Adolescents are eligible for free basic dental care from school Year 9 until their 18th birthday. This service is provided by our oral health therapist at no charge to the patient.
Who is entitled to the Scheme?
Adolescents from Year 9, (age 12 to 13yrs), who are residents of New Zealand. The individual is covered under this scheme until their eighteenth birthday.
Does the Scheme cover all treatments?
No, it covers basic dental treatment only. Each adolescent is entitled to one examination per calendar year. The Dental Benefits Scheme does not cover Braces or Orthodontic treatment, or treatment that is required as a result of an accident (in which case ACC will apply).