Dental services



Good oral health is important for general health and wellbeing. Private dentists are the main providers of dental care. Private dentists usually charge for their services. They are listed in the telephone directory. You may wish to obtain private health insurance to help cover the cost of dental services.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (at www.humanservices.gov.au/childdental) allows eligible children aged between two and 17 years to receive up to $1,000 in benefits for basic dental services. This benefit is capped over two consecutive calendar years. If you are eligible, the Department of Human Services will contact you.

State and territory governments provide some free oral health care (including dentures and pain relief) to eligible Centrelink concession card holders. Contact your nearest medical centre or hospital for details of services in your area. Contact Centrelink to find out if you are eligible.

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