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Dental and Oral Health (ARDS)

  • Good oral health and hygiene is an important part of general health for the whole family
  • Waitemata DHB supports and funds oral health promotion, education and treatment services for our young Waitemata residents, setting them up for good oral health for life

School dental service

  • The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) provides free care for pre-school children who have been enrolled with the service at ARDS clinics throughout greater Auckland
  • The service also operates from mobile clinics around the region
  • The free dental care that ARDS provides carries on when your child begins school (Years 1-8)
  • If your child starts school and is not already enrolled with ARDS, you can access an enrolment pack from a dental clinic or complete an ARDS enrolment form

Clinics in your area


  • Please contact ARDS on 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583)

Adolescent dental care

  • Free dental care continues for your child when they move to secondary school (Year 9 onwards), right up until your child turns 18
  • To receive free treatment your child is required to enrol with a dentist who holds a contract with the DHB in your area

Adolescent contracting dentists

Adolescent mobile dental providers

  • Mobile dental services are provided to most schools and colleges in Auckland by Lumino Dental, Mighty Mouth Dental, Raukura Hauora O Tainui and the West Auckland Mobile Dental Service
  • The service is provided from a mobile dental surgery on the school grounds
  • You can view a list of schools where the adolescent mobile service operates

If you would like to discuss enrolment or find a contracting dentist near you, please call 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825583)


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Dental and Oral Health (ARDS)

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