Community Dental Services

Seymour Oral Health Services clinic is located at the Edwin Russell Building, adjacent to the main hospital in Bretonneux Street Seymour.

Our Dental Services administration staff are available Monday-Friday 8.30am-4pm, excluding public holidays. Contact the Oral Health team on 5793 6126. An answering machine will take your message for staff to return your call if the clinic is busy or closed.

The following services are delivered:

  • Adult Dental Services
  • Child Dental Services
  • Outreach Services
  • Smiles 4 Miles Program
  • Smile Squad

For more information regarding eligibility, please phone Oral Health Services on 5793 6126 or email mailto: dental@seymourhealth.org.au

Referrals can be faxed to: (03) 4720 3009

Adult Dental

Please note that presentation of healthcare/pension/concession card is required.

Adults who do not meet the above criteria are not eligible for this service; please contact Dental service staff on 5793 6126 for a list of private dental clinics.

The following groups may have priority access to care:

  • Children and young people
  • Pregnant women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Registered clients of mental health and disability services*

*These priority groups will require a letter of recommendation from a case manager, doctor or special developmental school.

Eligible adults are placed on a waiting list for oral health care.  Patients will be contacted once they get to the top of the list.  Patients may only be on one waiting list for a community dental clinic.

However, may transfer from one clinic’s waiting list to another without disrupting their position on the list.

Treatments include:

  • Dental sealants to prevent decay
  • Fillings
  • X-rays
  • Extractions
  • Prosthodontics (repairs)
  • Adults who are healthcare or pensioner concession card holders
  • Co-payment of $30.50 per visit – capped at $122.00 for general care
  • $73.00 per denture (acrylic only) capped at $146.00

Download our Dental Services brochure here

Child Dental

  • This service is free of charge for children who have, or are dependants of healthcare or pensioner concession card holders or who are covered under the Medicare – Child Dental Benefit Schedule
  • Youth who have, or are dependants of healthcare or pensioner concession card holders
  • All youth who are in out-of-home care provided by the Department of Human Services

Please note that presentation of healthcare/pension/concession card is required.

Pre-school and primary school children to Grade 6 for non-concession card holders are able to access the service. In addition, the following groups can access the service;

  • Pre-school, primary and secondary students for current concession card holders
  • All children enrolled in Special or Special Development Schools
  • School leavers under 18 and Adults with a current concession card
  • Examinations (check-ups)

There is no waitlist for Child, Youth and Priority access groups; your child will be booked in the next available appointment.

Once enrolled, you will receive a notice of offer every 12 or 24 months for school children up to age 18, according to their identified risk status.

  • Children at low-risk of dental disease will be contacted every 24 months
  • Children with a high risk of dental disease will be contacted every 12 months

Children will be contacted accordingly to their dental disease risk

Treatments include:

  • Dental sealants to prevent decay
  • Application of fluoride
  • Fillings
  • X-rays
  • Extractions
  • Co-payment of $35.00 for children without a healthcare, pensioner concession card or Child Dental Benefit Schedule access
  • The service is free for children of parents with a valid concession card
  • Non-cardholders pay a fee of $34.50 per child (maximum of $138 per family) per course of care, which includes a check-up and all general treatment
  • The service is free for all children enrolled in Special or Special Development Schools
  • Payment can be made by cash, credit card, cheque or money order made payable to DHSV

Outreach Services

Seymour Health delivers outreach programs in preschools and aged care facilities to encourage and promote good oral health habits and healthy eating among children and residential aged care consumers.

The program is provided annually to services within our region and upon request. For further information please call 5793 6126.

Smiles 4 Miles

Smiles 4 Miles is an initiative of Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) which aims to improve the oral health of children and their families. Tooth decay is Australia’s most common health problem. Smiles 4 Miles assists early childhood services to encourage and promote good oral health habits and health eating among children in their care.

Seymour Health supports the implementation of this program in Early Childhood services across Mitchell, Murrindindi and lower Strathbogie shires. The three key messages of the Smiles 4 Miles program are Eat Well, Drink Well and Clean well.

Smile Squad

Smile Squad™ is an important Victorian Government public health initiative that will see all children at government schools receive quality dental care from prep through to year 12. The program will be supported by a campaign to create awareness among teachers, parents and school children, aimed at ensuring maximum uptake of the dental services the program delivers.

Smile Squad Van