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Dental care for kids and teens



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Dental Health Services Victoria provides general, specialist and emergency dental care for children and young people up to the age of 18. General and emergency dental care is available at your local community dental clinic and at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.

Specialist dental services are only available at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. You need a referral to access Specialist dental services.

Smile Squad School Dental Program

The smile squad provides free dental care to Victorian public primary school and secondary school students. For more information about Smile Squad visit the Smile Squad Website.

Dental Teaching Clinics

Children and young people may be eligible for free general dental care at one of the public dental teaching clinics across Victoria.

They can also get free general dental care by dental students at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM). For more information visit the Dental Teaching Clinics.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

Covers part or the full cost of some dental services for children and young people over a two-year period.

What dental services are available?

Your child may be eligible if:

In all Victorian public dental clinics

What dental services are not covered by CBDS?

To find out more information about CDBS visit the Services Australia website.

Related information

If you prefer your child to be seen by an experienced dentist for general dental treatment, instead of a student, there may be a fee. Go to our dental services page for more information on eligibility and fees.


Last updated: 2020-05-13

https://www.dhsv.org.au/public-dental-services/dental-care-for-kids