Oral Health Care Program - SA/NT

The RFDS Oral Health Care Program offers a mobile dental and oral health care service to residents and communities throughout rural and remote South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Graphic: A lady in RFDS uniform smiles whilst holding up model teeth to show another lady who is sat in a dentist chair.

Regular ‘fly-in’ clinics provide opportunities for people of all ages living in remote locations to access high-quality dental care at no cost to the patient.

Upcoming RFDS Oral Health Care Clinics:

Marree, SA:  28-31 October 2019

Andamooka, SA:  5-8 November 2019

Kintore, NT:  25-30 November 2019

Andamooka, SA:  9-13 December 2019

Book to see the RFDS Dentist by calling our team on 1800 370 793 or email dentalbookings@flyingdoctor.net


Please note: clinic dates and locations are subject to change, please contact us for more information. 

Our Treatments

With state-of-the-art mobile dental equipment, the RFDS Oral Health Program offers dental care ranging from simple check-ups, x-rays and hygiene services through to fillings and extractions. Our comprehensive dental consultations aim to empower and motivate residents in rural and remote communities towards good oral health and prevention of oral disease. RFDS Oral Health Care Program services are free and available to all – referrals are not required. 

The RFDS Oral Health team delivers these services to rural and remote areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory on a periodic basis.

Graphic: Three people in RFDS uniform sit inside a RFDS aircraft with suitcases. They are all smiling.

Our Team
Our team consists of experienced and caring oral health professionals including dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Why is good oral health care so important?

Good oral health contributes positively to physical, mental and social wellbeing, enabling people to speak, eat and socialise unhindered by disease, pain, discomfort or embarrassment. 

Poor oral health can have negative impacts on speech, sleep, productivity, self-esteem, psychological and social wellbeing, relationships and general quality of life.

Research shows a link between oral disease and specific health conditions and chronic diseases including diabetes, aspiration pneumonia and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Contact

RFDS Port Augusta Base, Port Augusta Airport
T
1800 370 793
E dentalbookings@flyingdoctor.net

Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5:00pm

Emergencies
For emergencies or 24/7 medical assistance in outback SA call 1800 RFDS SA (1800 733 772) and ask to speak with the on-call RFDS Doctor.