-school (13-18) you can then enroll them into our care for routine maintenance.
All basic dental services for enrolled eligible high school students (and school leavers under 18 years) are free.
If you decide that you would prefer your preschool or primary school aged child see us here for routine dental care, we would love to see them, but private fees will apply. The most common reason for choosing private dental care for your under 13 year old would be if they require a filling in a back permanent tooth, and you want the filling to be white rather than amalgam.
We are always happy to see new patients. Feel free to give us a call if you need any questions answered.