The Emergency Dental Scheme (EDS) is designed to provide specialized emergency dental care, addressing situations like broken teeth. EDS offers eligible adult clients with natural teeth the opportunity to receive emergency dental treatment at a private dental practice, particularly when their local SA Dental clinic cannot provide emergency care within 10 days following an assessment. Patients should initiate the process by contacting their local SA Dental clinic to have their treatment needs evaluated.
Once you have registered with a South Australia Dental Community Dental Service Clinic, the Emergency Dental Scheme form can be obtained from those clinics for concession cardholders.
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Parkmore Family Dental welcomes all patients who are approved to participate in the South Australian Dental Services Dental Schemes. If you already have an approved EDS form, it will be valid for 7 days, and you must inform us that you are seeking emergency care under this scheme.
On your appointment day, bring your EDS form along with you, as well as your current Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) or current Health Care Card (HCC).
Adult dependants (under 19 years) of the cardholder, whose names are on the card, can access dental care. The partner of a person with a current card cannot access SA Dental care unless they have their own HCC or PCC, i.e., they are a cardholder in their own right. Holders of a Department of Veteran Affairs card that is not a PCC, for example, a Gold, White, or Orange Health Card are not eligible.
If you need more information, call us on (03) 8592 0298.