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What do we do?
The Cairns and Hinterland Oral Health Service provides high quality free general and emergency dental services to eligible clients.
Our goal is to help our clients to achieve and maintain optimal standards in Oral Health within the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.
Across our district, we deliver oral health services at our dedicated oral health facilities, hospitals, community outreach clinics and schools. Our area covers as far as Tully in the south, Croydon in the west and Mossman / Daintree in the north.
Our service is client focused and our team goal is to meet the needs of eligible clients through general and specialist Oral Health services including but not limited to general Dentistry, Preventative Care, Oral Health Education, Specialist support.
Our professional team consists of Dentists, Orthodontist, Oral Health and Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants, Prosthetist, Technicians and Administration staff.
Queensland residents and, where applicable, in receipt of benefits from a current Qld:
- Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) issued by the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA)
- Pension Concession Card (PCC) issued by Centrelink
- Health Care Card (HCC)
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSC)
- Queensland Seniors Card (QSC)
- 0-17 year olds
Families who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be bulk-billed to Medicare. There will be no co-payment necessary or cost to families to complete your child’s treatment.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers a range of general services, but does not include orthodontics or cosmetic dental work.
Our dental team will discuss your options with you upon appointment for specialist services including orthodontics and oral surgery.
How do I access this service?
Call for an appointment and arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time with your concession card.
Community Health centres
|Cairns North||381 Sheridan Street||1300 300 850|
|Edmonton||10-12 Robert Road||1300 300 850|
|Smithfield||16 Danbulan Street||1300 300 850|
|Atherton||Cnr Jack & Louise streets||1300 300 850|
|Chillagoe||21 Hospital Street||1300 300 850|
|Croydon||Sircom Street||1300 300 850|
|Georgetown||High Street||1300 300 850|
|Innisfail||87 Rankin Street||1300 300 850|
|Mareeba||21 Lloyd Street||1300 300 850|
|Mossman||9 Hospital Street||1300 300 850|
|Tully||17 Bryant Street||1300 300 850|
|Yarrabah||1 Bukki Road||1300 300 850|
School based clinics
|Balaclava||Balaclava State School, McCoombe Street – Mooroobool||1300 300 850|
|Cairns North SDS||381 Sheridan Street||1300 300 850|
|Cairns West||Hoare Street, Manunda||1300 300 850|
|Edge Hill||Edge Hill State School, Russell Street|
1300 300 850
|Edmonton SDS||Robert Road, Edmonton||1300 300 850|
|Innisfail||1300 300 850|
|Parramatta||Parramatta State School, Mulgrave Road||1300 300 850|
|Smithfield SDS||Danbulan Drive, Smithfield||1300 300 850|
Mobile dental clinics
|Van 111a||Screening Cairns||1300 300 850|
|Van 181a||Screening Cairns||1300 300 850|
|Van 187a||Cairns West||1300 300 850|
|Van 152a||Innisfail||1300 300 850|
|Van 143a||Mossman||1300 300 850|
|Van 141a||Tabelands||1300 300 850|
|Van 173||Tabelands||1300 300 850|
|Van 188a||Cairns||1300 300 850|
|Van L1||Tully||1300 300 850|
|Van L3||Tablelands||1300 300 850|
Where is my closest community dental clinic?
Please see above locations to find a clinic closest to you
What if I am unable to attend my appointment?
Please contact us within 24 hours prior to the appointment and we will reschedule for you
What do I do if it is an emergency?
Please contact us and our staff will prioritise you in line with your personal situation
I have a referral from my doctor to see a Dentist, what do I do?
Please call the call centre and they will arrange an appointment for you
My 16 year old child, doesn’t attend school. Are they eligible for free treatment?
Yes. Please contact our call centre and our staff will arrange an appointment at a convenient location for you
My child needs a check-up, how do I book them in?
Please call the call centre and they will go through the consent process, the school service nearest to you and how to book an appointment