Children and Teen Dental
Camberwell Junction Medical and Dental Clinic dentists and nurses provide the very best care for your growing family. All our dentists take time with children, teens and young adults by explaining the importance of having good oral health.
Your child’s mouth changes frequently during their early years. We take every step to ensure your child’s first experience with a dentist is a positive one which is a vital step to developing a good lifelong approach to dental hygiene and to maintain a healthy smile.
If your child has had a fear of going to the dentist, then come and see us – we can help! We pride ourselves on being excellent with children . The best dentists for children treat them in a friendly manner by having a sense of humor, a focus on fun and being patient and sensitive to any concerns. We have a great reputation in the local community for our management of children’s dental needs.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
From the 1st of January 2014, the Australian Government introduced a dental scheme called Child Dental Benefits Schedule and will provide benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years.
This scheme replaced the previous Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP) with an expanded program that increases the eligibility age range, benefit amount and the services that can be provided.
The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. Grow Up Smiling (GUS) will have the same means test as the Medicare Teen Dental Plan, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or certain other government payments.
The schedule of dental services will consist of services for essential dental treatment, such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions. High end (crowns, bridges, root canal) and orthodontic items are excluded.
If you think you or your child may be eligible
As the payment of benefits will be administered through Medicare, using details held by Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you should ensure that your details are up to date.
More information can be found at:
Department of health – Dental Health
Australian Government Human Services