Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services provide both general and emergency dental care.
A dental check-up is an opportunity for children and young people to ask any questions to improve their oral health and address concerns with their smile. A comprehensive examination will ensure that a plan is specifically tailored to each person’s individual needs. Your dental practitioner will discuss how to keep your teeth healthy and give dietary and oral hygiene advice relevant to you.
Parents/legal guardians must attend the initial dental appointment so they can be involved in making decisions about their child’s oral health care and discuss any issues that may be of concern. A responsible adult is required to attend at any other follow-up appointments. This will be explained by oral health staff at the check-up appointment.
Please bring your current Medicare Card to your child’s dental appointment. Your child must be listed on this card.
Dental check-up services include:
Assessment of teeth and gums and other dental concerns
Dental x-rays when required
Analysing and recognising risk factors for dental diseases
Providing oral health instructions and dietary advice
Delivering preventive and therapeutic interventions
Dental scale and clean
Application of fluoride varnish
Simple extractions of teeth under local anaesthetic
Specialist services such as orthodontics (braces) are a specialist service. There may be restricted eligibility for specialist services, for example, available to concession-card holders only. For more information on the eligibility for specialist services, refer to the Oral Health Services Eligibility Guideline.
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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