Special Needs Dental Clinic

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Assessed as unsuitable for the mainstream public dental service  AND
  • Aged 16 years and over  AND
  • Meet homelessness or drug and alcohol or mental health criteria

The Special Needs Dental Clinic aims to improve the health and wellbeing of marginalised people experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol or mental health issues. Eligibility/acceptance of referrals is assessed case by case and is influenced by individual circumstances, and current service demand/capacity.

The clinic is co-located within the Mission Australia Centre Surry Hills to facilitate access for clients.

In addition to a team of dentist and dental assistants, the service employs a welfare officer who provides coordination, administration and promotion of the dental service, as well as counselling and support for clients to help them engage with other social and welfare agencies.



Case workers or patients can contact our SNDS Welfare Officer on 9356 0621 to make further inquires about our service and check patient eligibility.


View our brochure below.