Department of Health

Smile Squad is the Victorian Government's free school dental program. This program is being led by the Department of Health and Dental Health Services Victoria, with input from the Department of Education. Services are currently being delivered across Victoria by local community dental agencies.
The program is completely free for all Victorian government school students.

Students will be seen by Smile Squad during school hours, saving families time and money. Smile Squad includes all required treatment (excluding orthodontics).

Objectives of Smile Squad

  • Students can receive free dental care regularly
  • Students learn about the importance of good dental care
  • Students will have better oral health outcomes through early intervention.

Regular dental checks can prevent or address dental health issues before they become serious.

What to expect?

Dental packs and oral health promotion are provided to all students. Dental check-ups are carried out in school classrooms using portable equipment and further treatment is delivered in our treatment vans that house a full dental clinic. Think of it as a dental clinic on wheels.

Your friendly Smile Squad staff include oral health therapists, dental therapists, oral health educators, dental assistants, dentists and specialists.

Smile Squad information sheet

Read the Smile Squad information sheet to find out more about dental services, consent, privacy and providing feedback.

Reviewed 13 February 2024

After-hours emergency dental care

Contact us

If you need to speak to someone about your child’s dental issue (non-urgent) please email your local Smile Squad team:

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