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Dental

Our dentists provide a comprehensive range of dental services at our Ashburton site. Find out about the range of services they provide for all ages.

Our dentists are a highly professional dedicated team. Together they provide care for all ages, from children to teens to adults.

Our dental services in Ashburton:

  • Check-ups and cleans
  • General dental treatment
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dentures and denture repairs
  • Mouthguards and splints
  • Prevention of dental problems
  • Root canal treatment
  • Teeth whitening.

How to make an appointment

Please contact our intake team on 03 9810 3000 or intake@accesshc.org.au

Appointments are available daily from 8:30am-5pm, with some after hours appointments available.

Priority access to dental care

If you are eligible for public dental services, you can receive priority access to our dental care.

The following groups have priority access to care*:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children (0-17 years) and young people
  • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness
  • Pregnant women who are healthcare or pension card holders
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Registered clients of mental health and disability services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of special developmental schools.

If you meet the above criteria, please tell the intake team when you call to make an appointment.

* low subsidised or no fees may apply for some priority access groups.

Fees and payments

We offer services for all members of the community. Some of our services prioritise access to people and families with greater health, economic and social needs. We set the costs of our services based on income ranges. These income ranges are based on the Centrelink Income Test for pensioners. See our current income tables.

Subsidised Schemes:

  • Children 0-17 years who are holders or dependents of those with a Health Care or Pension Card do not pay a fee
  • Children 0-17 years who are non-card holders pay $33.00 (maximum per family  $132.00)
  • Adults with a Health Care or Pension Card pay $28.00 per visit for general care for up to 4 visits. (Max $112)
  • An emergency appointment costs $28.00 per visit
  • Dentures are $67.50 per denture

We also provide bulk billed dental services at no cost to patients aged 0-18 years, who are eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme (must be eligible for Family Tax Benefit A)

Full Fee Costs

We offer a new client special – a comprehensive check-up, two X-rays, scale, clean and fluoride treatment for $169

Private health rebates are available and claimable on site.

If you want to talk to someone about fees, please call 03 9810 3000. We are here to help find the best solution for you.

Our team

Our dental team consists of highly experienced professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality care.

Our friendly reception team, caring dental assistants and experienced clinicians work hard to give you a positive experience and a healthy smile.

 

We have limited after hours private dental on a Thursday evening. Saturday mornings are not currently available but we hope to have this service available in the near future.

Braces and implants are specialist procedures that we cannot provide at Access Health & Community.However, we can arrange referrals to appropriate public and private specialists that can carry out these procedures.

Unfortunately, crowns are not funded through the Community Dental program. We’re able to provide crowns through our private dental clinic (fees apply).

We prioritise access, to those most vulnerable in the community.

Waiting lists do not apply to the following groups:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness.
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
  • Children and young people aged 0-17 years who are health care card or pensioner concession card holders or dependents of concession card holders.
  • All children and young people up to 18 years of age, who are in out-of-home care provided by the Children, Youth and Families Division of DHS.
  • All youth justice clients up to 18 years of age in custodial care.
  • Registered clients of mental health and disability services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of a special developmental school.

For community dental care

Children 0- 12 years

Priority access, no waiting list. Next available appointment is offered.

Youth 13 – 17 years

Priority access, no waiting list. Next available appointment is offered.

Adult 18 years+

For emergency care, appointments are offered depending on severity.

General checkup: 16 months

Denture high priority: three months

Denture low priority: 19 months

Private dental care

No waiting lists apply. The next available private dental appointment is offered.

Call Access HC

Make a booking

It's quick and easy to book online or you can call our friendly intake team on
03 9810 3000. We are here to help.