Emergency Dental Care Scheme

Oral Health Services Tasmania (OHST) operates the Emergency Dental Care Scheme to provide eligible Tasmanians with access to timely and effective emergency and urgent dental treatment through collaboration between private and public sector dental services.

How it works:

A client contacts OHST with an emergency or urgent dental problem.

OHST then triages the client and, based on their assessed clinical need, may offer them a voucher to contact a private dentist registered in the Scheme.

The private dentist provides treatment for the client’s emergency or urgent dental problem and sends a claim form to OHST who pays the dentist on a fee for service basis at the rates listed in the Schedule of Treatments and Fees.

More information can be found in the Provider Information Sheet