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Excellent treatment in a caring environment

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm 

For an appointment phone 5154 6625.

Orbost Regional Health is a two chair Dental Clinic on-site in Boundary Rd, Orbost.

The clinic operates Monday to Friday providing general oral health services for both public and private patients, school dental services and denture services.

Orbost Regional Health has a public dentist, visiting private dentist, and qualified dental assistants.

Emergency treatment

Emergency appointments are made for patients that are experiencing pain and/or discomfort as a result of dental related issues.

If you think you require emergency dental care, please call us on 5154 6625.

All patients will be triaged under the Dental Health Services Victoria triage system.

For more information about emergency dental care, visit the Dental Health Services Victoria website.

If you qualify for emergency dental treatment an appointment will be made as soon as a vacancy is available.

Orbost Regional Health will attempt to reduce a patient's 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, via allocation of a voucher.

For pain management we can make a referral to your GP.

Cost: $30 per visit.

For an appointment please phone 5154 6625.


General Course of Care (Adults)

For an appointment phone 5154 6625.  

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-register in 12 months to go back on the waitlist.

Orbost Regional Health's general dental waitlist can vary from 6 - 12 months depending on availability of dentists and demand.

A course of care will cover general dental treatment including checkups, advice, fillings, extractions and cleaning.

Cost: $30 per visit up to $120 for the full course of care.

Specialised treatment required outside Orbost Regional Health may result in an extra cost.

0-12 Year Olds

For an appointment please phone 5154 6625.  

All children aged between 0 and 12 years of age are eligible to use this service every year.

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 may be seen more regularly.

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 $35 per course of care.

13-17 Year Olds

For an appointment please phone 5154 6625.  

All children aged between 13 and 17 years of age are eligible to use this service every year.

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 may be seen more regularly.

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 will be available free of charge if your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) - 18 Year Olds

For an appointment phone 5154 6625.  

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 patients 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 Services Australia or Orbost Dental Clinic directly.


Dentures

For an appointment phone 5154 6625.

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: $71.50 per denture


Private Appointments

For an appointment phone 5154 6625.

Orbost Regional Health provides some private dental appointments through a visiting private dentist.

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

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

Dental Surgery under General Anaesthetic

Orbost Regional provides limited general dental surgery under anaesthetic in our operating theatre.

A referral for this is required by the dentist and strict criteria apply.

For more information phone 5154 6625.