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Capital & Coast DHB Dental Service

Public Service

Description

The Dental Health Service provides inpatient and outpatient oral health services to eligible people.

 

Who is eligible for us to look after?
The Dental Service provides specialist treatment and advice on treatment for patients suffering from oral conditions which are beyond the scope of general practice dentists.

Comprehensive dental care is provided for patients who are mentally, physically or intellectually compromised to an extent where their dental treatment cannot be provided in the private sector, or where the backup facilities of a hospital are required.

Dental care under general anaesthetic (GA) can be provided when clinically indicated.

Referrals are accepted from all areas in the Wellington region and can be received from private practice dentists, general medical practitioners, medical specialists, dental therapists, hospital based clinicians and a number of self referrals.

Low income service
We provide a limited service for patients who are on low incomes and who cannot access care from the private sector because of financial constraints. To access this service you must hold a current Community Services Card, although only very limited appointments are available.

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Lydia Baker

    General Dental Practice

    Available at all locations.

  • Roger Barnes

    General Dental Practice

    Available at all locations.

  • Vivian Chen

    General Dental Practice

    Available at all locations.

  • Stacey Costain

    General Dental Practice

    Available at all locations.

  • Elizabeth Hitchings

    General Dental Practice

    Available at all locations.

  • Rose Jones

    Oral Pathology Specialist

    Available at Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

  • Barbara King

    General Dental Practice

    Available at all locations.

  • Penelope Malden

    General Dental Practice/Public Health Specialist

    Available at all locations.

  • Elizabeth Mazarakis

    General Dental Practice

    Available at Kenepuru Community Hospital - Te Hohipera o Kenepuru

  • Manish Patel

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist

    Available at Kenepuru Community Hospital - Te Hohipera o Kenepuru

  • Amanda Rowe

    General Dental Practice

    Available at all locations.

  • Kylie Redgrave

    General Dental Practice

    Available at all locations.

  • Brendan Young

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist

    Available at Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

Hours

Wellington Hospital Dental and Oral Health Service:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Closed weekends and public holidays
Phone (04) 385 5967

Kenepuru Hospital Dental and Oral Health Service:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Closed weekends and public holidays
Phone (04) 978 2871

Referral Expectations

People can access the service through referral from their private dentist or medical GP. For relief of pain and low income services people can phone the service directly.

Depending on your eligibility criteria you should expect delays in receiving appointments and care.

Services / Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Bee Healthy - Regional Dental Service

    The Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service is a community based dental service for all children in the greater Wellington region aged between 0-18 years.… More

  • Dental Treatment under GA (Children)

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  • Extraction of teeth (Child) - Parent / Caregiver Information

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  • Extraction of teeth (Adult) - Patient Information

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  • Having one Course of Dental Treatment - Patient Information

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  • Immediate Dentures - Patient Information

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  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth - Patient Information

    The wisdom teeth (third molars) are the last teeth to grow.… More PDF

  • Important Information for a Healthy Smile

    www.healthysmiles.org.nz
    Visit this website to find out more about your oral health and dentistry. More

  • Instructions for Patients Receiving Oral Sedation

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  • Mandibular Advancement Splints

    A mandibular advancement splint (MAS) is a device worn in your mouth to treat obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring.  While the MAS is supplied by the Dental Service the overall management of your sleep apnoea remains with the Respiratory Service.… More

  • Relief of Pain Clinic

    If you have toothache and a valid Community Services Card you may ring our Department - Wellington (04) 385 5967 or Kenepuru (04) 978 2871 at 8am and if we have any available appointments you will be given one.… More

  • School and Adolescent Dental Service

    The School Dental Service provides free dental care at school-based clinics for children from pre-school through to the end of primary or intermediate school.… More PDF

Charges

Part charges are made for almost all treatments. The exceptions are children, adolescents, those receiving care following an accident (ACC) and individuals who receive dental care while an inpatient.
Charges are lower than those in private practice. You will be asked to pay any charges on the day you receive treatment.

Please make sure you bring your Community Services Card and proof of your NZ residency (e.g. your passport) to your appointment.

Refreshments

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Public Transport

Wellington Hospital

A number of bus services pass by the main entrance of Wellington Hospital in Riddiford Street, Newtown. Details of times and bus numbers are available by calling (04) 801 7000 or visit the Metlink website.

 For information about train timetables and fares, visit the TranzMetro website.

Kenepuru Hospital

A bus stop is located at the Main Entrance. For information on public transport options, contact Metlink on 0800 801 700.

Parking

Wellington Hospital

Parking areas for patients and visitors are provided as follows:

Main Public Car Park - entrance off Riddiford Street. This is a well lit car park with mechanical barrier arms at the entrance.
Collect your ticket on arrival from the machine on entering the underground car park. All parking fees are payable when you leave the car park at any Auto Pay Station. You can pay with notes, coins or credit cards at the Auto Pay Station.
Alternatively there is an ASB ATM cashflow machine in the main atrium on Level 2. This machine accepts most major cards. 

Parking Prices for Main Public Car Park

Monday to Friday

0 - 20 mins

Free

20 mins - 1 hour

$4.00

1 - 2 hours

$6.00

2 - 3 hours

$7.00

3 - 4 hours

$8.00

4 - 5 hours

$9.00

5+ hours

$10.00

Parking Prices for Pay and Display Coupon areas

0 - 1 hour

$3.00

1 - 2 hours

$5.00

2 - 3 hours

$6.00

3 - 4 hours

$7.00

4+ hours

$8.00

Wellington Hospital map showing public car parking.

Car Park Management
Care Park manage the hospital car park in accordance with the C&CDHB Car Park Management Plan. Cars may be towed away if parked in no parking zones (yellow lines). Enforcement Notices are issued in Pay and Display areas where no valid coupon is displayed. All net income from the parking is used by C&CDHB to fund other projects such as the free patient shuttle from Kenepuru to Wellington Hospitals or an on-site shuttle service for patients.
Care Park contact: 0800 227 372.

Kenepuru Hospital

There is ample free parking at Kenepuru Hospital in well-lit areas with a drop-off area at the Main Entrance. 

Free Shuttle Service between Kenepuru and Wellington Hospitals
A free shuttle for patients runs between Kenepuru and Wellington Hospitals. To book, please call Kenepuru Orderlies on (04) 385 5999 ext 7088.

The shuttle operates Monday to Friday: 7am - 6pm, departing from Wellington Hospital (main entrance off Riddiford Street) and Kenepuru Hospital (main entrance) on the hour. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes. 

Accommodation

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Pharmacy

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Security

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Contact Details

Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

Wellington

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Kenepuru Community Hospital - Te Hohipera o Kenepuru

Wellington

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This page was last updated at 11:17AM on October 17, 2016. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Dental Service.