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Free dental appointments these school holidays

2 March 2020

Free children's dental checkups

Parents are encouraged to book a free dental appointment for their children these school holidays, with appointments available at various locations across the Metro South region.

Metro South Oral Health Director Helen Boocock said the school break is an ideal time for busy families, with children on holidays and parents often taking leave.

“If you haven’t booked your child in for a dental appointment in a while, now is the perfect time to get this vital health check ticked off your To-Do list,” Dr Boocock said.

“Families can contact our Oral Health Hub on 1300 300 850 to access $1000 worth of high quality free dental care for each eligible child, every two years," she said.

Children are eligible for free dental care at any of our Metro South oral health clinics if they are:

  • aged between 4-16 years and still completing Year 10
  • aged 0-3 years and have a parent who hold a current Centrelink Card, Healthcare Card or Pension Card
  • aged between 2-17 years and eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
  • in Year 11 and 12 and hold a current Centrelink Card, Healthcare Card or Pension Card.

A parent or legal guardian must attend each appointment to complete and sign the necessary forms, bring their Medicare card and any details of their child’s medications or medical history, just as they would at a doctor’s appointment.

Book your child’s free dental appointment today by phoning 1300 300 850.

Read more about Metro South Oral Health Services.

Last updated 2 March 2020
Last reviewed 30 March 2016

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