A quick guide to dental services for primary school children
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 zonal referral centre or to the Student Dental Centre located at the Health Promotion Board.
They may also be referred to tertiary institutions such as 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 Centre 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 tertiary institutions 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
22 Nov 2023
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