Free special dental services for children under year 9
Frequently asked questions
When can I bring my child for a free dental service at Dental Today?
All you need to receive a free publicly funded oral health care with Dental Today for children under year 9, is a referral letter from a School Dental Therapist. To book your free appointment with Dental Today, call our friendly staff on 6220766. Please mention your referral and your child’s year level when booking your appointment for a children’s dental check and make sure to bring the referral letter with you on your scheduled appointment.
How can I obtain a referral letter from a School Dental Therapist?
If your child requires a dental treatment which is beyond the School’s Dental Therapist’s capacity, or requires more sophisticated equipment/technology, the Dental Therapist will refer your child to a contracted dental practice. You will then receive a referral letter stating the treatment required for your child. Dental Today is a Contracted Dentist and can therefore provide your child with the free publicly funded oral health care.
Do you provide Orthodontic treatment to children under year 9?
Yes, Dental Today provides Orthodontic treatments to children under year 9, with or without a referral letter from a School Dental Therapist. We offer a free initial consultation session with our Children’s Dentist regarding any Orthodontic issues. By the end of your free consultation, the most appropriate solution will be identified for your child. To see our full range of orthodontics solutions, please visit our Orthodontics page.
Can my child remain your patient once they are in year 9?
Yes! Regardless of your child’s school zone and location, we would be providing all new and current patients with in-house treatments anytime throughout the day during our opening hours.
Where can I find a school Dental Therapist?
Looking for a school dental clinic? Here are our recommendations:
Royal Oak Intermediate Children’s Community Dental Clinic
74 Symonds St, Royal Oak
Ph: 09 634 3216
Greenlane Children’s Coomunity dental clinic
40 Claude Road, Greenlane
Ph: 09 6230078
May Road Children’s Community Dental Clinic
158 May Road, Mt Roskill
Ph: 09 620 0134