Regular Dental Check’s: Why They are Important

Regular Dental Check’s: Why They are Important

Regular Dental Check’s: Why They are Important It’s important to have regular dental checks to ensure the overall health of your teeth and gums. Your dentist will have a chat with you asking about your oral health and if you have had any issues or troubles that you...
Teeth Eruptions…or Teething

Teeth Eruptions…or Teething

Teeth Eruptions…or Teething Eruption refers to the tooth breaking through the gum line. In babies, tooth eruption is also called teething. The timing of tooth eruption differs from child to child. For example, one child may cut their first tooth when only a few months...

What Should You Do BEFORE Your Dental Appointment?

What Should You Do BEFORE Your Dental Appointment? Here are a few tips to make your visit as seamless as possible: Think about any questions or issues you are having and write them down so that you don’t forget. Brush and floss your teeth as part of your regular...

The Rising Addiction & Effects of Soft Drinks

The Rising Addiction & Effects of Soft Drinks With Christmas just a few weeks away, we just wanted to remind the community that soft drinks contain a lot of sugar and cause issues to your teeth and general diet.  We have found the soft drink to be the new...

Teeth Whitening Cosmetic Enhancement

Teeth Whitening Cosmetic Enhancement Teeth whitening has been an immensely popular service here at Withcott Dental. Patients have reported multiple benefits to have nice, white-looking teeth through feeling more confident in themselves, they are smiling more, it makes...

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) has been introduced by the federal government to make that task a little easier if you receive benefits such as Family Tax Benefit A payments. The CDBS helps you keep your kids’ teeth in great shape by providing you with up to $1000 that you can use over a two calendar year period on a range of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, fillings, and root canals.

You can call our clinic on 07 3185 1713 to check your child’s eligibility for CDBS.

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If you’re a veteran, and a holder of a Gold Card or White Card with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), you are eligible to receive treatment from any dentist registered to provide services through the Medicare Benefits Scheme. At Withcott Dental, we are registered to provide services through DVA programs.

Gold Card holders will usually have all their dental treatments funded, provided the dentist establishes a clinical need for the treatment, while white card holders receive services in line with their recognised conditions. Depending on the types of treatment you need, the dentist will either be able to perform the work immediately and without approval from the DVA, or will need to seek approval from the department before proceeding.

So for instance, procedures like dental examinations, X-rays and temporary crowns can be done without delay, while some surgical work, dental implants and artificial tooth replacements known as dental prostheses will have to wait till the DVA provides approval.

The good news is that many general dental treatments don’t require approval.

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