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Oral Health

Oral Health Services NT (OHS-NT) Overview

OHS-NT provides quality oral health services to Territorians, including pain and trauma management, emergency care, restorative fillings and repairs, endodontics, extractions, oral hygiene, oral health promotion and denture services.

Specialist services include orthodontics, oral surgery, and treatment in hospital under general anaesthetic.

OHS-NT is accredited with the Australian College of Healthcare Standards and currently collaborates with the Menzies School of Health Research and the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health on multi-centre clinical research programs.

Services for Adults

Adults with a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card are eligible for free dental services. Please bring your card to your appointment.

The demand for services is always high so waiting lists can apply. Patients are prioritised based on their clinical need and those with the most urgent problems will get priority.

People who do not turn up for booked appointments make waiting times longer for everyone else. Please contact us if you are unable to attend your appointment. If you do not let us know you may have to wait longer for a new appointment.

Services for Children and Adolescents

Free dental services are provided from birth to 18 years of age through school-based clinics, community clinics and mobile services.

To make an appointment please ring 8922 6466.

Oral Health Services NT is participating in Medicare Child Dental . This will not impact on services provided by Oral Health Services NT. Families eligible for this benefit are asked to provide evidence of their eligibility and their Medicare details Benefits Schedule.

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The ' training package' has been designed to provide non-oral health professionals with oral health background information, knowledge about early childhood caries as well as prevention and management of oral disease.

For further information see Oral Health Promotion.