Dental services

Public dental services

The following routine and emergency dental services are covered by the Northern Territory's free public dental system.

Your dentist will tell you which services are suitable for you. Not all treatments are appropriate for all patients.

  • pain and trauma management
  • emergency care
  • restorative fillings and repairs
  • endodontics
  • extractions
  • oral hygiene
  • oral health promotion
  • denture services
  • dental check ups.

Specialist services include:

  • orthodontics
  • oral surgery
  • dental treatment in hospital under general anaesthetic
  • special needs dentistry.

Complain about a public dental service

Dental patients have the same healthcare rights as other patients.

Find out about how to make a complaint on the Department of Health website.

Private dentists

You can pay to access private dental care across the Northern Territory.

If you have private health insurance check with your provider to see what you can claim.

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Last updated: 12 June 2019

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