Dental (Oral Health) Service at Maitland Hospital
The Dental service provides dental care to all children (under 18 years of age) and eligible adults.
- Emergency Care
- General treatment
- Preventative treatment
- Managed care and recalls
- Referrals to specialist dentists.
Location: Ground Floor, Maitland Hospital.
Contact details: Dental ( Oral Health) Contact Centre on 1300 651 625
Clinic times: 8.30am – 5.00pm. Monday to Fridays ( excluding public holidays).
How to access the clinic/ Referral information: To arrange an appointment, please call the Hunter New England Oral Health Contact Centre on 1300 651 625.
8.30am – 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Public Holidays.
Patients are prioritised for care through a triage system. This means that patients with urgent dental conditions are treated sooner, and that there may be wait times for routine dental care.
What to bring to your appointment:
Children (under 18 years of age): Medicare card
- Medicare card and either a Healthcare, Pension or Commonwealth Seniors card.
- List of any medications.
Duration of appointment/visit: Appointment lengths may vary from 10 minutes to one hour, depending on the treatment being provided.
Health professionals that work in clinic and their role:
Dental Officers: Provides dental treatment to adult patients.
Oral Health Therapists:
- Provides dental treatment to children.
- Provides dental hygiene and cleans to adults.
Administrative staff : Welcome patients, books appointments, and provide administrative support to the clinic.
Dental Assistants: Assists the Dentist and Oral Health Therapists during treatment.
Prosthesis: Makes and fits dentures in the clinic.
For more information:
Oral Health | HNE Kids (nsw.gov.au)