What we want to achieve :
Our friendly team work hard to provide a quality health service for the community. At Tharawal dental we want to improve the oral health of our community by encouraging regular check-ups and healthy habits for all ages. We think of dental health as an important part of your overall wellbeing. That is why we work together with other Tharawal medical services, and programs.
What this means for you
We know that for some people the dentist can be a fearful place. Give us a chance to show you how easy it can be! To register as a patient, take a look at the eligibility section or enquire at the reception desk.
As a patient of Tharawal you & your family will be able to
access a wide range of dental services.
Your initial appointment will generally involve a check-up, clean and x-rays if needed. If more treatment is needed, further appointments will be booked.
If you are a new patient you will need to be a registered
patient of this Medical Service. See reception staff in medical to
complete a registration form and an Aboriginal Health
Worker/Nurse for basic health check.
Be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Confirmation of Aboriginality needs to be received by Medical Reception before treatment can be commenced.
If you do not have confirmation or have questions about our policy, please call reception on (02) 4628 4837.
True dental emergencies are rare and include conditions such as trauma (injury) or obvious facial swelling. Emergency patients will be given top priority, although it is advised that you arrive at 9.00am if possible. Toothache, while painful, is not considered an emergency.
Relief of Pain
If you are experiencing pain and do not have an
appointment, you are required to present to the reception
desk at 9.00am. From there you will be triaged by a staff
member and we will endeavour to see you as soon as
possible. Please be aware that we usually have appointment slots
fully booked. Please remain in the waiting room so that we
can fit you in between the booked appointments.
We suggest you call in advance to ensure any paperwork is complete. You must have seen an AHW or Nurse and submitted Confirmation of Aboriginality document before a dental appointment can be booked.