Dental Clinic

Our dental clinic, located in Allambie Heights on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, offers specialist services, expert staff and state of the art equipment, all in one place.

At Cerebral Palsy Alliance, we understand that children and adults with disability can find visiting a regular dentist challenging. CPA operates a dental clinic out of the Allambie Campus on Sydney’s Northern Beaches which offers an accessible service to people with physical and other disabilities. The clinic was established to enable clients of CPA who cannot physically access a general dental clinic to receive oral care.

Our clinic has specialised equipment uniquely designed to treat people with disability by providing more comfort and access than regular dental clinics.

What services are provided?

Our modern clinic has the latest dental and imaging equipment. The clinic is wheelchair accessible with a ceiling hoist to transfer people into the dental chair if required.

The clinic is set up to perform basic oral assessment, oral hygiene, clean and scaling of teeth, and some minor dental surgery/ orthodontics. We carry out all general dental procedures, including crown and bridge work which can now be achieved using our new Cerec machine.

We do not offer sedation or anaesthetics at the clinic.

If a client needs dental work to be performed under a general anaesthetic, you dentist will refer you to the appropriate Local Health Service.

How is the clinic funded?

The clinic is funded by the NSW Department of Health and supported by sponsors including, but not limited to, Sirona, Wrigleys and Dentavision.

Our clinic services are provided by a team of around 30 dedicated volunteers including dentists and hygienists. Our volunteers donate over 380 hours of time each year.

Our team also includes a volunteer oral surgeon and a paediatric specialist. Clients can also access an orthodontist who can offer continued treatment at her practice in the Eastern Suburbs at a reduced cost.

When does the clinic run?

The clinic normally runs on 2 or 3 mornings each week. Clinics typically run on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday however days can vary depending on the availability of our volunteer dentists.

Who can attend the clinic?

The clinic was established to provide dental services to clients of CPA who are physically unable to attend a general dentist/dental clinic.

The clinic is not suitable for clients who display aggression, or behaviours of concern. Clients who do display aggressive behaviours will need to continue to access the dental services they have previously accessed through NSW Health or a private dental service.

If you are unsure about a client’s suitability, please call and speak with Louise Hayward on 9975 8461.

How are clients referred to the clinic?

At the current time, the clinic is nearing capacity and we may not be able to take new referrals.

Appointments will be given on a priority basis, based on previous access to the service.

At times when we are unable to provide dental support (either due to clinic capacity or client suitability), information about how a client can access other dental services through NSW Health or privately will be provided.  

For clients who require a general anaesthetic, waiting times are dependent upon hospital capacity.

For all enquiries and new client appointments please phone (02) 9975 8461.

Quality and safeguarding

  • All our dentists are qualified and registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • All our dental clinic volunteers have a current Working with Children check (NSW) and National Police Check.
  • Our clinic is compliant with Australian Dental Association Infection Control Standards and was recently audited in January 2018.
  • Our clinic is subject to internal audits aligned with Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s quality and safeguarding framework.

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For more information, please call 02 9975 84611300 888 378 or  complete this form

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