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Community Special Dental Service

1. Healthy Teeth Collaboration

Objective

To provide free oral check-ups, dental treatments and oral health education for adults with intellectual disability

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Target Beneficiaries

To apply for the services under Healthy Teeth Collaboration, persons with intellectual disability (“applicant”) must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Aged 18 or above; and
  • Holding valid documentary proof certifying the disability category as “intellectual disability” or “mental handicap”

How to Apply

  • Please call one of the following non-governmental organisation dental clinics for registration and booking of first appointment:
Name of dental clinic Phone number Address
Christian Family Service Centre Tokwawan Dental Clinic 3590 9449 Shop 144, Block G, Lok Man Sun Chuen, Kowloon
Haven of Hope S K Yee Hang Hau Clinic 2706 0522 G/F, 8 Pui Shing Lane, Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O, N.T.
Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre 2370 2669
(WhatsApp:
5406 3928 /
9020 0392)
Shops E13-15, G/F, and A202-208, 2/F,Cho Yiu Centre, Cho Yiu Chuen, Kwai Chung, N.T.
The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Rusy M. Shroff Oral Health Services Limited 3553 3535 5/F, Tang Shiu Kin Hospital Community Ambulatory Care Centre, 282 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, H.K.
TWGHs Ho Yuk Ching Community Dental Clinic 2581 0221 8/F, Tung Lee Commercial Building, 95 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, H.K.

  • Upon booking of first appointment, the application form can be obtained from the selected dental clinic at which the appointment is made, or downloaded here. Application form should preferably be filled in and signed before attending the first appointment at the selected dental clinic. Alternatively, the form can also be filled in and signed at the dental clinic during the first appointment.

  • At the first appointment, the original copy of the following documents should be presented:
    • Applicant’s Hong Kong Identity Card
    • One of the following documents certifying the disability category as “intellectual disability” or “mental handicap”:
      • Valid Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by the Labour and Welfare Bureau; or
      • Medical certificate or “Certificate of Disability Type for Healthy Teeth Collaboration (HTC01E)”(as attached to the application form) issued by a doctor registered in Hong Kong ; or
      • “Certificate of Disability Type for Healthy Teeth Collaboration (HTC01E)”(as attached to the application form) issued by the person-in-charge of a rehabilitation service unit under the designated types of rehabilitation services#
        #Designated types of rehabilitation services include Care and Attention Home for Severely Disabled Persons, Hostel for Severely Mentally Handicapped Persons, Hostel for Moderately Mentally Handicapped Persons, Supported Hostel, Integrated Vocational Training Centre (Residential Service), Day Activity Centre, Sheltered Workshop, Integrated Vocational Rehabilitation Services Centre, Integrated Vocational Training Centre (Day Service), District Support Centre for Persons with Disabilities and Day Care Service for Persons with Severe Disabilities as listed in Social Welfare Department’s site at www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_rehab/sub_listofserv/id_sermentalhandi/.

  • Applicant should attend the first appointment with a legal guardian appointed by the Guardianship Board under the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap.136), and present the following original documents:
    • Documentary proof of the legal guardianship; and
    • Legal guardian’s identity proof
  • If the applicant does not have a legal guardian, applicant’s parent, grandparent, brother, sister, spouse or rehabilitation service unit may submit application and attend the first appointment with the applicant. The accompanying person should present original of his/her identity proof and documentary proof of his/her relationship with the applicant.

(Note : the participating non-governmental organisation dental clinic will make copy of the relevant documents and such copies will be submitted to the Department of Health for processing of fees reimbursement.)

Scope of Services

Non-governmental organisation dental clinics will provide:

  • Oral check-ups
  • Preventive and curative dental treatments
  • Education for caregivers on daily oral care

Scope of dental services include radiographs, preventive treatment, treatment of gum diseases, fillings, extractions (including wisdom teeth), and/or pulp treatment.

If dental treatments cannot be provided under behavioural management at clinic, arrangements will be made for applicant to receive dental treatments under sedation or general anaesthesia at a designated collaborating private hospital.

Collaborating Private Hospitals

  • Evangel Hospital
  • Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong

Other information requiring attention

  • Apply with one non-governmental organisation dental clinic only.
  • Under the Project, applicant may apply for escort subsidy and transport subsidy. Please contact the NGO dental clinic for subsidy ceiling and details. The escort subsidy and transport subsidy provided under the Project are subsidiary which may not cover the costs of escort and transport in full. The service user should arrange for payment of any difference.
  • Provide accurate and true information to the non-governmental organisation dental clinic.
  • Arrange the person with intellectual disability to attend appointment at the non-governmental organisation dental clinic or designated collaborating private hospital as scheduled.
  • Inform the related dental clinic as soon as possible if it is found that the person with intellectual disability is unable to attend an appointment as scheduled.

This Programme extends for another 3 years from 16 July 2021.


2. Outreach Dental Care Programme for the Elderly (ODCP)

Objective

Users receiving long-term care services are generally frail and may be unable to take care of themselves and unable to receive conventional dental care services. Oral health of these users may get deteriorated as a result. Oral care is an integral part of overall personal and nursing care services for elders receiving long term care services.

The Government has launched the Outreach Dental Care Programme for the Elderly. Professional oral checkup and oral health care for elders residing in residential care homes, nursing homes or using service of day care centres and training is provided for their caregivers to promote prevention and early treatment, and enhance oral hygiene of the frail elders.

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Target Beneficiaries

Person who holds a valid Hong Kong Identity Card, and residing in Residential Care Homes, Nursing Homes or Care and Attention Homes for the Aged Blind licensed by the Social Welfare Department, or aged 60 or above and using services of Day Care Centres/Units for the Elderly listed by the Social Welfare Department.

Scope of Services

Non-government organisations appointed by the Government will deploy outreach teams to provide the following free services:

  • On-site oral checkup for the elders
  • On-site oral care training and oral health education activities such as seminars/talks, etc for elders, their family members and caregivers
  • If the elder is considered suitable for further curative dental treatment by dentist of the outreach team, treatment will be provided either on site or the elder will be transferred to a dental clinic for further dental treatment.

For enquiries, please contact the respective Residential Care Home or Day Care Centre/Unit or Department of Health at 2961 8989 or 2961 8991.


3. Special Oral Care Service

Objective:

To improve the oral health of children with intellectual disability, a Special Oral Care Service (SOCS) is set up by the Department of Health (DH) in collaboration with Hospital Authority at Hong Kong Children's Hospital for pre-school children of age under 6 with intellectual disability for early prevention and treatment of common oral diseases.

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Targeted Beneficiaries:

  • Children under age 6 with intellectual disability who are receiving service at Special Child Care Centres under Social Welfare Department will be provided with free on-site oral examination and oral health education. If necessary, children can be referred to SOCS at Hong Kong Children's Hospital for follow up treatment.
  • Children under age 6 with intellectual disability can be referred to SOCS at Hong Kong Children's Hospital through the dental clinics of local public hospitals for timely dental treatment and oral health education.
  • In-patients of Hong Kong Children's Hospital who are participants of the School Dental Care Service of DH but unable to attend consultation at designated school dental clinics due to hospitalisation can receive dental service at the Hospital while hospitalised.

Scoop of services:

The paediatric dental team of DH will provide:

  • Oral examination
  • Oral health education to parents/caregivers to promote daily oral care and encourage good dental habits
  • Preventive treatments such as application of fluoride
  • Basic dental treatments such as fillings, extractions
  • Dental treatment under sedation or general anaesthesia

For enquires, please contact the Special Oral Care Service at 2892 2137.

17 Aug 2021