Department resources

To engage private dental services (‘mobile dental vans’), schools must have a licence agreement in place. The School council health services license agreement – dentist is available below.

School council health services licence agreement – dentist (DOCX)External Link (staff login required)

For information regarding this process, visit the Legal Services website, at Health ServicesExternal Link (staff login required). If required, schools may contact the Legal Division to review the completed draft licence agreement before providing it to the external provider, by emailing

External resources

Dental Health Services VictoriaExternal Link (DHSV) aims to improve the oral health of all Victorians, including school aged children, and provides clinical dental services to eligible Victorians.

For information on:

Smile Squad

Smile SquadExternal Link provides free dental care to all Victorian public primary and secondary school students, with a free annual dental health examination and free follow up treatment as needed

Mature-minor FAQs for parents/carers (DOCX)External Link – contains practical information for parents and carers regarding how their child can access the Smile squad program, including consent and confidentiality requirements

Mature-minor FAQs for schools (DOCX)External Link – contains operational information regarding the Smile Squad program, including consent requirements, scheduling of appointments and managing students who are considered mature minors

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Reviewed 02 November 2023

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