Dental

GV Health Community Dental Service

The Community Dental Service at GV Health is a 12 chair clinic located at the Graham Street Campus. The clinic provides quality emergency, general, denture and preventative dental care to all age groups. The clinic also provides limited outreach services utilizing a fully equipped mobile dental van. A branch clinic operating part time is located at Cobram Hospital dental clinic.

Eligibility Criteria

To receive subsidized care the patient must be one of the following:

  • Valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or dependants.
  • All Refugee/Asylum Seekers
  • All children under 12 Years of age, or in primary school.
  • All children eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme.
  • All children and young people up to 18 years of age, who are in out-of-home care provided by the Children Youth and Families Division of the Department of Human Service.
  • All youth justice clients in custodial care, up to 18 years of age.

Interpreter services are available if required – please request at time of booking.

Emergency Dental Care

All emergencies undergo a triage assessment and are placed into one of five categories. The treatment time frame depends on the urgency of the dental problem. Treatment is provided to alleviate pain in cases of toothaches, post-extraction complications, dental swellings, trauma and broken teeth. Please contact the dental clinic on (03) 5832 3050.

For after-hours emergencies, please contact the GV Health Emergency Department on (03) 5832 2322 or the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (03) 9341 1000.

General Dental Care

To receive general treatment clients may need to be placed on a waiting list*. A co-payment fee may apply to each appointment. Service also includes the provision of dentures where recommended by the dental practitioner.

If you or your child has a current concession card, your child will receive free general dental care. You will need to present the current health care card or pension card at the first appointment.

If you do not have a concession card but receive Family Tax Benefit A, the Children’s Dental Benefits Scheme offers $1000 over two years for treatment. A Medicare card is required at appointment time.

Please note young people aged 13-17 years old with no concession card or Family Tax Benefit A may not be eligible for public dental care. Please contact us for further information.

For more information about GV Health Dental Services please refer to the GV Health Dental Service brochure

Click here for more information about the Child Medicare Benefit Schedule

Related information: For more information about Community Dental Services in Victoria
Dental Health Services Victoria
The Department of Health and Human Services

*Exclusions to the waitlist may apply including Aboriginal &/Torres Strait Islanders, children and pregnant women, patients with certain special needs or significant medical morbidities, and elderly clients over 80; please contact for further details.

Student Services

GV Health has a partnership with the University of Melbourne to provide free treatment** to all patients seen by students. Dental and Oral Health students are in their final year and fully supervised by a qualified dentist. Please let reception staff know if you are interested.

**Denture co-payment fees still apply.

Patient Referrals

If you would like to refer an eligible patient to us (e.g. for dental clearance prior to major surgery, bisphosphonates/Prolia, high-risk patients, maternity patients, special needs patients or patients having difficulties chewing) please fax a referral form to us on (03) 5832 2284 or email to dentalrecep@gvhealth.org.au