Dental Services

Community oral health services

Lakes community oral health services provide free dental care services for children from birth up until their 18th birthday.

The focus of the service is to enrol children from birth and start dental visits from 12 months of age.  Parents/caregivers and their children are encouraged to start dental visits at 12 months of age to ensure parents learn the importance of looking after baby teeth, good nutrition facts and preventative care if necessary.

Healthy teeth play an important role in a child’s development and a healthy mouth and teeth are important for a child’s health and well-being for the rest of their life.

Services are delivered at nine modern dental clinics, six in Rotorua, two in Taupō and one in Tūrangi.  There are also five mobile dental units and four assessment self-drive vans.

To enrol or for more information ring your closest clinic listed below or phone 0800 Lakes Teeth (0800 525 378) or text 027 578 0275.