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 here, or 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.