Special Needs Unit

The Special Needs Unit provides dental and oral health services for people with medical, physical and intellectual disabilities.

Most people with a disability or with complex medical conditions can be treated in the Community Dental Service clinics. However, clients with more complex special needs may require specialist care, and may be referred to the Special Needs Unit at the Adelaide Dental Hospital. Specialist services can only be accessed following referral from a Community Dental Service clinic or directly from some medical providers.

Do you have an appointment with the Special Needs Unit but aren't sure where we are located?

Wayfinding

We have developed two videos to assist you with your visit.
Wayfinding — this video explains where we are located and how best to access the clinic.  
Please note: the video does not have captions as some viewers may find them distracting. Please see the Special Needs Unit Wayfinding video script (PDF 87KB) available to read.

Visiting the Dentist — Patient Experience

Patient experience - this video gives an introduction to our clinic, and shows what you can expect at your first visit.   
Please note: the video does not have captions as some viewers may find them distracting. Please see the Visiting the dentist — patient experience video script (PDF 99KB) available to read.

Contact

Street address: Adelaide Health Medical Services Building North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000 Mail Address: GPO Box 864, Adelaide, SA, 5001
Phone: 1300 008 222
Emergency phone: 1800 002 222
Email: HealthSADSPublic@sa.gov.au