MidCentral District Health Board has preschool, school, adolescent and hospital dental services. Dental health is an important part of general health for the whole family from infants to the older adult.
Community and School Dental Services
MidCentral's Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service provides support, advice and FREE dental treatment for children aged from 0-17 years of age. The service uses a combination of mobile and fixed clinics to service the areas of Feilding, Dannevirke, Pahiatua, Shannon, Woodville, Eketāhuna, Levin, Ōtaki, Foxton and Palmerston North.
The mobile dental clinics visit over 70 schools throughout the region, as well as having dental clinics based at Ross Intermediate and Palmerston North Intermediate Normal Schools. Dental services are also available in the Horowhenua Health Centre in Levin and at The Palms, Palmerston North.
All children should be enrolled from five months old.
- Selected early childhood centres, Well Child and Tamariki Ora providers
- Mobile Dental Clinics
- Horowhenua Health Centre, Levin ph. 06 366 0060
- The Palms, Palmerston North ph. 06 358 0953
- Ross Intermediate Dental Clinic ph. 06 358 4572
- Palmerston North Intermediate Normal Dental Clinic ph. 06 358 0547
- Child and Adolescent Oral Health ph. 06 350 8619 or 0800 825 583
Return the completed registration form to:
Child and Adolescent Oral Health
Private Bag 11036
Where can you find the service?
Services during school holidays
Services are available over the school holidays at The Palms, Horowhenua Health Centre and selected sites. Certain schools will have the mobile dental clinics onsite or fixed school based clinics may be open. To find your closest facility, visit the Mobile and Fixed Clinic Schedule.
FREE oral health care from the start of secondary school age until the 18th birthday
When starting high school and until 18 years old, regardless of whether at school or not, free routine dental services are available through the Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service and a number of contracted dentists
Routine dental treatment care focuses on the prevention of tooth decay and the repair of cavities. It does no include cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics.
Dental services are not free if you chose a dentist who is not contracted to provide this service.
Emergency Dental Care for 0-17year olds
Emergency Dental Care for Adults
MidCentral DHB provides funding to specific providers of Emergency Dental Services across our entire region.
Phone: 06 350 8619
Freephone: 0800 TALK TEETH or 0800 825 583
Listed under 'Dental Services' in the white pages of the telephone directory.
Remember to have your final FREE dental check before you turn 18!