Department of Health

Smile Squad is the Victorian Government's free school dental program.

The program is completely free for all Victorian government school students. It is delivered to students during school hours, saving families time and money. Smile Squad includes all required treatment (excluding orthodontics).

Regular dental checks can prevent or address dental health issues before they become serious. Smile Squad ensures that students can receive free dental care regularly, helping to improve dental health.

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 is being led by the Department of Health and Dental Health Services Victoria, with input from the Department of Education. Services are delivered by local community dental agencies.

Reviewed 05 April 2023

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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