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General Dental Service

Dentist showing a ault female patient an xray

General dental care is provided throughout Western Australia at our Public Dental Clinics.  

What care is provided?

The service includes routine dental examinations or check-ups, oral health advice, scale and cleaning, extractions, fillings, X-rays, fissure sealants and root canal treatments. Specialist dental services such as oral surgery and orthodontics are not provided and patients are referred for these services.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you are a Western Australian current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card holder aged 17 and over, or have a dependant child below 4 years old. Children aged 5 to 16 attending a school are eligible for the free School Dental Service instead.

Members of any community living in remote locations without access to a private dentist are able to have dental treatment at the public dental clinic. However, if you don't have a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card you will be required to pay the full fee.

How and when do I get care?

If you require non-urgent dental care, your name will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you when it’s time to receive care. You can always get emergency care if needed.

Country Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme

If you live in the country and do not have a public dental clinic in town, this scheme allows you to go to a private dentist who has agreed to treat you at the same cost as a public dental clinic. For more information please call (08) 9313 0555.

How much does it cost?

We use the Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs schedule of dental fees.
Dental treatment provided at a Public Dental Clinic is subsidised by the West Australian Government up to a maximum of 75% of the cost of the treatment. The level of dental subsidy you are entitled to receive is based upon the income you receive from Centrelink.