Metro North Hospital and Health Service provides oral health care for children and teenagers through its Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services, which in some areas is known as the School Dental Service.
General dental care and emergency dental care are available free of charge to all eligible children and young people in Queensland. This includes appointments for check-ups, preventive care, fillings and toothaches or accidents and emergencies.
Eligibility for Dental Care
Free dental care is available for children and adolescents who are Queensland residents and who are:
in Prep (aged over 4 years) through to year 10
in years 11 and 12 with a current Centrelink Card, Healthcare or Pension Card
aged 0–4 years whose parents have a current Centrelink Card, Healthcare or Pension Card
You can use your CDBS benefit at a private dental practice or a Queensland Health dental clinic.
To use your CDBS benefit at a Queensland Health dental clinic, CDBS benefits must be assigned to Queensland Health. The treating clinician will explain the recommended treatment plan and ask you to complete a Bulk Billing Consent Form before starting care.
How to make an appointment
All dental appointments are made through the Metro North Oral Health Service Call Centre, by phoning 1300 300 850. The call centre is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30am to 4pm and Thursday from 7:30am to 3pm. It is closed on all Public Holidays.
Parents and legal guardians will be required to complete a Medical History and Consent Form when you take your child to their appointment. You can print this consent form and bring the completed form with you to your child’s appointment.
You must bring your current Medicare Card to your child’s appointment. Your child’s name must be listed on this card.
If your child is experiencing facial swelling, please seek emergency care at a hospital.
Metro North Oral Health Call Centre 1300 300 850
Mon-Wed & Friday: 7:30am-4pm / Thursday: 7:30am – 3pm / Closed on all Public Holidays
For more information www.health.qld.gov.au/oralhealth
If your child is experiencing facial swelling, and you are seeking care outside of normal office hours - seek emergency care at a hospital. In an emergency call 000
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