21 July 2014

Free dental treatment

Woman covering her mouth with hand

No longer will you need to hide your pearly whites.

The Teaching Clinic at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne is seeking eligible patients for free dental treatment.

Sadly, Australia's oral health is poor and getting worse. Less than half of Australians have good oral health and dental visiting patterns, largely due to the high cost of dental treatment. With 60% of dental care being paid for out-of-pocket by consumers, dental treatment is no longer affordable for many.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be assessed by a senior dentist during a screening appointment. You will then be allocated to a fully-supervised student clinic for appointments, in periodontics and dental hygiene. Should you require full or partial denture care, the general six-month waiting period may also be cut to six weeks under this offer.

For more information and to confirm eligibility, visit Dental Health Services Victoria.

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