The dentists and dental nurses at Marketplace Dental Centre 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 a fear of going to the dentist, then come and see us. Not all dentists can treat children effectively and the best dentists for children do so in a friendly manner by having a sense of humor, a focus on fun and being patient. We pride ourselves on being excellent with children.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
On the 1st of January 2014, the Australian Government introduced a new dental scheme called the Child Dental Benefits Schedule which provides benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years.
This scheme replaced the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP) with an expanded program that increases the eligible 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.
The schedule of dental services consists of services for essential dental treatment, such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions. High end dental work such as crowns, bridges, root canal and orthodontic items are restricted.
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 Human Services, you should ensure that your details are up to date.