Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide


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.

For general dental assessment, the School Dental Service is available to children from birth to 17 years, unless they are working and do not have a health care or pension card.  Phone your local School Dental Clinic (listed in the red business section of the White Pages under 'Dental'), or the general enquiries number (08) 8222 8284 for more information.

Information for Families

Research Activity

Current research projects include:

  • Single midline incisors and their relation to midline defects
  • Dental morphology in patients with craniosynostosis and/or cleft lip and palate
  • Dental health of mothers of preterm babies
  • Risk factors associated with gross caries in our under five year old patients.

For Professionals

Protocol for assessment and management of paediatric oncology patients

PDF iconPart 1 - Screening and preventative practices for children undergoing oncology therapy (636kb)

PDF iconPart 2 - Provision of dental treatment in children undergoing oncology therapy (401kb)

PDF iconPart 3 - Prevention and management of acute oral complications in children undergoing oncology therapy (531kb)

PDF iconPart 4 - Screening and preventative practices for survivors of childhood cancer; an oral health perspective (508kb)


Clinic: 8.30am - 4pm, Monday to Friday
General Business: 8.30am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Contact Information

Unit Head

Head, Paediatric Dental Unit
Dr Sam Gue


1st Floor, Good Friday Building

Mailing Address

Paediatric Dental Unit
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide 
South Australia 5006


Ph (08) 8161 7379
After hours: (08) 8161 7000 (switchboard)
Fax (08) 8161 7880

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last modified: 18 Sep 2015