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Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)

General Dentist Service, Community Health, Other

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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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

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

How do I access this service?

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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

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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

  • 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 10:46AM on April 14, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS).