Dental Health Services DHS

We are happy to announce that Spring Orchid Dental is a participating provider within the DHS network. This exciting partnership means that patients with DHS dental insurance can receive comprehensive dental care at our clinic, enjoying the benefits of reduced costs and high-quality service. Our commitment to exceptional oral health care aligns perfectly with DHS’s standards, ensuring that our patients have access to the best dental treatments and preventive services available.

What Is DHS - Dental Health Services?

In Australia, Dental Health Services (DHS) is an important government-funded program that helps people and families by subsidizing dental care. It’s kind of like a public dentist service that wants everyone to have great oral health.

What Treatments Are Covered Under Public Dental Care?

Dental Health Services (DHS) programs can help with a wide range of oral needs, from emergencies to routine care.

Dental Emergencies:

  • Facial Swelling: If you suddenly have puffy eyes and face, especially if it hurts, you may have a dental emergency. We can help assess the situation and recommend the best course of action.
  • Bleeding: If you can’t stop bleeding in your mouth, especially after being hurt, you need to get medical help right away. We can stop the bleeding and even get to the root of the problem.
  • Dental Trauma: Your mouth, teeth, or jaw can be accidentally hurt. We’ll help you deal with the problem immediately and may suggest more care if needed.
  • Severe Dental Pain: Whether you have a painful toothache, gum or jaw pain, or any other serious trouble, we can help you figure out what’s wrong and make you feel better.

General Dental Services:

It depends on the situation, but here are some of the general services that DHS may offer:

  • Regular Checkups: These routine examinations, also called prophylaxis, are crucial for catching potential problems early on.
  • Oral Health Advice: Our dentist will provide valuable tips on brushing and flossing techniques during your appointment. This personalized advice can help you perfect your at-home oral care routine, promoting long-term dental health.
  • Professional Cleaning (Scale and Clean): This procedure removes plaque and tartar buildup, which can contribute to gum disease and cavities.
  • Tooth Extractions: In some cases, removing a damaged or problematic tooth becomes necessary. DHS covers extractions within the scope of general dentistry.
  • Fillings: Cavities require prompt attention to prevent further decay. DHS typically covers fillings, which restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth.
  • Dental X-rays: X-rays act like dental detective work, providing valuable information for accurate diagnosis. DHS may cover X-rays as needed to assess your specific dental concerns.
  • Fissure Sealants (for Children and Young Adults): These are protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth, helping to prevent cavities. DHS may cover fissure sealants in some cases, especially for younger patients.

However, the General Dental Service generally does not include specialist dental services such as oral surgery and orthodontics. However, if necessary, DHS can refer you to a specialist for further check.

Who Qualifies For DHS (Dental Health Services)?

To qualify for Dental Health Services (DHS) in Western Australia, individuals must meet specific criteria:

  1. Health Care Card Holders: Individuals holding a valid Health Care Card issued by the Department of Human Services or a Pensioner Concession Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are eligible for DHS.
  2. Children: Children aged 0 to 17 years whose names appear on their parent’s or guardian’s Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible for dental care under DHS.
  3. Specific Programs: Certain DHS programs cater to specific groups such as students through the School Dental Service, prisoners, aged care facility residents, and eligible Disability Services Commission clients.
  4. Subsidy Schemes: Eligibility also extends to individuals enrolled in DHS subsidy schemes like the Country Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme (CPDSS) and the Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme (MPDSS), depending on their circumstances and location.

Why Should You Choose Our Clinic?

Feeling anxious about dental visits? You’re not alone! At our practice, we understand this and strive to create a positive and relaxing experience for all our patients. We adhere to QIP-certified dental facility standards to ensure you receive the highest level of care in a comfortable and reassuring environment. Our waiting room features:

  • Accessible reception.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Children’s play area.
  • Toilet facilities are suitable for children and those with disabilities.

Also, we offer additional amenities for your comfort, including:

  • Relaxing lounge area.
  • Assistance with filling out medical forms.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Entertainment and refreshments.

Our state-of-the-art sterilization and treatment rooms are designed and built to Australian Standards, ensuring safety and comfort.

How Much Does DHS Cover?

DHS offers a fantastic subsidy on dental treatments. This means the program covers a significant portion of the cost, typically either 50% or 75%, depending on the specific treatment and their approval. 

While DHS subsidizes a substantial portion, an out-of-pocket expense will likely remain. This amount can range from 25% to 50% of the total treatment cost, depending on the approved services. Our friendly team can provide more detailed information on estimated costs for your specific needs.

Ready To Apply For DHS Treatment

To receive treatment as a DHS patient at our dental, you must register at a DHS clinic and apply for a sponsorship letter. This letter outlines the approved dental procedures covered by the program. We recommend visiting the Dental Health Services website for in-depth details on eligibility, the application process, and other program information. Dental Health Services

  • Address: 43 Mt Henry Road, COMO WA 6152.
  • Postal Address: Locked Bag 15, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983.
  • Phone: 9313 0555.
  • Fax: 9313 1302.
  • Teletypewriter (TTY): 9313 2085 or refer to Interpreter Service (external site) information

Or, you can reach the closest one to our Bassendean practice is:

  • Location: 3 Eveline Rd, Middle Swan, WA.
  • Their phone: 9274 0099.

Feel free to call them directly for further details on eligibility and the application process.

Now Book Your DHS Appointment With Spring Orchid Dental!

As soon as you get your letter of support, please contact us at Spring Orchid Dental. Our helpful team can help you set up a meeting to discuss the specific steps for you.We offer convenient e-services like eAppointments, eForms, and eSignatures to streamline your experience. You can use one of our Patient Medical History eForms to fill it out on a tablet in the office or online at home.


1. Are there government grants available for dental implants in Australia?

No, there aren’t any funds from the Australian government that will cover the full cost of tooth implants right now. 

DHS typically doesn’t cover dental implants directly. However, it might cover some preliminary procedures or consultations related to implant placement, depending on your specific circumstances and the program’s guidelines.

2. Are There Free Government Dental Clinics In Australia?

No, Australia doesn’t have completely free government dental clinics. But, there are government-funded programs that can make dental care significantly more affordable.

The Australian Government offers free and subsidized dental care to eligible people; there is:

  • The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). 
  • The Oral Health Free for Service Scheme (OHFFSS) for Department of Veteran Affairs Members (DVA). 
  • Dental Health Services (DHS).  

At Spring Orchid Dental, we also offer these services.

3. Do Pensioners Get Free Dental In Western Australia?

No, it’s not totally free. The Western Australian Government will pay up to 75% of the cost of your dental care if you have a current Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card. 

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