Specialist services are available at the Adelaide Dental Hospital by referral from the Community Dental Service. Copayment and waiting times apply for all specialist care. Staff will discuss copayment with you prior to treatment.
Dental care provided by students
Students (under the supervision of qualified dentists) provide dental treatment at the Adelaide Dental Hospital, and other locations. Metropolitan patients may be asked to attend the hospital to have their care provided by students. Patients refusing an offer of treatment with a student may have their offer of treatment withdrawn. You will always be advised if a student is treating you, and copayments will apply.
Programs for adult patients with special needs
SA Dental Service provides a number of services for adult patients with special needs.
Community Dental Service may refer adults patients with physical or intellectual disabilities to the Special Needs Unit at the Adelaide Dental Hospital.
Eligible adults who are HIV or Hepatitis C positive can contact their local Community Dental Clinic. Alternatively, GPs and health counsellors can refer patients for assessment at the Special Needs Unit at the Adelaide Dental Hospital