About Us - Dental Unit

 The School Dental Service provides a free and continuing dental service for each enrolled school child extending to approved high school years.

Dental Therapy Centres are staffed by dental therapists and dental assistants and are supervised by dentists with the School Dental Service.

The Dental Therapy Centre is located on Turner Way, right next to the front office of Karratha Primary School.  If the child attends a school other than where the Dental Therapy Centre is located, then it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to transport the child to the appointment.

Each enrolled child is taught the proper care of teeth and gums.  Preventive treatments including the application of fluoride preparations to the teeth and protective coverings to permanent teeth are provided when required.

The treatment provided may include injections of local anaesthetics to allow painless drilling of the teeth prior to the placing of appropriate permanent or temporary fillings.  Badly decayed teeth may have the nerves treated before fillings are placed.  X-rays are used for diagnostic purposes only.  The parent/guardian will be informed of any extractions before they take place. 

The Dental Therapy Centre  is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (closed Wednesdays and school holidays)

Opening times are:  7.30am - 3.30pm              

Contact Number 9143 1666

For more information, visit www.dental.wa.gov.au