From January 2014, children (aged 2-17 years) who are eligible, will receive $1000 each to use towards basic dental services over the next two years, through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
At East Brisbane Dentists we believe that quality and caring dental care for children will provide a lifetime of beautiful smiles and healthy mouths. As such, we will be bulk billing the following services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule:
- Check Ups
- Scaling and Cleaning
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
If your family is eligible please call us today on 3391 2504 or book online to reserve an appointment for your child.
Is your child eligible for benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
From January 2014, eligible families and teenagers will receive a letter to confirm eligibility. You can confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare account through my.gov.au or calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.
Please note that the Child Dental Benefits Schedule does not cover orthodontic care.
Quality Dental Care for your Child
At East Brisbane Dentists, our Dentists and Dental Hygienists are experienced in connecting with our younger patients in a caring way. We also offer a firm, yet gentle touch for older children, who may be over indulging in sweets, soft drinks or not quite up to scratch with their home care. We also offer support for parents with suggestions and tips on making oral hygiene effective and a priority for your child.
Our Dentists are mothers also, and are wonderful with children and understand the importance of making the visit a fun and happy experience for children of all ages. For more information on how to have a successful first visit to the dentist, please read Dr Amy Daley blog on how to introduce children to the dentist in a positive way, which provides some great tips and ideas.