Dental services for adults
SA Dental Service provides a range of dental services to eligible adults at community clinics throughout South Australia
Who is eligible?
Adults need to have a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and live in South Australia to access dental care at SA Dental Service clinics. Adult dependents (under 19 years) of the card holder whose names are on the card, can access dental care.
A person whose name is on the card and is a partner of the card holder cannot access dental care at SA Dental Service clinics, unless they have their own Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
You need to bring your concession card to all appointments.
Please contact one of our clinics if you have questions about accessing public dental care.
See Adult Concession Cards accepted at SA Dental Service clinics for more information.
Department of Veteran's Affairs Card holders may be eligible for treatment with Veteran Dental Services. Contact the Department of Veterans' Affairs information line on 133 254.
Find your closest clinic
SA Dental Service has community dental clinics across the State. See the SA Dental Service dental clinic list (PDF 44KB) to find your closest clinic.
Waiting times apply for some dental treatment. Waiting times will be discussed with you when you call to make an appointment.
There is a cost for dental care at SA Dental Service community dental clinics.The cost is the same at all clinics. Costs will be discussed with you before treatment starts.
See fees for adult dental services (PDF 175KB) for a list of costs.
If you need an interpreter, call the clinic before your appointment, so arrangements can be made.
Emergency dental care
If you have a dental emergency such as facial swelling, bleeding or trauma during business hours, contact your local community clinic. See the SA Dental Service dental clinic list (PDF 45KB) for contact details.
If you have an emergency after hours, call healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222. For further information about healthdirect, see the SA Health healthdirect page.
For more information about what to do in case of a dental emergency, see dental emergencies, what you need to know and do.