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Dental and Oral Health


To our community
We would like to update you about the changes to the Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service) in response to COVID-19.

The wellbeing and safety of our community is paramount, therefore, our service will only be providing essential dental care for children. If your child is in pain, or you have immediate concerns about their teeth, please phone one of the following clinics:

ARDS essential dental care clinic location

Contact phone number


09 426 8470

Glenfield Intermediate

09 444 6160

Henderson Intermediate

09 838 9751

Point England

09 570 4309

Brown’s Road

09 264 0047

Pukekohe Intermediate

09 237 1070

All non-essential appointments are postponed and we will be in touch with parents/ caregivers to reschedule them as circumstances allow. Our van and Transportable Dental Units are also closed.

If you phone outside our normal operating hours of Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm, please contact Healthline on 0800 611 116 or visit

If you have health-related concerns about COVID-19, call the dedicated Healthline 0800 number, 0800 358 5453. The line is staffed by nurses, paramedics and health advisors. Interpreters are available.

Adolescent Oral Health (Year 9 up until the 18th Birthday) 

We would also like to update you about the changes to Adolescent Oral Health in response to COVID-19.

The NZ COVID-19 alert level is Level 4. This means non-emergency and elective dental procedures for all patients must be postponed and only emergency care provided.

A limited number of dental practices will be available for adolescent patients to provide essential dental services for acute emergency care only. You do not have to be enrolled at these practices to receive emergency care.

For information on dental practices available for emergency care for your adolescent please phone 0800 TALK TEETH between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

The Community Dental Service team.


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

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