We provide a range of free dental services to eligible people living in Central Queensland. We provide services for adults in community dental clinics and children in mobile dental vans or school clinics.
Dental services include:
- Oral hygiene instruction and advice
- Oral examination
- Fissure sealing
- Repair of fractured teeth
For adults to be eligible for free public oral health services they must:
- Be Queensland residents; and,
- Be eligible for Medicare1; and,
- Be receiving benefits from one of the following concession cards:
- Pensioner Concession Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs;
- Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink;
- Health Care Card;
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; or,
- Queensland Seniors Card.
For eligible adults, eligibility is extended to dependants named on their concession card.
Adults that reside in states or territories other than Queensland who are eligible for Medicare and hold a valid concession card are eligible if their closest public oral health facility is in Queensland.
All other adults from interstate who are eligible for Medicare and hold a valid concession card are eligible for emergency care only.
All prisoners in Queensland are eligible for free public oral health services.
View more information about the eligibility of public dental services.
How to access this service
Our services are provided at Community Dental Clinics across Central Queensland. Call your local Community Dental Clinic to make an appointment.
Children and Adolescents
For children to be eligible for free public oral health services they must:
- Be Queensland residents or attend a Queensland school; and,
- Be eligible for Medicare2; and,
- Meet at least one of the following criteria:
- be aged four years or older and have not completed Year 10; or,
- be eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule; or,
- hold, or be listed as a dependent on, a valid Centrelink concession card.
For children eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, benefits will be assigned under bulk billing arrangements to the relevant Hospital and Health Service.
Children that reside in states or territories other than Queensland but attend a Queensland school and meet the other criteria listed above, are eligible for free public oral health services.
All other children from interstate who are eligible for Medicare and meet the other criteria are eligible for emergency care only.
How to access this service
Most services are provided either at a dental van or clinic and are offered to schools at different times. Parents are notified by newsletter or letter when their child’s school is being offered dental services. To maintain healthy teeth, parents are encouraged to access this free service.
The Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service has both fixed and mobile clinics. Opening times of the clinics vary and we are often with patients, so please leave a message if we are not available to take your call.