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Excellent treatment in a caring environment

Orbost Regional Health Dental department aims to provide the best possible service for the community. The dental team is committed to offering excellent treatment in a caring environment to ensure your oral health needs are met.

Orbost Regional Health is a two chair Dental Clinic on-site in Boundary Rd, Orbost. The clinic operates Mon to Friday providing general oral health services both public and private, school dental services and denture services. Orbost Regional Health has a Public Dentist, Visiting Private Dentist, Visiting Dental Therapist, Qualified Dental Assistants and reception/administration staff.

For an appointment please phone 51546625.

Emergency treatment

Emergency appointments are made for patients that are experiencing pain and/or discomfort as a result of dental related issues. All patients will be triaged under the Dental Health Services Victoria current triage system. If you qualify under this system an appointment will be made as soon as a vacancy becomes available. Orbost Regional Health will attempt to reduce a patients discomfort by attempting to provide appointments as soon as possible provided we have a dentist on site and the required dental work is within our scope of practice. Alternatively, support will be provided to access an alternative dental services or support. For pain management we can make a referral to your local General Practitioner.

Cost: $28 per visit.

For an appointment please phone 51546625.

Adults

General Course of Care

This service is available to all adults that hold a current health care card or pension concession card. In order to obtain general treatment a patient needs to register their names on the general waitlist. Upon completion of their course of care patients can re-reregister in 12 months to go back on the waitlist. Orbost Regional Health waitlist can vary from 6-12months depending on availability of dentists and demand. A course of care will cover general dental treatment including checkups, advice, fillings, extractions and cleaning.

Cost: $28 per visit up to $112 for the full course of care.
Specialised treatment required outside Orbost Regional Health may result in an extra cost.

For an appointment please phone 51546625.

Children

0-12 Year Olds

All children aged between 0 and 12 years of age are eligible to use this service every two years. Once they have completed their course of care they will placed on a recall list which will be prioritized by our dentist, depending on level of care required. Children who are assessed as high risk will be seen more regularly, every 12 months.  If your child has a toothache they will be seen on the next available emergency appointment.

Cost:
For children who are the dependants of a Health Care Card or Pension Card Holder this service is free.
For Children who are not dependants of a Health Care Card or Pension Card Holder this service costs $33 per course of care.

For an appointment please phone 51546625.

13-17 Year Olds

All children aged between 13 and 17 years of age are eligible to use this service every two years. Once they have completed their course of care they will placed on a recall list which will be prioritized by our dentist, depending on level of care required. Children who are assessed as high risk will be seen more regularly, every 12 months. If your child has a toothache they will be seen on the next available emergency appointment.

Cost:
For children who are the dependants of a Health Care Card or Pension Card Holder this service is free.
For Children who are not dependants of a Health Care Card or Pension Card Holder this service is not available unless your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). If ineligible for CDBS private consultations can be provided at the patient’s own expense.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) - 18 Year Olds

The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

All eligible children have access to a benefit cap of $1,000 over a two calendar year period.
The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

Families can check whether their child is eligible for the CDBS by contacting the Department of Human Services or Orbost Dental Clinic directly.

For an appointment please phone 51546625.

Dentures

To access denture care through the public dental system, you need to be eligible.

All patients requesting dentures will be assessed by the dentist at no expense to determine their eligibility. Patients requesting dentures will be placed on a waiting list. When you reach the top of the waiting list you will be contacted either by phone or by mail for an assessment by the Dentist for eligibility to have dentures fitted.

Cost: $67.50 per denture

For an appointment please phone 51546625.

Private Appointments

Despite being a public dental clinic, Orbost Regional Health is able to provide some private dental appointments.

These are very limited in number but provide the opportunity for the local community to access private emergency appointments and also with planning avoid unnecessary travel to access dental care.

Cost: Billing determined by private dentist who will discuss anticipated cost of planned work with the patient.

For an appointment please phone 51546625.

Dental Surgery under General Anaesthetic

Orbost Regional provides limited General Dental Surgery under anaesthetics in our operating theatre. A referral for this is required by the dentist and strict criteria apply.

For an appointment please phone 51546625.