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Dalarinji Aboriginal Oral Health Clinic

The word "Dalarinji" is from the Gadigal Clan of the Eora Nation and has two meanings:

"Ours" and "Belonging to Us”

Dalarinji

'Getting Better Together'
Lee Hampton, 2018

Our vision is to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide high quality oral health care in a safe and respectful environment. Our aim is to inspire confidence, promote good health and Close the Gap.

The Dalarinji Oral Health Clinic offers:

  • a FREE state wide service

  • For People of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander decent

  • DalarinjiPerforms all general oral health treatment including:

    • Emergency dental care
    • Check-up and clean
    • X-rays
    • Fillings
    • Gum (periodontal) treatment
    • Root canal treatment
    • Dentures
    • Mouth guards

Am I eligible?

To attend the clinic you need:

  • A current Medicare Card

  • A Confirmation of Aboriginality (CoA) or

  • A referral letter from an Aboriginal Medical Service or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services confirming your Aboriginality

You can get a CoA from an Aboriginal Medical Service/Aboriginal Health Service, Local Aboriginal Land Council or some Aboriginal Corporations.

Please note all documents must be stamped with the Organisations Common Seal.

If you have questions about obtaining a CoA please speak to the admin staff of SDH or Dalarinji reception.

DalarinjiHow can I make an appointment?

To make an appointment, please contact the Dalarinji clinic directly.

Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Dalarinji Oral Health Clinic
Sydney Dental Hospital 
2 Chalmers St
SURRY HILLS NSW 2010 

Phone: 02 9293 3438  
Fax: 02 9293 3488
Email: Dalarinji@health.nsw.gov.au

How do I get there?

To plan your journey to the clinic, find the best way of getting here.

Are there waitlists?

There are no waiting lists for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. We will offer you an appointment as soon as possible.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

To find out what you should bring to your appointment, see what to bring. For more information you can contact the clinic directly:

Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Dalarinji Oral Health Clinic
Sydney Dental Hospital 
2 Chalmers St
SURRY HILLS NSW 2010 

Phone: 02 9293 3438  
Fax: 02 9293 3488
Email: Dalarinji@health.nsw.gov.au

What to expect at your first appointment

When you arrive for your appointment you will be asked to provide the forms mentioned above.

The dentist will talk to you and discuss reasons for your appointment and whether you have any dental problems or concerns and find out some more information about you and your health.

The dentist will examine your mouth and teeth and discuss with you the condition of your teeth and gums and suggest a treatment plan.  Options for treatment will be explained to you and a treatment plan will be worked out that both you and we are happy with.
Sometimes the dentist may need to order x-rays or will recommend referral to a specialist (e.g. an Endodontist).

Sydney Dental Hospital
To be referred to any other dental specialist at Sydney Dental Hospital you will need:

  • Health Care card; or
  • Pension Concession Card; or
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card and
  • A referral from your dentist

Who will I meet at my appointment?

You will meet our receptionist, your dentist, and dental assistant.