Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) was established in 1996 and is the leading public oral health agency in Victoria.
We aim to improve the oral health of all Victorians, particularly vulnerable groups and those most in need. DHSV is funded by the State Government to provide clinical dental services to eligible Victorians.
We help to provide Victorians with quality oral healthcare through The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) and by purchasing dental services for public patients from more than 53 community health agencies throughout Victoria.
DHSV uses its leadership role to add value to its relationships with agencies to improve oral health and provide as many oral health services to as many eligible people as possible.
We are also guided by Victorian and national oral health plans, regional oral health plans, evidence-based oral health promotion resources and research publications.
As trusted advisors in public oral health policy and program and guideline development, we continue to contribute to improving oral health in our communities.