School Dental Service
The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) provides free care for pre-school children who have been enrolled with the service at ARDS clinics throughout the greater Auckland region. The service also operates from mobile clinics around the region.
The free dental care that ARDS provides carries on when your child begins school (Years 1-8). If your child starts school and is not already enrolled with ARDS, you will receive an enrolment form as part of the school registration process.
Due to Covid-19, ARDS are currently only located at Matakana Primary and are only booking in priority patients and relief of pain. Parents can call the 0800TALKTEETH number is their child is in pain or for urgent queries. Parents will be contacted for appointments once they are back to full service delivery.
You can view a list of clinics currently open in your area, or if you would like to enrol your child or ask questions, please contact ARDS on 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583).
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