If you are on a benefit, pension or student allowance you may be entitled to financial assistance from WINZ for URGENT dental treatment. You will need to contact your case manager or WINZ office to see if you may be eligible for emergency dental assistance.
If eligible you may call Balmoral Dental Centre and arrange an appointment to see either Dr David Edwards or Dr Rand Razaq for an estimate of costs for your emergency dental work. The cost of this visit is free which has been added to your WINZ estimate. You will then take this form to WINZ for approval. If approved they will give you a purchase authority, which you return to us and then we can carry out your treatment. There is a current limit of $300 non recoverable, but you can sometimes apply for more on a loan system. They also have the ability to help with funding for dentures.