Youth Preventive Dental Service

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 may access Healthhub to obtain the 'Information Sheet for Parents', which contains screening outcomes and the recommended follow-up action.


YPDS also provides free basic dental services to Primary and Secondary students through school dental clinics and mobile dental clinics. Annually, Primary 1, 3, 4 and 6, Secondary 1 and 3 students who are enrolled in the school dental programme will be screened ONCE and treated by YPDS where necessary. 

Treatment is rendered primarily by Dental Therapists. Dental Clinics operate on a weekly rotational basis.

Parental consent will be required for child's dental treatment in Primary and Secondary Schools.

Dental services provided are based on clinical needs, and it includes:

  • Dental examination and oral health education

  • Scaling for children with tartar/calculus deposits (hardened plaque deposits) causing severe gum disease

  • Fillings and extraction

  • Preventive treatment, such as fissure sealants to prevent tooth decay

  • Children who require further treatment, such as X-rays, dentures or simple root canal treatment, will be referred to the selected referral clinics or the Student Dental Centre (SDC) at Health Promotion Board. A fee for treatment at the SDC will be charged to permanent residents and foreigners. Pupils requiring additional specialist care will be referred to specialists at tertiary institutions, where treatment fees will be charged. 

Parents/guardians are required to fill in an online health questionnaire on your child’s medical condition and provide updates when relevant. This will help us take the necessary precaution when treating your child for his/her dental condition.

Student Dental Centre Treatment Fees for Basic Procedure

S/NTreatment Services​Permanent Resident
$24.00 - $48.75
$41.60 - $84.50
4Extraction $24.00
5Examination & Diagnosis$16.50
6Topical Fluoride
$6.00 - $26.25
$7.80 - $45.50

Visit Parent Hub for more useful tips and guides to give your child a healthy start.

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