The Dental Clinic is located on Level 4 of the Charles Moore Building and provides dental treatment for medically compromised children.
Visiting staff include sessional Dentists, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Orthodontists and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Child patients are taken on for continuing dental care if they suffer from a chronic medical condition.
Treatment at the Princess Margaret Hospital Dental Department is prioritised according to the degree to which a child’s medical condition places them at increased risk of adverse outcome if they are treated outside of a Teaching Hospital, and the degree to which their medical condition has associated dental pathology.
The Dental Clinic staff; however are available for management of any orodental emergency for any child presenting to PMH.
Dental Department staff are available at all times for consultation on request.
During clinic hours (0800 ‐ 1600, Monday to Friday) patients may be sent to the Dental Clinic after first contacting 9340 8342 to ascertain that a Dentist is on duty at that time.
If the Dentist is unavailable, a request should be made to speak with the Dental Therapist who will then advise what action should be taken.
Fax number: 9340 8135. Location: Level 4, Charles Moore building, near the PMH main entrance
An emergency roster of on‐call Dentists is available at the switchboard. This is a 24‐hour, 365 day a year service. A dental opinion should be sought if significant emergencies arise out of hours.
Alternative dental service for ineligible children (non‐emergency dental management)
Children aged 5 years of age or older and enrolled in a government or private school are eligible for treatment via the School Dental Service.
Dental Therapy Centres are distributed on the campuses of public schools across the metropolitan area and regional centres. All treatment is provided by the service at no charge.
Children who have a Healthcare Card can access specialist paediatric dental care at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia. Treatment at the facility is subsidised on a means‐tested basis; in some cases treatment may be provided at no charge.