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Dental Care

For many Carers, it may be costly and difficult to find dental care for the person they look after. The Sydney Dental Hospital (SDH) Special Care Dentistry Department has a special outreach program to help some disadvantaged groups with their dental care.

The service treats:

  • People who are aged and frail;
  • People with mental, intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities;
  • People with chronic medical conditions and;   
  • The primary or main Carer of these people.
  • The service can also help people living in residential aged care facilities or group homes.

Sydney Dental Hospital is located opposite the Elizabeth Street exit to Central Railway Station. Phone: 1300 559 393 or 9293 3333 (Dental Access Centre) for SDH services or go to Important Links

Oral Care Guide
Providing the right oral care is important for mouth and gum health. Our video provides practical advice and demonstrates correct cleaning techniques and denture care. Go to Videos

Softer Food
As we age, our oral health may decline. For Carers who may need to provide a softer diet for the person for whom they care, see Important Links.

Dental Service Improvements
The Federal Government now provides better access to free dental services for low income families and individuals. Children can access basic dental treatment such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions up to a cost of $1,000 per child over a two-year period.  Adults on dental waiting lists will receive faster access to dental services that will include prevention and oral health promotion. See Important Links

Important Links
www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/sydneydentalhospital/ then Patient and Visitor then Community Oral Health Clinics Contact Details
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/oralhealth/Pages/Resources-Older-Persons.aspx
http://www.health.gov.au/dental