All Medicare eligible children under 18 years of age can access free dental care provided by NSW Health at public dental clinics. Some children may also be eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). All children seen by public dental services receive the same high quality care regardless of their eligibility for CDBS and no fees are charged, even if CDBS benefits have been fully used up.
To book an appointment or for more information, contact your local public dental service.
In addition, from July 2019 students at participating schools will have access to free dental care through the NSW Health Primary School Mobile Dental Program. Primary school students in Western Sydney, the Mid North Coast and the Central Coast will be among the first to benefit. For the first year of the program, schools have been prioritised based on the level of oral health risk among their students.
The program will be delivered by experienced NSW Health staff, who will be using a combination of fully equipped dental vans and portable dental equipment set up on school grounds.
Parents and guardians will receive an Information and Consent Pack about the program before it is due to visit the school.
For more information on the NSW Health Primary School Mobile Dental Program visit the website: health.nsw.gov.au/primaryschooldental