Statement of Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians on whose ancestral lands we provide dental services.

We acknowledge the deep feeling of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending our services.

We are committed to improving the oral health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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COVID-19

Information for the community – Updated 7 March 2022

Find a clinic in your area

40+ clinics across South Australia

Dental services for all kids under 18 and eligible adults

Check your eligibility

Is this a dental emergency?

A dental emergency could be:

  • swelling of the face, especially if it is hard to breathe
  • trauma to the face, especially if it is hard to breathe
  • bleeding from the mouth that will not stop
  • an ulcer or sore in your mouth that has not healed for 2 weeks or more
  • severe mouth pain that keeps you awake
  • tooth fracture, an opening of the tooth’s nerve
  • significant dental trauma for example your tooth has been knocked out.

It is important to act quickly

Emergency dental care

During business hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday)

Please call your closest dental clinic

Outside of business hours

Please call healthdirect on 1800 022 222

For further information about healthdirect, visit the SA Health healthdirect page.

Check your eligibility

Is the person wanting dental care under 18 years of age?

You are eligible!

Dental services for kids

Everyone under 18 years who either lives in or goes to school in South Australia can attend one of our clinics.

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Do you live in South Australia?

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Do you have a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card?

Adults need to have a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and live in South Australia to access dental care at our clinics.

Adult dependents (under 19 years) of the card holder whose names are on the card, can access dental care.

A person listed as a “Partner” on a concession card is NOT eligible unless they have their own concession card.

Concession cards include:

Pensioner Concession Card
Veterans pensionercard
Centrelink Human Services Health Care Card

I'm sorry, it doesn't look like you are eligible

While we can't offer you dental services, maybe we can still help

Are you experiencing a dental emergency?

Some dental problems require urgent attention of a dental professional. Learn more about our emergency dental care.

Maintaining good oral health is important for everyone

You are eligible!

Dental services for Adults

Based on your answers the following options are available:

General dental care – fees and waiting times apply for general dental care.

General dental care includes:

  • checkup and examinations
  • scale and clean
  • extraction of teeth
  • fillings
  • x- rays
  • fissure sealants
  • oral health advice
  • root canal treatment

Specialist dental care - Fees and waiting times apply for all specialist dental services.

Specialist dental services are available at the Adelaide Dental Hospital by referral from a SA Dental clinic or private practitioner.

Actions you can take:

  1. Learn more about our services and costs.
  2. Find a clinic close to you - Find your closest clinic to make an appointment.
  3. Contact us to get more information - Call us on 1300 008 222 for more information.
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Leaders in oral health for 50 years

SA Dental supports individuals to improve their oral health by providing dental care to eligible adults and all kids. SA Dental is the leader in policy, advocacy, education and health promotion to improve oral health for all South Australians, with a specific focus on increasing equity in oral health for priority population groups.

Learn more about SA Dental

Aboriginal Oral Health Program

The Aboriginal Oral Health Program (AOHP) aims to improve the oral health of Aboriginal people by increasing oral health knowledge in the community and by improving access to dental services.

Learn more about the AOHP
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