In 2019, the NSW Government committed $70 million over four years to provide free dental care at primary schools for children aged five to 12 years of age.
As part of this state-wide initiative, Central Coast Local Health District’s Oral Health Service commenced implementation of the NSW Health Primary School Mobile Dental Program (PSMDP) in July 2019.
What to expect when your child visits a NSW Health mobile dental clinic
At their first appointment, children will receive the following care (if clinically indicated and if parents have consented):
- a comprehensive examination
- dental x-rays
- dental clean
- fluoride varnish application
- fissure sealants
More information about the procedures undertaken can be located on the NSW Health website:
The Program is delivered using a combination of:
- Fully equipped dental vans which will be parked on school grounds where possible; and/or
- Mobile dental clinics set up in available classrooms using portable dental equipment.
More information about the Program is located on the NSW Health website:
NSW Health Primary School Mobile Dental Program
This service is entirely free to all children and parents/carers will not incur any out-of-pocket expenses. This free service is also available for all children up to 17 years of age to access our fixed clinics based at Wyong, Woy Woy and Gosford hospital sites.
For more information or to book a PSMDP, please call our Oral Health Service on 4394 4841 or 4394 4842