Dental Clinic

Our dental clinic, located in Allambie Heights on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, offers specialist services, expert staff, free of charge, all in one place.
We understand that children and adults with cerebral palsy and similar conditions can find visiting a regular dentist challenging. Run by volunteer dentists, our clinic has specialised equipment uniquely designed to treat people with cerebral palsy and similar disabilities, providing more comfort and access than regular dental clinics.

Pediatric dentist appointments available now!

A child receiving dental treatment

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. 

If a client needs dental work to be performed under a general anaesthetic, we offer that as a service at Hornsby Hospital. Waiting times are dependent upon hospital capacity. 

How is the clinic funded?

The clinic is funded by the NSW Department of Health and supported by sponsors including Sirona, Dentavision and Erskine Dental.

Our Volunteers

Our dental 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. If you’re a dentist or dental hygienist and interested in volunteering for this vital service, please contact our volunteer team here.

Dentists working on a patient at the dental clinic

Photo of patient being treated at CPA Dental clinic

Dr Rohan Krishnan in the dental clinic

Dr Rohan Krishnan, volunteer dentist CPA and President of NSW Dental Association

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 or anybody who has cerebral palsy and is physically unable to attend a general dentist. 

The clinic is not suitable for clients who display aggression, or behaviours of concern. 

No referral is needed. To make an appointment or enquiry please phone Louise Hayward, Dental Practice Manager (02) 9975 8461 or CPA Allambie reception on 02 9975 8400.

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.

Book an appointment today!

Contact us directly or complete the form below to enquire.

This service is available at

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights centre

Allambie Heights centre

187 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights NSW 2100
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