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The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) provides free dental services to children from birth to Year 8.
Auckland Regional Dental Service provides free dental assessments and care from birth to children up to Year 8. It operates from 83 dental facilities across the greater Auckland area; these facilities include a mixture of fixed clinics, transportable dental units and dental vans. Adolescent dental services are provided by contracting dentists from Year 9 until their 18th birthday.
Good oral health is vital for your general health and well-being. Poor oral health and pain and suffering in the mouth can have a significant impact on quality of life. NZDA's site gives information on common dental problems, treatments and oral health care for all age groups and includes dental trauma advice.
Often the first place children learn healthy oral hygiene habits is at home. The ADA encourages parents to visit Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® and browse through the oral health information. You will find helpful tips to help you and your children care for their teeth along with some fun educational games and activities.
Simple education that's made to be fun!
Family Teeth Matters is a group of dentists, hygienists, psychologists, dental therapists and professionals committed to providing free Dental Helath Education for both parents and children.
We encourage you to become a 'Family Teeth Matters' school. FTM will provide you with the necessary resources and a 'Free' Dental Health Project Box that can rotate through your school classrooms.