A quick guide to dental services for primary school children
Senior Deputy DirectorYouth Preventive Dental ServiceLevel 4, Health Promotion Board3 Second Hospital AvenueSingapore 168937
To prevent your child from facing dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, the Youth Preventive Dental Service offers access to:
If your child requires more complex work like X-ray, extraction of permanent teeth, dentures, or root canal treatment for single-rooted permanent teeth, they may be referred to a field referral centre or to the Student Dental Centre located at the Health Promotion Board.
They may also be referred to the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) or National University Centre For Oral Health Singapore (NUCOHS) for specialist care.
Dental Care for School-Age Children
Dental treatment is provided free at the school dental clinics and mobile dental clinics. If your child requires more complex work, they may be referred to the Student Dental Centre of the Health Promotion Board. The following fees will then apply:
Student Dental Care Treatment Fees for Basic Procedures
$41.60 - $84.50
$24.00 - $48.75
$41.60 - $54.60
$24.00 - $31.50
Examination & Diagnosis
$28.60 - $84.50
$16.50 - $48.75
Oral Hygiene Instruction
$7.80 - $45.50
$6.00 - $26.25
Root Canal Treatment (Single Root)
Singaporeans enrolled in schools with on-site dental clinics are not encouraged to seek treatment at the Student Dental Centre without a referral.
All referrals to NDCS/NUCOHS are chargeable based on the type of treatment provided.
School Dental Clinics / Mobile Dental Clinics
During the school term, the school dental clinic / mobile dental clinic is open from:
Some school dental clinics operate on a part-time basis due to a small school population. You may wish to check with the school dental clinic on its opening days and hours before attending.
During the school holiday(s), certain school dental clinics remain open to attend to urgent cases.
All school dental clinics operate on a buddy system. In case of emergency, you can contact the buddy clinics for treatment and advice if your child's school dental clinic is closed. Details are available from your child’s school general office.
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This article was last reviewed on
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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Youth Preventive Dental Service (YPDS) provides oral health screening for pre-schoolers at some childcare centres as part of the Preschool Oral Health Screening and Fluoride Therapy Programme. Parents will be informed of the screening findings and recommended follow-up action through an "Information Sheet for Parents" that is downloadable from HealthHub.
YPDS also provides free basic dental services to Primary and Secondary students through school dental clinics and mobile dental clinics.
Annually, Primary 1, 2, 4 and 6, Secondary 1 and 3, and ITE Year 1 students who are enrolled in the school dental programme will be screened and treated by YPDS. Students in other levels who require dental services may visit the school or mobile dental clinics for free consultation and treatment.
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