WDHB's Dental Services

Contact details
8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
First Floor, Clinical Services Building, Whanganui Hospital
06 348 3120 or 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583)



Mobile Dental Units
Click here to find the contact details of the dental unit at your school.

Please note: The dates stated in this timetable may vary from time to time. If required, please contact the relevant mobile unit on the contact number provided in the timetable.


Whanganui Hospital's Dental Clinic provides a range of outpatient and inpatient dental services.
These include:

  • routine dental care for people with medical and physical problems that stop them from being able to get dental care in a private dental practice
  • dental treatment for children under general anaesthesia
  • oral and maxillofacial services
  • routine dental care for people on very low incomes (please note: this is provided as a course of treatment and patients as required to pay for their care).

Our fixed dental clinics in the community are as follows:

Wanganui Intermediate Dental Clinic
Tawhero Dental Clinic
Ohakune Dental Clinic
Taihape Dental Clinic
Marton Primary Dental Clinic
06 348 1716
06 344 5474
06 385 8195
06 388 9245
06 327 6016

See below for a list of information sheets provided through the Community Oral Health Service:

Sugar content in food and drink
Preventative treatments
Dental materials
Pulpotomy and stainless crowns


Free Dental Care
Children in New Zealand are entitled to free basic oral health services from birth until their 18th birthday.
Looking after your child's teeth
Healthy teeth play an important role in your childs development, helping them to eat and speak properly.
Healthy food, healthy teeth
Looking after teeth is not just about brushing. The kinds of food we eat can affect acid levels in our mouths and cause decay.
Teeth Through the Ages
As your child grows their teeth go through different stages.