Approximately 3.4 million australian children have access to free general dental care thanks to the australian government Child Dental Benefits Scheme. This scheme helps combat current oral health problems in children. It applies to children between the ages of 2 to 17 and is capped at $1000 per child over two consecutive calendar years.
Treatments covered include dental checkups, professional cleans, xrays, mouthguards, fillings, fissures sealings and extractions.
Children must be eligible for this scheme and it is means-tested for those who are part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or any related payments from the Australian Government.
Since kids generally require that little extra care, we provide just that. If it’s your child’s first time at the dentist, or if your child is fearful, we are happy to arrange a time for you to bring them by our office to meet the team before their scheduled appointment to get them used to the environment.