Dental - Public

Dental Services:

A full range of dental services are provided to the community including:

Early Childhood Oral Health Program / School Dental Program
 

Eligibility:
all children 13 years and under
all children thirteen years and over who hold a concesion card or are dependants of concession card holders
Cost:
Free for Health Care / Pension Card holders - May also be eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS).
Waiting Time:
An initial consultation can be made promptly after making contact with the service - next available appointment (no waiting list).
From this consultation a course of care will include a dental examination and all general treatment.
After the first course of care is completed you will be sent a letter of offer for further treatment in two years.
Children who are assessed as high risk will be seen every twelve months.
 

Emergency Appointment:

Free for children who are dependants of concession card holders and non concession card holders
next available appointment (no waiting time)
 

Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Eligibility:
All children aged 2-17 years old are eligible if they receive Family Tax Benefit A or other relevant Australian Government payments.
Cost:
The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. All child dental treatments are bulk-billed via Medicare.  There are no out of pocket costs.
Waiting Time:
Next available appointment (no waiting list)

For more information visit:

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule

 

Community Dental Program

Eligibility:
Health Care / Pension Card holders over 18 years

Waiting time:
Patients must place their name on the waiting list for general care and dentures. Emergency appointments are made based on the emergency triage.
To make an appointment please contact Dental Reception on 9450 2000

Priority access

If you are eligible for public dental services, you may also have priority access to public dental care.
People who have priority access will be offered the next available appointment for general care and will not be placed on the general care wait list. Where you have denture care needs, you will be offered the next available appointment for denture care or placed on the priority denture list, where applicable.
The following groups have priority access to care:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children (0-13 years) and young people
  • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness
  • Pregnant women
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Registered clients of mental health and disability services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of special developmental schools

If you meet any of the above criteria, tell the receptionist when you telephone to make an appointment that you may be eligible for ‘priority access’.
 

Undergraduate Teaching Program

Melbourne University School of Dental Science. Students provide dental treatment under the supervision of a qualified dentist.

Eligibility: Health Care / Pension Card holders
Cost: Free for Health Care / Pension card holders
Waiting time: Next available appointment (no waiting list)
 

To view our brochure click here

To view the young persons oral health survival guide click the image below