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...

Clenching and Grinding of Teeth

Clenching and Grinding of Teeth We have seen a high rate of clenching and grinding of teeth in the Withcott area. Patients as young as 16 years old are presenting with symptoms which is often an unusual bony growth at the top of the mouth or just under the tongue,...

Dental Care for Seniors

Dental Care for Seniors As we mature, our teeth tend to require more attention and care. Chips and cracks are common due to the wear and tear that occurs when we age.  For many, a lot of fillings have been present for 30-40 years which can leak or crack over this...

General Care For Your Teeth

General Care For Your Teeth It’s not always genetics that plays a role in the quality of your teeth. You have the choice and power to change things to prevent or postpone issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Most of the time, tooth decay starts small and then...

Pregnancy and Oral Care

Pregnancy and Oral Care If you are pregnant, you might be experiencing nausea, stomach acid, strong gag reflux, and Bleeding gums due to hormonal changes.  To keep good oral health during your pregnancy, if you have throw-up, don’t brush your teeth straight away as it...

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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