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Southern DHB Southland Hospital Dental Service

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    • Routine dental care for people with medical and/or physical problems, which prevent them from receiving dental care in private practice
      • An initial referral from a general medical practitioner or general dental practitioner is required.
    • Oral and maxillofacial surgery services
      • An initial referral from a general medical practitioner or general dental practitioner is required.
    • Dental treatment for children under general anaesthesia
      • An initial referral from the Community Oral Health Service (COHS) or general dental practitioner is required.
    • Emergency dental services for adults on very low incomes (as assessed by Work and Income)
      • These are for the relief of pain or infection from a single tooth.
      • Patients can self-refer by phoning the service.
      • There is a $35 co-payment per treatment.