Free dentistry for High School Kids

Did you know that dentistry is free for high school kids in Nelson?

The process is simple.  Ring us and book an appointment.  On your first appointment you will need to fill in a form which enrols you with the government scheme.  From there on in it costs you nothing until the day you turn 18.

It’s worth taking advantage of.

We will get you back in each year (or more often if your brushing and mouth needs a bit more work).  All check ups, cleans and fillings are completely free.

How it works:

Dentistry is free for Year 9s to the day you turn 18.

Routine dentistry is covered – this includes check ups, cleans, fillings and other routine dentistry.

What is not covered is cosmetic dentistry such as orthodontics, orthodontic extractions, whitening, mouth guards plus a few other bits.  Anything not covered we will make you well aware so there are no surprises.

Primary school kids

General dentistry

Dentistry is free for primary school kids through the dental therapists at schools.  We can provide you contact details of the closest dental therapist for you and your child to access this free treatment.

If you wish your child to see us rather than a dental therapist, the cost is not covered so there will be charge.  We will advise you of the costs.

Some trickier treatments are not carried out by dental therapists – they may then need to refer your child to us.  The treatment is then free for your child if they are referred.


If your child has a trip, fall, bang, knock, wipe out call us straight away.  The consultation and any xrays are free as covered by ACC.

The cost of treatment is not fully covered by ACC – however we have a policy not to charge any child under the age of 18 the additional costs following an accident.  We understand you have enough stress with the accident alone let alone having to pay for treatment.

Stoke Location

Mapua Location

Stoke - One Dental

424 Main Road


Nelson 7011


Mapua - One Dental

66 Aranui Road


Tasman 7055