Dentistry – Paediatric Dental Unit
The Paediatric (children's) Dental Unit provides a wide range of dental services for eligible children including:
The Unit runs daily outpatient clinics and daily theatre lists. Phone advice is available when possible.
Dental Staff work collaboratively with the SA School Dental Service (SADS), the University of Adelaide and private dental practitioners.
The Unit is involved in teaching dentistry, with lectures to nursing, medical, dental undergraduate and postgraduate students in clinics, operating theatre sessions and research.
How to access the service
Appointments are by referral only from medical or dental practitioners addressed to the Dental Unit Head.
For appointments contact the Paediatric Dental Unit receptionist phone (08) 8161 7379 between 9am and 4pm weekdays.
The cost of dental treatment is not covered by Medicare. Charges may apply for some treatments.
The School Dental Service offers dental services for all children under 18 years who live or go to school in South Australia. Call your local clinic to make an appointment for your child or submit your details using the appointment request form where we will phone you to make an appointment. For more information, see Who can attend SA Dental Service clinics or call the general enquiries number on 1300 008 222.
Information for Families
Current research projects include:
Protocol for assessment and management of paediatric oncology patients
Clinic: 8.30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Head, Paediatric Dental Unit
1st Floor, Good Friday Building
Paediatric Dental Unit
Ph (08) 8161 7379
last modified: 08 May 2019