The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2018
In the news:
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has applauded announcement by the Turnbull Government and its Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to reinstate the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap to $1,000.
“The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt … advised the ADA that a number of changes to the CDBS have been finalised and will take effect on 1 January 2018.”
Looking after your children’s health is of utmost importance to us at West Ryde Dental Clinic.
By starting early, we can prevent problems and ensure your child acquires the best oral hygiene habits at a young age, as well as help them achieve good oral health and aesthetics for the rest of their lives.
Good dental care must start early in life.
The first appointment may just be playing in the chair and an examination of the mouth by the dentist.
We provide a fun and comfortable atmosphere for children, and we ensure that your children look forward to visiting us. Children should not be afraid of the dentist. We are your partners in health and wellness.
The Objectives of Children’s Dentistry
Dental care for children is different from that for adults’ and seniors’. That’s why at West Ryde Dental Clinic, we offer unique care for children. The main objectives of children’s dentistry is to prevent the onset of dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease.
We can treat your child’s teeth and gums without harming any forming or growing tooth. We can pick up any dental/facial problems your children may have from an early age, minimising any treatment required and ensuring that problems do not go untreated. Dental care for children can include the following services:
- Checkup and treatment of existing oral health problems
- Comprehensive teeth cleaning
- Fill up decay and cavities
- Fluoride treatment (if necessary)
- Pull out a loose tooth
- Provide recommendations and tips for proper and healthy diet
- Teach methods and techniques to keep your child’s tooth in great shape
During routine checkups, the dentist will check the teeth that have already erupted through the gum line, evaluate the development of the jaw, and examine the soft tissues of the mouth. This also gives the dentist an opportunity to find any cavities that might be present.
The dentist will also assess the child’s bite as the child grows up. Orthodontic treatment may be necessary to correct a flawed bite as early as possible and to avoid more serious bite problems in the future.
Dental check-ups are crucial part of your children’s health program. In addition, the more often your children visit the dentist, the more accustomed the children become to dental visits and the atmosphere inside the clinic, which makes them comfortable and less anxious on their next appointments.
Modern, Comfortable Dentistry for Children at West Ryde Dental Clinic
We highly encourage parents to get their children the appropriate dental care they need, as this can help the little ones achieve stronger teeth and healthier smiles. We are comprised of skilled and friendly doctors who are gentle to patients of all ages, especially to children. Our modern practice is designed with comfort in mind to help your children stay calm and relaxed during visits.
Child Dental Benefit Schedule
Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEDULE
Up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years