Oral Wellbeing

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Link Health and Community Oral Wellbeing Service operates a modern 11 chair clinic located at the Clayton Community Centre, Rear Entry, Level 1, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton (map).

Oral wellbeing services provide access to oral health care for all community under two programs, Public Dental and Private Dental:

Public Dental Program - Government Funded

8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
8:00am - 12noon Saturdays
Call 1300 552 509 for more information

  • Concession card holders and their dependents
  • All children aged 0 - 12 years

The Public Dental Program

  • Operates 11 chairs under government funding agreement
  • Provides emergency, general and denture services
  • Waiting lists apply to ensure equity of access, when there is high demand
  • Reception staff will ask you about your needs and make an assessment of your requirements either as an emergency, general check up or treatment
  • The qualified staff includes dentists, dental therapists, hygienists and prosthetists, assisted by trainee and qualified dental assistants
  • Dental students provide free emergency and some general dental services to all eligible clients; they are supervised by an experienced dentist
  • Priority groupsclients do not wait on a waiting list
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders
    • Children and young people
    • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness
    • Pregnant women
    • Refugees or Asylum Seekers
    • Registered clients of mental health and disability services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of special developmental schools.
  • Fees for the public dental service apply to:
    • People aged 18 years and over, who are health care or pensioner concession card holders or dependents of concession card holders.
    • Children aged 0-12 years who are not health care or pensioner concession card holders or not dependents of concession card holders.
  • Fees for Adults
      • $27.50 for an emergency appointment
      • $27.50 per visit for 4 visits (capped at $110 for general course of care)
      • $66.50 to $133 for dentures
  • Fees for Children    
    • $32.50 flat fee for a general course of care. Fees per family will not exceed $130.

Children who are aged 13-17 years without a concession card can access Link Health and Community Private Dental, call 1300 552 509 for an appointment .

MEDICARE - CHILD DENTAL BENEFITS SCHEME

If your child is eligible for the $1000 Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme, please call us to arrange a check up. Treatment up to $1000 over two years is bulk billed to Medicare with no out of pocket expenses.

  • Fee Exemptions apply to the following:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
    • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness
    • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
    • Children and young people aged 0-17 years who are health care card or pensioner concession card holders or dependents of concession card holders.
    • All children and young people up to 18 years of age, who are in out-of-home care provided by the Children, Youth and families Division of DHS.
    • All youth justice clients up to 18 years of age in custodial care.
    • Registered clients of mental health and disability services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of a special developmental school.
    • Those experiencing financial hardship

Link Health and Community Private Dental - more information

Keeping Kid's Smiling

Link Health and Community's Keeping Kids Smiling program was developed in response to the National Oral Health Plan for 2004—2013 which describes the urgent need for improving community based dental services for children in Australia. We educate and encourage good oral hygiene for young people through our schools' dental van visits.

For early learning centres or schools interested in finding out more information about this program, please contact Manar Maroky on 1300 552 509 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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