Metro South Oral Health Service delivers quality oral health services that are publicly funded and offered to eligible Australian residents. Services at QEII Hospital are delivered through our public dental clinic located on the third floor.
At present, Queensland has the broadest eligibility criteria for publicly funded oral health care of any state or territory in Australia. Eligibility for publicly funded oral health care is extended to:
In an effort to reduce waiting lists, Metro South Hospital and Health Service has entered into a National Partnership Agreement with the Commonwealth Government, which provides additional funding for general, emergency and prosthetic dental services. In some cases, patients are provided with a voucher to access treatment from a dentist or prosthetist who has entered into an agreement with Metro South Oral Health, to provide services to publicly funded patients. To locate your nearest participating private dental practitioner view the list.
To help you and your family keep a healthy smile the 'keep a healthy smile' website covers the key oral health issues for all stages of life. Please use the menu on the left to access a particular area of interest.
Water fluoridation commenced in South-East Queensland in December 2008. For more information on oral health and fluoride go to: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/fluoride/.