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Free dental for under 18s

Children who are eligible to receive publicly funded health care are entitled to free oral health care* until their 18th birthday. For information on eligibility, visit the Ministry of Health's website.  

To enrol children from birth to Year 8 (last year of intermediate school) for free dental care click hereor for more information about dental care for children click here.  

To enrol teenagers from the Year 9 (first year of secondary school) until their 18th birthday for free dental care click here, or for more information about dental care for teenagers click here.

 

*Note: Orthodontic care and tooth whitening is not free for under 18 year olds. Accidents are covered by ACC.