Dental care is free for young people between year 9 until they turn 18.

Free services includes:

  • one examination every year
  • treatments for preventing or repairing dental caries (holes)
  • advice on how to care for your own teeth

When an adolescent is approaching their 18th birthday, they are eligible for two examinations in a calendar year (as long as there are 9 months between appointments).

Enrolment process

Year 8 students and parents or caregivers will receive an enrolment form during their last year with the infant and children's oral health service. Older adolescents can enrol directly with their preferred dentist.

Blenheim  
Seymour Dental Centre 62 Seymour Street, Blenheim (03) 578 4203
Beattie and Gilchrist Lister Court, 16 Francis Street, Blenheim (03) 578 5135
Durrheim & Associates Lister Court, 16 Francis Street, Blenheim (03) 578 5843
Lumino The Dentists 67 Seymour Street, Blenheim (03) 578 7726
Nelson
Access Dental 122 Kawai Street, Nelson (Near Nelson Hospital) (03) 548 3971
Gentle Dental 348 Hardy Street, Nelson (03) 548 4601
Dental Care Nelson 193 Rutherford Street, Nelson (03) 548 8840
Lumino The Dentists 72 Collingwood Street, Nelson (03) 548 3693
Nelson Dental Centre * 41A Halifax Street, Nelson (03) 548 4445
Advanced Dental Centre * 70 Collingwood Street, Nelson (03) 548 4675
Quin Dental* 14 New Street, Nelson (03) 928 0121
Stoke
One Dental Stoke 424 Main Road, Stoke (03) 547 7725
Joyes Dental 5 Bail Street, Stoke (03) 547 6799
Richmond
Tasman Dental Centre 355 Lower Queen Street Health, Richmond (03) 544 6776
Dental Care Richmond 12 Salisbury Road, Richmond (03) 543 9230
Steph Wills Dental Richmond 4 Salisbury Road, Richmond (03) 544 5985
Richmond Dental Centre 205 Queen Street, Richmond (03) 544 8178
Mapua
One Dental Mapua 66-68 Aranui Road, Mapua (03) 540 3440
Motueka
Pienaar Dental 20 Greenwood Street, Motueka (03) 528 0303
Steph Wills Dental, Motueka 106 High Street, Motueka (03) 528 0032
Takaka
Golden Bay Dental Centre 120 Commercial Street, Takaka (03) 525 8340

* Family members only