Adolescent Oral Health Service

Adolescent Oral Health Service


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:

  • An annual check up
  • Oral health advice and encouragement for good oral health
  • Examination and dental X-rays, if necessary
  • Preventative treatment, such as topical fluoride and fissure sealants (coatings)
  • Restorations (fillings) and extractions

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.

Contact Details

Amy Waqawai 
03 476 9834
0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583) (press 2)

Tracey Wheeley
03 214 5774
0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583) (press 2)



Visit us on

Visit for more information on how to care for teeth.