Child Dental

Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme

Medicare provide financial support for basic dental services for children aged 2–17. For more information, click here.

Eligibility basics:

  • Children aged between 2 –17 years on any one day of the calendar year
  • Receive, or their family, guardian or carer receives, certain government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A for at least part of the calendar year
  • Are eligible for Medicare.

Most plans expire after 2 Calendar years on 31 December. Please call us if you would like more information.

When should I bring my child for their first check up?

The Australasian and American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry recommends the first dental visit when the first tooth erupts or by the age of 1 year. Children will have the best chance of preventing dental problems by establishing an oral hygiene routine at home at an early age.

How do I prepare my child for their first visit?

You can play a large part in preparing your child for their first visit to the dentist. Relax, as any anxiety on your part will probably be sensed by your child. Tell your child that we will “count” their teeth. Avoid fear-provoking words such as “pull” and “needle”, and statements such as “the doctor will not hurt you.”

Our dentists are all happy to welcome and treat young kids. If you have any questions regarding your child and dental treatment, please do not hesitate to call us.