Oral Health

Community oral health service
Find information about free basic dental care for children and young people (aged 0-17)

Dental care for adolescents
Find a list of dental service clinics for adolescents from year 9 – 17 years

Community dental service clinics
Dental clinics for 0 - 12 years (Year 8)

Hospital dental care
Dental care is provided at Taranaki DHB’s Dental Unit for people who require a hospital setting

Frequently asked questions
Find the answers to frequently asked questions here

Emergency dental care for low income adult
Taranaki DHB funds a number of private dentists to provide emergency dental services

Dental care during COVID-19 alert levels

The Community Oral Health dental clinics are open in Alert Levels 1 and 2. However due to COVID-19 there have been some changes and if you contact or visit a clinic you may notice some differences - these are to keep you safe and our teams safe.

  • We are required to ask health-screening questions before we can offer you an appointment;
  • We are required to ask health-screening questions again when you arrive at the clinic;
  • We will ask you to use hand sanitiser at the clinic, observe physical distancing, and only one support person/adult may attend the appointments with the child/ren;
  • We are also having to prioritise children according to their clinical need (which means we may not be able to see a child who has a wiggly tooth which will fall out naturally);
  • In order to help you get the best care, we might ask you for a photo of the problem (parents have been taking some great photos!).

If you have any questions, you are welcome to phone the dental clinic nearest to you or 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583), and someone will be able to assist you.



Last updated: Friday, April 30, 2021

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