Oral Health – Dental

We offer dental services at our campuses in St Albans, Hoppers Crossing and Altona Meadows.

Who can use the Dental Service?

Adults – You must hold a current health care card or pension card and show this card at each visit.

Teenagers – aged 12 to 18 years of age (in Years 7 to 12) who hold or whose parents hold a concession card.

Preschool and Primary school children – All children from preschool to Grade 6.

A parent/guardian must be present during consultation.

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments are made by telephoning the closest Dental clinic. The Dental clinic has a strict appointment system based on the Dental Health Services Victoria wait list guidelines. You must attend the clinic 15 minutes before your appointment. If you are late for your appointment, you may not be seen.

How can I cancel an appointment?

If you cannot come to your appointment, please let the clinic know as soon as possible, so the time can be used by someone else.

Failure to attend Appointments
If you fail to attend an appointment you may be charged a fee and put back on the waiting list. All future appointments will be cancelled.

Emergency Appointments

There are a limited number of emergency appointments available at our clinics each day.
You can attend the Dental Hospital if an appointment at our clinic is not available.

Emergency and After Hours Care

Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
720 Swanston St CARLTON
Ph: 9341 1000 or 9341 1040 after hours

Is there a Fee?

Over 18 years of age
There is a fee for all treatments. The first payment is $28.00. The total fee for a course of general treatment will not be more than $112.
Some advanced treatment and dentures will cost more.

No fee for teenagers who are 12 – 18 years of age attending secondary school, who hold or whose parents hold a health care card.

Preschool and primary school children
No fee for children whose parents hold a Health Care Card or Pension Card. For children or parents who do not hold a health care card, there is a fee of $33.00.

Did you know child dental care can be bulk billed?

The Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBC) allows for basic dental treatment (up to $1000 in benefits) over a 2 year period for eligible 2-17 year olds.

2-17 year olds are eligible if they receive Family Tax Benefit A or other relevant Australian Government payments.
Treatment is bulk billed via Medicare.

Why choose IPC Health for your Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

We will complete your child’s general dental care at no cost to you if your child reaches the $1000 benefit limit.
Note: Specialist treatments such as orthodontic or cosmetic dental work will incur costs.

Can I have an interpreter?

Yes. Ask if you need an interpreter. Interpreters are free.

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