Free dental check ups
Our undergraduate students study and train for five years to become dentists and our postgraduate students are qualified dentists studying to become dental specialists. All treatment is performed under direct professional supervision from experienced professionals practitioners registered with the AHPRA.
Students are organised into teams, and cross referrals between team members may happen during your treatment to ensure you always receive the best care. Students will discuss your treatment options and explain what role each team member will play in delivering it. Once you agree to a treatment plan, you will be requested to sign an electronic consent.
Please note: Being treated by dental students may take a little longer than receiving treatment from experienced professionals. The student clinic operates according to the university calendar, and may have limited availability when students are doing exams or on breaks.
What to expect on your first visit (screening appointment)
- You will be booked for an OPG X-ray (which is bulk-billed via Medicare), followed by a free initial screening appointment by a professional dentist.
- When you present to reception, you will be asked to complete a registration form, which includes your medical history details, consent for treatment and consent for financial policy.
- A professional dentist will review your overall health and the OPG X-ray taken of your mouth, determine your initial dental needs, and your suitability for treatment in the student clinic.
- If you are a private patient you will be booked immediately with the next available student, and the comprehensive exam with the students (including x-rays) will also be free of charge.
- If you are a Queensland Health eligible patient, you may be allocated to a wait list, and an appointment will be arranged for you as soon as students are available. Most treatments under Queensland Health are at no charge, except complex prosthodontics cases.
- The screening dentist may decide that your treatment is too complex to be done by students, and in this case you will be given the option to be treated in our professional clinic, or be referred back to Queensland Health if this is more suitable for you.