School Dental Service

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The School Dental Service provides free general dental care to eligible school children at school-based Dental Therapy Centres.

What care is provided?

The care includes routine dental examinations or check-ups, oral health advice, extractions, fillings, X-rays and fissure sealants. Specialist dental services such as oral surgery and orthodontics are not provided, and patients will be referred for these services.

Am I eligible?

Dental Therapy Centres provide free general and emergency dental care to eligible students who:

  • are aged 5 to 16 or until the end of year 11, whichever comes first
  • attend a school recognised by the Western Australian Department of Education

Students attending TAFE are not eligible for the School Dental Service.

How and when do I get care?

Eligible children attending a school in Western Australia are provided with a School Dental Service enrolment form. Please complete the form and return it to the issuing Dental Therapy Centre. If you have not received an enrolment form, please contact your local Dental Therapy Centre.

How much does it cost?

General dental treatment provided at a Dental Therapy Centre is free. Any services not provided by staff at Dental Therapy Centres is not free, and costs are to be paid by parents/carers.

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Contact us...

(08) 9313 0555

Head Office

43 Mount Henry Road
Salter Point, WA 6152

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Bentley Delivery Centre, WA 6983

You said...

The dentist I saw on 24/5/19 was the best dentist I have ever seen. Her assistant was lovely and also another lady who helped me with my baby. I had a young baby with me and was so worried, but they made me feel at ease and comfortable.

I can't thank them enough!!!!
(Joondalup GDC)