Ideally, children should first visit the dentist after their first birthday, or 6 months after their teeth first erupt- whichever comes first.
This is a great way to form a healthy relationship with your dentist, and to check for issues such as baby bottle tooth decay. This can be done during your regular check-up, and routine check-ups for your child should follow every six months.
Information on the Child Dental Benefit Schedule
From January 2014 Medicare has implemented a new dental schedule to replace the old Teen Dental Vouchers. Eligible families, teenagers and approved care organisations will receive a letter to confirm eligibility for this scheme.
A child is eligible if:
- They are aged 2 – 17 years for at least one day of the calendar year
- And they are entitled to Medicare
If a parent or carer is unsure whether their child is eligible please contact our dental practice on (03) 5988 8745 and we can make the appropriate enquiries for you. A child’s eligibility is assessed regularly through Medicare and may not be eligible for the full duration of the 2 years.
Services that receive benefits include:
- Fluoride treatments
- Fissure sealants
- Root canal treatments
Claiming restrictions apply. The benefit is $1000 per child and may be claimed within 2 years.
Did you know that for some treatments, payment plans are available? Ask us for more information today.
Your teeth are with you for life, so allow us to help you achieve and maintain that wonderful smile of yours! If you would like to make an appointment at our practice, please call (03) 5988 8745 and speak with one of our friendly reception staff.
You can also complete the form by clicking on the “Book now” button below and submitting your details. One of our friendly reception staff members will be in contact with you to confirm your preferences for an appointment.