The Dental Health Service provides inpatient and outpatient oral health services to eligible people.
Who is eligible for us to look after?
The Dental Service provides specialist treatment and advice on treatment for patients suffering from oral conditions which are beyond the scope of general practice dentists.
Comprehensive dental care is provided for patients who are mentally, physically or intellectually compromised to an extent where their dental treatment cannot be provided in the private sector, or where the backup facilities of a hospital are required.
Dental care under general anaesthetic (GA) can be provided when clinically indicated.
Referrals are accepted from all areas in the Wellington region and can be received from private practice dentists, general medical practitioners, medical specialists, dental therapists, hospital based clinicians and a number of self referrals.
Low income service
We provide a limited service for patients who are on low incomes and who cannot access care from the private sector because of financial constraints. To access this service you must hold a current Community Services Card, although only very limited appointments are available.