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Dental and Oral Health

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 update. 

To our community

Now we are in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 we wanted to let you know about the services that will be available from the Children’s Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service).

We are not able to offer routine appointments just yet, but we will let you know as soon as this changes. This means that your child’s routine appointment may be delayed.

Some of our dental clinics will be open to offer appointments to children with urgent dental care needs. Our staff will be in contact with you if your child requires an urgent appointment.

 If your child is in pain, or if you have an immediate concern about your child’s teeth, please phone 0800 TALK TEETH to speak to one of our therapists. The therapist will be able to give you advice and may arrange an appointment for your child if needed.

We kindly ask that you do not come to the clinics if you do not have an appointment booked. This is because we require all children and their parents/caregivers to answer COVID-19 screening questions before they come for an appointment.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Thank you for your understanding and support during this time.

 Kind regards,

The Children’s Community Dental Service.


School dental service (ARDS)

Good oral health and hygiene is an important part of general health for the whole family.

Waitemata DHB provides FREE oral health care services for the children of Auckland from birth to school year 8.

  • 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)
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Dental and Oral Health

Healthpoint provides up-to-date information about our services at Waitemata DHB. Find out more about our Auckland Regional Dental (ARDS) services

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