The Secondary School Oral Health Programme is a continuation of the Primary School Oral Health Programme and offers the secondary school pupils with a similar range of services offered in primary schools.
The School Dental Service provides all Secondary 1 and Secondary 3 school pupils with dental checkups and basic dental treatment at their secondary school dental clinics/ mobile dental clinics. For the pupils in the other levels, they are seen as and when they request for treatment. Parents are required to sign the consent forms to enrol their child in this programme. Once consent is given, it is valid from Secondary 1 to Junior College Year 2.
Besides the dental clinics located in secondary schools, the School Dental Service deploys mobile dental clinics to secondary schools that are not equipped with a dental clinic. Each mobile dental clinic covers 4 to 5 secondary schools in a year and is stationed for a period of 2 to 3 months in each school. When the pupils in the school have been rendered dentally fit, the mobile dental clinic will move to another school. It will revisit the school in the following year. Dental therapists are the main providers of the services.
- Preventive services aimed at preventing dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease include:
- Regular checkups
- Provision of fissure sealants to prevent tooth decay
- Advice on oral hygiene and diet
- Oral health education activities to promote oral health awareness and oral hygiene practices through chairside oral health education and classroom talks
- Curative services aimed at treating dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease include:
- Scaling and polishing
- Extractions of primary teeth
- Root treatment of primary teeth
- Referral services
Pupils requiring more complex work like X-ray, extraction of permanent teeth, dentures, root canal treatment for single rooted permanent teeth will be referred to a Zonal Centre or to the School Dental Centre located at Health Promotion Board.
Pupils may also be referred to the National Dental Centre, Alexandra Hospital Dental Clinic, NUH Dental Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Dental Clinic, Jurong Medical Dental Clinic and Changi General Hospital Dental Clinic for specialist care.
Dental Treatment is provided free at the school dental clinics and mobile dental clinics. Pupils requiring more complex work beyond the scope of the dental therapists are referred for treatment at the School Dental Centre in Health Promotion Board. If your child/ward has been referred to School Dental Centre, the following fees apply:
|S/N||Treatment Services||Non - Resident||Permanent Resident|
|1||Filling||$41.60 - $84.50||$24.00 - $48.75|
|2||Polishing||$41.60 - $84.50||$24.00 - $48.75|
|3||Scaling||$41.60 - $84.50||$24.00 - $48.75|
|4||Extraction||$41.60 - $54.60||$24.00 - $31.50|
|5||Examination & Diagnosis||$28.60 - $84.50||$16.50 - $48.75|
|6||Oral Hygiene Instruction||$23.40||$13.50|
|7||X-Ray||$7.80 - $45.50||$6.00 - $26.25|
|8||Root Canal Treatment (Single Root)||$208.00||$120.00|
Singaporeans who seek treatment at School Dental Centre on their own will have to pay the concessionary rate i.e. 75% subsidy as follows:
|S/N||Treatment Services||Singaporean under age 19 years|
|1||Filling||$9.00 - $16.00|
|2||Polishing||$9.00 - $16.00|
|3||Scaling||$9.00 - $16.00|
|4||Extraction||$9.00 - $10.50|
|5||Examination & Diagnosis||$9.00 - $16.00|
|6||Oral Hygiene Instruction||$9.00|
|7||X-Ray||$6.00 - $12.50|
|8||Root Canal Treatment (Single Root)||$40.00|
All referrals to National Dental Centre/Hospital Dental Clinics are chargeable. There are no fixed dental fees as the patients are charged according to the type of treatment provided.
School dental clinics / Mobile dental clinics
During the school term, the school dental clinic / mobile dental clinic is open from
- 8 am to 5.30 pm (Monday to Thursday)
- 8 am to 5.00 pm (Friday)
- Lunch break varies with each clinic
Some school dental clinics operate on a part-time basis due to low school population. You may wish to check with the school dental clinic on its opening days and hours.
During the school holiday(s), the clinic will remain open unless the clinic staff is out of office. In case of emergency, you can contact the staff in charge of the mobile dental clinic for treatment and advice if the school dental clinic is closed. Details are available from the school office.
Should any pupil require emergency treatment after the mobile dental clinic has left the school, he/she can seek treatment at the same mobile dental clinic that has been relocated to another school. The telephone number of the mobile dental clinic can be obtained from the school office .
School dental centre
The School Dental Centre is open from
- 8.00 am to 5.30 pm (Monday to Thursday)
- 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (Friday)
- 8.00 am to 12.30 pm (Saturday)
On the day of appointment, you will need to bring the following documents for verification and registration:
- Birth certificate (for Singaporeans)
- Student concession card/pass (for Singaporeans)
- Passport/entry permit (for permanent residents and foreigners)