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Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)

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To our Auckland whānau

We would like to extend our gratitude for the support you showed our healthcare workers during the COVID-19 lockdown. During this period, there were national restrictions on services able to be offered to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19. This included restrictions on routine dental treatments and check-ups.

We kindly request your continual support as we commence our COVID-19 Recovery Plan. For the Children’s Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service), this means we need to firstly offer our dental appointments to children of highest clinical need before routine check-ups can be offered.

We apologise in advance for the delays this will cause for children who are due a routine check-up. Please be assured that we will contact you as soon as we are able to offer your child an appointment with our service. If you would like to update your contact details and include an email address on your child’s file, please email .

In the meantime, if your child is in pain or you have immediate concerns with their teeth, please phone your nearest Children’s Community Dental Service clinic or 0800 TALK TEETH. Our staff will be available to discuss your concerns with you directly, and will offer your child an appointment if required.

For more information as well as our top tips for keeping your child’s smile bright, please visit the ARDS page on the Waitematā DHB website.

Kind regards,
The Children’s Community Dental Service.

 

Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)
Free dental assessments and care are provided for children and adolescents in the greater Auckland area.

Birth to Year 8
The ARDS School Dental service provides free dental services to children from birth to Year 8 who have been enrolled with the service. We operate from dental facilities across the greater Auckland area; these facilities include a mixture of fixed clinics, transportable dental units and dental vans. For more information about child dental care or to find a list of clinics near you please check our website here or phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583).

Adolescent Dental Care
Free dental care is provided for adolescents from Year 9 until their 18th birthday by contracted dental practices. Regardless of whether adolescents are at school, in paid employment or not, they are still entitled to free dental services. For more information about adolescent dental care or to find a dental practice who provides funded dental care near you please click here or phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583).

Enrolment
All babies born in Auckland's main hospitals are automatically registered with the Auckland Regional Dental Service. Your child will be invited to a dental appointment when they are about 1 year old.

If your child is new to Auckland or new to New Zealand they may not be registered with us. To enrol/register your child please complete the ARDS Dental Registration Update E-form below (see Referral Process), phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583), or contact one of our dental facilities.

For information and FAQ on the Pukekohe Intermediate Dental Clinic Public Health Notice please visit the dedicated website:   www.countiesmanukau.health.nz/ardspukekohe

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Government Funded Care for under 18 years

Adolescents Year 9 [Form 3] until 18th Birthday, Birth to Year 8 (Form 2)

Languages Spoken

English

Referral Process

Enrolment
All babies born in Auckland's main hospitals are automatically registered with the Auckland Regional Dental service. You will receive a welcome text and your child will be invited to a dental appointment when they are about 1 year old.

If your child is new to Auckland or new to New Zealand they may not be registered with us. To enrol/register your child please complete the ARDS Dental Registration Update E-form found below, phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583) or contact one of our dental facilities. 

  
Pre-school child (0-5 years):
  • Children born in an Auckland hospital will be automatically enrolled on our database.
  • You can check by contacting one of our dental clinics or 0800 number.
  • You will receive your first appointment when your child is about 1 year old. 
School children:
  • School age children who have been enrolled as a pre-school patient will be automatically transferred to their school roll.
  • If your child has not been previously enrolled at a clinic you may receive an enrolment pack from the Dental Clinic.
  • School age children may be seen at school in a variety of ways on the Dental Van, on a Transportable Dental Unit or at a Fixed Clinic.

You are welcome to attend any appointment with your child.

 
If you want to know more about what dental care and advice we provide, talk to the Dental Therapist/Oral Health Therapist at your ARDS clinic or call: 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583)

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Services / Treatments

  • ARDS Dental Registration/Enrolment

    Enrolment
    All babies born in Auckland's main hospitals are automatically registered with the Free Children's Community Dental Service.… More PDF

  • Free Dental Care

    General Dental Check
    Your child's first dental appointments should start when they are about 1 year old.… More

  • Sugar Fact Sheet

    More PDF

  • Dental Materials Fact Sheet

    More PDF

  • Preventive Treatment Fact Sheet

    More PDF

  • Pulpotomy and Stainless Steel Crown Fact Sheet

    More PDF

  • Advice and Consent Form

    More PDF

  • Dental Practices providing funded care to Adolescents (Year 9 {Form 3} up until the 18th Birthday)

    Dental care is funded for adolescents (Year 9 {Form 3} up until the 18th birthday.… More PDF

Fees

The Auckland Regional Dental Service provides free care for eligible patients.

To enable us to determine your child’s eligibility for free dental care, please include a photocopy or scan of the following documents with any new enrolment forms:

  • Relevant pages of both the parent/guardian and child’s passport; this should include the page with your photograph and personal details, and ALL permits issued (e.g. Residents / Student / Visitor / Work Permits.)
  • The passport page(s) that shows the “New Zealand Entry” stamp.
  • If one or both parents are New Zealand citizens please provide a copy of the child’s full birth certificate only.

Refugees and those who have applied to be refugees in NZ - please provide a copy of the Immigration NZ letter of acceptance of refugee status.

Public Transport

Auckland Transport www.at.govt.nz

Website

Contact Details

  • Phone

    Freephone: 0800 TALK TEETH or 0800 825 583

  • Website

ARDS Administration Office:
Phone: (09) 839 0565
Fax: (09) 839 0566
Email: ards@waitematadhb.govt.nz


Adolescent Dental Service:
0800 TALK TEETH or 0800 825 583 or 09 838 1711

For a list of clinics currently open in your area please click here

For a list of adolescent contracting dentists click here

Postal Address

Auckland Regional Dental Service
Private Bag 93 115
Henderson 0650
Auckland

This page was last updated at 12:25PM on June 30, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS).