Department of Health

The Dental health program provides public dental care to eligible Victorians.

The health and wellbeing of Victorians remains our highest priority. We urge everyone to maintain their oral health by:

  • eating well
  • drinking tap water
  • brushing their teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day.

We fund Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) to deliver both routine and urgent dental care. Services are delivered through the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne and over 50 integrated and registered community health services across Victoria.

How to contact a public dental service

If you require dental care or oral health advice, please contact one of the following:

Concerns about public dental care

If people have concerns about the dental care they receive, they should first speak with the complaints or program manager at the community dental clinic where they received care. If the matter is ongoing, they may wish to contact the Health Complaints CommissionerExternal Link via the website.

The Commissioner's office helps people make their concerns known to healthcare providers, and resolves complaints. The service is free and confidential.

Reviewed 27 November 2023


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