The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has contracts with private dentists to provide the Adolescent Oral Health Service for adolescents from Year 9 until their 18th birthday, whether at school, doing a course, at work or still deciding what to do.

Enrolled adolescents are entitled to a free check once per calendar year, free treatments for preventing or repairing dental caries, and although the service does not include orthodontic work or tooth whitening, it does include free advice on what you can do to maintain functional natural teeth for the rest of your life. When an adolescent is approaching their 18th birthday, they are also able to have two checks in a calendar year a long as there is 9 months between appointments.

Enrolment process

Year 8 students and parents / caregivers receive an enrolment form during their last year with the Community Oral Health Service. Older adolescents can enrol directly with their chosen dentist.

Keep your smile looking good ...  free dental care every year by your chosen private dentist from Year 9 until your 18th birthday  
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
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