Lakes Teeth - Community Oral Health Service
General Dentist Service, Community
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Lakes Teeth services are for all children and adolescents (aged 0 to your 18th birthday) and it’s FREE. (Adults who meet special criteria may also qualify.)
The focus of the service is on seeing babies and children early to support parents to look after their baby’s and children’s teeth and prevent tooth decay. It’s essential children are enrolled as early as possible.
Healthy teeth play an important role in a child’s development and a healthy mouth and teeth are important for a child’s health and wellbeing for the rest of their life.
Services are delivered at modern dental clinics across Rotorua, Taupō and Tūrangi. There are also mobile dental units and one Preventive Treatment unit which travel to different sites throughout the region.
From year 9, adolescents can choose either a dentist or Lakes Teeth for FREE care until their 18th birthday.
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How do I access this service?
Babies can be enrolled with the service from birth and should have their first visit to the dental therapist before they are one year old.
School children are usually enrolled through their school.
From year 9, adolescents can choose either a dentist or the Community Oral Health Service for FREE care until their 18th birthday. This is regardless of whether they are enrolled at school, working, unemployed, or students outside of school.
To enrol or for more information ring your closest school dental clinic or 0800 Lakes Teeth (0800 525 378) or text 027 578 0275.
Lakes Teeth services are FREE for all children and adolescents (aged 0 to your 18th birthday).
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
During Christmas time our service will be closed from Thursday 24th of December 2021 until Tuesday 5th of January 2022.
Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.
Urgent Dental Care
Government Funded/Subsidised Dental Care
Children up to age 13, Adolescents – aged 13 - 17
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This page was last updated at 10:43AM on September 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes Teeth - Community Oral Health Service.