A Request to Mum’s, Dad’s & Carers about Dentists

by | Jun 2, 2021 | Children's Dental

It’s great to start your child’s dental journey as early as possible to ensure that they have a great experience from an early age.

By doing so, helps reduce fear and anxiety that may be felt about going to the dentist

It shows children that appointments at the dentist can be fun when you care for your teeth.

We find some parents scare their children by saying, “if you don’t brush your teeth, you’ll have to get them out at the dentist.” This causes unnecessary stress and scares them at future appointments.

Please bring your child to the dentist when they are not in pain – remember, “Don’t wait until it’s too late!” 

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Owner of Withcott Dental

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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