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 8,000 patients.

Over the past four 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 2017?


The Service travels a scheduled route each year and stays for 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.

  • Clermont 14 - 24 November
  • Rolleston 4 - 16 December
  • Cherbourg 15 - 27 January
  • Theodore 5 - 17 February 

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.

If you would like the RFDS Dental Service to come to a town near you, please register your interest below.

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How can I help the service treat more dental patients? In addition to the generous funding support of the Australian Federal Government, our mobile dental service also relies on public donations and sponsorship to ensure its longevity and future expansion.

If you, your business or service club would like to assist the Service visit more rural and remote Queensland communities by sponsoring a community visit; making a donation or holding an event to thank our team, please contact the Royal Flying Doctor Service on 07 3860 1100.

Donations to the RFDS Dental Service be made here.

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