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Dental (Oral Health) Service at Maitland Hospital

The Dental service provides dental care to all children (under 18 years of age) and eligible adults.

Services include:

  • Emergency Care
  • Examinations
  • 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 1800 679 336

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

Adults :

  • 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 (nsw.gov.au)

Oral Health | HNE Kids (nsw.gov.au)

Healthy Mouths Healthy Living (nsw.gov.au)