Dental services

How to make an appointment

If you live in Central Australia you can make a dental appointment by calling Oral Health Services on (08) 8951 6713. 

If you live in the Top End you can make a dental appointment by calling Oral Health Services on (08) 8922 6466. 

You can also go to one of the community dental clinics to make an appointment.

When you make your appointment

You must provide all of the following information: 

  • name
  • date of birth
  • Indigenous status
  • address
  • country of birth
  • language spoken.

When you call, you must give the reason for your call and your Medicare number and expiry date. If you are an adult, you will also be asked for either:

  • your healthcare card number and expiry date
  • or your pension concession card number and expiry date.

You must bring your card to your appointment.

Staff will discuss the options, benefits and risks with you before they start any treatment.

Waiting list

Demand for adult dental services is high so you may need to join a waiting list. Patients with the most urgent problems are seen first.

Cancelling or missing your appointment

If you do not turn up for your appointment you may have to wait longer for a new one. 

If you need to cancel your appointment you should give reasonable notice so your appointment can be given to another patient.

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Last updated: 31 January 2017

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