The Dental Department provides specialist dental care to people in the Canterbury region. It is also a tertiary referral centre for the West Coast and Nelson and Marlborough regions.
The Hospital Dental Department provides care in the following dental services:
The department also offers a Full Dental Clearance service and a daily Relief of Pain clinic.
If you have dental pain and you receive a WINZ benefit, then you are eligible to attend The Relief of Pain Clinic at the Dental Department.
To book a place at the relief of pain clinic, phone the Dental Department on 03 364 0250, no referral from a doctor or dentist is required.
If you require all, or at least all your upper or lower teeth, to be removed and you receive a WINZ benefit, you may be eligible for the full dental clearance clinic at the Hospital Dental Service.
To attend this clinic you need to be referred to the department. Referrals are accepted from your General Practice (GP), General Dentist or other health professional.
Page last updated: 22 February 2023
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