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Frequently Asked Questions - Dental Care

Show / Hide Where can I find more information about public dentistry services?

The Dentistry in Victoria website provides detailed information about public dental services.

Show / Hide Who is eligible for public dental treatment?

The following groups are eligible for public dental services:

  • All children aged 0-12 years.
  • Young people aged 13-17 years who are health care or pensioner concession card holders or dependants of concession card holders.
  • Children and young families up to 18 years of age in residential care provided by the Children Youth & Families division of the Department of Human Services.
  • Youth justice clients in custodial care, up to 18 years of age.
  • Adults, who are health care or pensioner concession card holders or dependants of concession card holders.
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
Show / Hide What is priority access?

If you are eligible for public dental services, you may also have priority access to dental care. People who have priority access will be offered the next available appointment for general care.

The following groups have priority access:

  • Aboriginal and Islanders
  • Children and Young People
  • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness
  • Pregnant women
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Registered clients of mental health and disability services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of special developmental schools.
Show / Hide Where are Victoria's public dental services?

You can find further information on the Royal Dental Hospital here

Or there are more than 60 community dental clinics located throughout metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria.  You can find a list of community dental clinics here