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Children and Adolescents

0-18 Years

Children - Up to the end of Primary/Intermediate School

Dental education, preventive and basic treatment services are provided free of charge to pre-school and primary school age children through the Community Oral Health Service. Some treatments are not free, such as orthodontics (including braces, for example).

Dental therapists provide most services and dentists provide more specialised treatment if necessary. If this is needed, please give us a call to discuss your child's needs.

Adolescents – Secondary School Students (including those who have left school up to the age of 18)

A range of free basic dental services is funded for adolescents until their 18th birthday. Some treatments are not free, such as orthodontics (including braces, for example).

  • routine examination to check teeth for decay and look at the gums and mouth for any problems

  • X-rays used to find tooth decay and other problems that can’t be seen

  • fluoride treatment, which helps make the surface of the teeth more resistant to decay

  • fissure sealants, which are a thin layer of white filling, painted onto teeth that are at risk of developing tooth decay

  • cleaning to plaque, staining and tartar from teeth

  • fillings to restore teeth that have been affected by tooth decay

  • extractions to remove teeth that have been badly affected by tooth decay

Give us a call to make an appointment for your child