Visit our dental surgery in Kingston
We provide dental care for children from as young as two years old. With the new Child Dental Benefits Schedule, there are no out-of-pocket fees, so bringing your child to the dentist has never been easier.
HICAPS available on site
Eftpos- Visa, Mastercard and Amex accepted
Cash and Cheques
We also offer affordable payment plans
We welcome patients from:
• Department of Veteran Affairs
• Child Dental Benefits Scheme
Bulk billed children’s dental
Changes to Medicare Teen Dental Plan
The Medicare Teen Dental Plan was replaced with the Child Dental Benefits Schedule from January 1, 2014.
Our dentist or hygienist will bulk bill all services for children who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme, so you pay nothing! If you’ve received a letter from Medicare advising that your child/children are eligible, please phone us to arrange their bulk billed appointment.
If you’re unsure of your child’s eligibility, that’s no problem! Give us a call and we‘ll check while you’re on the phone – please have your Medicare number ready.
Services covered under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme:
• Dental examination
• Scale and clean
• Dental X-rays
• Fissure sealants
• Root canal treatments
Please note: Benefits are not available for orthodontics or for mouthguards.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides capped benefit entitlement for basic dental services provided to children aged 2-17 in families who meet a means test. The means test will be the same as the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
Services for basic essential dental treatments, such as check-ups, X-rays, fillings, and extractions, will be included, and patients will have access to dental benefit entitlements capped (indexed annually) over a two calendar year period. The benefit is capped at $1,000 per child.
Before any treatments begin, you will be presented with a treatment plan of your child/children’s treatment. If this happens to exceeds the $1,000 cap, the dentist will discuss options with you to make payments easier. We generally find this does not occur with children who have been on our preventative cycle, with cleaning and check up visits scheduled every six months.