dentistry life at Brisbane Smile Boutique
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The Australian Dental Association has been advocating for restoration of the cap on dental treatment and care that is available to eligible children. In December last year, with support of Labor and the Greens, the Government announced that the CDBS would be retained, but that it would be reduced from $1000 to $700 over 2 years.
Urgent discussions with the Federal Health minister, along with support from key Senators who were opposed to the cuts to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule cap, have resulted in the Australian Government advising that the original figure of $1000 will be reinstated.
The reduction to $700 would have resulted in 25% of children who have accessed the program, not being in a position have had their treatment needs met. Dental disease in children is on the rise, which 40% of children aged 5 to 10 having decay in their baby teeth, and 30% of children aged 9-14 having decay in their permanent teeth. A reduction in the ability to provide oral health care and preventive strategies for these children and their families is bad news.
Today's decision by the Health minister ensures that the CDBS remains a critically important investment in the dental health of disadvantaged Australian children to help these children access the care and assistance that they need for a healthy life, with their private dentist of choice. As a community service, our dental professionals will bulk bill for eligible children for their dental care.
Bonsoir! Well that went fast. January is almost a fleeting memory, as we venture into the year. As one might expect, it has been so far full of smiles that visit us, requesting to be checked, professionally scaled, whitened and the like.
The year is promising to be another great one for our team. Sonia, our patient co-ordinator is on reception. Nikita is the senior assistant to Dr Amy Daley, who is working Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 7.30am to 3.30pm. Holly is the senior assistant to Leila Haywood, as well as her training up in 2016 and venturing into the business of beauty, which is perfect for her, given her eye for precision and style.
Christine is our dental hygienist, who attends to the magic that is Zoom technology, with transformations that impress our dentists. She has been caring for all the children who were on school holidays, starting kindy, prep, and school and the teenagers heading to high school and uni. The start of the year is the perfect time for a smile check, and everything else in between, and Christine assists our dentist to have all of our patients having the healthiest smiles possible.
Best Wishes to everyone as the year is well and truly underway, and wishing you days of happiness and sunshine.
It would be mine and Dr Amy's pleasure to be of assistance with any dental requirements.
Leila Haywood // Dentist // Brisbane Smile Boutique
We're all excited to be heading in to November, with the race that stops a nation. Our team will be heading out for celebrations for the day, and it promises to be a day of fabulous dresses and smiles.
On the work front, Christine and myself have been incredibly busy seeing to smiles, whether it's a health check, or rebuilding a smile, we have spent each day, with our wonderful support team, and are honoured to be in a position to oversee the dental health of all of our patients. Some of our patients have been in since grade 1 and are now in University, which always amazes us, and we get to know the children who visit us well with 6 monthly preventive care and maintenance appointments, and see them grow up.
November to January is always an extremely busy time for our practice as we head towards the closure of the year. Please let us know if you require some time for your dental care, so that we can reserve time. Sonia is on 07 3391 2504 to help with scheduling.
Wishing everyone a wonderful spring, and look forward to seeing our patients and friends soon. I have found myself amongst some great personalities with immense support, and thousands of wonderful smiles that pop in and out for dental health care, and a lovely practice, with its serene river vista from our dental chairs.
With Kindest Regards