In this section
Children with the following medical or dental condition are
entitled for dental treatment:
Only children with a
current Health Care Card (HCC) will be eligible for fully subsidised public
dental care by Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV).
Please note that all new patients must be 16 years or under at
the commencement of treatment, apart from those registered under
Commonwealth Government Cleft Lip and Palate Scheme, (CLP
Consultation does not automatically entitle children to
treatment and all consultations are subject to our normal fees.
If after consideration a
patient is considered ineligible for care, an explanatory letter
will be sent to the referring practitioner with a list
of alternative public and private children's services and
How to access dental services for victorian children.
Patients are discharged
or transferred to
adult dental care by the age of 19 years (with the exception of
patients under the CLP scheme who may continue to be
seen until their relevant traetment is completed).
Children with a complex medical condition, who are
prevented from obtaining Dental care elsewhere due to
specific complications or requirements.
Some examples are:
Children with severe or chronic developmental conditions and / or a behavioural disability for whom there are barriers to accessing
routine community dental care services.
Children with congenital or acquired malformations of the
orofacial region who require multidisciplinary management in a
Dental care are provided for children with development disorders
of the teeth.
The Orthodontic service provides treatment to children with
craniofacial malformations and cleft lip and/or palate
Please see Specialised
Orthodontic Referral Procedure.
The Department of Dentistry provides a 24 hour on call
service for children presenting with severe acute problems and
dento-facial injuries or with acute infections requiring
following individuals are not eligible for treatment at RCH and should be referred to the specialist public dental service at The Royal Dental
Hospital of Melbourne. Referrals which fall under the categories listed below
are unable to be accepted for treatment at RCH Dentistry.
For alternative Dental Services please link to
Alternative Dental Services