Secondary School Programme

Secondary School Programme – Mobile Dental Care

Free (Fully Funded) Dental Care

Our Mobile Programme gives us the opportunity to do our part as health professionals to empower our youth to enjoy a lifetime of health

We work with several secondary schools across the Wellington Region providing fully funded (Free) dental care to enrolled students on-site at school via our mobile dental facilities.

  • Easy and Effective
  • Empowerment – Self-care and Prevention Focussed
  • Minimally Invasive – less drilling; prevent or minimise and support natural healing
  • Amalgam Free – white fillings only
  • Less time off school
  • Easy for families – we take care of everything during school hours
  • School holiday and before/after school appointment options available at Mobile and Fixed Practice locations

Schools we work with across the Wellington Region


  • Rongotai College
  • St Patricks College
  • St Catherine’s College
  • Wellington East Girls College
  • Wellington High School
  • Onslow College
  • Tawa College


  • Bishop Viard College
  • Mana College
  • Porirua College
  • Aotea College

Kapiti Coast

  • Kapiti College
  • Paraparaumu College

General information about FREE Dental Care

  • Dental care is free until the day before their 18th birthday
  • You do not need to be attending school
  • You must be eligible and have an National Health Index (NHI) number

District Health Boards (DHB) contracts local private dentists to provide funded/free dental care 

  • You can only enrol with 1 contracted provider for free care
  • You can choose to transfer your enrolment to another contracted provider

Non-Funded (Private) Care Options

We offer all other dental care services privately for enrolled students some of which can be provided via the Mobile Unit. Some services are offered at a reduced prices some examples include:

  • Orthodontic extractions – reduced fee for students
  • Custom fitted mouth guards – reduced fee for students
  • Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign – this is an alternative to fixed metal braces (similar fee to fixed braces)
  • Cosmetic e.g. whitening

Keeping informed as a Parent/caregiver

We provide an Annual Care Plan form to everyone outlining their recommended dental care for the year so you know they have been seen and what the recommended care is. As much as possible we encourage parental/caregiver involvement. We are very happy to discuss and provide further information if needed.

Annual Care Plan

We create an annual care plan for everyone that includes a self-care plan which is intended to empower each person to understand how dental problems occur, how to avoid dental disease, and enjoy a great smile. We believe that part of our responsibility is to help each person understand how dental health influences their overall health and wellbeing as well.

A typical Annual Care Plan includes:

  • Annual check-up (with X-rays where required)
  • Assessment of current self-care habits and potential risk for dental issues
  • Oral health self-care information and advice, the link with overall health and wellbeing and self-care recommendations

If needed, can also include:

  • Cleaning
  • Prevention e.g. protective coatings and/or Fluoride treatment
  • Orthodontic advice
  • Fillings
  • Other dental treatments e.g. Extractions, Root Canals, tooth replacements (dentures), minor surgical procedures and bite splints (for jaw related issues)
  • ACC dental care can also be provided through the mobile programme
  • Referrals to dental specialists

NB: Dental recall period (6 or 12 monthly) and other support contact frequency is based on level and type of need, and self-care habits

Emergency Care

Tooth ache, accident or broken filling? Mobile Unit not at school? No problem!

We run an FREE emergency care shuttle during school hours

How it works

You or the school contacts us, we organise a suitable time for pick-up to go to the nearest clinic (mobile or practice location) then back to school (or agreed location) once it’s sorted.

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Contact Us

Call us04 473 9283
Email us via our Contact Page

Days open – Monday to Friday.
8am to 5pm

We are closed on public holidays.

Find us on Lambton Quay

Main Practice:
Level 3 AMI Plaza
342 Lambton Quay
Wellington CBD

Support Office:
Level 5, The Grand Annex