Oral Health Centre Western Australia

The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia provides modern clinical facilities, laboratories with cutting-edge equipment, clinical teaching and computing facilities. The teaching centre is run in conjunction with the UWA Dental School, North Metropolitan TAFE and Curtin University.

Oral health therapy student treating a patient.

Range of Services:

The Centre is often looking for additional people willing to receive their dental treatment from oral health therapy students. In the first instance, potential patients must:

  • be the holders of a current Healthcare or Pensioner Concession card
  • be available for regular weekly appointments on an ongoing basis
  • be medically fit to receive routine dental treatment
  • be sufficiently fluent in English to enable communication and give informed consent to treatment (although there are bilingual dental students able to communicate with some non-English speaking patients)
  • be able to cope with the extended treatment time needed by students (appointments can be up to three hours long)
  • require specific treatment which is included in the teaching program in each clinical discipline, and
  • be able to travel to the Centre for treatment.

The Oral Health Centre provides subsidised general and specialist dental services to members of the WA public who meet the eligibility criteria determined by the WA Government. To be eligible for subsidised treatment, patients must be a holder of a current healthcare or pension concession card. The level of subsidy depends on the amount of benefit received. Prospective patients should phone (+61 8) 6457 4400 for information about eligibility.

Patients are required to either produce a statement of their benefit or sign a consent form to authorise the Oral Health Centre to access their Centrelink benefit details so their eligibility and subsidy can be confirmed. Patients are required to show their up-to-date healthcare or pension concession card at each appointment.