The service offers FREE basic dental care, to adolescents who meet the eligibility criteria for publicly funded health and disability services, from Year 9 until their 18th birthday, regardless of whether at school or in paid employment.
Basic dental care includes:
Please note: Orthodontic treatment (straightening of teeth using braces) is not provided.
To receive free basic dental care, adolescents are required to enrol with a dentist/adolescent provider.
How to enrol an adolescent for free basic dental care:
Visit www.letstalkteeth.co.nz for more information on how to care for teeth.