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Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)

General Dentist Service

Description

Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)
The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) provides free dental services to children from birth to Year 8 (Form 2). We operate from 83 dental facilities across the greater Auckland area; these facilities include a mixture of fixed clinics, transportable dental units and dental vans.

Birth to Year 8 (Form 2)

Auckland Regional Dental Service provides free dental assessments and care from birth to children up to Year 8 (Form 2). Adolescent care from Year 9 onwards is mainly provided by a contracting dentist (please see below).

Adolescent Dental Care

Adolescent dental services are provided by contracting dentists from Year 9 (Form 3) until their 18th birthday. 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 contracting dentist near you please check our website www.ards.co.nz 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 found on our website, 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

Mon – Fri 8:00 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 on our website, 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)

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

  • Contracted Dental Providers for 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

Website

Contact Details

Freephone: 0800 TALK TEETH or 0800 825 583 

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


Adolescent Dental Coordination Service:
0800 TALK TEETH or 0800 825 583

For a list of clinics currently open in your area please visit: www.ards.co.nz

Postal Address

Auckland Regional Dental Service
Private Bag 93 115
Henderson 0650
Auckland

This page was last updated at 2:13PM on June 18, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS).