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Oral Health Services

Free Dental Services for children and teenagers

‌Te Whatu Ora Oral Health Service provides free dental services for children under 18 in Northland, including: 
Annual check-ups, oral health advice, exams, X-rays, preventative treatments, fillings, and extractions.


Call 0800 MY TEETH (0800 698 3384) or book online.


Mobile Dental Clinic:
Currently at Kaitaia Intermediate School.


Fixed Clinics:
Locations in Whangarei, Onerahi, Kamo, Dargaville, Mangawhai, Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri, and Taheke.

Teenagers' Dental Care:
Free until 18th birthday, available from community dentists or Northland DHB Oral Health Service.

Northland Adolescent Dental Providers

Doubtless Bay Dental:
Free Teen Dental, ACC and WINZ Registered. Contact: 09 408 2781

Te Hiku Hauora Dental Clinic:
Free Teen Dental, WINZ Registered. Contact: 0800 262 2022

Lumino the Dentist:
Free Teen Dental, ACC and WINZ Registered. Contact: 09 407 4240

Other Dental Initiatives for Children

Supervised Tooth-brushing Programme:
Launched in 2022.

Oranga Niho by Hauora Muriwhenua:
Initiative with updates on Facebook.

Well Child Tamariki Ora Nurse:
Regular checks and dental advice.

Plunket, Ngati Hine Health Trust, Te Ha Oranga, Te Hiku Hauora.

B4 School Check:
Health check for preschoolers, including dental assessment. Providers include Te Ha Oranga, Coast to Coast, Te Hau Awhiowhio, Ngāti Hine Health Trust, Broadway Health, Hauora Hokianga, Te Hiku Hauora, Whakawhiti Ora Pai, Te Whatu Ora Public Health.

Government Assistance for Dental Care

Low Income, Disability, Illness, Injury: Hospital dental services, ACC coverage, and Veterans' Affairs assistance.

Emergency Dental Treatment: Financial help via Work and Income.

NZDA Initiatives

Adopt a School programme, Free dental days, National Oral Health Day, Oral Care Training for Carers, World Oral Health Day, NZDA Dental Treatment Aid Grants.

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