Children’s Dentistry

Children Dentistry

Our Dental Therapists are specially trained to provide dental treatment to children up to the age of 16.  This is a crucial period in a child’s dental health and we are dedicated to providing education and skills that will help your child enjoy a life of optimum oral health.

Our emphasis is on patient education, prevention and early detection and treatment.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

 Around 3.4 million children have access to free general dental care thanks to the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS); a $2.7 billion measure introduced by the previous Labor Government and being honoured by the Liberal Government to combat the nation’s declining oral health in children.

The means-tested benefit came into effect throughout Australia on 1 January 2014, replacing the Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP). Under the schedule, children aged between two and 17 years who are part of a family in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Government payment are entitled to a wide range of basic dental services. The total amount of financial support is capped to $1000 per child over a two consecutive year period.

Eligibility will be determined every calendar year in accordance with government criteria. Follow the below link to check if your child qualifies, or simply call our friendly staff and quote your child’s medicare number and we can check for you.

www.humansevices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule

Some of the approved treatments covered by the Medicare-funded CDBS include: dental assessments, cleaning and scaling, digital X-rays, fillings, fissure sealings and extractions. We bulk bill all items under the CDBS meaning there is no gap payment providing the $1000 cap is not exceeded.

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