Oral Health

RFDS Dental Service

To book an appointment, please phone 1800 002 507.

Many people living in remote and regional communities have limited, if any, access to dental services and are required to travel extensively for dental treatment. For over four years the RFDS has been delivering a mobile dental clinic throughout regional Queensland. The service operates with a five-person dental team from an 18-wheel semi-trailer and includes two clinics, a sterilisation area, a reception desk, kitchenette, and the latest panoramic x-ray equipment. The RFDS Dental Service has travelled over 54,000 kilometres to visit 21 communities and has treated more than 10,000 patients.

Over the past five years, the dental service has delivered:

RFDS Dental Service infographic

The RFDS Dental Service is a fully equipped mobile dental surgery featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including an OPG machine. It is staffed by qualified dentists and dental assistants who provide a wide range of services direct from the mobile unit, including:

• Oral health maintenance
• X-rays and extractions
• Treatment for acute or pre-existing conditions
• Treatment for gum disease
• Referral to specialist dental services

Where does the service visit in 2019?

The Service travels a scheduled route each year and stays for at least two weeks in each town. All treatments are free to any patient with a Medicare Card, with no out of pocket expenses for patients with private health insurance.

If the necessary treatment cannot be provided, patients are referred to an appropriate service provider. The service will continue to expand with demand so please check back if the dental service is not currently visiting your area.

To book an appointment, please phone 1800 002 507.

  • Richmond 11 - 28 June 
  • Greenvale 2 - 12 July
  • Normanton 23 July - 2 August
  • Camooweal 13 - 23 August
  • Dajarra 3 - 6 September
  • Boulia 9 - 13 September
  • Bedourie 24 September - 4 October
  • Winton 15 - 25 October

    Graphic: RFDS Dental Service Founding Partners

    The Flying Doctor acknowledges the support of the QCoal Group, QCoal Foundation and the Australian Government in establishing the dental service in 2013.

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