Dental services that prioritise you
Everyone deserves good teeth. The Fono Dental offers modern, affordable and quality dental care for the Auckland community, keeping you smiling with confidence.
The Fono Dental services
Here’s how we work for you
Our friendly and diverse team of dental experts are ready to meet anyone’s dental needs with a full range of services. Our services aim to keep you actively involved in caring for your teeth. Come see us for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Why choose us
Make The Fono your family dentist
The Fono strives for equitable dental care, including quality oral health and education for all communities. We have big hearts and always go above the call of duty. You can feel confident that you and your family are in the best hands.
Affordable dental care
The Fono ensures costs is no barrier to your health. We work closely with you to find affordable solutions and ensure you don't feel overwhelmed.
We'll design a treatment plan just for you. We'll discuss each step, explain the details and ensure honesty with costs to help you make an informed decision.
Access to The Fono services
Our mind health, dental and medical experts are all on-site. Get personalised care tailored to you and your families' specific needs.
Feel comfortable talking to our experienced team of staff who speak multiple languages. Health information is also provided in multiple Pacific languages.
Community service card
If you have a valid community service card, you're eligible to access a limited number of relief of pain (ROP) appointments each year. Talk to us, to find out more.
(WINZ) might be able to pay for some of your treatment. We can provide WINZ quotes to ensure everyone has access to quality dental care.
Took my old man here and the service was great! Fast, efficient and very attentive, in and out in less than 30 minutes. The dentist was also friendly.
Book a consultation
Reserve your first consultation at your preferred The Fono dental clinic, time and date online. You'll need your email address to reserve your spot.
Have questions? We've got answers.
Frequently asked questions
Dental care can be overwhelming. Here are a few questions we get the most. If you can't see what you're looking for, you can use the search bar at the top of the page.
Relief of Pain (ROP) is emergency dental pain relief for adults aged 18 years and over. You must be a Community Service Card (CSC) holder to access the ROP service. Please bring your Community Service Card with you to your dental ROP appointment.
It will cost you $40 and must be paid on the day of treatment. This will cover the following:
- An examination
- An X-ray (BW or PA)
- A simple extraction
- A prescription
- and a treatment plan.
Please note: If the examination reveals that the extraction is not simple, and instead needs surgical extraction, fillings and RCT, you will be told further appointments are needed along with a treatment plan. Some treatments in your plan will have extra cost. Your dentist will let you know about any additional costs.
We accept EFTPOS payments only. We do not hold any cash on site.
We can also help you with in requesting approval to have treatments funded or partially funded from other services like WINZ, ACC, Whānau Ora etc. Talk to your dentist to find out further information and to determine if you are eligible for any support.
Children under 13 can get free dental care with a referral from their school or community dental therapist.
Teenagers from year 9 at school until they turn 18 (excluding international students) are eligible to receive free dental care at any dental provider. Many parents and children are unaware of this free service!
Dentists can help prevent dental problems by identifying the early signs of gum disease and decay. Regular check-ups can catch issues before they worsen, so it's important you're proactive and see your dentist regularly for good oral health.
OHT stands for Oral Health Therapist. They show you how to keep your teeth and gums healthy and teach you how to maintain that care at home. Their focus is on 'preventive' dental health, including advice on how to clean your teeth. We are super lucky to have them in our clinics!
We understand it can be scary when visiting a dental clinic, but we can assure you, it won't hurt you. Your dentist will explain the process step by step.
If a local anaesthetic is needed for your treatment, they will use a numbing gel before injecting it into the impacted area. You may feel a quick sting, but that's a reaction from the anesthetic blocking nerve signals to prevent pain.
Dentists use temporary fillings in certain conditions. A temporary filling is often used to relieve pain, if your dentist does not have time to put in a permanent filling, especially if you have a cavity in your tooth causing severe, sharp pain. Or if the nerve needs time to settle, you can receive a temporary filling as an emergency treatment.
These fillings can last a few days to a few months, depending on where they are in your mouth. Your dentist will let you know about required follow up treatment.
The fillings have usually set by the time you leave the dental clinic. However, after getting a filling, our dentist will tell you to wait for 2-3 hours before eating anything. This will let the anaesthetic wear off and prevent accidental injury to your mouth. Avoid hard or sticky food right after getting a filling.
All treatment costs vary, depending on your treatment plan and what you and your dentist work through together. See our costs and payments options page.
News, Resources and Events
CEO of The Fono named on His Majesty’s New Year Honours 2024
The Board and staff of The Fono Trust congratulate CEO Fiugalu Tevita Funaki, who has been appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours 2024. The honour is in recognition of his services to Pacific health.
30 Dec, 2023
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21 Sep, 2023