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About our FREE oral health and dental care

Oral health and dental care is free FREE for eligible children/tamariki in the Bay of Plenty.

Our coordinators can help assist with access to free care for pre-schoolers and adolescents.

Children’s dental services include FREE dental checks, preventing and repairing decay if required.

Our staff regularly visit many early childhood centres and schools across the region.

How to enrol

It’s easy to enrol, free call 0800 825 583 (0800 TALK TEETH) or use our referral form.

0-4 years dental enrolment request form [PDF, 842KB]

Enrolment can also be discussed with your child's doctor, practice nurse, Well Child/Tamariki Ora provider or public health nurse. 

Other ways to get enrolment information

  • Visit your local Community Dental Clinic, more information can be found here
  • Discuss enrolment with your child's doctor, practice nurse, Well Child/Tamariki Ora provider or public health nurse
  • Visit your local Community Dental clinic or mobile unit
  • Contact your Early Childhood Education Centre for an 0 - 4 Enrolment Request card
  • Contact your Oral Health Promoter.
The dental care experience

English version

Te reo version

Importance of healthy teeth

Community clinics

Find a community dental clinic.

Baby teeth are important

Teething is a normal part of every child's development. It starts when the first baby tooth cuts through the gum, at about six months. 

Baby teeth are important, not only for chewing food - they contribute to self-esteem, confidence, appearance and proper speech. The baby teeth also hold spaces for, and guide the position of adult teeth.

If baby teeth are removed ahead of their natural time to fall out, space for the adult teeth may be lost.

This can cause crooked and crowding of the adult teeth, which can lead to other problems. Healthy baby teeth set the stage for healthy adult teeth.

Early childhood caries (tooth decay) and feeding

Early Childhood Caries (tooth decay) refers to the gradually break down of a baby tooth that develops when bacteria and sugars appear together.

The bacterium in plaque reacts with sugar consumed in the daily diet to produce an acid that attacks the minerals in teeth. Each time you eat or drink, acid can attack the teeth for 20 minutes or longer after the last exposure to sugar. After many attacks, tooth decay can develop.

About one in ten children get tooth decay (Early Childhood Caries) before they are two years old.

Baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth. The enamel is thinner and the teeth are smaller, so anything that causes decay in adult teeth will decay a lot faster in a baby's tooth.

The most common cause of tooth decay is placing a baby in bed at night with a bottle of milk or sweetened liquid. The milk or liquid clings to the teeth all night. Tooth decay begins! Keep baby safe, by holding baby and bottle while feeding.

In rare circumstances, babies who are breastfed throughout the night over a long time are also at risk. A sweetened pacifier (dummy) can also cause early childhood tooth decay.

The early childhood decay in these toddlers has a typical pattern. It usually is noticed near the gum line of the upper front teeth.

Check for early signs of tooth decay and keep the teeth healthy by avoiding sweetening pacifiers (dummies) or putting babies to bed with bottles.

Occasionally when illness or other disturbance affects growing teeth, the quality of the tooth enamel is poor. Such teeth can decay more easily.

If you feel your baby is showing these signs, please get treatment and help straight away.

What causes tooth decay

There are a number of things that can cause tooth decay:

  • Eating and drinking lots of sugary snacks and sugary drinks such as soft drinks, cakes, lollies and some carbohydrates.
  • Not brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Low availability of fluoride. The level of dental caries in five year old children is approximately 20 -30% lower in areas with fluoridated water.
  • Bacteria transferred from mother or other person's saliva to infant eg feeding spoons, pre-masticating food, kissing on the mouth, cleaning infant's pacifier by putting it in her mouth.
  • The tooth mineral structure of an individual.
  • Medication - Prolonged use of antibiotics inhibits tooth development. Medication such as inhalers can cause dry mouth.

Oral health workshops

We provide Oral Health Workshops for groups interested in learning more about oral health.

For more information please phone 0800 825 583 (0800 TALK TEETH)

The BOPDHB Community Dental Service operates examiniation and treatment services from six fixed-site clinics based in the following schools

  • Otumoetai Primary

  • Greerton Village School

  • Tauranga Intermediate

  • Arataki School

  • Te Puke Intermediate

  • Whakatāne Intermediate

The examination and treatment services are from the following mobile dental units

  • Te Waka Niho Tuarua

  • Te Waka Niho Tuatoru

  • Te Waka Niho Tuawha

  • Te Waka Niho Tuarima

  • Te Waka Niho Tuaono

  • Te Waka Niho Tuawaru

  • Te Waka Niho Tuaiwa

  • Te Waka Niho o Mataatua

  • Te Niho Hau Ora A Toi

  • Te Tahinga O Te Ra

Examination services are available from the Diagnostic Unit. Appointments for treatment after an examination are available at a fixed-site clinic. For all other enquiries, phone 0800 825 583 (0800 TALKTEETH) to find out how to access the service.

BOPDHB Community Dental Service has a sub contracted service with Te Manu Toroa which is delivered by the mobile dental unit Te Waka Niho Tuatahi for:

  • Merivale School

  • Maketu School

  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Matai

  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepou

  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kura Kokori

  • Te Kura o Matapihi

  • Te Kura O Te Moutere o Matakana

If your child has been enrolled in the service prior to age five the service will match their school enrolment details and transfer them to the clinic or mobile for the school they are attending.

If your child is between five years old and Year 8 and has had no previous enrolment with the BOPDHB Community Dental Service or Te Manu Toroa please contact 0800 825 583 (0800 TALKTEETH) to find out if your child is eligible to be enrolled into the service.

A limited school holiday service is available for emergency care

Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend all appointments with their children.

Adolescents, from age thirteen until they turn eighteen, are entitled to their free basic dental care from dentists who are contracted with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB)

The year eight transfer process

During year 8, before students complete their final treatment with the Community Dental Service at school, they will be given a list of dentists who will be able to provide free basic care until the student turns eighteen.

When they have their final visit with the school dental therapist the year 8 students will be asked if they know the name of the dentist in their community they want to be transferred to for ongoing free care, until they turn eighteen.

Please advise your child about the name of your family dentist. If you are unsure about the dentist you wish them to use, please find a  dentist here.

College Mobile Dental Services - WBOP

The following colleges are serviced by mobile dental units serviced by Te Manu Toroa or Dental Associates Papamoa

These are:

  • Tauranga Boys and Tauranga Girls
  • For more information phone 027 298 9741 or go to: temanutoroa.org.nz/dental/teenage
  • Otumoetai College and Papamoa College
    For more information phone 027 298 9741 or go to: temanutoroa.org.nz/dental/teenage
  • Te Puke High School 
    For more information phone 07 574 0214 or for the Mobile Dental Surgery 027 591 4820
  • Mount Maunganui College
    For more information phone 07 574 3844
  • Te Manu Toroa Kaupapa Maori Dental Service is also available in the Western Bay of Plenty Kura Kaupapa Maori. See their website: temanutoroa.org.nz

For any further information contact 07 557 5527

Back-up treatment for the College Mobile Dental Providers

Written communication should be provided to all the parents /caregivers of students who have enrolled with the College Mobile Dental Providers.

This communication should clearly outline where students enrolled with the College Mobile Dental Providers can receive back-up treatment during periods when their College Mobile Dental service is not available at their college. 

  • The Mobile Adolescent Dental Service covering Tauranga Boys, Tauranga Girls, Papamoa College and Otumoetai College; phone 027 298 9741 or 027 807 2038. For back-up treatment when the service is not at the college back-up treatment will be available at Pyes Pa Dental Service, phone 07-577 1477.
  • Te Manu Toroa Kaupapa Maori Service covering Te Puke High School. For back up treatment when  the service is not at the college, Phone: 07 5740 214 or for the Mobile Dental Surgery 027 591 4820
  • Bay Mobile Dental Service Mount Maunganui College. This service is provided by Russell Emerson.  Contact for Russell, Phone: 0800 468 338 (0800 GO TEETH)

For further information phone the BOPDHB on 0800 825 583 (0800 Talk Teeth) 

Dental care when leaving school before age eighteen

Free basic dental care is available for all youth below the age of eighteen if they are enrolled in school or if they no longer attend school.

Youth wanting to receive free treatment before their 18th birthday

Please contact a dentist from the Western BOP contact list or phone 0800 825 583 (0800 TALK TEETH).

Using this FREE service ensures that they enter adulthood with a bright, healthy smile, which may reduce the need for expensive care after they turn eighteen.

Emergency Dental Services for Children and Adolescents

Contact your local oral health provider. If this service is unavailable (eg. Closed due to school holidays):

  • Call 0800 825 583 (0800 TALK TEETH) for information about open holidays clinics
  • Contact your own family dentist


If you are not registered with a dentist then contact a dentist from the list of providers of Emergency Dental Care for Children and Adolescents here.

The year eight transfer process

Youth from age thirteen until they turn eighteen are still entitled to their free basic dental care from dentists who are contracted with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB).

Using this FREE service ensures that they enter adulthood with a bright, healthy smile, which may reduce the need for expensive care after they turn eighteen.

During year eight, before students complete their final treatment with the community dental service at school, they will be given a list of dentists who will be able to provide free basic care until the youth turns eighteen.

When the year eight child have chosen a dentist, their choice will be entered into the (Titanium database) by the dental therapist at the child's last visit. The adolescent oral Health promoter will receive these year eight students' details from the data base at the end of that year.

These details will be transferred to the chosen dentists in mid-January the following year.  These dentists will then work through their transfer list and invite the students to enrol with them for treatment. 

  • For further information phone the BOPDHB on 0800 825 583 (0800 Talk Teeth)
Dental care when leaving school before age eighteen

Free basic dental care is available for all youth below the age of eighteen if they are enrolled in school or if they no longer attend school.

Youth wanting to receive free treatment before their 18th birthday

Find available clinics in the Eastern bay or phone 0800 825 583 (0800 Talk Teeth).

Transferring year 8 students to a contracting dentist

Information for parents/caregivers:

During year 8, before children complete their final treatment with the Community Dental Service, they will be given a list of dentists who will be able to provide free basic care until the child turns eighteen.

When they have their final visit with the school dental therapist the child will be asked if they know the name of the dentist in their community they want to be transferred to for ongoing free care, until they turn eighteen.

Please advise your child about the name of your family dentist. If you are unsure about the dentist you wish them to use, please find available clinics in the Eastern bay. 

Emergency dental services for children and adolescents

Contact your local oral health provider. If this service is unavailable (eg. Closed due to school holidays):

  • Contact 0800 TALK TEETH- 0800 825 583 for information about open holidays clinics
  • Contact your own family dentist

If you are not registered with a dentist, contact a dental clinic from one of our emergency dental clinics.


Related information/resources

School dental clinics (5 - 12 year olds)

If you are after emergency dental care, please see our emergency dental care section.

Our lists are updated weekly with community dental clinics that are open and provide care for children in the Bay of Plenty.

For further help and advice please call free 0800 825 583 (0800 TALKTEETH).

Clinic Address/school Phone Status
Arataki School 4 Kaimanawa Street,
Mt Maunganui
07 575 3498 OPEN
Greerton Village 151 Greerton Road,
Greerton
07 571 5423 OPEN
Otumoetai Primary 236 Otumoetai Road,
Otumoetai
 
07 576 6752 OPEN
Tauranga Intermediate 18th Avenue,
Tauranga
07 578 3070 OPEN
Te Puke Intermediate 133 Cameron Road,
Te Puke
07 573 6310

 

OPEN

 

Diagnostic Unit

Bethlehem College, 24 Elder Lane, Bethlehem

021 241 8053 OPEN
Te Waka Niho Mataatua     CLOSED
Te U o Te Rangi Pongakawa School, 956 Old Coach Road, Te Puke 027 303 5416 OPEN
Te Waka Niho Tuaiwa

Gate Pa Primary School, 900 Cameron Road, Tauranga

027 706 5009

 

 

OPEN

 

 

Te Waka Niho Tuarua

Katikati Primary, 28 Beach Road, Katikati  

021 242 6668 OPEN
Te Waka Niho Tuawaru

Oropi School, 1334 Oropi Road, Oropi

027 742 8588 OPEN
Te Waka Niho Tuawhitu Tahatai Coast School, 45 Evans Road, Papamoa 021 284 7179 OPEN
Te Waka Niho Tuawha

Pahoia Primary, 29 Esdaile Road, RD 6, Tauranga

021 228 9378 OPEN
Te Waka Niho Tuaono Te Puke Primary, Cnr Cameron Road & Kowhai Avenue, Te Puke 027 7064 210

 

CLOSED

 

Te Waka Niho Tuatahi

Te Kura o Matapihi, 398 Matapihi Road, Matapihi

027 254 9060 OPEN
Te Waka Niho

Te Wharekura o Mauao, 1 Westmorland Drive, Bethlehem 

027 591 4820 OPEN
Te Akau Hauora Dental 35E Hartford Avenue, Papamoa 07 574 0214

 

OPEN

 

Clinic Address/school Phone Status
Whakatāne Intermediate 105 James St,
Whakatāne
07 307 1548 OPEN
Te Niho Hauora a Toi

Awakeri School, State Highway 30, Awakeri

027 296 9624 OPEN
Te Waka Niho Tuarima  Kawerau South School, 175 – 187 Onslow Street, Kawerau 021 473 599 OPEN
Te Tahinga o Te Ra

Edgecumbe Primary, College Road, Edgecumbe

021 244 8925 OPEN
Te Waka Niho Tuatoru

Te Kura o Torere, 2276 State Highway 35, Torere

027 457 2216

 

OPEN

CLOSED Friday 24th Sept

Whakamenemene Tamaiti

St Joseph’s School, 20 Grey Street, Opotiki 

021 244 8925

 

OPEN

CLOSED Wednesday 22nd Sept

Dentists for adolescents (13 - 17 year olds)

Clinic Dentist(s) Address Phone
Tauranga
Adrian Cable Dental Adrian Cable 2 Willow St, Tauranga 07 578 4984
Baywide Smiles Ivan Grid 1334 Cameron Rd,
Greerton
07 578 4622
The Tooth Fairy Dental Bethlehem Yuru Aseev, Dale Benic State Highway 2, Bethlehem 07 579 1323
Lumino Bethlehem Dentists Johan Louw 16 Bethlehem Road,
Bethlehem
07 579 1669
Complete Dental Shailendra Kumar Jain 205 Chadwick Rd, Greerton 07 578 7215
Corson Dental Jennifer Corson 2 Willow St, Tauranga 07 578 3243
Dental on Seventh Ruby Madhas 52 Seventh Avenue West, Tauranga 07 578 3305
Elizabeth St Dental John Thomson, Chris Ansley,
Robert Panther, Richard Thompson
12 Elizabeth St, Tauranga 07 578 6228
Lumino Willow Dental Centre Terry Dunne 2 Willow St, Tauranga 07 578 6096
Mobile Adolescent Dental Service

(Te Manu Toroa)
Julie Gilmour Tauranga Boys College Tauranga Girls College Otumoetai College 027 298 9741 027 807 2038  
Te Manu Toroa Kaupapa Māori Dental Unit Te Waka Niho Jane Grierson Only for rangatahi who go on to Te Whare Kura o Mauao Bethlehem  027 591 4820 
Team Dental 16th Avenue Vanette Jacobs 131 Sixteenth Ave Tauranga  07 578 4607
Tauranga Dental House Roger Burley, Stewart Taylor, Kane Zhao 8 Willow St, Tauranga 07 578 9849
Team Dental
Greerton
Brett Marshall 1426 Cameron Road, Tauranga 07 281 1032
The Dentists Graeme Lynam, Alastair Miller, Jenaya Woodmass 344 Otumoetai Road, Otumoetai 07 5764895 or 07 5763109
Welcome Bay Dental Care Garth Gregg 33 Hairini St, Welcome Bay 07 544 6080
11th Avenue Dental Stewart Duncan 120 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga 07 578 5221

Aquinas College Mobile Dental Services

(for Aquinas College students only)

Katrina Gaskell Aquinas College

07 574 3844

Mt Maunganui
The Tooth Fairy Dental - Mount Tom Urie, Dale Benic, Kevin Ogle, Sarah Bronte 5 Nikau Crescent,
Mt Maunganui
07 575 6278
Mount Maunganui College Mobile Dental Services

(for Mount College students only)
John Falkiner Mount Maunganui College 07 574 3844
Papamoa
Dental Associates Papamoa Alex Santos, Namrita Mesuria,
John Falkiner
26c Gravatt Rd,
Papamoa Beach
3117
07 574 3844 
Mobile Adolescent Dental Services

(Te Manu Toroa)
Julie Gilmour Papamoa College 027 807 2038
Te Manu Toroa Dental Service  Julie Cole Te Akau Hauora, 35e Hartford Ave, Papamoa    07 574 0214
Team Dental Papamoa

(Will only enrol new students if other family members are enrolled with this Dentist)
Michael Simon Excelsa Medical Centre,
5 Golden Sands Drive,
Papamoa
07 542 4230
Papamoa Dental Centre Stephen Houston 532 Papamoa Beach Rd, Papamoa  07 542 2294
Te Puke
Tooth Fairy - Kings Building Felicity Leou Kings Building, Jellicoe St, Te Puke 07 573 7818
Mobile Adolescent Dental Services

(Te Manu Toroa)
Julie Gilmour Te Puke High School 027 807 2038
The Tooth Fairy Dental - Te Puke (Queen St branch) Catherine Hicks 21 Queen Street,
Te Puke
07 573 8738
Tooth Fairy Dental - Te Puke Joy Dawson 19 Jellicoe St, Te Puke 07 573 7856
Katikati
Katikati Family Dental Centre Nuha Al-Shamma 22 Main Rd, Katikati 07 549 1111
Katikati Gentle Dental Care  Tom Stone Regent Arcade, 17 Main Rd, Katikati 07 549 3262
Western Bay Dental Care Anne-Marie Fouche 19A Carisbrook St, Katikati 07 549 5454
Omokoroa
Omokoroa Dental Surgery James Eastcote 170 Omokoroa Rd, Omokoroa 07 548 2320
Waihi
Waihi Family Dental Centre Donna Fisher 6 School Lane, 
Waihi
07 863 7272

Clinic Dentist(s) Address Phone
Kawerau
Absolute Dental Shash Patel Tarawera Court, Kawerau 07 323 6530
Whakatāne
Dental HQ Frances Joseph, Sharlene Judd, Sheela Sharma 19 Pohutukawa Ave, Ohope 07 312 6330
East Bay Dental Whakatāne Nicholas Twaddle, Shayden Bell, Laura Gray, Shelley Jones, Stephen Shepherd 9 Simpkins St, Whakatāne 07 308 5279
Lumino Dental Whakatāne Scott Sisam, ChandanPreet Kaur 32 Landing Rd, Whakatāne 07 308 8585
Phoenix House Dental Centre Richard Otley, Dalila Gabb Phoenix House, Pyne St, Whakatāne 07 308 7469
Whakatāne Dental Centre Paul Isaac 9 James Street, Whakatāne 07 308 9998
Ōpōtiki
East Bay Dental  James Choo, Shayden Bell 82 Bridge Street, Ōpōtiki 07 315 6124
Rotorua
Absolute Dental Rotorua (Murupara Whanau) Shash Patel 164 Old Taupo Rd, Rotorua 07 348 3882
Absolute Dental Ngongotaha Shash Patel 284 Ngongotaha Rd, Rotorua  07 357 2280

 

The BOPDHB Community Dental Services can provide care for year 9 students until they turn 18 through the Mobile Dental Unit. This service can be accessed at the schools listed below when the mobile dental unit visits.

This service is available only on individual cases if attending the nearest dental provider is not an option.

Please contact your local Oral Health Promoter on 0800 825 583 or 07 306 0779 or txt 027 809 5054 for more information.

Mobile dental clinic Location Phone
Edgecumbe College 100 College Rd, Edgecumbe 3120 07 304 8211
Murupara Area School 84 Pine Drive, Murupara 3025 07 366 5602
Te Kura Mana Maori o Huiarau 98 School Rd, Ruatahuna 07 366 3391
Te Wharekura o Ruatoki Mission Rd, RD1, Whakatane 3120 07 312 9156
Te Kura Mana Maori o Whangaparaoa RD3, Cape Runaway, Opotiki 3199 07 325 3686
Te Whanau-a-Apanui Area School Te Kaha State Highway 35, Te Kaha 3199 07 325 2845
Te Kura Kaupapa Motuhake o Tawhiuau 43 Miro Drive, Murupara 3025 07 366 5817
Te Kura Toitu o Te Whaiti Nui A Toi 49 Minginui Rd, Te Whaiti 07 366 3221
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Orini ki Ngati Awa 1 Taiwhakaea Rd, RD1, Whakatane 3120 07 308 2010

Emergency dental clinics

For all dental related accidents under ACC, contact your local dentist or a listed dentist below.

If your child has dental related pain contact:

  • Community Dental Service on 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583) Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm
  • After hours or during school holidays, please contact your family dentist or a dentist listed below.

Clinic Dentist(s) Phone Address
Lumino Bethlehem Dentists Johan Louw 07 579 1669 16 Bethlehem Road Bethlehem
The Tooth Fairy Dental
Bethlehem
Yuru Aseev, Dale Benic 07 579 1323 State Highway 2,
Bethlehem
Complete Dental Care Shailendra Kumur Jain 07 578 7215 205 Chadwick Rd,
Tauranga
Elizabeth Street Dental John Thomson, Chris Ansley,
Robert Panther, Richard Thompson
07 578 6228 12 Elizabeth St,
Tauranga
Omokoroa Dental Surgery James Eastcote  07 548 2320 0800 373 338  170 Omokoroa Rd, Omokoroa  
Lumino Willow Dental Centre Terry Dunne 07 578 6096 2 Willow Street       Tauranga
Pyes Pa Dentist Estee Kriek, James Eastcott 07 577 1477 83 Pyes Pa Rd, Shop 10,
Pyes Pa Retail Centre
Tauranga Dental House Roger Burley, Stewert Taylor,
Steven Kleiman, Joy Tahere
07 578 9849 8 Willow St,
Tauranga
Team Dental
Tauranga
Brett Marshall 07 571 1230 Accident And Emergency Centre 19 Second Ave, Tauranga
Team Dental
Greerton
Brett Marshall 07 281 1032 1426 Cameron Road, Tauranga
Welcome Bay Dental Care Garth Gregg 07 544 6080 33 Hairini St, 
Welcome Bay
11th Avenue Dental Stewart Duncan   07 578 5221 120 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga
Papamoa
Dental Associates Papamoa Alex Santos, Namrita Mesuria,
John Falkiner
07 574 3844 26c Gravatt Rd,
Papamoa Beach
Team Dental Papamoa Khader Aboobacker, Michael Simon,
Roselle James
07 542 4230 Excelsa Medical Centre,
5 Golden Sands Drive,
Papamoa
Te Puke
Tooth Fairy - Kings Building Felicity Leou 07 573 7818 Kings Building, 
77 Jellicoe Street,
Te Puke
The Tooth Fairy Dental - Te Puke (Queen St branch) Catherine Hicks  07 573 8738 21 Queen Street,
Te Puke 
The Tooth Fairy Dental - Te Puke Joy Dawson 07 573 7856 19 Jellicoe St,
Te Puke
Katikati
Katikati Family Dental Centre Nuha  Al-Shamma 07 549 1111 22 Main Road,
Katikati
Katikati Gentle Dental Care Tom Stone 07 549 3262 Regent Arcade,
Main Rd, Katikati
Waihi
Waihi Family Dental Centre Donna Fisher 07 863 7272 6 School Lane, 
Waihi

Clinic Dentist(s) Phone Address
Kawerau
Absolute Dental Shash Patel 07 323 6530 Tarawera Court,
Kawerau
Ōpōtiki
East Bay Dental  James Choo, Shayden Bell 07 315 6124 82 Bridge Street, Ōpōtiki
Whakatāne
Eastbay Dental John Twaddle 07 308 5279 9 Simpkins Street,
Whakatāne
Whakatāne Dental Centre Paul Isaac 07 308 2473 9 James Street,
Whakatāne
Phoenix House Dental Richard Otley, Dalila Gabb 07 308 7469 Phoenix House,
Pyne St,
Whakatāne
Rotorua
Absolute Dental Shash Patel 07 348 3882 Old Taupo Road,
Rotorua
Absolute Dental Shash Patel 07 357 2280 284 Ngongotaha Rd,
Rotorua

Dental clinics for children referred by a therapist

Dental clinics that provide care for children that have a referral letter from a school dental therapist or oral health therapist.

Clinic Dentist(s) Phone Address
Tauranga
Complete Dental Care Shailendra Kumur Jain 07 578 7215 205 Chadwick Rd,
Tauranga
Elizabeth Street Dental John Thomson, Chris Ansley,
Robert Panther
07 578 6228 12 Elizabeth St,
Tauranga
Omokoroa Dental Surgery James Eastcott 07 548 2320 0800 373 338  170 Omokoroa Rd,
Omokoroa  
Team Dental Greerton Brett Marshall 07 281 1032 1426 Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Tauranga Dental House Roger Burley, Stewart Taylor,
Steven Kleiman, Joy Tahere
07 578 9849 8 Willow St,
Tauranga
Welcome Bay Dental Care Garth Gregg 07 544 6080 33 Hairini St,
Welcome Bay
11th Avenue Dental Stewart Duncan   07 578 5221 120 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga
Papamoa
Dental Associates Papamoa Alex Santos, Namrita Mesuria,
John Falkiner
07 574 3844  26c Gravatt Rd,
Papamoa Beach
       
Katikati
Katikati Family Dental Centre Nuha  Al-Shamma 07 549 1111 22 Main Road,
Katikati
Katikati Gentle Dental Care Tom Stone 07 549 3262 Regent Arcade,
Main Rd,
Katikati
Waihi
Waihi Family Dental Centre Donna Fisher 07 863 7272 6 School Lane, 
Waihi

Clinic Dentist(s) Phone Address
Kawerau
Absolute Dental Shash Patel 07 323 6530 Tarawera Court,
Kawerau
Ōpōtiki
East Bay Dental  James Choo, Shayden Bell 07 315 6124 82 Bridge St, Ōpōtiki
Whakatāne
Eastbay Dental John Twaddle 07 308 5279 9 Simpkins Street,
Whakatāne
Whakatāne Dental Centre Paul Isaac 07 308 2473 9 James Street,
Whakatāne
Phoenix House Dental Richard Otley, Dalila Gabb 07 308 7469 Phoenix House,
Pyne St,
Whakatāne
Rotorua
Absolute Dental Shash Patel 07 348 3882 Old Taupo Road,
Rotorua
Absolute Dental Shash Patel 07 357 2280 284 Ngongotaha Rd,
Rotorua

Dental clinics that provide WINZ quotes

Dentists that provide WINZ quotes for Community Service Card holders or Low Income Adults that may be eligible for WINZ payment assistance are listed below.

For more information about WINZ Eligibility visit workandincome.govt.nz

Clinic Dentist(s) Address Phone
Tauranga
Adrian Cable Dental Adrian Cable 2 Willow St,
Tauranga
07 578 4984
Baywide Smiles Ivan Grid 1334 Cameron Rd,
Greerton
07 578 4622
The Tooth Fairy Dental Bethlehem Yuru Aseev, Dale Benic State Highway 2,
Bethlehem
07 579 1323
Lumino Bethlehem Dentists Johan Louw 16 Bethlehem Road,
Bethlehem
07 579 1669 
Complete Dental Shailendra Kumar Jain 205 Chadwick Rd,
Greerton
07 578 7215
Corson Dental Jennifer Corson,
Sarah Bronte
2 Willow St,
Tauranga
07 578 3243
Elizabeth St Dental John Thomson, Chris Ansley,
Robert Panther, Richard Thompson
12 Elizabeth St,
Tauranga
07 578 6228
Lumino Dental Terry Dunne 2 Willow St,
Tauranga
07 578 6096
Strand Dental Miles Bowker 1426 Cameron Road,
Tauranga
07 578 4607
Tauranga Dental House Roger Burley, Stewart Taylor,
Steven Kleiman
8 Willow St,
Tauranga
07 578 9849
Team Dental
Tauranga
Brett Marshall 1426 Cameron Road,
Tauranga
07 281 1032
Team Dental
Greerton
Brett Marshall 1426 Cameron Road,
Tauranga
07 281 1032
The Tooth Fairy Dental - Mount Tom Urie, Dale Benic,  Kevin Ogle 5 Nikau Crescent,
Mt Maunganui
07 575 6278
11th Avenue Dental Stewart Duncan   120 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga 07 578 5221
Dental Solutions                Bernie Pollard     36 Cameron Rd, Tauranga             07 578 4409
Mt Maunganui
Denta Care Dentist Fareeza Raja 30 Maranui Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 07  579 8029
Papamoa
Team Dental Papamoa

(Will only enrol new students if other family members are enrolled with this Dentist)
Micheal Simon Excelsa Medical Centre,
5 Golden Sands Drive,
Papamoa
07 542 4230
Papamoa Dental Centre Stephen Houston 532 Papamoa Beach Rd, Papamoa  07 542 2294
Dental Associates Papamoa Alex Santos, Namrita Mesuria,  John Falkiner 26c Gravatt Rd,
Papamoa Beach
07 574 3844
Te Puke
Tooth Fairy - Kings Building Felicity Leou Kings Building,
Jellicoe St,
Te Puke
07 573 7818
Mobile Adolescent Dental Services

(Te Manu Toroa)
Jane Grierson Te Puke High School 027 807 2038
The Tooth Fairy Dental - Te Puke (Queen St branch) Catherine Hicks  21 Queen Street,
Te Puke
07 573 8738
Tooth Fairy Dental - Te Puke Joy Dawson 19 Jellicoe St,
Te Puke
07 573 7856
Katikati
Katikati Family Dental Centre Nuha Al-Shamma 22 Main Rd,
Katikati
07 549 1111
Katikati Gentle Dental Care  Tom Stone Regent Arcade,
17 Main Rd,
Katikati
07 549 3262
Western Bay Dental Care Anne-Marie Fouche 19A Carisbrook St,
Katikati
07 549 5454
Waihi
Waihi Family Dental Centre Donna Fisher 6 School Lane, 
Waihi
07 863 7272

Clinic Dentist(s) Address Phone
Kawerau

Absolute Dental

Shash Patel

Tarawera Court,
Kawerau

07 323 6530

Whakatāne

Dental HQ

Ian Hamill, Shelley Jones

19 Pohutukawa Ave,
Ohope

07 312 6330

Eastbay Dental

John Twaddle, Josephine Brown,
Frances Joseph, Nicholas Twaddle

9 Simpkins St,
Whakatāne

07 308 5279

Lumino Dental Whakatāne

Murray Hays, Scott Sisam

32 Landing Rd,
Whakatāne

07 308 8585

Phoenix House Dental Centre

Richard Otley, Dalila Gabb

Phoenix House,
Pyne St,
Whakatāne

07 308 7469

Whakatāne Dental Centre

Paul Isaac

9 James Street,
Whakatāne

07 308 9998

Ōpōtiki

East Bay Dental 

James Choo, Shayden Bell

82 Bridge Street, Ōpōtiki

07 315 6124

Rotorua

Absolute Dental Rotorua

Shash Patel

164 Old Taupo Rd,
Rotorua

07 348 3882

Absolute Dental Ngongotaha

Shash Patel

284 Ngongotaha Rd,
Rotorua

07-357-2280

Dental clinics for Community Services Card holders

Dentists that provide tooth pain relief (tooth extraction) for Community Services Card holders.

Clinic Dentist(s) Address Phone
Tauranga
Complete Dental Shailendra Kumar Jain 205 Chadwick Rd, Greerton 07 578 7215
The Tooth Fairy Dental -
Bethlehem
Yuru Aseev, Dale Benic  State Highway 2,
Bethlehem 
07 579 1323
Tooth Fairy Dental - Mount Tom Urie, Dale Benic,
Kevin Ogle
5 Nikau Crescent,
Mt Maunganui
07 575 6278
11th Avenue Dental Stewart Duncan   120 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga 07 578 5221
Papamoa
Dental Associates Papamoa Alex Santos, Namrita Mesuria,
John Falkiner
26c Gravatt Rd,
Papamoa Beach
07 574 3844
Te Puke
The Tooth Fairy Dental - Te Puke (Queen St branch) Catherine Hicks 21 Queen Street,
Te Puke
07 573 8738
The Tooth Fairy Dental -
Te Puke
Joy Dawson 19 Jellicoe St,
Te Puke
07 573 7856
Katikati
Katikati Family Dental Centre Nuha Al-Shamma 22 Main Rd,
Katikati
07 549 1111

Clinic Dentist(s) Address Phone

Kawerau

Absolute Dental Shash Patel Tarawera Court, Kawerau 07 323 6530

Rotorua

Absolute Dental
Rotorua
Shash Patel 164 Old Taupo Rd, Rotorua 07 348 3882
Absolute Dental
Ngongotaha
Shash Patel 284 Ngongotaha Rd, Rotorua 07 357 2280