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Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)

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To our community

We would like to update you about the changes to the Children’s Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service) in response to COVID-19.

At Covid-19 Alert level 3, the government’s restrictions on people's movements and travel are still in place. With this in mind, we are initially providing appointments for dental care for children who have been telephone assessed for recent dental pain; or who have current dental pain or infection.

The wellbeing of our community is paramount for us, therefore all parents and caregivers who are attending booked appointments will be asked to wear a face-covering/mask and use hand sanitiser on entering the clinic, and these will be provided on arrival.  

If your child is in pain or you have immediate concerns about their teeth, please phone 0800 TALK TEETH to speak with an oral health clinician, or alternatively contact your nearest clinic from one of the following options:

ARDS operating dental care clinic location at Alert Level 3

Contact phone number

Email address

North AKL

Silverdale

09 426 8470

ARDS.Silverdale@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Northcross

09 479 4236

ARDS.NorthcrossIntermediate@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Albany

09 415 2059

ARDS.Albany@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Glenfield Intermediate

09 444 6160

ARDS.GlenfieldIntermediate@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Forrest Hill

09 410 7361

ARDS.ForrestHill@waitematadhb.govt.nz

West AKL

Henderson Intermediate

09 838 9751

ARDS.HendersonIntermediate@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Edmonton

09 838 2402

ARDS.Edmonton@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Glen Eden Intermediate

09 817 0070

ARDS.GlenEdenIntermediate@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Central AKL

Ponsonby

09 376 6327

ARDS.Ponsonby@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Blockhouse Bay Intermediate

09 627 0019

ARDS.BlockhouseBayIntermediate@waitematadhb.govt.nz

May Road

09 620 0134

ARDS.MayRoad@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Orakei

09 520 0603

ARDS.Orakei@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Point England

09 570 4309

ARDS.PointEngland@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Ōtāhuhu

09 276 6633

ARDS.OtahuhuPrimary@waitematadhb.govt.nz

East AKL

Botany

09 533 5426

ARDS.Botany@waitematadhb.govt.nz

South AKL

Buckland Road, Māngere

09 442 7208

ARDS.BucklandRoad@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Viscount

09 275 4747

ARDS.Viscount@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Brown’s Road, Manurewa

09 264 0047

ARDS.BrownsRoad@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Manurewa Intermediate

09 268 8097

ARDS.ManurewaIntermediate@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Puhinui

09 278 1975

ARDS.Puhinui@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Chapel

09 274 7203

ARDS.ChapelDowns@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Papakura

09 299 8112

ARDS.Papakura@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Pukekohe Intermediate

09 237 1070

ARDS.PukekoheIntermediate@waitematadhb.govt.nz

 

If you phone outside our normal operating hours of Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm, please contact your after-hours GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116 or visit Healthline.govt.nz.

All non-essential appointments are postponed and we will be in touch with parents/ caregivers to reschedule these as circumstances allow. Our vans and Transportable Dental Units are also closed.

The key to keeping good oral health for our tamariki and whānau is to have healthy oral health habits at home. Please visit ards.co.nz and find general oral health message information sheets available under Multi-language resources, and frequently asked questions.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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 here, phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583), or contact one of our dental facilities.

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

How do I access this service?

Contact us

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…

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Charges

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.

Hours

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Languages Spoken

English

Government Funded/Subsidised Dental Care

Adolescents – aged 13 - 17, Children up to age 13

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

  • 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

Services Provided

Screening and prevention

  • Dental

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Document Downloads

Public Transport

Auckland Transport www.at.govt.nz

Region

Central Auckland, East Auckland, South Auckland, West Auckland, North Auckland

Website

Contact Details

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

ARDS Fixed Clinics Information: click here

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 10:25AM on November 25, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS).