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Auckland DHB Oral Health Service - Regional Service

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Description

The Oral Health Service is a regional service managed by the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) with the majority of clinics held at Greenlane Clinical Centre, Middlemore Hospital, Buckland Road and the Mangere Refugee Centre.

Children and adults from the Waitemata District Health Board are treated at Greenlane Clinical Centre.

The Oral Health Service also holds clinics and inpatient and day stay operating sessions at Greenlane Clinical Centre, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland City Hospital and Middlemore Hospital.

Most dental services for the Counties Manukau population are provided at the Oral Health Clinic at Middlemore Hospital and Buckland Road Southern Cross Campus at Mangere.

 

THE ORAL HEALTH SERVICE DOES NOT PROVIDE ROUTINE DENTAL SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC

 

Services Provided by the Oral Health Dental Service

  • Emergency relief of pain clinics.
  • Primary care (community) dental services for IHC and special needs adults and children.
  • Secondary services (hospital) for medically compromised patients including cardiac, oncology, respiratory, immunocompromised.
  • Cleft lip and palate and orthodontics (for craniofacial and cleft lip and palate patients only).
  • Tertiary services (complex hospital) in both inpatient and outpatient settings across the Auckland region.
  • After hours on-call regional acute service for oral and maxillofacial surgery for the treatment of acute trauma.

Subspecialty Groups Include:

  • Special needs children and adults.
  • Mental health inpatients only.
  • Emergency relief of pain clinic - an emergency service for the treatment of acute toothache.
  • Paediatrics - referred to Oral Health by the School Dental Service, private dentists, general practitioners and specialists.
  • Oral medicine.
  • Orthodontics - this service is available to children with craniofacial and cleft lip and palate only.
  • Periodontics - this service is available to special needs, medically compromised and oncology patients referred for the management of severe gum disease.
  • Restorative dentistry / cleft lip and palate - this service is based at Middlemore Hospital and works closely with the CMDHB Plastic Surgery Team.
  • Oral and maxillofacial trauma and orthognatic surgery - this regional service is based at Middlemore Hospital.
  • Prosthodontics - assists with the restoration of dental function to patients being treated for head and neck cancer.
  • Artificial eyes, nose and ears - artificial prostheses are made for patients referred to the laboratory service from specialists and other hospitals.
  • Mobile Surgical Bus - children can be treated on the surgical bus that visits Pukekohe and Wellsford every six weeks. Children are booked onto the bus through Oral Health.
  • Refugee Centre - this is a relief of pain clinic for refugees arriving in New Zealand.
  • Laboratory services - the laboratory provides specialised services to patients being treated for head and neck cancer.

 

Services Not Provided by the Oral Health Dental Service

All routine dental services including:

  • Check-ups
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Scale and cleans
  • Root canal fillings
  • Any restorative work such as crowns or dentures.

Patients must visit a private dentist for this type of dental work.

 

 

Definitions
CHILD  0 yrs old to under Year 9 (Form 3) in school
ADOLESCENT Over Year 9 (Form 3) in school and all adolescents (no matter what circumstances) until their 18th birthday
ADULT 18th birthday and over
IHC Special needs
PSYCH Psychiatric patients must be referred by Mental Health to qualify



For a list of Dental Officers who work in the Department, please click here.

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Raymond Abel

    Relief of Pain

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Joel Bagadam

    Oral Surgery, Relief of Pain

    Available at all locations.

  • Rashid Bharuchi

    Relief of Pain

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr Simon Brown

    Prosthodontic Specialist

    Available at all locations.

  • Thomas Butchard

    Special Needs Dentistry

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Ian Cathro

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

  • Alison Corkill

    Special Needs Dentistry, Paediatric, Relief of Pain

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Anna Dawson

    Special Needs Dentistry, Paediatric, Relief of Pain

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Wanda Gaynor

    Paediatric, Relief of pain

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Kim Gear

    Oral Medicine Specialist

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr Robert Gibbs

    Special Needs Dentistry

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr John Harrison

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Available at Middlemore Hospital

  • Dr Peter Hill

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr Chris Keall

    Dental Specialist - Restorative Dentistry

    Available at Middlemore Hospital

  • Dr Heather Keall

    Dental Specialist/ Orthodontist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital

  • Kavin King

    Special Needs Dentistry

    Available at all locations.

  • Pauline Koopu

    Paediatric, Relief of Pain

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr Cameron Lewis

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Available at Middlemore Hospital

  • Guo Ling

    Special Needs Dentistry

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Neil Luyk

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Available at Middlemore Hospital

  • Howard Mace

    Relief of Pain

    Available at Middlemore Hospital

  • Manisha Narsinh

    Paediatric, Relief of Pain

    Available at all locations.

  • John Papaconstantino

    Relief of Pain

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr Mark Pinkerton

    Orthodontist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital

  • Yasodhara Ramadas

    Paediatric Dentistry Specialist

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Clive Ross

    Clinical Director

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr Chris Sealey

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Lance West

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

Hours

Greenlane Clinical Centre
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm


Middlemore Hospital
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm


Buckland Road Clinic
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 - 12:00noon
Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: CLOSED

Services / Procedures / Treatments

  • Elective Services

    Oral Health provides elective services at Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre, Middlemore Hospital, Starship Children's Hospital, Buckland Road Clinic and the Refugee Centre.… More

  • Acute Services

    Oral Health provides acute services at Auckland City Hospital, Middlemore Hospital and Starship Children's Hospital.… More

  • Emergency Relief of Pain Clinic

    Relief of Pain Clinic at Oral Health Department at Greenlane Clinical Centre, Middlemore Hospital and Buckland Road.… More

  • Toothache


    Click here for details about the Relief of Pain Clinic at Oral Health Department at Greenlane Clinical Centre, Middlemore Hospital and Buckland Road. More

  • Impacted Tooth Extraction

    An incision (cut) is made in your gum and access to the impacted tooth cleared by pushing aside gum tissue and, if necessary, removing some bone.… More

  • Dental Implants

    Gum tissue at the site of the implant is opened up to expose the bone.… More

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery

    Arthroscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made over the joint in front of the ear.… More

  • Salivary Gland Surgery

    Parotidectomy: an incision (cut) is made in front of the ear and runs down below the jaw line.… More

Charges

Oral Health Fee Schedule - for NZ Residents

Surgical Extraction

  • There is a user part charge for the surgical extraction of teeth.
  • If the surgical extraction is performed under local anaesthetic or oral sedation, the cost will be $100 - $200.
  • If the surgical extraction is under general anaesthetic or intravenous sedation, the cost will be $350 - $400.
  • The cost to you will be discussed at the time of your consultation.
  • It is preferable to pay the fee on the day of the procedure.
  • Patients who cannot afford to pay can apply for a loan through WINZ.  You will need to contact WINZ to see if you qualify.  Our dentist(s) can provide you with a quote for treatment to take to WINZ.

 

Relief of Pain Service

  • $40.00 (except children and referred psychiatric inpatients who are free).  This needs to be paid on the day of treatment.
  • The $40.00 user part charge covers the consultation time and x-ray if required.  If you are required to come back for further treatment or you decide to seek private dental treatment, this does not mean that the RPO consultation is free.
  • Some treatments will have an extra charge, for instance, the extraction of wisdom teeth under local or general anaesthetic costs $180 - $360 (please read above for more details).
  • The Oral Health staff will advise you of any additional charges.

Non Residents

  • There are additional charges for non residents, which will need to be paid before you have a consultation and/or treatment.  
  • For details of these costs please contact the Oral Health Department.

 

We accept payment by cash or EFTPOS only.

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Visiting Hours

Oral Health does not have visiting hours as it is primarily an outpatient service.

Parking

There are parking charges at Greenlane Clinical Centre and Middlemore Hospital.

Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

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Middlemore Hospital

South Auckland

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This page was last updated at 10:23AM on June 12, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Oral Health Service - Regional Service.