Young People Year 9 - 17 Years (until 18)

Free dental services continue for teenagers until their 18th birthday; regardless of whether they attend a school or not.

This care is government funded and mainly provided by dentists, although some patients may chose to remain with the Taranaki Community Oral Health Service.

Orthodontic treatment is not included.

Every patient enrolled is entitled to have at least one examination by a dentist or dental therapist every 12 months and will be offered any basic dental care as required.

Care will not be free if you chose a dentist who does not have a contract with the DHB.

For further information:

  • Phone the Adolescent Co-ordination Service on:

    0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583)

    Press 2.

    lets talk teeth
  • Visit for more information on how to care for young people’s teeth and protect their smile for life

How to enrol an adolescent/teen for dental treatment

  • Contact a dentist on the list of dentists or in the Yellow Pages and ask if they offer free dental care to teenagers up until they are 18
  • Contact your local Community Oral Health Service clinic and make an appointment

Contracting Dental Practices

Dental Practice


Phone Number
Bristow Dental Practice R Bristow 122 St Aubyn St, New Plymouth 759 1630
Capsite Dental Practice
S Gray 31 Tukapa St, New Plymouth 758 2307
Dental House
R Wagstaff 270 Carrington St, New Plymouth 753 6298
Happy Teeth
R Cave 21 Devon St West, New Plymouth 759 8288
K. J.  Hamilton
K Hamilton 361 Devon St New Plymouth 758 3732
Pure Dental
K Gallacher 465 Devon St East, New Plymouth 758 5629
NP  Dental Centre
A Neville -Lamb 79 Liardet St, New Plymouth 758 2433
MediCross Dental Ltd
R Verma Richmond Centre, New Plymouth 757 3600
Taylor Dental Practice 
C Taylor 25 Vivian St, New Plymouth 759 1047
Vivian St Dental Centre
D Antunovic 53 Vivian St New Plymouth 758 4747
Wratislav Dental Practice
A Wratislav 122 St Aubyn St, New Plymouth 759 1665
Inglewood Dental Surgery
A Aiyer 12 Browne St, Inglewood 756 8717
Mary Anne Costelloe M Costelloe 82 Miranda St, Stratford 765 5839
Eltham Dental Centre Ltd
B Robertson 193 High St, Eltham 764 8732
Dental Care Hawera
A Fraser 24 High St, Hawera 278 5562

Hawera Dental Surgery

B & J Martin 5 Furlong Street, Hawera 278 3279
Sandie Pryor
S Pryor Patea Health Centre ,1 Lincoln St, Patea 273 8088
Diane Lance
D Lance 45 Gloag St, PO Box 1, Waverley 346 5491


Last updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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