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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Our Birkenhead (Le Fevre) clinic is currently closed. Please phone (08) 8243 5629 during this period.

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Dental services for all kids under 18 and eligible adults

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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's important to act quickly

Emergency dental care

During business hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday) call your closest dental clinic

Outside of business hours call healthdirect on 1800 022 222

For further information about eligibility and the associated costs for emergency dental care please visit:

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

You are eligible!

Dental services for kids

All babies, children and young people under 18 years who either live in or go 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 hold a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card?

Adults (18 years or older) must hold a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and live in South Australia to access dental care at our clinics.

Please note we do not accept a Medicare Card for adults.

  • Adult dependants (18 - 21 years) of the cardholder whose names are listed on the card can access dental care.
  • A person listed as a partner on a concession card is not eligible to access dental care unless they have their own concession card.
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs cardholders may be eligible for treatment with Veteran Dental Services. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs information line on 13 32 54.

Concession cards include:

Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card

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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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